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Pinnicle Ridge & Striding Edge

Pinnicle Ridge & Striding Edge


Postby scoob999 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:08 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag

Hewitts included on this walk: Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag

Date walked: 24/11/2013

Time taken: 8.4

Distance: 19 km

Ascent: 1254m

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Our first real trip into the Lake District 8) And what a way to do it :shock: Undoubtedly one of the best routes we've ever done 8)

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Re: Pinnicle Ridge & Striding Edge

Postby simon-b » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:54 pm

That's a serious introduction to Lakeland, scoob. You describe yourself as a mountain walker, but Pinnacle Ridge is Grade 3 scrambling, even in summer conditions. It looks like you had fun on Striding Edge. An excellent route; it seems you all had a good day.
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Re: Pinnicle Ridge & Striding Edge

Postby scoob999 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:26 pm

simon-b wrote:That's a serious introduction to Lakeland, scoob. You describe yourself as a mountain walker, but Pinnacle Ridge is Grade 3 scrambling, even in summer conditions. It looks like you had fun on Striding Edge. An excellent route; it seems you all had a good day.


We're all experienced scramblers simon :D and knew what to expect, and it lived up to our expectations and then some :shock:

Is there any other routes like that one in the lake district?
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Re: Pinnicle Ridge & Striding Edge

Postby colgregg » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:43 pm

scoob999 wrote:
simon-b wrote:That's a serious introduction to Lakeland, scoob. You describe yourself as a mountain walker, but Pinnacle Ridge is Grade 3 scrambling, even in summer conditions. It looks like you had fun on Striding Edge. An excellent route; it seems you all had a good day.


We're all experienced scramblers simon :D and knew what to expect, and it lived up to our expectations and then some :shock:

Is there any other routes like that one in the lake district?


You could always do Pillar Rock in Ennerdale, a grade 3 scramble. Or some of these:
http://www.mountain-adventures.co.uk/documents/LakeDistrictScrambles.pdf
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Re: Pinnicle Ridge & Striding Edge

Postby scoob999 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:00 am

[quote="colgregg"
Is there any other routes like that one in the lake district?[/quote]

You could always do Pillar Rock in Ennerdale, a grade 3 scramble. Or some of these:
http://www.mountain-adventures.co.uk/documents/LakeDistrictScrambles.pdf[/quote]

Thanks for that colgregg :D that'll keep me busy for a while picking out routes 8)
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Re: Pinnicle Ridge & Striding Edge

Postby simon-b » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:12 pm

scoob999 wrote:
simon-b wrote:
We're all experienced scramblers simon :D and knew what to expect, and it lived up to our expectations and then some :shock:

Is there any other routes like that one in the lake district?


It's obvious from the video that you all knew what you were doing, scoob! I thought it might be worth mentioning that Pinnacle Ridge is no regular English fellwalk, for the benefit of anyone less experienced who might be reading.

Col's recommendations for other scrambles sound good; the environs of Pillar Rock is one place where English mountain scenery really can stand up alongside the Highlands and Snowdonia for rugged grandeur. The Cicerone guides, Scrambles in the Lake District, Volumes 1 and 2, are also very good books. One Lakeland precipice you should find particularly interesting is Dow Crag, near Coniston:

http://wainwright.proboards.com/thread/9370/face-dow
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Re: Pinnicle Ridge & Striding Edge

Postby Dan Scheer » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:59 pm

I got wobbly knees just from watching the video... :)
Looks fantastic though!
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Re: Pinnicle Ridge & Striding Edge

Postby stevesey » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:40 pm

Looking good there - I have a gpx file for that route setup and ready to go for next summer (just need to find the time to fit it). Good to see a video of the "difficult" chimney bit.

Also Pillar Rock by the slab and notch route is on the list of "to do"s. Lorton Gully on Grasmoor also looks interesting - haven't read to much about that one though.
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Re: Pinnicle Ridge & Striding Edge

Postby SusieThePensioner » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:12 pm

Really enjoyed your video, Stuart, and so glad it wasn't me there :shock: :lol:
Sorry it's taken me so long to actually watch it :D
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