Yew Crags/Buckstone Howe, Honister

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Date(s) - 30/07/2024
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Yew Crag Knotts (Yew Crags)

Meet organiser: Mark Ward
Pub afterwards: The Fish, Buttermere


Buckstone Howe has good midgrade (VS-HVS) selection. Slate-like rock which dries quickly. 50-80m high. Sinister Grooves(VS), Alexas(HVS), Cleopatra(HVS), Groove 2(HVS).HOWEVER BEWARE loose rock on Honister Wall – rockfall of large (person sized) blocks and flakes from the overhang on pitch 2 on 10/07/2020.

Approach – Ten minute level walk from the summit of Honister pass.


Alternatively Yew Crag Knotts

 including: Yew Crag Buttress; Lower Buttress; Yew Crag Knotts; Zorro Buttress and Maidenstone Buttress. The climbs stretch from a wandering 150m to 15m high. Recommended E graders: Vulture(E3), Substitute(E1)and Hearth Direct(E1).

Approach – 20 min walk uphill from Honister bottom