… Start point: The Old Dungeon Ghyll car park (NY 286 062) Old Dungeon Ghyll – Pike O’ Blisco – Red Tarn – Cold Pike – Crinkle Crags – Shelter Crags – Three Tarns – Bowfell – Climbers Traverse – Hell Gill – Oxendale – Old Dungeon Ghyll Distance: 9 miles Total Ascent: 1260 metres Time Taken: 5 … It's an annual expedition featuring walking, beer and a lot of laughs. Review of Bowfell and Crinkle Crags. The return to Great langdale is past Rossett Pike which is often ignored by most walkers. Labels: bowfell, climbers traverse, great slab, hiking, rossett pike, snow, wainwright, winter. Image of path, district, walkway - 55041675 The Climbers’ Traverse features in Wainwright’s Pictorial Guide to the Southern Fells and the drawings he includes of the Great Slab and Bowfell Buttress really inspire the imagination so I was determined to see them for myself. Feedback comments are intended to give extra information about a route which may be helpful to other climbers. -2 o C to +10 o C! Why not try walking up this hill using one of our walks: Rossett Pike, Angle Tarn, Esk Pike and Bowfell Red Tape For geologists it is a masterpiece, for non geologists imposing but exciting. This is the 25th year the same group of us has walked in the Lakes. The plan was to head up The Band to the Three Tarns area inbetween Crinkle Crags and Bowfell. We didn’t have to wait long for the lads from the North East, Lee and Matt. Ged with Bowfell Butress behind him. It didn’t take long for me to decide to head for the Lakes, the first trip in 2015 and what a good one to start off the walking year! Ascending Bowfell by the Climbers' Traverse and Great Slab. On the east face are the climbing areas of Bowfell buttress and Cambridge Crags, from the climbers traverse is the Great Slab: a massive flat slab of rock inclined about 30 degrees and a couple of hundred feet long. It's an annual expedition featuring walking, beer and a lot of laughs. Photo about Climbers Traverse of Bowfell to Rossett Pike. Download this stock image: Bowfell, Lake District, Cambridge Crag from the Climbers' Traverse - B11Y69 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. This is the 25th year the same group of us has walked in the Lakes. Bowfell is a classic Lake District walk. Climbers Traverse. Been here many times mostly winter up via the Band and climbers traverse then easy Gully is the easy way. Download this stock image: The Climbers Traverse on Bowfell Cumbria - FY4F3N from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. This year we went up Bowfell, via The Band, the Climbers' Traverse and Great Slab. As it was dry I climbed straight up the Great Slab. Start point: The Old Dungeon Ghyll car park (NY 286 062) Old Dungeon Ghyll – Oxendale – Red Tarn – Crinkle Crags – Shelter Crags – Three Tarns – Bowfell – Climbers Traverse – The Band – Old Dungeon Ghyll. The Climbers Travers path took me under the Great Slab of Bowfell. The Climbers Traverse snake across the side of the hill. Replies. Date : 31st July 2009 Route : From Stool End Farm up the Oxendale path to Red Tarn then Crinkle Crags and on to Bow Fell via climbers traverse and back via the Band Wainwrights : Crinkle Crags, Bowfell Distance : 8.13 miles (13.1km) Height Gained : 3528 feet (1075 meters)3528 feet (1075 meters) Crinkle Crags & Bowfell via the climbers traverse and Great Slab - Tuesday 12th April 2011 This morning I met with Martin who was staying at Holbeck Ghyll Hotel - www.holbeckghyll.com After a discussion as to our options for the day, it was agreed to walk Crinkle Crags & Bowfell taking in The Great Slab on our way. Ascending Bowfell by the Climbers' Traverse and Great Slab. Reviewed May 21, 2017 . Truly heroic - give that lad an MBE. Is a Lakeland phenomenon, without a doubt. Distance: 8 miles Total Ascent: 1005 metres Time Taken: 5 hours Start Time: 07:30 Weather: Cold, snow. We were in mist all day, until the last descent when a wonderful view unfolded across Great Langdale TEAMWALKING WEBSITE The route from the Bottom of Bowfell Buttress heads up along the Great Slab to the south. Wainwright says that "Nothing better ever came out of a barrel or bottle." Photo about The climbers traverse on Bowfell. Seeing the Scafell The descent via Rossett Gill is steeped in smuggling history. Bowfell via The Climbers Traverse from ODG 28th December 2014 I had only left David & Rod not twelve hours earlier where there was talk of me returning to the fells after a family gathering the morning after which meant any alcoholic drinks had to kept to a minimum & so too the calories if I was to climb Bowfell the next morning. Climbers can just be made out a third of the way up (red dot) The waterspout at the start of the route up the Great Slab. HellGill,Climbers Traverse,Wavering on the Crinkly Bad Step! We decided to ascend Bowfell via the Climbers Traverse followed by a tour of the Langdales would just about be perfect and as the forecast was set fair we left New Dungeon Ghyll car park bang on 7:30am with the full expectation that the clouds hugging the valley would soon clear. We drove one car towards Langdale via Elterwater. The route is a walk so you dont need any climbing gear. Bowfell (via the Climbers' Traverse) & Crinkle Crags Great Langdale, Lake District July 2020 Two magnificent mountains via exciting routes: Hell Gill and the Climbers' Traverse. Bowfell Buttress ahead. Bowfell - Via the climbers traverse. Bowfell Buttress from the Climbers Traverse ***** The tilting and sloping expanse of Flat Crags. Location: Bowfell, Seascale CA20, UK. Bowfell via the Climbers Traverse and the Great Slab Saturday 30th January 2016 « on: 15:57:58, 31/01/16 » The forecast was for winds between 40 to 60 mph and gusts of 70 mph, snow or hail showers, 50% chance of cloud free summits and temps of -3C feeling like -20 in the wind. ... and after Bowfell I continued to Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike. There is also straightforward access to the impressive Climbers Traverse under Bowfell and offers an aesthetically satisfying direct route. Reply Delete. Bow Fell feels like the centre of the world with valleys radiating out like the spokes of a wheel and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Having successfully conquered the Eiger we returned to Bowfell and made our way towards the climbers traverse. Then we would back track onto the Climbers' Traverse before heading up either the Great Slab or, if it was too wet or icy, the area to the side that Wainwright called the River of Stones. The route does offer some relief to the crowds that flog up Bowfell … Part of the route was decided, Bowfell via the climbers traverse. Bowfell Buttress and a climber ( near the bottom in blue) After having a drink from the waterspout we started the steep climb beside Cambridge Crag. This year we went up Bowfell, via The Band, the Climbers' Traverse and Great Slab. To a scenic blessing of glacial fury and of high renown. The ascent via Whorneyside Force and Hell Gill is one of striking contrasts and the final section along The Climbers' Traverse and up the side of The Great Slab is simply breathtaking. Bowfell Climbers Traverse Another rubbish forecast unfortunately meant no camping again this weekend, instead Peter, Lee, Alex and I decided on a day walk from Langdale taking in the Climbers Traverse and Bowfell. Take me to those fells!!! This route takes a less obvious and perhaps more interesting way to the summit via the climber's traverse. Snow on the high fells, decent weather forecast and good company in toe! Re: Bowfell via the Climbers Traverse and the Great Slab Saturday 30th January 2016 « Reply #26 on: 06:30:12, 03/02/16 » Excellent write up and some cracking photos, Rhino - I felt like I needed to turn the central heating up a notch after reading your TR! Bowfell Girdle ; Just about qualifies as a climb when under snow and ice. Steve December 14, 2016 at 2:30 PM. Bowfell (902m), Crinkle Crags (859m), Cold Pike (701m) Other Summits: White Stones -The Band (568m), Shelter Crags (815m), Crinkle Crags - Gunson Knott (822m), Crinkle Crags South Top (834m) Other points of interest: Climbers Traverse, Bowfell Buttress, Great Slab, Three Tarns, Bad Step Bowfell Butress. The presence of a … Traverse beneath Flat Crags to reach the base of Cambridge Crag, then ascend the Great Slab or the boulder gully to its right. Will do Fred. Part of the route was decided, Bowfell via the climbers traverse. The Climbers Traverse - Purple Route Although not marked on the Ordnance Survey Map it is recommended by Wainwright and is an exciting easy scramble to the favours spot for Rock Climbers. Try not to imagine the consequences of a fall. Nanuls - Jan 19, 2015 12:57 pm Nice Moutnain . Stand at the top of the Great Slab and fix your gaze down. Early Saturday morning, after an hour or so drive I was at Skelwith Bridge. Pete and Oscar followed minutes later. Bowfell and Crinkle Crags: Ascending Bowfell by the Climbers' Traverse and Great Slab - See 25 traveler reviews, 40 candid photos, and great deals for Seascale, UK, at Tripadvisor. The path is known as the Climbers Traverse and, while entirely correct, is a tad misleading - there is no need to be a climber to use the route, it is simply a means for climbers to reach the imposing Bowfell Buttress, a means I exploited to reach Cambridge Crags and the foot of the Great Slab. It was great to take my son along this narrow route which winds its way amongst some of Lakelands most spectacular rock scenery. Crinkle Crags and Bowfell from Langdale: maaaaaaaatty: 30/10/2018: Bowfell via the band and climbers traverse with Simon: HollowLegs: 18/10/2018: SWFC: geoffryan: 16/10/2018: With family from Langdale via The Band. Continued over to Esk Pike. benalder284: 15/10/2018: JNR recce, weather still stunning: richardrosser: 10/10/2018 Image of countryside, lake, grass - 33792478 Bowfell lies in the heart of the Lake District and its pyramidal peak has one of the most extensive views of all the Lakeland fells. Starting out at Old Dungeon Ghyll we did Bowfell via the Climbers Traverse, onto Esk Pike, Scafell Pike, Scafell via Lords Rake, down Foxes Tarn Gully, Cam Spout, across Great Moss, back up the Three Tarns and back down the Band to Stool End Farm - all in all a tough 10-hour walk' 2 comments: Unknown December 14, 2016 at 10:36 AM. 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