DEEPDALE


A long valley running up from near the head of Ullswater west towards Fairfield. There are some good summer routes but these crags are more frequently used by winter climbers. Conditions a fairly reliable although Hutaple is actually not very high and Scrubby can strip off quickly in cold sunny conditions. Even in the most marginal conditions there is usually something to climb on Hart Crag. There are some classic ice gullies and hard mixed routes on both rock and turf. Parking is available in a lay-by at GR 399144

Routes

35 winter routes (I...VII)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Hart Crag
NY 369113 750m N Facing. A series of, ice smear and shallow gullies on the N Face of Hart Crag....
4
Winter
No sun
Uphill

90 mins

Scrubby Crag
GR 366115 750m SE Facing. A high remote crag with some inspiring winter lines. Due to aspect it...
12
Winter
Morning sun
Uphill

90 mins

Greenhow End
GR 371121 525m NE Facing. A big vegetated crag which has some good ice routes. A common link up is...
5
Winter
Evening sun
Uphill

70 mins

Link Cove Becks
GR 374123 300m. NE Facing. These are the two becks running down from Link Cove into Deepdale....
2
Winter
No sun
Uphill

60 mins

Hutaple Crag
GR 366121 615m N Facing. A big atmosphere crag. Most of the routes are mixed and utilize lots of...
10
Winter
No sun
Uphill

70 mins

Black Crag (Deepdale)
NY 365118 670m N Facing. A the next obvious buttress round from the cove Hutaple. Descent: E is...
2
Winter
No sun
Uphill

80 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For DEEPDALE

    Short Chute
    "You climbed an unnamed chimney to the left of the ice smeer you described. Short..." 04/May

    Portcullis Ridge
    "Great route, a long day if going all the way to the top, but it is possible to d..." 04/Jan top50

    Pendulum Gully
    "An excellent gully. Sustained but straightforward ice pitches, especially the to..." 15/Mar

    Pendulum Ridge
    "I also agree with the previous comments. It was runout and scary and although my..." 10/Feb top50

    Curving Gully
    "V 6 I'd have said." 20/Mar

    Pendulum Ridge
    "I agree with Andy's comments. We climbed the difficult step just on the left of..." 04/Mar top50

    Link Cove Beck Right
    "really enjoyable couple of pitches, far and away better than flogging up the sid..." 01/Mar

    Pendulum Ridge
    "Overall quite a difficult route. We thought protection and decent belays seemed ..." 20/Jan top50

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