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Guide to 106 scrambling routes climbing the rocks and ghylls of the English Lake District, covering the southern area including Langdale, Coniston and Eskdale. 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.
Each scramble is clearly described with notes about grade, quality, aspect and approach, with colour maps and topos to aid navigation. There is information on safety and equipment, and listings of scrambles by location and grade allow the reader to assemble their own tailor-made combination of routes.
The Lake District is one of the most scenic areas in the world and this guide offers new routes in previously unexplored corners of the region alongside popular classics such as Jack’s Rake, Esk Gorge and Pinnacle Ridge, as well as dramatic gills like Dungeon and Linkcove Gill. 10 classic rock climbs are also presented including Giant’s Crawl, Middlefell Buttress and Crescent Climb.
Best in Spring to Autumn, though some routes can be climbed all year round
Patterdale, Haweswater, Longsleddale, Langdale, Coniston, Duddon, Eskdale
Beginner 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
Popular classics such as Jack’s Rake, Esk Gorge and Pinnacle Ridge; dramatic gills like Dungeon and Linkcove Gill; classic rock climbs including Giant’s Crawl, Middlefell Buttress and Crescent Climb
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01 March 2016
117cm x 112cm
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Aileen, and collie, and planning the next adventurous trip., Brian Evans, from long adventurous climbs where route-finding skills are necessary to single-pitch bolted sports climbs in the Mediterranean sun. Recently, has enjoyed a lifetime's love of the outdoors. He has climbed, he enjoys drawing and painting, Meg, now retired after a career in printing and publishing, preferably with the added attraction of rock, skied and camped in many parts of Europe and North America, skiing and alpine mountaineering. He still particularly enjoys rock climbing in all its forms, to which he has been addicted since childhood. Brian has always enjoyed adventure sports including pot-holing, walked, which has a special place in his affections. He prefers to explore out-of-the-way places, wild-water canoeing, with encouragement from his grandson, yet always returns to the Lake District