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St. Sunday Crag via Pinnacle Ridge.

St. Sunday Crag via Pinnacle Ridge.


Postby mamoset » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:27 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Arnison Crag, Birks, St Sunday Crag

Hewitts included on this walk: St Sunday Crag

Date walked: 15/07/2015

Time taken: 6

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 820m

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We had been looking at doing St. Sunday Crag via Pinnacle Ridge for some time & today seemed as good as any. Left the school at Glenridding and headed off up Grisedale.
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The way in, up Grisedale.
Made good time along the path, before heading up the hill side just after Elmhow Plantation. Was warm at the moment and there were clear views all round.
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Gowbarrow Fell over Ullswater.
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Dollywagon Pike to Helvellyn.
Once at the 600m contour, we headed across the fell, until we got to the well marked start of Pinnacle Ridge. The first half is pretty easy going, but the angle of the sun was making it difficult to get any decent photo's. :(
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KS half way up the ridge.
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Catstye Cam & Raise.
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Nethermost Cove & Helvellyn.
At the "climb" part, the rocks were a little slippy, so as we had no rope, common sense took over and we took the escape path up to the top pinnacle.
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The top pinnacle.
The going was easy from above here and we soon came to the top of St. Sunday. Plenty of distant fells were on show too :D
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Striding Edge.
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Crinkle Crags and Bowfell make a show.
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St. Sunday Crag.
. A quick spot of lunch was had before heading off down to Birks. Again, the views were great, especially in Hartsop.
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Dove Crag, Hart Crag & Fairfield.
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Angle Tarn and it's pikes, among others.
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One of my favourite Lakeland views.
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Looking back to St. Sunday.
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Glenridding Dodd in the sun.
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Birks.
From Birks, it's an easy descent down to Arnison Crag across Trough Head.
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Heather starting to show.
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The sun catches Arnison Crag.
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Red Screes over Hartsop Above How.
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Ullswater.
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That view again!!
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Arnison Crag.
After savouring the views :crazy: it was an easy walk back down to the road, coming out at the back of the Ullswater Hotel, being slightly envious of the people sat having a pint in the sun 8)
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The way down.
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Re: St. Sunday Crag via Pinnacle Ridge.

Postby dav2930 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:33 pm

Nice report with some lovely pics - the one of the pinnacles from above is great. :thumbup:

One of my favourite scrambles that. Pity it was too slippery for the climbing bit - that corner does tend to stay damp in all but the driest conditions. :problem: The holds are good but it fully warrants it's Mod grade imo. There's nothing for it, you'll have to go back again and do it properly! :lol: (Maybe take a rope just in case?) Well done though. 8)
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Re: St. Sunday Crag via Pinnacle Ridge.

Postby ChrisW » Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:49 am

wow, stunning photos Mamoset, you've got to make the most of such fantastic conditions and you sure did that..as for envying those guys having a pint in the sun....you should've joined 'em :lol:
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Re: St. Sunday Crag via Pinnacle Ridge.

Postby mamoset » Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:29 am

dav2930 wrote:Nice report with some lovely pics - the one of the pinnacles from above is great. :thumbup:

One of my favourite scrambles that. Pity it was too slippery for the climbing bit - that corner does tend to stay damp in all but the driest conditions. :problem: The holds are good but it fully warrants it's Mod grade imo. There's nothing for it, you'll have to go back again and do it properly! :lol: (Maybe take a rope just in case?) Well done though. 8)

Hey dav, thanks for that, a little rope could have helped us go a long way, but hey ho, i'm sure it'll be there for next time :)
ChrisW wrote:wow, stunning photos Mamoset, you've got to make the most of such fantastic conditions and you sure did that..as for envying those guys having a pint in the sun....you should've joined 'em :lol:

Cheers Chris, i guess i'll have to carry money out with me from now on, if the wife will part with any :shock:
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Re: St. Sunday Crag via Pinnacle Ridge.

Postby trailmasher » Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:43 pm

Good report and images Mamoset :clap: . Must have a go at that route in the future as it looks an interesting way to go 8)
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Re: St. Sunday Crag via Pinnacle Ridge.

Postby mamoset » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:16 pm

trailmasher wrote:Good report and images Mamoset :clap: . Must have a go at that route in the future as it looks an interesting way to go 8)

Cheers masher, it certainly is an interesting route :)
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Re: St. Sunday Crag via Pinnacle Ridge.

Postby simon-b » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:31 pm

Excellent views and photos, mamoset. Well done on tackling Pinnacle Ridge.
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Re: St. Sunday Crag via Pinnacle Ridge.

Postby mamoset » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:33 am

simon-b wrote:Excellent views and photos, mamoset. Well done on tackling Pinnacle Ridge.

Cheers simon, would have liked to have scrambled the whole ridge, but when something doesn't take your fancy, well............... :roll: :D
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