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Great Gable Rock Climbing 


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Great Gable from Lingmell ,showing the Napes and ...

Description 

Historically perhaps the most important climbing are in the Lake District . It was on the slopes of this mountain that some of the first rock climbs were recorded .The most famous being Napes Needle.The mountain is situated above the Wasdale Valley and can be approached either from this valley (about an hour and a half) or by about the same time from the Borrowdale valley. As well as the great number of rock climbs on this mountain it is also one of the most popular hikes in the Lake District.

Getting There 

FRCC Gable and Pillar guide book gives extensive information.

Climbing Season

For the England area.

Weather station 9.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: The First Ascent,and in nailed boots. April 1897. ...

Kern Knotts Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Great Gable
A great climb now and a very impressive first ascent for its era. P1)Climb the crack to the sentry box, Either jam the direct or climb the right wall on small holds to a long step left to the narrow part of the crack. Follow the fine crack to its top .75' 5.7+ P2)Step off the block onto the slab, Delicate moves to easier climbing to the top. 50'5.6....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Here is a photo taken about 1953 showing Des belay...
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Des Oliver Paul Ross on The Buttonhook Route Kern ...
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Every year in November climbers and hikers make a ...
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