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[Carl Ellis and Peter Newman tackle the pinnacles on Peter's first outdoor scramble, 2 kb]Being 4.5 miles in the round from Patterdale. Some climbers will say the hardest part of Pinnacle Ridge is actually finding it! With a scrambling Grade 3, many climbers believe the ridge does not merit such a high grade as there are many escape routes.  Looking up from the Grisedale trench you can see the obvious prominent exit area of East Chockstone gully, Pinnacle Ridge is 180 meters to the left of this.  The starting point is a gun like shaped rock known as the Cannon, although before you reach this you will see a small withered tree still standing to the right as you approach the ridge, scrambling on from the Cannon you will come across the giant slabs which are smooth and have little grip, in wet or icy weather these can be difficult to traverse.  I once read that wearing an old sock over your boot will afford better grip, I tried this technique and yes it does work.  From the slabs the ridge continues with no real route finding problems, suddenly you find yourself at the crux wall standing some 6 meters in height,this being the only real pitch on the route and best climbed from the corner.  The crux wall will pose no problems for the accomplished rock climber but I have always roped here . Atop of the crux wall is a prominent rock which can be used to secure a belay .  From there you can see the Pinnacles, many climbers shuffle across them , all afford good grip.  Having Scrambling down the final Pinnacle cross to the left then up the well worn path turning right to the summit of St Sunday.  There are escape routes to the left or dropping down to the easy gully which runs parallel to the right of the ridge.  Whether or not the Grade 3 rating is warranted is I believe a personal choice and best left to the individual climber , the difficulty of the ridge will always depend on the weather conditions with snow and ice the route takes on Alpine proportions ...........Big Hell

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Photo: Carl Ellis and Peter Newman tackle the pinnacles on Peter's first outdoor scramble © John Hardy
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Wonderful. Breezy, a bit greasy and cold but it was great! Two parties ahead and one behind. Big mountain feel - more like Wales than the lakes. Mostly soloed but roped two pitches both led by Ranger.
JudithE - 28/Sep/14 with Ranger

We did the ridge Alpine style for practice.
summerse - Lead - 13/Sep/14 with Mike Lunn, Jilly, Charli Wisbey

with Jilly and Mike Lunn
Charli Wisbey - 13/Sep/14 with Elwyn

Elsier - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/14

Saw Ste_b1978 topping out as I arrived at the bottom, at least I think it was him. Thanks, you left me in doubt as to the location of the ridge, which was some what in doubt beforehand.
Mark Collins - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/14

Ste_b1978 - Solo - 07/Sep/14

malc - Solo rpt - 07/Sep/14

Hidden - Solo - 30/Aug/14

Left late (5:30pm) so finished the ridge in the dark. Good fun sharing one headtorch between the three of us. First long section and the section after the pinnacle is easy, probably grade 1-2, but we roped up for the wall and the pinnacles.
JonLongshanks - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Hannah, Dad

tom0french - Solo - 20/Aug/14

Superb!
fredallingham - Solo - 19/Aug/14

Working. Good day out, thunder started as we reached the top.
A Mountain Journey - Lead - 08/Aug/14

xusa - 2nd O/S - Aug/14 with John jones

samharrison7 - Solo rpt - 28/Jun/14

adam 24 - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/14

RyanOsborne - 28/Jun/14

Climb with Alpine Club members as part of aspirant and new members meet, June 2014.
Darren Axe - Solo - 28/Jun/14 with Lorna Fisher, Sam Harrison, Imogen Fisher

Binder - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/14

Nordie_matt - 16/Jun/14 with Dave Bowler, Tom redmond

Wesley Orvis - Solo - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - Jun/14

Jim Slater - Solo - 17/May/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/May/14

ColdAndWet - Solo - 15/May/14

after work fun
samrad - Solo - 14/May/14

Darbo - 11/May/14

Lots of fun but a little short! Finished with a walk over to Fairfield, then Helvellyn past Grisedale tarn. Ended the day going down striding edge, very atmospheric with the cloud and mist rolling over.
Puma - Solo - 04/May/14 with Luke (YAC)

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/May/14

Hidden - Solo - 04/May/14

swmackey - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/14

Great little outing, one to do again but with Liz and Pippa!!
chris warner - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/14 with Rich Bromley

Gav Parker - Solo - 21/Apr/14

Dave Wearing - 21/Apr/14 with Gavin Parker

outing in the sunshine with Paulina & Scotty
peachos - Solo - 19/Apr/14 with Scott Stanley

crispy - Solo - 11/Apr/14

rnotman67 - Lead O/S - Apr/14 with Kevin Murphy

RichardThorpe - Solo - 29/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/14

Awesome day. Snow on ground made scramble into winter mountaineering climb. No real problems with the crux and subsequent scramble. Moved together alpine style to the top.
MartinJWood - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/14 with Nick Hampton

Took some finding in the clag but got there in the end. Very windy day made everything feel a little more edgy but good route.
sjbrook - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Dave Richards

Sam first on rope, moving together practice. Windy!
Dave Richards - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/14 with sjbrook

Hidden - Lead - 16/Feb/14

Powder snow all the way up, neve on exit ramp.
Chris Huntington - AltLd - 10/Feb/14

Very wet conditions. Walked to summit then fairfield and back down grisedale. Adam lead and placed one runner in ctux corner. Slippery conditions made crux a bit tricky but no major problems
Roberdeen1 - 2nd - 19/Jan/14 with Adam Noble

Hidden - 2014

Easy in summer
Lobsbelow - 2014

Hidden - 29/Dec/13

RobEdwards - Solo - 07/Dec/13 with Maddy

Climbed with gav, then walked over to hellvelyn and down striding edge
rnotman67 - AltLd - 01/Dec/13 with Gavin

Bede - Solo - 30/Nov/13

JP78 - Solo - 30/Nov/13

Covered in powder snow, but axes and crampons not needed.
Clay C - Solo O/S - 22/Nov/13 with Ross, Will A

Fentonio - AltLd O/S - 16/Nov/13 with Ben Brady

Bisteris - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/13 with Mark Hill

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 10/Nov/13 with Ross Heron

Just had a nice day with the Dad , nothing special or hard . Nice time soloing though :)
funnybunnytom1 - Solo - Nov/13

Julian Laidler - Lead - 25/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 13/Oct/13

Climbed moving together in god awful conditions!
aljones91 - 18/Sep/13

Karlos - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Harriet

Climbed moving together. Brilliant ridge and some great exposure
CM1992 - Solo - 05/Sep/13

Previously done as grade 2 now redone as grade 3. At crux switched near top from right-hand crack on left wall to left-hand crack on left wall. Met Jenny on the way.
mysterion - 26/Aug/13

Stunning route with great views
tim exley - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/13 with will hornby

hornbywill - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/13 with tim exley

Hidden - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jul/13

klipkabouter - Solo - 06/Jul/13 with Rachel Swift

gav - Solo - 06/Jul/13 with Chris, Will, Jimbo

Excellent rock. Bit of a slog up to it but a nice little scramble.
Jimbo C - Solo - 06/Jul/13 with Gav, Chris, Will

Good route although fairly short. Rock is grippy and stable throughout.
The Ghost Rider - Solo - Jul/13

Wind and rain!
wendys - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with DannyDJB

Hidden - 30/Jun/13

K9 - 30/Jun/13 with Alpine Club members

in descent after ascending Broad Buttress
Wesley Orvis - Lead - 16/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/13

Fantastic rock in dry conditions. Excellent scramble
garethm - Solo - 10/Jun/13

Heavy bag full of bivi gear makes it trickier...
samharrison7 - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/13 with Imogen Fisher, Lorna Fisher

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/May/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/May/13

Stephen Shaw - Solo - 26/May/13 with Jack

Mike.Kinge - Solo - 26/May/13 with CUMS

Cludum Mann - Lead - 25/May/13 with Sam Ilott

gfpowell - Lead O/S - 19/May/13

kato'sdad - Lead - 18/May/13 with Jon Lewis

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/13

Hidden - 06/May/13

With John Waterhouse, Adam Gough, Nick Brakspear, Margaret Bowyer, Darren Shepherd, Amy Smith. Wet and cold, but good fun, and down early with time to sit outside the pub in the sun.
Howard J - 05/May/13

Hidden - 05/May/13

Hidden - Lead - May/13

Classic! We did find it eventually!!!! https://vimeo.com/64465757
dangmtb - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/13

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 16/Feb/13 with David Carter

Winter conditions
cas smerdon - AltLd - 26/Jan/13 with Mark S

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jan/13

Snow
Jones_d - 13/Jan/13 with Helen, Eddie James

Hidden - 12/Jan/13

andy jennings - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/13 with Momber

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jan/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - 04/Jan/13

lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/13 with Laura Glover, Joe Williams

Ian Hinkins - Solo - 02/Jan/13 with Hal

Peter Kirkwood - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 2013

6aPunter - 2013

wykealpha - 2013

IanHarrison - Solo O/S - 16/Dec/12 with KMC

Roger Chaldecott
Sue Underwood - 2nd - 16/Dec/12 with Polly Sullivan

more rope work practice
johnrich - AltLd - 13/Dec/12 with Craig Quirk

Hidden - Solo - 10/Dec/12

Darrell Read - 08/Dec/12 with Alice Stuart-Lee

foostu4 - Solo - 28/Nov/12

Hidden - 19/Nov/12

Hidden - 18/Nov/12

Matt Dolan - 2nd O/S - 17/Nov/12 with Dave Lomax, Luke Cullum

lcullum7 - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/12 with Matt Dolan, Dave Lomax

solo in sub zero temps but no snow or ice
Wesley Orvis - Solo - 27/Oct/12

Perfect dry rock in good conditions. Was a relief to get on the rock and off scree.
smithjmw46 - Solo O/S - 15/Oct/12

Stephen Shaw - Lead - 10/Oct/12 with Dan

Sam_Marsland - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Paul Marsland, Lynn Marsland

lynn - 2nd - 06/Oct/12 with Sam Marsland

biggianthead - 01/Oct/12 with J, E

Super fun! .. Crazy weather.
Max Clarke - Lead - 01/Oct/12

Difficulties finding the start of the route. There after it's simply following the scratches and well worn paths. All difficulties can be avoided by numerous paths (almost removes some of the achievement?!)
waiting for snow - Lead - Oct/12

elliptic - Solo - 29/Sep/12

good ridge with some nice exposure.
JamesGibson - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Archie Parks

Great Ridge, awesome view at the summit for lunch (didn't rain!)
Archieparks - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with James Gibson

Great Ridge, awesome view at the summit for lunch (didn't rain!)
Archieparks - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with James Gibson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12

masmith - AltLd - 05/Sep/12 with Joanna Smith

Gav Parker - Solo - 02/Sep/12

kitP - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Graham, John, Kate, Andy, Cat

Andy DB - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/12 with chris, John, Cat, Kate

Hidden - 19/Aug/12

kato'sdad - Solo - 17/Jul/12 with simon hammond

Moved together for Alps practice, easier than expected
RichardThorpe - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/12

s.scott - Lead - 12/Jul/12

In the mist and rain.
Rachel Slater - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/12 with Olli Crudge, Andrea Morgan

Mhm damp
Olli-C - Solo - 02/Jul/12 with Andrea, Rachel Slater

WEATHER WAS A BIT CRAP, RAINING A GUSTY WINDS
CHASETRAILBUILDA - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/12

We struggled finding the start and it was very slippery in the pouring rain and gusty wind. Had a great time :-)
mmalbon - Lead - 30/Jun/12 with Simon

Happy Haggis - 2nd - 24/Jun/12 with Hugh Robinson

Robbo1 - Lead - 24/Jun/12 with Jen Robinson

Line of greatest resistance. Great route.
Mr Fuller - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Paul Gibbison

Gav Parker - Lead - 10/Jun/12

wet and slippery in the mist ! , was good though
george sewell - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12

Good route, and easy to follow, quite exposed in places. Rope useful on crux if your second is at all nervous, but fairly straight forward.
Danjones - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Roz

Wesley Orvis - Lead - 04/Jun/12

xusa - 2nd - Jun/12 with Gareth Borthwick

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/May/12

a13x - 12/May/12 with Jessie Harris

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 05/May/12 with Soloed

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Apr/12

Rachel Somerville - Solo - 25/Apr/12

55pete55 - 22/Apr/12

Goose4 - Lead - 21/Apr/12 with Ryan McGlen

Very lucky with the weather - sunny for almost the entire ascent and then started to snow when we brewed up at the summit!
benjizac - Solo - 21/Apr/12 with Troy Midwood

paulh.0776 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with peter

Wet & windy
Stephen Shaw - Solo - 08/Apr/12 with Mira & Dan

Hidden - Apr/12

Mick Cassidy - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Jimbo

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/12

moose ridd - Solo - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - 01/Mar/12

John Pierre - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Dan M

Dan_Murph - 24/Feb/12 with John Pierre

garburn - 18/Feb/12 with Joe Fennell

I think the large, loose block in the chimney has finally fallen out...
joe_lancs - 18/Feb/12

Hidden - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 08/Feb/12

JezzaCat - Feb/12 with Stella

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

georgemax - 2012

crabtreer - 2012

alan moore - 2012

Wesley Orvis - 2012

kjb - 2012

jhs3jtmh - 2012

Malpractise - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

rubisco - 2nd β - 2012 with Purely

Hidden - 2012

Winter route. Mixture of rock, Ice and snow.
kirstyrichardson - 2nd O/S - 18/Dec/11 with liam martin

Hidden - Solo - 18/Dec/11

Antony Mottershead - Solo O/S - 17/Dec/11 with Richard Bailey

Tom Vivian - Lead - 26/Nov/11 with Tor

Excellent but compact route
trivett - 12/Nov/11

markriddington - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Emma Louise Ward, Beth Bennett, Richard Sore

samharrison7 - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/11 with James Heath, Lorna Fisher, Alex Reid

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/11

Simnel - Oct/11 with Mark, Alan

billybones - 25/Sep/11 with Eric Derwin

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/11

Tim Rodgers - Solo - 18/Sep/11 with Rod Molyneux

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/11

apd - Lead - 04/Sep/11 with Will

Climbed on route to St Sunday Crag summit. Had an excellent day, the walk in was damp but the weather cleared for the ascent and the walk back down. Rob lead most of the way, my brother and eldest nephew, and me following.
dave_j_h - 21/Aug/11 with Rob Embry

What a route!
djprepie - Solo - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/11

Dan P 123 - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with Stu_Brown

richard s - Lead - 10/Jul/11

A great day out for my Stag do. great weather with a 'Ascent of Rumdoodle' picnic at the summit; port, wine, beer, cheese, meat selction, olives, and strawberries and cream. amazing. Thank you all for a unforgettable and great day out.
A Crook - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Rob John Temple, Tim Slingsby, Pat Boothman, Dave Garry, Dom Stockton, Neil Griffiths

Adam's stag - group potter lugging booze and food up to top for a surprise piss-up and face feeding frenzy. Good laugh. Great little scramble. Adam, Dom, Dave, Rob, Patrick and Dave?
NeilGriffiths - Solo - 09/Jul/11

Steve Woollard - Solo - 09/Jul/11 with Kevin Colclough

Adams Stag doo weekend ... mad hatters tea party at the top, Great day
mux - 09/Jul/11 with A Crook, Neil Griffiths

DefenderKen - Jul/11

annastudholme - 20/Jun/11

Gav Parker - Lead - 11/Jun/11

rick1fugazi - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11

StevieD - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/11 with djmarko75

Saintly - 05/Jun/11 with Em

Tim_Gomersall - Solo - Jun/11

Jonathan Spooner - Solo O/S - Jun/11 with Sonny Fabricotore, Nick Babb, Francis Charlesworth

BikeClimbWalk - 24/May/11 with John J

KevB - AltLd - 24/May/11 with Student x2

Smithy Smith - Solo O/S - 11/May/11

MarkRoe - Solo rpt - 11/May/11 with Smithy, Francis Charlesworth, Alastair Newman

Hidden - Solo - 04/May/11

R_W_M - Solo - 02/May/11

stafford101 - 02/May/11

movingfastblog - Solo O/S - 01/May/11 with Matt

Gav Parker - Solo - 29/Apr/11

Roped up for the climb and the pinacles. 4 people on a 60m rope using alpine butterflies, worked surprisingly well.
carlc75 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Stephen Wattam, Peter Newman, John Hardy

cas smerdon - Solo - 24/Apr/11 with Paul S

Chris Manasseh - 21/Apr/11

Didn't need to rope up but expected more difficulties from a grade 3. Wonderful sunny weather and views across to the Helvellyn Range
Jon Wickham - AltLd - 17/Apr/11 with Wayne Lynchey

Andysomething - 14/Apr/11 with Norman Bennett, Peter McGarry

jon59 - Solo - 12/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

After Catstye Cam, Helvellyn etc. Roped together scramble. Pitched the crux.
lucasp - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with ditch

JonnoP - Solo - 09/Apr/11 with Caroline Larkman

sshandy - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with Silver Surfer

Pompey - Solo - 09/Apr/11 with JP

Private Flounder - Solo O/S - Apr/11

Big Bad Bob - Lead - Apr/11

iwebster59017 - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/11 with Carl Sunley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/11

joe_lancs - Solo rpt - 12/Mar/11

yellow - Solo rpt - 12/Mar/11

raining and pretty cold so opted for a scramble rather than going climbing.
carl_123 - Solo rpt - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11

knicos - Lead - 05/Mar/11 with James Chesmer

Wesley Orvis - Lead - 01/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11

Hidden - 05/Feb/11

Nice and snowy! Roped up for the crux.
MarkRoe - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Ryan McGlen, Ian Webster

mcglenr25 - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Ian Webster, Mark Roe

iwebster59017 - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Ryan Mcglen, MarkRoe

cezza - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/11

MarkDavies36 - Solo - 09/Jan/11

Full on winter condition...snow on the walk out was sketchy
Wesley Evans - BAD SELLAR - Lead - 07/Jan/11

bluebealach - Solo - 2011

JamesM - 2011

Wainers44 - 2011

The Mountain Goat - 2011

jon59 - 2011

smason - 2011

Kamikaze Badger - 2011

ColinD - 2011

bsmedz - 2011

franny - 2011

AdamDawson - 2011

Tenko - AltLd - 2011

Terrible weather. It was hard work finding the climb in the mist and snow. Skipped the crux pitch to try and get down in daylight. Came down in the dark!
geoffmoss - AltLd - 01/Dec/10 with Nigel Wadsworth

Montygoo - Lead - Dec/10

Was very icy, had to use axes once off ridge and onto slope.
Chris Toward - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/10

whispering nic - Lead - 17/Nov/10 with Stuart Burns

Donald Kelly - Solo O/S - 16/Nov/10 with John F PMC

Hidden - Lead - 15/Nov/10

Moved together on it for practise.
Jack Loftus - Solo O/S - 15/Nov/10 with Pete Hill, Nick

Hidden - 15/Nov/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Nov/10

Mungo Shuntobox - Solo - 06/Nov/10

steveth - Lead O/S - Nov/10 with Ian Bennett

Brilliant! hard to find the start, but once on it, just follow the crampon scratches. roped up for the crux corner.
tobyk - 24/Oct/10 with Emma Akam, Andrew Knights

Gerlach - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Oct/10

hokkyokusei - 16/Oct/10 with Bernadette

Nordic - AltLd - 10/Oct/10 with Vicki Cox

Hidden - 10/Oct/10

With John Waterhouse, Fiona Leach, Nick Brakspear, Andy Crawley, Adam Gough
Howard J - 09/Oct/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/10

Liam Martin - Lead β - 21/Sep/10 with Tony Martin

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/10

Have previously soloed this climb but on this occasion took up a novice who really enjoyed the scramble. roped up for the chimney pitch
lumbard - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10

Hidden - 05/Sep/10

moved together
Olli-C - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with mother, dad

A grade 3 Adventure for sure! Left dunmail raise at 6.30 as the sun was dropping low behind Steel crag... Legged it up to Grizedale tarn - across to the traverse / climbing path up St Sunday.... quick paper, scissors, stone on the best approach.... eventually found the bottom after a few dead-ends - brilliant route topped out in the dark then shared a torch back to the van. Happy dayz n nites T
Timo Austino - Solo - 03/Sep/10 with Nats

Zygoticgema - Solo - 01/Sep/10 with KarlH

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/10

jimmac - Solo - Sep/10 with dion lannen, sid crow

Much easier and shorter than expected.
gronbech - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/10 with Pete C

soloed on the way up, downclimbed it belayed; abseiled on crux. Done with blackdog.
Mario Sciacca - Solo β - 25/Aug/10

Gav Parker - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - 15/Aug/10

nich0las - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Catriona C, James S

Good first scrable, lerning at placing protection.
stu_dan - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 06/Aug/10

nice scramble but a bit short. Joe led the crux wall, I seconded but took a route up a crack in the face to the left of the crux wall. Would actually make a nice alternative more challenging lead pitch. The rest was solo
Ed Throp - 24/Jul/10 with joe noake

Joe Noake - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Titch, Ed Throp

Tim Rodgers - Solo - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10

swintle - 2nd - 19/Jun/10 with Guy Collis

Nice but short mountaineering route.
GC - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Sarah Wintle

Sam-westcott - Solo - 11/Jun/10

1.40 car to car
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Solo - 04/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/10

Climbed pinnacle ridge route on St Sunday crag as training route for forthcomming alps trip practicing moving together on route but pitched crux 'corner' pitch behind pinnacle. Superb route Soloable apart from crux 6m corner good holds and protectable walked in from Grisdale, after summit, on to Fairfield then Hart crag and descended long grassy spur splitting Dove dale and Deepdale lovely sunny descent. Road walk back to Pattadale. 10 miles plus climb start 0930 hrs finish 1630 hrs 8 hours out all told, weather fine, Great views all day particularly on Scramble.
thomas - Lead O/S - 27/May/10 with Russ Cooper

Hidden - Solo - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/10

Hidden - Solo - 06/May/10

Gav Parker - Solo - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Roger Cruse - Solo O/S - 02/May/10 with Kris

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/May/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10

Chris Harding - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/10 with Paul Lester

Different Steve - Solo rpt - 22/Jan/10 with Phil Williams, John Buchan

sgl0jd - 2010

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Dec/09

adam clarke - 13/Dec/09 with James Hulme

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Dec/09

A brilliant day out, if a little wet and slippy!. Our first ever scramble. Soloed most of it, but roped up for the exposed and wet pinnacles. Very enjoyable.
northerngreg - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/09 with Jo Lee

Very wet and slippy but very satisfying scramble.
jolee - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/09 with northerngreg

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Nov/09

Protected 'crux wall' and the bit just below the pinnacles.
the colonel - Solo O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Gav

wet and slippy....
Gav Parker - 31/Oct/09

mostly moist
MTS - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/09

Lovely scramble, I only wish it was longer. Would have been happy to solo it but pitched the crux and pinnacles for partner
Nicholas Livesey - Lead - 13/Oct/09 with Jim Hobson

biggianthead - 11/Oct/09 with HT

A bit overgraded and surprisingly short but really nice scrambling.
Conan - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Ken Taylor

Dave Wearing - 05/Sep/09 with Trish 1968,Steve,Simon

Hidden - 05/Sep/09

Great scrambling in the wind and rain
trish1968 - 05/Sep/09 with Si, dave wearing

Wet and windy made it a little slippy, but a fun route none the less.
sjdg5 - 05/Sep/09 with Dave Wearing, trish1968

Hidden - Solo - 22/Aug/09

jmarshall - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09 with richard barcock

moved together but didn't really need to not grade 3 really
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Pete aka Dad

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/09

morsy - Solo - 19/Jul/09 with gerhard mors

thrutch - Solo - 04/Jul/09 with helen

Mayaculpa - Solo - 04/Jul/09

Dave Wearing - 28/Jun/09 with Alister Clarke, SJ, Nicola McLennon

Hidden - 14/Jun/09

Gav Parker - Solo - 07/Jun/09

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with James Howard

MCL - Jun/09

MCL - Jun/09 with Hayley, Brian, Steph

Hidden - Solo - Jun/09

KevinJ - 30/May/09 with Jimmy Q

Hidden - 21/May/09

Shelley_Watson - 21/May/09 with Stuart Watson

Hidden - Solo - May/09

richardt - Solo - May/09

Nats and I for my birthday trip - excellent route and nats was flying!
Timo Austino - Solo - 24/Apr/09 with Nats

Bit dissapointed not as good as I expected.
The Mountain Goat - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/09

K9 - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Fran

nik king - Solo - 05/Apr/09

Hidden - 03/Apr/09

Excellent day
Gav Parker - 29/Mar/09

Dave Wearing - Lead - 29/Mar/09 with Gavin Parker

wildbill - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/09 with Ben Bravington-Sim

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Feb/09

Emmas first winter scrambleEmma
Patrick803 - Lead - Feb/09 with Emma

crowberry gully - AltLd - 24/Jan/09 with Ross McGibbon

Lindsay Sutherland - 2nd rpt - 04/Jan/09 with Daniel Sutherland

Solo route and belayed linz and mike across the difficult seections
Daniel Sutherland - Solo rpt - 03/Jan/09 with Lindsay Sutherland and Mike Facchini

Roped up for steep corner, frosty day but no ice so I don't get the winter tick!
Joe Miller - 02/Jan/09 with Josef Frank

andrewb - 2009

jonwright - Lead O/S - 2009 with peter

rnotman67 - Solo - 2009

Kevin Camplin - Solo O/S - 27/Dec/08 with Neil Conway

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/08

bengillies - Solo O/S - 29/Nov/08

Snow on the ground.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/08 with Steve Pasco, Alex Elliot

Good option for a cold November day. Rocks were finger-chilling, but it was nice to emerge from the shade into sunshine on top.
johnjb - Solo O/S - 16/Nov/08 with Ed, Mark Ireland, Dave Brown

Dave Latimer - Lead - 30/Oct/08

Kamikaze Badger - AltLd - 04/Oct/08 with Also Neil Woodhead - Wind and Rain

Neil Conway - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Matthew Kerr

nigelw - AltLd - 25/Sep/08 with Julina

Hidden - Solo - 19/Sep/08

Wet day out, roped up for the steep bit. Good bit of fun.
jimorothy - AltLd - Sep/08 with Rachel Crolla

asmith37 - Lead - 21/Aug/08 with Bex Leigh

biggianthead - 16/Aug/08 with G

joe.91 - 2nd - 25/Jun/08 with Iain Cumpstey

default_slipper - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/08

default_slipper - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/08

UKscrambler - Solo - Jun/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/May/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/May/08

Boots, Pack, Damp, Windy. Alpine style. Start of ridge inline with triangular sheep pen and stream on opposite side of the valley.
moose ridd - Lead - 26/Apr/08 with M.Sadler

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/08

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Mar/08

Hidden - Solo rpt - 09/Feb/08

Hidden - Solo - 06/Feb/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/08

andybeanland - Feb/08 with Rachel

Different Steve - Solo rpt - 19/Jan/08

beautiful day, route to ourselves. Moved together.
quirky - Lead O/S - 2008 with missus

Hidden - 2008

spam - 2008

petegunn - Solo - 2008 with Davina

benj_d - Solo - 2008

size9hex - Lead O/S - 2008 with Lynn Wells

On a fell run. Beautiful day.
Richard Alderton - Solo - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

Tarquin - 2008

monkeyboyraw - Solo - 2008

Sam Ash - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Great scramble, didn't need rope. Beautiful views of snow on Hellvellyn.
cas smerdon - Solo - 15/Dec/07 with john wheeler

wheelo - Solo - 15/Dec/07 with cas

carl_123 - Solo - 02/Dec/07 with lewis and phil

Perfect Autumn weather, no-one else on the route, worth doing just for the view of Ullswater as you walk back to Patterdale.
jonmitch - Solo - 04/Nov/07

Unexpectedly good weather, and amazing light made for some great views today.
Caralynh - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/07 with Jez Hadall

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/07

done in apline style roped together except for one pitched crux
ayuplass - 25/Oct/07 with dave

Hidden - Solo - 20/Oct/07

Hidden - Solo β - 20/Oct/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - Oct/07

Martin Davies - Solo - 22/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07

Hammy - Lead - 05/Sep/07 with Mark Stephens

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/07

Oakgreen16v - Solo - 26/Aug/07 with Barney

Hidden - Solo - 17/Aug/07

Mark Wilson23 - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/07 with Paul blanchard

George Ormerod - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/07 with Clare W

Pitched the crux wall then moved together from then on
Daniel Sutherland - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Lindsay

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/07

Will Smith - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Ben

Franco Cookson OLD - Solo - Mar/07 with Neil Cookson- My DAD

steven - Solo O/S - Mar/07

steven - Solo O/S - Mar/07

Should not claim winter ascent really, no snow! Bloody cold though.
Shaw Brown - Solo - 04/Feb/07 with simon blythe

As part of a run.. No real difficulties, pleasant way to the top!
Mattyk - Solo O/S - 27/Jan/07 with Mike Vogler

Lovely day in the Lakes. Snow and ice on the ridge. Crampons would have been good but not quite in full winter conditions.
pdisney - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/07 with Chris L & Dom

Hidden - Solo - 2007

Monk - 2007 with RUMC

Great day once we found the ridge
JRClay100 - 16/Dec/06 with K I Merrick

Hidden - Solo - 20/Aug/06

Dave Wearing - Solo - 20/Aug/06 with Escher.

Blisteringly hot day. Great scramble.
Simon2005 - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/06 with RonC

alifin - Solo - 10/Jul/06 with Joanne Finlay

apeman241 - Lead β - 02/Jun/06

Very short interest and long-ish walk to get to it!
Simon K - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with JB

Hidden - Solo - Jun/06

Hidden - Solo - Jun/06

Hidden - 31/May/06

Celia Watson - 31/May/06 with stuart watson

no_more_scotch_eggs - AltLd rpt - May/06 with loudfish

Hammy - Lead - 10/Feb/06

Hammy - Lead - 03/Feb/06

MikeDowsett - Lead - Jan/06 with Tony Fidler, Kris Scheinkonig

John Kettle - 2006

mortimea - Solo - 2006

Simnel - Lead - 2006 with Pete Middleton

DavPk - 16/Oct/05 with Catherine Pearks

andrusht84 - 16/Mar/05 with mathew elkin

Hammy - Lead - 03/Feb/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Nobby - AltLd - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 2005

darcy1 - 2005 with Team touchingthecloth.com

Hidden - 2nd - 2005

jfmchivall - 2005

rambler_gary - 2005

petegunn - Solo - 31/Jul/04

teespaddler - Lead - Jun/04

jamie ward - Lead O/S - 08/May/04 with Lindsey Ward

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - May/04

malc - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/04 with RM

Did this during a weeks adventure training with the Army, first scramble I had ever done.
andrusht84 - 27/Mar/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

kickaha4 - 2nd - 2004 with Karl Rowe

Stephen Shaw - Solo - 04/Aug/03

Stephen Shaw - Solo - 07/Jul/03

George Bassant - Solo - Apr/03 with John Mullen/Geoff Cooper

Sankey - AltLd - 2003 with Andy E

John Kettle - Solo - 2003

petegunn - Solo - 2003 with The Bicton Boys

First ever accent, but far from the last. Some that go this way say the ridge dose not deserve its grade 3 rating ,personally I believe this is a decision best left to the individual climber.
BigHell - Oct/02 with Gary and Jeff

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 19/Aug/02

Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - Jul/02

Stephen Shaw - Lead - 24/Jun/02

Stephen Shaw - Lead - 24/Jun/02

Hammy - Lead - 08/Mar/02

Hammy - Solo - 20/Feb/02 with Pete Smith

Jonny M - Solo O/S - 2002 with Rich Cole

Mark A Humphries - Solo - 2002 with Frank Thies

Hidden - Solo - Aug/01

Hidden - Solo - 2001

Hidden - Solo - 2001

Hidden - Lead - Jul/00

Hammy - Solo - 10/Mar/00 with Sally Robinson

Hidden - Solo - Feb/00

Hidden - Solo - Feb/00

DGY - Lead - 2000 with Family

net - Solo - 12/Dec/99

icescrew - Solo O/S - Dec/99

clive-greenwood - Solo O/S - 05/Nov/99

Sean Kelly - Solo - Nov/99 with Al Metelko

Hidden - Jul/99

Hidden - Solo - 09/May/99

Hidden - Solo - 15/Apr/99

Hammy - Solo - 13/Apr/99 with Pam Angove

clive-greenwood - Solo - 1999

innesmac - 1999

Hidden - Solo - 20/May/97

Hammy - Solo - 06/Apr/97

stuffed84 - 2nd - Apr/97

Hidden - Solo - 26/Oct/96

Hidden - 14/Jan/96

Hidden - Solo - 1996

EddieA - Solo - Jan/95

EddieA - Solo - Jan/95

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1993

veryhappybunny - 1992

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/91

KingM - 21/Jan/90 with Patrick Andrews, Steve Brodie, Mark Lester

lithos - 1990

KingM - 16/Oct/88 with Steve Brodie, Paul "Doc" Lishman

KingM - Solo - 07/Aug/88 with Steve Brodie

Iain Thow - Solo - 28/Feb/87

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/86 with Neil Watson

Mark Kemball - Solo - 29/Dec/84

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - May/84

Lone walking/climbing a a fine night bivvying, clear and cold
Peter Main - Solo - 31/Mar/74

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Style of ascent

Soloed224 of 541 (41.4%)
Lead109 of 541 (20.1%)
Followed37 of 541 (6.8%)
Alt Leads42 of 541 (7.8%)
Unknown129 of 541 (23.8%)

'Climbed'363 of 541 (67.1%)
clean O/S155 of 541 (28.7%)
clean β5 of 541 (0.9%)
clean rpt18 of 541 (3.3%)