Any climbers familiar with the fellside behind the LDG?
I was pottering about on the fellside north-northeast of the New Dungeon Ghill Hotel yesterday. As I passed a crag, there was a large-ish group of lads (squaddies I suspect) in climbing gear being instructed. On previous visits, I have frequently seen climbers on this particular crag and as it is obviously a very popular climbing spot I am curious as to whether it has a name?
It lies approx 125 metres due north of Millbeck Farm buildings just beside the intake wall with a near-vertical climbing face on the south side (facing the road). There is a small un-named gill in a shallow ravine about fifty metres to the east.
As I say, just curious ... it's handy to be able to put a name to features.
Edit: In the thread title "LDG" should be "NDG" of course
I found a photo that may help (full-size at link.this link )
I've marked a copy (berlow) and and uploaded it. On the upload I have drawn a ring round the crag where I saw the climbers. It's on the west side of the little gill which itself is west of the stand of conifers.
I'm not sure if it's correct but I've been told that Scout Crag is the one east of White Gill (where I have marked position '1') and that and Whitegill Crag is the large one at the top of the ravine (where I've marked the '3').
From the OS 25K map it appears that the crag at '2' is called Swine knott?
(BTW, the area between the two gills (and the little ravine above and to the left of the trees) is where I spent a very contented hour or so scrabbling about on Tuesday morning.)
Thanks Ed and John - much appreciated.
As I said, it was just curiosity - no matter what the individual crags are called that little stretch of fellside is a great spot for just enjoying oneself whether fellwalking, gill-scrambling, craghopping, climbing or just ambling about the slopeslooking at stuff.
Ed, when camping at Gt Langdale I usually sit outside the tent after dusk having a last ciggie before bed and often see little dots of light from headtorches up there on Gimmer - ocassionally I can faintly hear voices calling 'climb on'
It’s not all hill walking and Kendal mint cake
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