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Crinkle Crags Plus

Crinkle Crags Plus


Postby ChrisG » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:16 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags, Pike o'Blisco

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

Date walked: 25/08/2012

Time taken: 9

Distance: 13.1 km

Ascent: 1101m

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We had decent weather when we set off a bit wet and low cloud; by the time we got to the Crinkles this was very low cloud gusting wind and heavy rain the conditions were awfull. Every now and then though the clouds lifted and we got a glimpse of the view around us which was handy as it helped us keep on the right track a few times, we did at least one Crinkle twice. Just a word of warning about the Big Step; It was wet and very very slippery I'm five foot ten and could reach the holds ok but it was a real struggle on the slippery rock. Unfortunately my fellow walker was a little shorter than me and couldn't reach the last knee up which resulted in her foot slipping off the little knob of rock. She ended up in a heap on the floor, luckily she didn't do any damage that stopped her walking but this left us with a problem. I couldn't get back down and she had no chance of getting up. With the very low viz this left us stuck, there is a bypass route but how would we find each other at the other side, We decided to give it a go with the agreement that if we hadn't found each other within fifteen minutes we would return to where we both were. We met with a few minutes to spare. We were very very lucky this didn't end badly so please be careful don't do it just because its there, if you get what I mean. If the conditions aren't right go round.
We did in the end have a fantastic day out here's the route and some pictures.


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ChrisG
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 356
Munros:24   Corbetts:4
Grahams:2   Donalds:2
Sub 2000:1   Hewitts:141
Wainwrights:214   
Joined: Jun 8, 2010
Location: Colne, Lancashire

Re: Crinkle Crags Plus

Postby ChrisW » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:25 pm

Yikes, that sounds a bit dicey on the big step Chris, glad there were no injuries and you found each other on the other side. That cloud is a double edged sword, kills visibility but makes for some beautiful photos :D
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Re: Crinkle Crags Plus

Postby ChrisG » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:05 am

RTC wrote:Nice photos of a great walk. In the mist its easy to head off the highest crinkle in the wrong direction towards Eskdale. I've almost done it twice.


Yes I think thats what we did, luckily the mist cleared before we'd gone to far and we managed to get back on track
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ChrisG
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Posts: 356
Munros:24   Corbetts:4
Grahams:2   Donalds:2
Sub 2000:1   Hewitts:141
Wainwrights:214   
Joined: Jun 8, 2010
Location: Colne, Lancashire

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