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Cat Bells at last

Cat Bells at last


Postby MusicalHiker » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:50 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Cat Bells

Date walked: 12/01/2018

Time taken: 2

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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.....


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Parking was ok today....

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Views across the trees to Skiddaw

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Great views for a small amount of climbing!

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The path across the ridge is mostly easy.

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Getting high up, and a bit of scrambling

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

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Looking back to the summit.

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MusicalHiker
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Re: Cat Bells at last

Postby dav2930 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:30 pm

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
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Re: Cat Bells at last

Postby trailmasher » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:02 pm

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 :)
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Re: Cat Bells at last

Postby MusicalHiker » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:58 pm

That's interesting! It's nicely built but I'm not keen on the Christmas wreath... not in January anyway!
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Re: Cat Bells at last

Postby Bangkokian » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:10 pm

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!
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