Great Gable Rock Climbing
Here is a photo taken about 1953 showing Des belay...
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.
FRCC Gable and Pillar guide book gives extensive information.
Climbing Season For the England area.
Weather station 10.8 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Great Gable
Kern Knotts Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Europe
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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