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Honister Crag 

Buttermere Valley  


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Elevation: 500'
Location: 54.52247, -3.21934 View Map  Incorrect?
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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 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]


Featured Route For Buttermere Valley
Paul Ross moving onto the exposed arete of the second pitch on the first ascent 1992.

Ozymandias. E3 5c 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Honister Crag
Starts as for Hyperspace.Just as committing and exposed as Hyperspace ,perhaps slightly more difficult.Second ascended ?. Not in the Current 1991 Buttermere and Eastern Crag guide. P1)As for Hyperspace to the ledges.65' 5.8(4C).P2.Between Hyperspace and the corner of the Comet make difficult to protect moves over a bulge ,climb left then easier climbing directly up towards a short obvious groove.Long reach to climb the groove.After the groove a traverse left is reached to a ledge at the pedestal...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Buttermere Valley Slideshow Add Photo
Looking across Buttermere Lake to Honister Crag. Fall day
Looking across Buttermere Lake to Honister Crag. F...
Buttermere valley. Bowker
BETA PHOTO: Buttermere valley. Bowker
Same day . More hikers on Mt Robinson
Same day . More hikers on Mt Robinson
Crummock Water in the Buttermere Valley. Bowker
BETA PHOTO: Crummock Water in the Buttermere Valley. Bowker
Buttermere Lake The left skyline on the central hill is Honister Crag. Ledington
BETA PHOTO: Buttermere Lake The left skyline on the central hi...
Buttermere Valley with the two lakes of Buttermere and Crummock Water.Ledington
BETA PHOTO: Buttermere Valley with the two lakes of Buttermere...
Stormy day hiking on Mt Robinson. Looking down on the Buttermere Valley
Stormy day hiking on Mt Robinson. Looking down on ...
Some brilliant photos this fall of Buttermere Lake by Lake District Photographer Stuart Holmes
Some brilliant photos this fall of Buttermere Lake...
Old Bridge near village of Buttermere
Old Bridge near village of Buttermere
Buttermere Pines by Stuart Holmes
Buttermere Pines by Stuart Holmes
Buttermere stream in November
Buttermere stream in November

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