Scrambles in the Lake District - South
by Brian Evans
Guidebook to 126 scrambling routes in the English Lake District. The graded scrambles climb the rocks and ghylls of Langdale, Easedale, Coniston, Duddon Valley, Howgills, Eskdale, Longsleddale and Kentmere. Routes range from grade 1 through grades 2 to 4, where the use of a rope is recommended. Includes advice on equipment, safety and techniques.
The first of a new, revised and updated edition of this two-volume set of guides to scrambles in the Lake District, based on scrambling guides by one of Britain's best-known climbers, Brian Evans. The Lake District's rich mix of rocks, gills and crags offers the scrambler a complex variety of routes, often well removed from the beaten track.
Each section includes a map showing the location of the scrambles, and routes are accompanied by information on the best approach, along with a sketch diagram of the crag and the route line. The book includes invaluable of advice on equipment, safety, rope techniques, and scrambling techniques, as well as notes on access and conservation
Scrambling is a way of enjoying the wilder Lakeland and can take you away from the crowds even in the most popular parts of the Lake District. This guide covers Langdale, Coniston, Duddon, Eskdale, Longsleddale and Kentmere in 126 scramble routes graded 1 to 4. In addition, a star system highlights the best routes. It also contains: advice on how to approach scrambling safely and with confidence; overview maps as well as sketch diagrams of the crags and routes; introductions to each area mentioned, indicating the type of rock and any recommendations; and information on the approach, character, grade and route of each scramble.
Seasons - Not suitable in winter or bad weather conditions
Centres - Ambleside, Coniston, Langdale valley, Seathwaite, Boot, Staveley, Tebay
Difficulty - All scrambles graded: the easiest are suitable for adventurous walkers while higher grades require rope and mountaineering skills
Must See - Esk Gorge, Crescent Climb (Pavey Ark), Long Crag Buttress, Pike of Stickle, Raven Crag (Yewdale), Easy Terrace (Dow Crag)
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