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Buttermere Valley Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 500'
Location: 54.52247, -3.21934 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: USBRIT on May 7, 2012
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Buttermere split by Stuart Holmes.

Description 

About a 10/15 mile dive from the town of Keswick .In the middle of the valley there is the small village of Buttermere located between the Buttermere Lake and Crummock Water. Has a good pub.There are quite a few crags in the area. Two of the best Honister Crag and Buckstone How are gained from Honister Pass at the East end of the valley.

Getting There 

From US fly to Manchester airport . The Lake District is about a 100 mile drive from the airport.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: Rannerdale Bluebells
Rannerdale Bluebells
Rock Climbing Photo: Buttermere Lake The left skyline on the central hi...
BETA PHOTO: Buttermere Lake The left skyline on the central hi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Buttermere Valley with the two lakes of Buttermere...
BETA PHOTO: Buttermere Valley with the two lakes of Buttermere...
Rock Climbing Photo: Crummock Water in the Buttermere Valley. Bowker
BETA PHOTO: Crummock Water in the Buttermere Valley. Bowker
Rock Climbing Photo: Some brilliant photos this fall of Buttermere Lake...
Some brilliant photos this fall of Buttermere Lake...
Rock Climbing Photo: Buttermere stream in November
Buttermere stream in November
Rock Climbing Photo: Buttermere Pines by Stuart Holmes
Buttermere Pines by Stuart Holmes
Rock Climbing Photo: Crummockwater .
Crummockwater .
Rock Climbing Photo: Buttermere valley. Bowker
BETA PHOTO: Buttermere valley. Bowker
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking across Buttermere Lake to Honister Crag. F...
Looking across Buttermere Lake to Honister Crag. F...
Rock Climbing Photo: More Bluebells in the Buttermere Valley
More Bluebells in the Buttermere Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: Buttermere and Birkness
Buttermere and Birkness
Rock Climbing Photo: Stormy day hiking on Mt Robinson. Looking down on ...
Stormy day hiking on Mt Robinson. Looking down on ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bluebells above Crummock Water
Bluebells above Crummock Water
Rock Climbing Photo: Same day . More hikers on Mt Robinson
Same day . More hikers on Mt Robinson
Rock Climbing Photo: Bluebells over Crummockwater
Bluebells over Crummockwater
Rock Climbing Photo: Old Bridge near village of Buttermere
Old Bridge near village of Buttermere
Rock Climbing Photo: Blossom in the Buttermere Valley
Blossom in the Buttermere Valley

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