Pikes Crag

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Afternoon sun
60 mins

GR. 210071 750m W Facing Pikes crag dominates the head of the corrie as you walk up Brown Tongue, you can see it from the road so you don’t need to take a chance on conditions. There are a number of easy gullies and some harder mixed lines. Approach: Via Brown Tongue Descent: If conditions allow it is possible to descend the broad gully on the right hand side of the crag.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
Long Gully
250m. The easy gully line on the left hand side of the crag. It gives a good mountaineering feel to a winter ascent of Scafell.
Buttress Route
100m. Climb the broken buttress between A gully and Long Gully
A Gully
158m. The left hand of three parallel gullies roughly in the centre of the crag
B Gully
175m. The harder of the three gullies.
C Gully
Horse and Man Rock
165m. Start 15m down and left of the chockstone at the bottom of D Gully. 1) Climb the Groove. 2) Traverse Left past 2...
2 Stars
Steeple Chase Groove
115m. Start as for Horse and Man Rock. Climb up right of the initial wall to a peg belay. Continue in the same line above to a...
D Gully
140m. The gully forming the left side of Pulpit rock.
Mares Nest Gully
42m. The Following routes are on Pulpit Rock The narrow gully line between the summer routes Wall and Crack climb and Mares...
Left of Centre
93m. Start left of the summer route Citadel. Climb a groove on the left of the buttress moving right to a large ledge at the...
2 Stars
S-IV 4
Right of Centre
90m. Climb the corner right of the buttress to the right of the previous route. This leads to a large ledge. Follow Left of...
1 Stars
S-IV 5
Urchins Groove
100m. Follow the summer line up the shallow groove/gully system up the centre of Pulpit Rock.
2 Stars
S-V 4
Grooved Arete
130m. Start at a V groove below a large overhang to the right of the prow of the buttress. Climb a steep crack and step left...
 S-V 5
Slanting Groove
130m. Climb the corner line on the right of the prow of the buttress.
1 Stars
S-IV 5
Southern Corner
155m. 10m right of Grooved arête climb a shallow groove to easy ground, step right and climb a corner and grassy ramp system to
 S-IV 4
Crenation Ridge
110m. Follow the broken mixed ground overlooking the broad gully on the left hand side of the crag.
1 user comment
Descent Gully
120m. The obvios gully on the right hand side of Pulpit Rock.
  • 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

    The Direct Route
    "The start we took direct and seemed fairly tough and steep to me for a grade (II..." 23/Mar

    Moss Gill
    "Did Moss Ghyll on 18.3.06 in good condition. To my mind the pitches were: 1. ..." 20/Mar top50

    The Direct Route
    "A good start and then the route eases until below the obvious cascade where a va..." 14/Nov

    Great Gully
    "The right hand finish is by far the better way from the amphitheatre. In good co..." 14/Sep

    Steep Gill
    "I agree with Bob. Should be V 5 at least and may even be VI 5" 21/Nov top50

    The Ramp
    "Interesting bits of aircraft at about half height on the ramp itself." 27/Oct top50

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