Dove Crag

Famed for its Hard Rock (Extol) and Cold Climbs (Inaccessible Gully) billing, Dove Crag has attracted many to its daunting walls over the decades. More recently the focus has broadened to include the network of high standard lines on the overhanging North Buttress. All the routes are impressive but it is rare to have company at this crag. This adds to the intimidating aura of the place - try arriving in the early morning sun to take the edge off it! The older climbs on the Main Crag are most definitely at the top of their respective grades and require the full package of traditional climbing skills. However, those on the North Buttress are more Mern in style - cleaner and with some fixed protection - and will appeal to those after some of the UK's finest high-grade trad pitches.

Order Climb Buttress Stars Grade
Westmorland's Route Main Crag 1 S
Dovedale Groove Main Crag 2 E1 5b
Extol Main Crag 2 E2 5c
Bucket Dynasty North Buttress 3 E7 6b
Fearless North Buttress 3 E9 6c
Vlad the Impailer North Buttress 3 E7 6b
Fear and Fascination North Buttress 3 E5 6a
Bucket City North Buttress 3 E6 6b
Fast and Furious North Buttress 3 E5 6a

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