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.
Best in Spring to Autumn, though some routes can be climbed all year round
Wasdale, Ennerdale, Buttermere, Keswick, Borrowdale, Threlkeld, Thirlmere
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 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.