Brown Cove Crags

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NY 342158 750m. N Facing. Approach from Swirls Car Park at GR 315169. A Large broken crag with mainly easy routes but potential for short technical pitches. Comes into winter condition quickly and is popular. A good linkup is to do a route on Brown Cove Crags then continue over the top over Helvellyn to descend Swirral Edge and do a route on the Red Tarn Face. Descent: To the NW (right side looking at the crag).

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
Right Buttress Crack
100m. Takes the wide crack line up the middle of the slabby buttress. 1) 10m. Climb a groove from foot of the buttress to a...
1 Stars
Central Gully
150m. The gully that splits the RH and LH buttresses. Interesting ice pitch at the start, then straightforward to the top. If...
3 user comments
Summer Scramble
160m.Follows the line of a popular summer line. Climb walls and grooves at will to the foot of a rock rib which is followed to...
1 Stars
Left Buttress
170m.Pick a line up the left hand side of the buttress.Difficulties can taken or avoided at will. At the final steepening trend...
Left Buttress Variation finish
30m. Takes a steep line up the final tower. Follow a weakness up a groove and the turfy wall above to the top.
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    V Corner
    "I have done the V corner route several times over the last 3 years,and find that..." 29/Jan top50

    Central Gully
    "My first winter route in the uk 1.1.2010, nice little ice bulge to begin then ve..." 15/Jan

    Viking Buttress
    "Soloed in Feb 1991 in perfect conditions, very thich rime ice and neve. My compa..." 09/Feb top50

    Central Gully
    "6/2/09 Perfect winter conditions for a return to winter climbing after couple of..." 07/Feb

    V-Corner Extended Finish
    "So does this extension start before the V Corner or after it? The new guidebook..." 14/Jan

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