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. The route from the Bottom of Bowfell Buttress heads up along the Great Slab to the south. HellGill,Climbers Traverse,Wavering on the Crinkly Bad Step! We didn’t have to wait long for the lads from the North East, Lee and Matt. 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. 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' 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. 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 Is a Lakeland phenomenon, without a doubt. Reviewed May 21, 2017 . 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. 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. It's an annual expedition featuring walking, beer and a lot of laughs. Replies. We were in mist all day, until the last descent when a wonderful view unfolded across Great Langdale TEAMWALKING WEBSITE Been here many times mostly winter up via the Band and climbers traverse then easy Gully is the easy way. Bowfell Buttress ahead. 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. 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 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. Feedback comments are intended to give extra information about a route which may be helpful to other climbers. ... and after Bowfell I continued to Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike. 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. Distance: 8 miles Total Ascent: 1005 metres Time Taken: 5 hours Start Time: 07:30 Weather: Cold, snow. The plan was to head up The Band to the Three Tarns area inbetween Crinkle Crags and Bowfell. 2 comments: Unknown December 14, 2016 at 10:36 AM. Having successfully conquered the Eiger we returned to Bowfell and made our way towards the climbers traverse. It was great to take my son along this narrow route which winds its way amongst some of Lakelands most spectacular rock scenery. Traverse beneath Flat Crags to reach the base of Cambridge Crag, then ascend the Great Slab or the boulder gully to its right. Ged with Bowfell Butress behind him. Photo about The climbers traverse on Bowfell. Early Saturday morning, after an hour or so drive I was at Skelwith Bridge. This is the 25th year the same group of us has walked in the Lakes. 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. 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. Red Tape Nanuls - Jan 19, 2015 12:57 pm Nice Moutnain . Bowfell Buttress from the Climbers Traverse ***** The tilting and sloping expanse of Flat Crags. Take me to those fells!!! Pete and Oscar followed minutes later. Bowfell is a classic Lake District walk. 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! Photo about Climbers Traverse of Bowfell to Rossett Pike. 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) Location: Bowfell, Seascale CA20, UK. 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. 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. Stand at the top of the Great Slab and fix your gaze down. The Climbers Traverse snake across the side of the hill. Try not to imagine the consequences of a fall. Steve December 14, 2016 at 2:30 PM. Bowfell Girdle ; Just about qualifies as a climb when under snow and ice. The Climbers Travers path took me under the Great Slab of Bowfell. The presence of a … Part of the route was decided, Bowfell via the climbers traverse. Truly heroic - give that lad an MBE. Snow on the high fells, decent weather forecast and good company in toe! Reply Delete. Wainwright says that "Nothing better ever came out of a barrel or bottle." Image of path, district, walkway - 55041675 Part of the route was decided, Bowfell via the climbers traverse. Climbers Traverse. For geologists it is a masterpiece, for non geologists imposing but exciting. Will do Fred. Bowfell Butress. Seeing the Scafell This year we went up Bowfell, via The Band, the Climbers' Traverse and Great Slab. This is the 25th year the same group of us has walked in the Lakes. 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. 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