/ Easiest route up scarfell
I did Snowdon a couple of months ago which was fine, no problems.
I'm camping at Wasdale camp site.
Many thanks, Stuart.
For the most enjoyable route (longer but easier and much nicer) walk up to Styhead Tarn then take the Corridor route. Going up to Styhead, with a bit of map reading nous you can pick up an old un-worn track on the south side of the beck which is much nicer and quieter than the stony track up to Styhead. If you don't already have it I would strongly recommend you buy the BMC Mountain Map of the Lakes which should enable you to find that track. Then you can descend by Brown Tongue (still not very nice in descent!)
It's £15 but money well spent. Weatherproof, lightweight, covers the whole Lakes in one sheet, and you can fold it to put it in your pocket. The only Lakes map you'll ever need!
BTW, Scafell, the lower of the two, is a much quieter and more select summit. Much harder to get to, especially from Wasdale.
Hope you have a great day!
Or follow the new motorway that forks left at Hollow Stones. It's easy to find, you just follow the 3 Peakers (last weekend there was a continuous progression of them in both directions from morning to evening).
Hey Rog (hijack) I was wondering when the names of the likes of Dow Crag and Scafell got changed from their historic spelling (Doe and Scawfell) as they used to appear on the old FRCC (original) guides ...it is suprising to me how recent it was really (within 100 years).
And make a point of detouring up to the summit of Lingmell. IMO this gives the best view down borrowdale EVER!
Scafell isn't hard to get to from Wasdale, just aim uphill, go to the right of the crags/scree, and keep heading up to the small notch in the skyline then turn right (it's the Bob Graham anticlockwise route).
It's hard to find a safe route up Scafell if you find yourself at Mickledore (the col between Scafell and Scafell Pike). You have a very exposed scramble (broad stand) or a few other options, the easiest and safest of which is to descend to the outflow of foxes tarn and climb to the small tarn then climb the scree path.
From the summit of Scafell Pike you can either descend via Corridor Route or Brown Tongue (shorter) or descend to Mickledore, pick up the Foxes Tarn path to the summit of Scafell and then descend into Wasdale down the shoulder.
Of course the best way up Scafell is via Horn Crag and Slight Side from Wha House in Eskdale. If you specifically want to go up Scafell I'd consider driving round to Eskdale just for this.
Actually the best way up Scafell is via the East Buttress. The best way up Scafell Pike is Thors Buttress and Pen, and the best way down is via Lingmell .
> Actually the best way up Scafell is via the East Buttress.
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