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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.


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The First Ascent,and in nailed boots. April 1897. Photo  George Abraham

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 belaying Paul on the Kern Knotts Chain.
Here is a photo taken about 1953 showing Des belay...
Des Oliver Paul Ross on The Buttonhook Route Kern Knotts .1954
Des Oliver Paul Ross on The Buttonhook Route Kern ...
Every year in November climbers and hikers make a pilgrimage to the summit of Great Gable to the Fell and Rock  Memorial that commemorate's those who died in the two world wars.This photo is of Des Oliver on his 58th ascent to the gathering it was taken this November 2010.Des was from the 1950's a pioneer of rock climbing  in the Lake District and was Paul Ross's partner on Paul's very first new route in 1954 ,the Super Direct on Black Crag Borrowdale.Photo Ron Kenyon
Every year in November climbers and hikers make a ...
Tom and Will Ripley on The Buttonhook Route .Kern Knotts 2009. photo Ron Kenyon
Tom and Will Ripley on The Buttonhook Route .Kern ...
Great Gable from Kirk Fell,showing the Ennerdale Valley side of the mountain.
Great Gable from Kirk Fell,showing the Ennerdale V...
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