Dollywagon North

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90 mins

NY 344131 800m. NE Facing. Like other crags in this area some routes have probably been done prior to the claimed first ascents. This does not detract from what is an excellent crag that many people have walked past for years without a second thought. The routes are predominantly turfy but take strong lines up grooves and corners. The rock is cracked and blocky but generally sound. Being high and NE facing this crag is often in condition. There is a convenient block than can be used to abseil into the base of the crag with 60m ropes although it is nearly as easy to walk round to the base. The best approach is from Dunmail Raise cutting off up the wall and fence line that emerges close to the summit of Dollywagon Pike. The crag is situated just N of a saddle between the true summit of Dollywagon Pike and its northern subsidiary summit. From the east approach up Grisedale into Ruhwaite Cove. Descent: To the south (left side looking at the crag)

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
South Gully
50m. The shallow runnel at the left end of the crag. There are some vaguely technical sections near the top.
Dolly Mixture
50m. Start at the foot of the blocky arête, which is climbed to an easier turf ramp. Cross this and pull through an overlap to t
1 user comment
1 Stars
Rescue Groove
50m. Climbs the obvious big groove line. Well frozen turf recommend unless you want to be rescued. Start from a block belay and...
1 user comment
2 Stars
S-IV 4
Mono Culture
50m. Start from the block belay and climb the first few metres of Rescue Groove before moving onto the arête on the right. An aw
1 Stars
50m. Start at the block belay as for Mono Culture and climb a ramp diagonally up right to below a large roof and just left of...
 S-III 3
Thrash Corner
50m. Start in the centre of the crag. 1) 3, 25m. Climb the open groove line to a block belay. 2) 5, 25m. The corner above lacks...
2 Stars
S-IV 5
Ramp It Up
50m. Takes the left - right ramp line cutting through the main buttress. The ramp emerges on the crest of the buttress where a...
1 user comment
50m. Climbs turfy grooves in the face right of Thrash Corner starting just left of the toe of the buttress. 1)35m. Climb a...
 S-IV 5
  • Latest Comments


    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

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

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