Scafell Shamrock

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NY 205070 720m N Facing This is the first buttress that comes into view on the walk up from Wasdale. In winter the broken ground to the right of the Shamrock gives some reliable ice routes Approach: via Brown Tongue as for Scafell main crag.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
210m. Climb the icy groove system Right and above the broken ground on the right hand side of the Shamrock
1 Stars
The Direct Route
165m. Climbs the line of a stream which drains the middle of the broken ground on the right hand side of the Shamrock.
2 user comments
2 Stars
Direct Route, Pillar Variation
45m. A vertical pillar of ice can form at the left hand end of the icy upper cascade on Direct route.
Lost Arrow Traverse Variation
75m. From the leftward slanting rake of Direct route, below the upper Cascade, traverse a system of ledges and grooves across...
Easy Gully
170m. The broad left slanting gully that cuts into the top of the Shamrock. Combined with Deep Gill this gives over300m of easy...
Twisting Gill
150m. The S shaped gully on the right hand side of the Shamrock between the summer lines of Rampart and Silk Cut Slab. Finish...
 S-IV 4
Intermittent Chimneys
100m. A series of three stepped chimneys, start 60m down from the bottom of Lord's Rake on the left side of the Shamrock.
  • Latest Comments


    Steep Gill
    "I would have to agree with the above comments. I climbed it in poor conditions (..." 03/Nov top50

    Slingsby's Chimney Route
    "Thought the chimney was worth V5 as I couldn't excavate any pro in the thing (on..." 16/Dec top50

    Crenation Ridge
    "Some difficult short steps, we thought II 4 the day we did it!" 04/May

    Steep Gill Direct start
    "Felt like a sustained, technical 6, with gear not always easy to spot in a moss ..." 15/Mar top50

    Slingsby's Chimney Route
    "Just adding to above, Slingsby's Chimney's desperate but only for about three mo..." 05/Apr top50

    Moss Gill
    "climbed moss gill on 16/3/06 and agree with much of above and would put it at V ..." 31/Mar top50

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