I'm off to the lakes next week with my uni group and I'm hoping to teach them some basic emergency rope work (summer ml level). We will be staying at a hut at the southern end of the duddon valley lakes but can be dropped off/picked up wherever in reason along the valley.
Ideally, I would be really grateful for a route suggestion that meant we could start by looking at some of the easy rope work on some rocky ground before heading off on a scrambling day at grade1/easy grade 2, where we may be able to practise some of this.
(I appreciate, scrambling isn't part of the ML, that's not what I am implying, more that. Will be with a group of experienced people, who want to have the skills in emergency use of a rope when they go out with less experienced groups. The scrambling element is purely for our own entertainment )
I've never been to this area of the lakes before, but have the book scrambles I. The lake district (south) so feel free to throw some names at me and I will look them up!
There is plenty round there, anything on the dow side of the valley is good and there is plenty so you can just make up a route. We tried to go up Harter Fell (Duddon one) via the route in that book but found it very difficult to follow, but it is a nice walk and would be good for rope work practice.
Only downside to the Seathwaite/Dow side is that if i remember rightly it will be very boggy. Just north of the duddon valley turn right at cockley beck and there is a hill called Little Stand, absolutely Brilliant scramble, lots of rock and not too high. I think thats in the scramble book too.