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Scafell and Slight Side

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:23 pm
by andy63

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There's a little car park near Wha House farm in Eskdale which was almost full but I just managed to squeeze into the last space. From here it's a long walk in up the valley to Cam Spout, which is where the climbing starts.

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Cam Spout waterfall


A rocky path leads up the side of the waterfall towards Mickledore, the pass which separates Scafell from Scafell Pike.

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Cam Spout ascent


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Mickledore


The Foxes Tarn ascent route is just to the left of the large crag in the centre of the picture. A steep scramble up the rocky gully leads to the Tarn (really just a puddle), and a steep scree path continues up to the summit plateau.

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Ascent towards Foxes Tarn


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Foxes Tarn


The minor summit of Symonds Knott gives a good view over to the multitudes on Scafell Pike.

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Scafell Pike summit from Symonds Knott


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Great Gable (zoomed)


From here it's an easy walk up to the main summit.

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Scafell Summit


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Wastwater, Illgill Head and Burnmoor Tarn


I then followed the ridge down over Long Green to Slight Side, which has two little rocky summits.

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Long Green


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Slight Side summit


The route back to Eskdale goes through an area called Quagrigg Moss. Fortunately this wasn't as much of a quagmire as the name might suggest. In fact it's a pleasant grassy descent all the way down, on a path which finally dropped straight down to where I was parked.

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Quagrigg Moss


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Harter Fell from the descent path

Re: Scafell and Slight Side

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:22 pm
by ChrisW
Lovely pics of a classic Andy, is there ever a time that Scafell doesn't have a bunch of folks standing about on it :crazy: