Scrambles in the Lake District - North
Wasdale, Ennerdale, Buttermere, Borrowdale, Blencathra & Thirlmere
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Guide to 100 scrambling routes climbing the rocks and ghylls of the English Lake District, covering the northern area including Wasdale, Buttermere, Patterdale and Blencathra. Routes range from grade 1 to V Diff (use of a rope is recommended for grade 2 and above) and can be linked to form 24 longer outings. With advice on equipment and safety.
SeasonsBest in Spring to Autumn, though some routes can be climbed all year round
CentresWasdale, Ennerdale, Buttermere, Keswick, Borrowdale, Threlkeld, Thirlmere
DifficultyBeginner to rock climbing experience; scrambling grades from 1- to 3+; rock climbing grades from Mod to V Diff; rock climbing equipment needed for more difficult routes
Must SeePopular classics such as Sharp Edge, Cam Crag Ridge and Sphinx Ridge; dramatic gills like Sandbed and Ill Gills; classic rock climbs including Corvus, Needle Ridge, Grey Knotts Face and Steeple's East Buttress
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John Fleetwood has lived in the Lake District for over 20 years, and over that time he has developed an intimate knowledge of the area. John loves exploring and has sought to visit every potential crag in the area to find new routes. He is a keen runner, photographer and mountaineer and was the first person to complete the Bob Graham, Ramsay and Paddy Buckley rounds in winter, as well as being a previous winner of the FRA Long Distance Award. In 2015, John traversed the Alps in a self-supported trip taking in 60 summits over 1850km. He has climbed and walked in South America, China, Iceland, Norway and the European Alps as well as Britain. When not in the hills, John runs a sustainable investment ratings company.View author profile
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