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Cat Bells at last

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:50 pm
by MusicalHiker
I came to Keswick years ago and wanted to climb Cat Bells but never got around to it.
Today I fixed that, and had a very easy climb in good weather.
I took my husband but he only made it a third of the way up, due to vertigo! He sat and waited and I made it up to the top and back to him in an hour. It took a total of 2 hours including a lunch stop!
There is a bit of scrambling involved - especially at the summit where hands are essential and I put away the poles and camera... so no pics of the really rocky bit.
I'll add some pictures.....

Parking was ok today....

Views across the trees to Skiddaw

Great views for a small amount of climbing!


The path across the ridge is mostly easy.


Getting high up, and a bit of scrambling




The summit had a Christmas wreath tied to it.....



Looking back to the summit.



Re: Cat Bells at last

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:30 pm
by dav2930
Nice photos. A great little hill and a fine viewpoint. That column / view indicator on the summit is new to me - it wasn't there on 1/4/17! :o

Re: Cat Bells at last

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:02 pm
by trailmasher
Nice report and pics on a good day for a walk. :clap: Like dav the last time I was on Cat Bells in 2017 there was nothing new to adorn the summit :? At least it looks the business and fits in well with the rocky top :)

Re: Cat Bells at last

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:58 pm
by MusicalHiker
That's interesting! It's nicely built but I'm not keen on the Christmas wreath... not in January anyway!

Re: Cat Bells at last

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:10 pm
by Bangkokian
I think this is a great wee hill. It was the first real hill that my mum and dad took me up. I was about five years old. A couple of years ago I took my own two kids up it and they loved it. Munros they are not too keen on - too long away from Wifi!