Mountain Journeys

Rock Climbing Lake District – perfect conditions for Gimmer crag


Rock Climbing Lake District - High on Gimmer crag

Rock Climbing Lake District - Gimmer crag and more

This week we've been experiencing exceptional conditions here in the Lake District and thankfully we've been able to make the most of all this good weather.

Monday we set our sights on the mountain crag of Gimmer. This is undoubtedly the finest of the Langdale crags and offers a plethora of first class routes at all grades.

We kept to the modest grade of 'Vdiff' and climbed Ash Tree Slabs followed by Oliverson's variation and Lyon's crawl. This combination goes from the bottom to the top of this mighty crag, 6 pitches of climbing in all, each being a delight and on excellent rock. More about our guided climbing days here
Thanks Kristina.

Today I met with Sing for an 'Introduction to Rock Climbing' day, and this was also to be in the Langdale valley.
We started on Lower Scout Crags, going through the basics whilst climbing around 4 routes.

For the afternoon we ventured onto the much larger Upper Scout Crags, climbing 'Route 1' and 'Route 2'.
Both these routes are really nice, with route 1 being one of the finest at that standard in the valley. Rock Climbing in the Lake District is the best.

Thanks Sing for another fab day out.


Langdale valley

Langdale from Scout Crag


Rock Climbing Lake District



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