Crinkle Crags

Wainwrights: Crinkle Crags
Hewitts: Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags South Top, Shelter Crags

Date walked: 12/11/2009

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 13km

A trip up Crinkle Crags with Dave F...
The weather report for today was good for the morning and in the afternoon, wind and rain was due to roll in and would stay for the remainder of the day! :?
We started at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Pub and headed out towards The Band.
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Looking up the path to The Band from The Old Dungeon Ghyll Pub

From here we headed along the path to Stool end Farm and then hugged the foot of the Band around Oxendale beck before we reached Whorneyside Force...
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Our first glimpse of Whorneyside Force

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And again

We decided to stay with the beck until we reached the falls and took a few pics
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Whorneyside Force in it's full glory!

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With Dave adding some scale

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And me...

Then scrambled up the steep hillside to rejoin the path which took us up the side of Hell Gill
From here we headed up Buscoe Sike for 3 Tarns
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The top of Hell Gill from Buscoe Sike

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Pike O' Blisco brieflly illuminated during a break in the clouds!

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The Langdale Pikes pop out of the cloud for a minute!

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Dave making a final push for 3 Tarns where we stopped briefly for a bite to eat. Sadly there was no view across to the scafell massif or up to Bowfell from the tarns. :(

We stopped at 3 Tarns for Lunch and the headed off up the Crinkles
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Our route from 3 tarns up to Shelter Crags and south towards Long Top

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Dave at the top! (in cloud)

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And me at the top (in cloud)

Unfortunately by this time the weather had set in and photos were both pointless and I didn't want to get the camera wet! We went down the Bad Step which was interesting going down and we ended up jumping down!! :lol:
We headed down to Oxendale beck from Red Tarn and via Browney Gill. Almost at the bottom and Dave did the inevitable - 5 points of contact!! :lol:
A fantastic Day topped off with a half of the finest local ale!
Shame it was so wet.

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Helvellyn, White Side and Raise via Striding Edge

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Helvellyn, Raise, White Side
Hewitts: Helvellyn, Raise, White Side
Date walked: 27/10/2009
Distance: 16km
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Location: Lancashire
Activity: Munro compleatist
Pub: Wasdale head Inn
Gear: Boots
Ideal day out: Airy, scary scramble, ridge walk, Crib Goch in Snowdonia for example!
Ambition: To climb Yewbarrow

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