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TR - Dow Crag via the South Rake
« on: 21:01:38, 08/01/19 »
It's taken some time but I've finally got round to climbing the south rake on Dow Crag, and what fun it was!


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Re: TR - Dow Crag via the South Rake
« Reply #1 on: 13:40:00, 10/01/19 »
Excellent Dave, fabulous photos & looks a stunner of a day.
Dow is one of my favourite climbing crags - or just a great one to get to the top of by any means. Worth it for the views, as your photos prove.


I once read that in the days of yore (whenever that was) the locals & those in the know, pronounced it's name as if it was Doe (as used for a deer) rather than the current harsher 'OW'.
I like the sound of the older pronunciation but nobody knows what you're on about if you use it. Anyway, that's todays useless fact.
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Re: TR - Dow Crag via the South Rake
« Reply #2 on: 15:36:46, 10/01/19 »

Cheers!


I believe it is 'Doe' - at least that's how I tend to pronounce it. Similar to 'Scawfell' maybe where the original spelling has been lost?
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Re: TR - Dow Crag via the South Rake
« Reply #3 on: 22:59:15, 10/01/19 »
. . . 'Doe' - at least that's how I tend to pronounce it
Yup, me too. That's the pronunciation I've frequently heard locally.
An interesting route, Dave - I shall tackle it one of these days.
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Re: TR - Dow Crag via the South Rake
« Reply #4 on: 08:29:29, 11/01/19 »

Great walk, and some lovely photos Dave. O0


The rake looks like an unpleasant way to the summit though, chossy gullies not really my thing.

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Re: TR - Dow Crag via the South Rake
« Reply #5 on: 20:08:50, 11/01/19 »
Good read and photos. Enjoyed that  O0

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Re: TR - Dow Crag via the South Rake
« Reply #6 on: 22:14:11, 12/01/19 »
Very nice photos Dave O0
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