/ ingleborough, quick route.

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marktrik - on 27 Sep 2013
wanting some info on ingleborough. i'm staying in ingleton for a long weekend and want to summit ingleborough but do not have much time. anyone know of a quick route up there ? oh ye, might be doing this at dusk/evening. i have been out in night before on kinder scout and surrounding area in snow, cloud, cold etc... so fairly confident.
thanks.
Lankyman - on 27 Sep 2013
In reply to marktrik: there is the broad track which leads from Storrs Common on the edge of Ingleton past Crina Bottom farm directly to the top. You cannot miss it, even in poor weather. If you have transport to the Hill Inn further up towards Ribblehead you can have a shorter climb with less ascent. It does have a steeper climb to pull up to the ridge and it can be tricky getting the right line off the summit plateau in mist/darkness (the routes back to the Hill Inn, to Horton and to Clapham all leave in close proximity). Those are your two shortest options.
Pennine - on 27 Sep 2013
In reply to marktrik: Crina Bottom would be the quickest from Ingleton. As Karl says, it can be tricky in the dark hitting the right descent for the Hill Inn (as many have found out over the years).

After arriving on the plateau rim walk straight ahead a few meters to trig. Shelter is a few meters to your left. Retrace your steps to locate descent to Ingleton.

Clear night & good torch no problem.
marktrik - on 30 Sep 2013
In reply to Karl Lunt: roughly how long will this route take, from Storrs Common. thanks
marktrik - on 30 Sep 2013
In reply to Pennine: roughly how long will this route take, from Storrs Common. thanks
Mal Grey - on 30 Sep 2013
In reply to marktrik:

Its a good track most of the way, 4km, 550m of climbing
Mal Grey - on 30 Sep 2013
In reply to Mal Grey:

Oh, and meant to say, its a reasonably comfortable summit for bivvying out on, should that take your fancy.

marktrik - on 07 Oct 2013
In reply to marktrik: thanks for the advice. ended up going up inglebourgh in day with some family, when on route our of ingleton. looked straight forward so very doable in dark. on the next day i did whernside in the dark, very wet and misty. went up from the 'old hill inn' (think thats the name of the pub). that was good, just finding the path to and from the summit ridge was a little tricky due to very poor visibility.
Pennine - on 07 Oct 2013
In reply to marktrik: Sorry I didn't spot your question about timing. Looks like you managed both hills ok.
Crag Pony - on 07 Oct 2013
In reply to marktrik: Depending on transport options, Hill Inn quickest if you have the option of transport. Take note of entry/exit point onto summit platuea, possible to end up heading to Horton but after 15 absolute max if you have the attention of a zombie, you'll realise your mistake. Just retrace your route and descend the right side of the hill. No probs in poor viz.
From Ingleton the Crinna Bottom route is quickest. TBH the paths are so well defined you have to try hard to get off route. Use a good dose of common and map and compass if conditions are crap.
How long it takes depends on you.
Have a good time, moonlight walks on Ingleborough are something special.

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