BUCKBARROW


The climbing on the fellside of Buckbarrow is spread across numerous rocky bluffs, the best of the bunch being Witch Buttress and Pike Crag, both covered here. The climbs have a magnificent outlook and more of an outcrop feel about them; they are mostly single-pitch routes and also at a lower altitude than the nearby Napes and Scafell Crag.
All the routes are good and tend to follow strong lines on good rock. The superb combo of Witch followed by The Buckbarrow Needle is well worth stopping in for, although the approach walk is one of the steepest around.

Routes

13 trad routes (VS...E5)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Witch Buttress
Witch Buttress is perched high on the fellside and is easily viewed from the road below. The rock...
8
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
Pike Crag
An attractive small buttress of excellent clean rock that is fronted by the Buckbarrow Needle. The...
5
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

25 mins

Windy
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