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THE LAKE DISTRICT

The Lake District National Park is home to England's highest summit, deepest lake, and probably some of it's best cragging. In contrast to the wilder, more rugged peaks of Snowdonia, the Lakes' charm lies in its idyllic valleys, and excellent multi-pitch crag routes. Here, the climbs tend not to be full-day 'mountain routes', but steep, varied buttresses between one and four pitches in length; all on excellent igneous rock that protects well. Within the district there is plenty of variety to suit all different tastes and conditions, from the lively crags of Langdale, to the more remote and sombre high cliffs of Wasdale. A selection of long easy routes provide entertainment in poor weather, and a small quantity of boulders (and even sport routes) can provide entertainment for an evening. Good pubs and a holiday atmosphere (in summer and bank holidays) always makes for a fun-filled meet!


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