BOWFELL AREA


One of the most important winter climbing areas in the Lakes. The Cambridge Crags, Bowfell Buttress area has reliable conditions and high quality climbing. More recently Neckband Crag has seen some action more to come no doubt.

Routes

39 winter routes (?...?)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Neckband Crag
GR 257062 525m. NE Facing. A new comer to the winter crags list. A dump of snow and some cold...
3
Winter
No sun
Level

60 mins

Bowfell Links
GR 245063 825m. S Facing. A long escarpment of crags on the south face of Bowfell. The routes...
16
Winter
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

70 mins

Flat Crags
GR 246065 675m. E Facing. This is the first of a series of crags on the NE face of Bowfell....
2
Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill

70 mins

North Buttress/Cambridge Crag
GR 245066 825m. NE Facing. Approach as for Flat Crags. Descent: To the north (right side...
7
Winter
No sun
Uphill

75 mins

Bowfell Buttress
GR 245067 810m. SE Facing. One of the best and most frequented winter buttresses in the Lakes....
9
Winter
Morning sun
Uphill

80 mins

Angle Tarn Crag
NY 245074 750m. N Facing. The broken crag behind Angle Tarn also know as Hanging Knotts, often...
2
Winter
No sun
Uphill

80 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For BOWFELL AREA

    Bowfell Buttress
    "I know grades can vary from week to week, but I can't imagine what conditions wo..." 15/Dec top50

    Right Hand Route Direct Start
    "Made a roped solo of the first pitch of this route in '98. A suitable descriptio..." 21/Mar

    Bowfell Buttress
    "V 6 I'd say." 13/Mar top50

    Bowfell Buttress
    "I have done it a couple of times in different conditions, I would put it at IV 5..." 16/Nov top50

    Bowfell Buttress
    "The route scares you all the way, yet some how protection, belays and moves are..." 23/Sep top50

    Angle Tarn Icefalls
    "Second tier icefall above tarn makes good short route. Vertical lower half with ..." 15/Mar top50

    North Gully
    "I was quite impressed when I first climbed this in winter 1978, well banked up b..." 24/Jan

    Fast Burn
    "The route is a complete wind up! It's a shame really as the second or first? asc..." 26/Dec

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