GRISEDALE


This is the valley running from Patterdale up to Grisedale Tarn, Dollwagon Pike, Ruthwaite and Nethermost Coves. An important winter climbing area. There are several approach options from either the west or the east which are listed for each crag. The ‘Cold Climbs’ route, Chock Gully receives a lot of attention but is actually not in condition very often. Dollywagon Gully does come into condition quickly and is fast to get to from Dunmail Raise making an early morning or evening hit a possibility. Some of the newer routes on Cock Cove Crag and Dollwagon North are often in condition when other crags in the area are not.

Routes

46 winter routes (I...VI)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other
St. Sunday crag
GR 365136 630m. NW Facing. A huge crag in terms of width. It is possible climb pretty much anywhere...
6
Winter
No sun
Uphill

60 mins

Tarn Crag (Grisedale)
NY 352125 600m E Facing. Exclusively a winter venue. Dollywagon Gully is the most popular route but...
8
Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill

80 mins

Falcon Crag, (Grizdale)
NY 351128 700m. E Facing. The classic route is Chock Gully but it takes some time to come into...
4
Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill

80 mins

Cock Cove Crag
NY 349129 750m N Facing. A reliable winter crag due to its high altitude and aspect. Often in...
7
Winter
No sun
Downhill

80 mins

Dollywagon South
NY 346130 825m E Facing. Situated just below the summit of Dollywagon Pike in Cock Cove. The best...
1
Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill

90 mins

The Tongue
GR 346132 780m. N Facing. A rather insignificant area on the north side of The Tongue leading east...
1
Winter
No sun
Uphill

90 mins

Dollywagon North
NY 344131 800m. NE Facing. Like other crags in this area some routes have probably been done prior...
8
Winter
No sun
Uphill

90 mins

Hard Tarn Crag
NY 344137 825m. NE Facing. A prominent crag at the back of Nethermost Cove at about the same...
3
Winter
No sun
Uphill

80 mins

Jogebar Crag
NY 344139 765m. SE Facing. Situated on the right of Ruthwaite Cove above Hard Tarn. Jogebar Gully...
2
Winter
Morning sun
Uphill

80 mins

Swallow Scarf Crag
NY 343144 825m. NE Facing. Situated just below and south of the saddle between Helvellyn and...
2
Winter
No sun
Uphill

80 mins

Nethermost Cove (Lad Crag)
NY 344148 825m. E Facing. This is the large Cove between Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn. Currently...
4
Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill

80 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For GRISEDALE

    Jogebar Gully
    "One steep bit. Super position when in condition." 29/Dec top50

    Chock Gully
    "Have only done the route once, but would suggest that a better description for t..." 21/Mar top50

    Nethermost Gully
    "Easy under consolidated snow conditions so yes, in reply to Jas I'd say the cond..." 12/Mar

    Chimney Variation
    "The gully was full of people and one person had climbed the left fork but surpri..." 28/Feb

    Ramp It Up
    "Once on the crest of the buttress the climb got quite a bit harder, more like II..." 09/Jan

    Central Route
    "This route is considerably better (and harder) than it looks from below. The upp..." 17/May top50

    Coco-Tara Direct
    "pretty tricky up the overhanging groove. cranking on loose chockstones deep in ..." 16/Mar

    Nethermost Gully
    "grade 1/2 do you think so? in comparison to jogbar i,d say neth was harder/neck..." 27/Dec

    Tarn Crag Gully 1
    "Went in cold and snowy conditions. Still not very memorable!!!" 01/Mar

    Ramp Route
    "Better climbing than it looks from below." 03/Feb top50

    Tarn Crag Gully 1
    "Went in very cold but lean snow conditions - not especially memorable" 31/Jan

    Swallow Gully
    "Swallow Gully 150m I Shallow gully as per photo. For added interest, climb low..." 29/Jan

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