Gable Crag is one of the highest crags in the Lakes, it is also wet and North Facing. This makes it ideal as a winter crag. In recent years the potential of the crag has started to be realised and a number of the high quality summer lines are now classic winter routes. A couple of nights frost and bit of cloud cover are all that is needed to give good climbing conditions. Routes on the Napes have seen winter ascents and Green Gable to the North also offers some good mixed climbing.


41 winter routes (S-I...S-VII)
1 winter route (S-VIII)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Gable Crag
GR.213105 900m N Facing Home of the hardest winter route in the Lakes, Gable Crag lends itself...
No sun

80 mins

Green Gable
GR.214106 750m W Facing Opposite Gable Crag these West Facing crags come into condition quite...
No sun

60 mins

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