The Napes, Gable

The Napes, Gable
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Date(s) - 29/07/2023
All Day

Napes, Gable

Meet organiser: Judith Brown
Pub afterwards: Scafell, Rosthwaite


The Birthplace of British Rock Climbing. This excellent crag, although rather broken, provides climbing of all grades in superb surroundings with its spendid ridges and steep walls over looking the upper Wasdale Valley and the Scafell Range.

The Napes is quite unique with its classic ridge climbs and the famous pinnacle of Napes Needle. Its relatively easy access and fine climbs has resulted in this being a popular stomping ground for the lower grade climber and beginner, but also provides some high quality testpieces. The majority of the crag is fast drying and holds the sun late into the day.

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    Judith Brown

    I have consulted various forecasts in the hope of finding a good one. However, the general consensus is the the high fells will be drizzly, cold and windy, with poor visibility. Not a day for slithering around on classic, well-polished routes – supposing they can actually be located in the murk. (We once walked right past Napes Needle in a fog and ended up in an unpleasant gully!)

    Therefore, alas, the Napes meet is cancelled again. It is one of my favourite crags, so should summer return, I’ll try to fit another attempt to organise a meet up there.

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