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Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

Crinkle Crags and Bowfell


Postby siabod » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:23 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Bowfell, Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags

Hewitts included on this walk: Bowfell, Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags South Top, Shelter Crags

Date walked: 22/08/2011

Time taken: 11.2

Distance: 21.4 km

Ascent: 1365m

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Crinkle Crags and Bowfell - a hazy .... lazy day! .... Including 11 Nuttalls + 3 Wainwrights etc

Camping at :( 'Stalag' Langdale NT campsite :( - too busy, expensive and noisy for me but handy for hills


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Up Oxendale
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Oxendale


The Bad Step .... you'll miss it if your not looking for it
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The 'Bad' Step


Over towards Bowfell and Three Tarns
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Bowfell from Shelter Crags


Traverse over from Three Tarns to the climbers path
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Climbers Path to the bottom of The Great Slab


And the spring - a good place for a drink
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The Spring at the bottom of the boulder gully to The Great Slab - very tasty !!!!!!!


Keep to the right on the Great Slab - no people here
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On The Great Slab - keeping to the right .....it was greasy


Looking back down the Slab
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At the top of The Great Slab with Bowfell Buttress in the background


Descent from Ore Gap
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Down from Ore Gap to Angle Tarn
Last edited by siabod on Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:01 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

Postby skuk007 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:35 pm

Hi Siabod, interesting route up.
How easy is the Great Slab? It looks pretty steep and I guess it would be tricky when wet.
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Re: Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

Postby siabod » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:39 pm

I guess you could almost walk up it if dry - easy escape on right if wet or icy
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Re: Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

Postby mamoset » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:23 pm

Interesting route siabod. Was up the Great Slab earlier this year, nice and dry and very easy to walk up.
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Re: Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

Postby L-Hiking » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:47 pm

My favorite is Bow fell yet never had a clear day. Taking some mates next week so here's hoping
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Re: Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

Postby SusieThePensioner » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:05 pm

Hope you have a good day "Luvhiking" and weather is ok. Took me 5 times of trying to get up Bowfell and actually see where I was going and that was about 45 years ago :lol:
Now I have to be content with admiring it and Crinkle Crags from the Blea Tarn Pass :D
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Head of Langdale Valley
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Re: Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

Postby ChrisG » Tue May 15, 2012 6:48 am

SusieThePensioner wrote:Hope you have a good day "Luvhiking" and weather is ok. Took me 5 times of trying to get up Bowfell and actually see where I was going and that was about 45 years ago :lol:
Now I have to be content with admiring it and Crinkle Crags from the Blea Tarn Pass :D
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Where is this picture taken from ?
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Re: Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

Postby ChrisW » Tue May 15, 2012 4:06 pm

'Stalag' Langdale NT campsite
:lol: :lol:


Great stuff Siabod, looks a good workout :D
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Re: Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

Postby garyhortop » Thu May 17, 2012 5:28 pm

Looks like a good route Siabod....some interesting pictures as well. Been a couple of years since i stayed at Stalag Langdale....good to hear it hasn't changed much!! :o
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Re: Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

Postby tenohfive » Fri May 18, 2012 2:59 pm

garyhortop wrote:Looks like a good route Siabod....some interesting pictures as well. Been a couple of years since i stayed at Stalag Langdale....good to hear it hasn't changed much!! :o


Might be worth checking out Bayesbrown Farm instead. A mile or two down the road from the NT site but pitch where you want (we were in a group of 5 with 3 tents and had plenty of space) and the facilities were basic but clean.
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