Great End (Sprinkling Tarn)

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Winter
Early morning sun
60 mins
Uphill

GR 228086 670m. NE Facing. When it's in condition this is unquestionably the most popular crag in the Lake District. In a good season the main gully lines can be in condition for several weeks at a time. Altitude and aspect combine to make the more open gully line of Window Gully, a contender for the Lakes most reliable ice route. It can give an exiting outing early in the season. A number of good mixed routes have been added, offering a bit of variety on those busy days. The Buttresses between South East Gully and Window Gully can be climbed almost anywhere at grades between II and III if you fancy more of an adventure. Approach The shortest walk in is from Seathwaite in Borrowdale this takes about an hour, following Grains Gill which can offer the odd little ice pitch to get you warmed up. It is also possible to approach from Wasdale head via Styhead, and from Langdale via Rossett Gill both of these taking about an hour and a half. Descent: From the top of the routes trend L,(E), along the top of the crag. Descend a short rocky step to gain snow slopes which bring you back out under the E side of the crag. In poor visibility it is safer to head for Esk Hause and descend the main path back to the top of Grains Gill.

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