HONISTER


Honister. This is the nearest you will get to Cascade ice in the Lakes. With a tough ten minute walk in to the nearest ice, this is ideal if you don't have the whole day. A prolonged cold spell is needed to bring the falls into good condition. Usually the type of weather that brings the ice into condition here doesn't involve huge dumps of snow so you should be able to get up the pass. Be careful if you're parked on top of Honister and it starts to snow, this is the time to head back to your car it doesn't take long for Honister to become quite exiting. If the ice isn't in head to Gable Crag. There are three areas, the incline cutting the face acts as a useful reference point.

Routes

12 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
Honister Upper Left Gantry
NY 225135 400m N Facing. Left of the Gantry above the tunnel portal this crag usually holds...
4
Winter
No sun
Uphill

15 mins

Honister Quarry Falls
NY 225135 400m N Facing. 5 mins walk from the car park a good indicator for the main...
1
Winter
No sun
Level

5 mins

Honister Gantry Crag
NY 216143 400m NW Facing This is the main area at Honister with the best lines. Approach: The...
4
Winter
No sun
Level

15 mins

Honister Quarrymans Falls
NY 216143 400m NW Facing Continuing along the incline you cross Quarrymans's gully, this is...
1
Winter
No sun
Uphill

15 mins

Honister Crag Gully
NY 213143 400m N Facing. The obvious gully right of the buttress right on the righthand side of...
1
Winter
No sun
Uphill

20 mins

Honister Yew Crag Gully
GR.214152 350m S Facing The gully up the broken crag on the slopes of Dalehead, opposite, the...
1
Winter
No sun
Uphill

20 mins

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