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

Ticklists: Top ridge scrambles of Britain, Britain's winter ridges.

dakidunn 23/Nov AltLd
OllieF 22/Nov AltLd

Could debate whether this was a winter ascent or not all day... Snow for the whole route more or less and ice in some areas but no need for axes or crampons. Fun! Short roped as a three, pitched the corner.

Steve_T_Taylor 21/Nov -
Lucylou19 02/Nov Lead O/S

Practising short roping

crossdressingrodney 25/Oct AltLd O/S
MusicalMountaineer 25/Oct AltLd O/S

Waited a while to do this. Just got away with the weather. Brilliant fun! Nice crux.

Luke90 10/Oct -
with Liz
whoisjosh 10/Oct Solo O/S
with Chez
Hidden 10/Oct Lead
Hidden 01/Oct Solo
Hidden 01/Oct Solo
Hidden 26/Sep Solo O/S
Rharrison 24/Sep Solo

in wellies, quite damp. Did a loop to helvellyn and down striding edge

Hardcore Pat 05/Sep Solo O/S

Difficult to find but great fun.

with Dr Julie
Tom Bishop ?/Sep Solo O/S
broc 28/Aug Lead O/S
with Sarah
Rory Southworth 08/Aug Solo
Hidden 30/Jul Solo rpt
sj87 25/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul 2nd
Hidden 19/Jul -
bryce.dorin 18/Jul Lead
with Andy
Ben1983 15/Jul Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul -
BStar 20/Jun AltLd O/S

Moved together with Rachael, pitched the crux. Nice little route, could do with being 3 or 4 times longer. Did it in the rain, practising for le Alps

wjcdean 20/Jun AltLd O/S

Moved together in big boots as alps practice. I lead the bottom half and pitched the corner. Trevs lead from there to the finish. Showery and misty, wet rock, all good fun.

with Trevers
Trevers 20/Jun AltLd

Moved together, with Will pitching the crux chimney, after which I led to the top. Enjoyable climbing and good rock despite the damp. Shame the walk in isn't a bit shorter, or the climbing twice the length.

with wjcdean
Rachael88 20/Jun AltLd

Moved together with Adam, great route even in the bad weather.

with Will, Adam
Hidden 06/Jun Lead
tmawer 24/May Solo O/S
quarryman 17/May -

Great atmospheric day out. Deserted and very alpine in feel.

with Chris Edwards
99bolivar 09/May 2nd

Rope only on crux chimney

with Richard Taylor, David Hick, Tim Josephy, Richard Smith
adambaker ?/May Lead

alpine style, pitched the crux

waynelagos 20/Apr 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr -
Hidden 18/Apr Solo O/S
Gary Coggon 18/Apr Solo O/S

Roped to lead crux corner crack. As start of Grisedale Horseshoe.

Hidden 18/Apr Solo
chrismcd 18/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Apr Lead
Hidden 06/Apr AltLd
Gav Parker 05/Apr Solo
Dave Wearing 05/Apr -
with Gavin Parker
steve prior ?/Apr Lead
with Roz C
Marq 21/Mar Solo O/S
with Dave Clark
Mike Hewitt 15/Mar AltLd O/S

Easier then expected, even with some snow about. Solo'd most of it, practised some rope techniques higher-up.

with Phil Hewitt
Hidden ?/Mar 2nd O/S
ChrisRich 21/Feb Solo O/S

Free soloed, seconded crux due to snowy conditions

Hidden 10/Feb Solo
Mark Collins 01/Feb Solo rpt

The odd dump of snow and iced up cracks, but other than that pretty dry with no rime.

Jim Haydock 18/Jan AltLd
1918hasti 18/Jan 2nd
with Theeni
Theeni 18/Jan Lead
braders94 01/Jan Solo O/S
with Andy Dickerson
Chris Huntington ??/2015 Lead O/S

Lead to beginners up who did remarkably well. Ab'd the pinnacles.

leerodgers84 30/Dec/14 Solo

Hardest part was finding it! Some moves felt fairly committing in the wet.

apotts 30/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 29/Dec/14 Solo rpt
neilstapleton 29/Dec/14 2nd β

Grade II Winter conditions

C Witter 01/Dec/14 -

Went up on a crisp December day. Great view. I was taking the tail. Mostly soloed apart from the short mod/diff climb, where we roped up. As we reached the pinnacles, got carried away and went off up in front. Great exposure. Sat on the highest point, smoking and enjoying the view. Lovely. Then a fair walk down, which turned into a trudge as we lost the light and the mist and bog began to seep in through every pore.

with Ben L, Joe R
Wesley Orvis 23/Nov/14 Solo
erictant 23/Nov/14 Solo
Hidden 23/Nov/14 Solo
Two Cams Tom 09/Nov/14 Solo O/S

Was goooood :)

petegunn 09/Nov/14 Solo
with Tom, Davina
Hidden 09/Nov/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 09/Nov/14 2nd
HP9 25/Oct/14 Lead

Difficulty finding the start, but worth the perseverance

with Annika Sivlerberg
Stephen Shaw 02/Oct/14 Solo
with Jen
pie_eater_pete ?/Oct/14 -
JudithE 28/Sep/14 -

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.

with Ranger
summerse 13/Sep/14 Lead

We did the ridge Alpine style for practice.

with Mike Lunn, Jilly, Charli Wisbey
Charli Wisbey 13/Sep/14 -

with Jilly and Mike Lunn

with Elwyn
Elsier 12/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Mark Collins 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S

Saw Ste_b1978 topping out as I arrived at the bottom, at least I think it was him. Thanks, you left me in no doubt as to the location of the ridge, which was some what in doubt beforehand.

Ste_b1978 07/Sep/14 Solo
malc 07/Sep/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
tom0french 21/Aug/14 Solo
fredallingham 19/Aug/14 Solo


A Mountain Journey 08/Aug/14 Lead

Working. Good day out, thunder started as we reached the top.

xusa ?/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with John jones
tomowen13 27/Jul/14 Solo
with Alice
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Solo rpt
adam 24 28/Jun/14 Solo O/S
RyanOsborne 28/Jun/14 -
Darren Axe 28/Jun/14 Solo

Climb with Alpine Club members as part of aspirant and new members meet, June 2014.

with Lorna Fisher, Sam Harrison, Imogen Fisher
Binder 28/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/14 -
Wesley Orvis 08/Jun/14 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Lead
glaramara ?/Jun/14 Lead
Marshall ?/Jun/14 AltLd

Alt Leads and moved together!

Jim Slater 17/May/14 Solo
Hidden 17/May/14 Solo O/S
ColdAndWet 15/May/14 Solo
samrad 14/May/14 Solo

after work fun

Darbo 11/May/14 -
Puma 04/May/14 Solo

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.

with Luke (YAC)
Hidden 04/May/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May/14 Solo
swmackey 26/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead
chris warner 26/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Great little outing, one to do again but with Liz and Pippa!!

with Rich Bromley
Gav Parker 21/Apr/14 Solo
Dave Wearing 21/Apr/14 -
with Gavin Parker
peachos 19/Apr/14 Solo

outing in the sunshine with Paulina & Scotty

crispy 11/Apr/14 Solo
George Milligan 09/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Michael Haywood
rnotman67 ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Kevin Murphy
Louis Hume 30/Mar/14 Solo

Sunny joy

with Jenny
Jenny Hall 30/Mar/14 Solo
with louis
RichardThorpe 29/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden 29/Mar/14 AltLd
MartinJWood 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S

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.

with Nick Hampton
sjbrook 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S

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.

Dave Richards 08/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Sam first on rope, moving together practice. Windy!

with sjbrook
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Lead
Chris Huntington 10/Feb/14 AltLd

Powder snow all the way up, neve on exit ramp.

Avinash Aujayeb 02/Feb/14 Solo
Roberdeen1 19/Jan/14 2nd

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

with Adam Noble
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Sam Marks ??/2014 Solo
with Rory Stead, jake hampshire
Hidden 29/Dec/13 -
RobEdwards 07/Dec/13 Solo
with Maddy
rnotman67 01/Dec/13 AltLd

Climbed with gav, then walked over to hellvelyn and down striding edge

with Gavin
Bede 30/Nov/13 Solo
JP78 30/Nov/13 Solo
Clay C 22/Nov/13 Solo O/S

Covered in powder snow, but axes and crampons not needed.

with Ross, Will A
Fentonio 16/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
with Ben Brady
Bisteris 16/Nov/13 2nd O/S
with Mark Hill
Tim Rodgers 10/Nov/13 Lead
with Ross Heron
funnybunnytom1 ?/Nov/13 Solo

Just had a nice day with the Dad , nothing special or hard . Nice time soloing though :)

Julian Laidler 25/Oct/13 Lead
Hidden 13/Oct/13 Lead
aljones91 18/Sep/13 -

Climbed moving together in god awful conditions!

Karlos 14/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with Harriet
Harriet Stewart 14/Sep/13 Solo
with Karl
CM1992 05/Sep/13 Solo

Climbed moving together. Brilliant ridge and some great exposure

mysterion 26/Aug/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.

tim exley 20/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Stunning route with great views

hornbywill 15/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/13 -
Hidden 21/Jul/13 -
Jenny Hall 21/Jul/13 -
with cplaice
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Solo
klipkabouter 06/Jul/13 Solo
with Rachel Swift
gav 06/Jul/13 Solo
with Chris, Will, Jimbo
Jimbo C 06/Jul/13 Solo

Excellent rock. Bit of a slog up to it but a nice little scramble.

with Gav, Chris, Will
JackM92 ?/Jul/13 Solo

Good route although fairly short. Rock is grippy and stable throughout.

wendys 30/Jun/13 2nd

Wind and rain!

with DannyDJB
Hidden 30/Jun/13 -
Mike Caine 30/Jun/13 -
with Alpine Club members
Wesley Orvis 16/Jun/13 Lead

in descent after ascending Broad Buttress

Hidden 16/Jun/13 Solo O/S
garethm 10/Jun/13 Solo

Fantastic rock in dry conditions. Excellent scramble

Hidden 01/Jun/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/May/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/13 Solo O/S
Stephen Shaw 26/May/13 Solo
with Jack
Mike.Kinge 26/May/13 Solo
with CUMS
Cludum Mann 25/May/13 Lead
with Sam Ilott
gfpowell 19/May/13 Lead O/S
kato'sdad 18/May/13 Lead
Hidden 18/May/13 2nd
Hidden 06/May/13 -
Howard J 05/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.

Hidden 05/May/13 -
Hidden ?/May/13 Lead
dangmtb 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Classic! We did find it eventually!!!!

Tim Rodgers 16/Feb/13 Lead
with David Carter
cas smerdon 26/Jan/13 AltLd

Winter conditions

with Mark S
Hidden 16/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 13/Jan/13 -
Hidden 12/Jan/13 -
andy jennings 12/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Momber
Hidden 04/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/13 Solo
lcullum7 04/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Laura Glover, Joe Williams
Ian Hinkins 02/Jan/13 Solo
with Hal
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
6aPunter ??/2013 -
wykealpha ??/2013 -
waiting for snow ??/2013 Lead
IanHarrison 16/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with KMC
Sue Underwood 16/Dec/12 2nd

Roger Chaldecott

johnrich 13/Dec/12 AltLd

more rope work practice

Hidden 10/Dec/12 Solo
Darrell Read 08/Dec/12 -
with Alice Stuart-Lee
foostu4 28/Nov/12 Solo
Hidden 19/Nov/12 -
Hidden 18/Nov/12 -
Matt Dolan 17/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Dave Lomax, Luke Cullum
lcullum7 17/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
with Matt Dolan, Dave Lomax
Wesley Orvis 27/Oct/12 Solo

solo in sub zero temps but no snow or ice

smithjmw46 15/Oct/12 Solo O/S

Perfect dry rock in good conditions. Was a relief to get on the rock and off scree.

Stephen Shaw 10/Oct/12 Lead
with Dan
Sam_Marsland 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Paul Marsland, Lynn Marsland
lynn 06/Oct/12 2nd
biggianthead 01/Oct/12 -
with J, E
Max Clarke 01/Oct/12 Lead

Super fun! .. Crazy weather.

waiting for snow ?/Oct/12 Lead

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?!)

elliptic 29/Sep/12 Solo
JamesGibson 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

good ridge with some nice exposure.

Archieparks 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Great Ridge, awesome view at the summit for lunch (didn't rain!)

Archieparks 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Great Ridge, awesome view at the summit for lunch (didn't rain!)

Hidden 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
masmith 05/Sep/12 AltLd
Gav Parker 02/Sep/12 Solo
kitP 19/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Graham, John, Kate, Andy, Cat
Andy DB 19/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with chris, John, Cat, Kate
Hidden 19/Aug/12 -
kato'sdad 17/Jul/12 Solo
with simon hammond
RichardThorpe 14/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Moved together for Alps practice, easier than expected

s.scott 12/Jul/12 Lead
Rachel Slater 02/Jul/12 Solo O/S

In the mist and rain.

with Olli Crudge, Andrea Morgan
Olli-C 02/Jul/12 Solo

Mhm damp

with Andrea, Rachel Slater


Hidden ?/Jul/12 2nd O/S
mmalbon 30/Jun/12 Lead

We struggled finding the start and it was very slippery in the pouring rain and gusty wind. Had a great time :-)

with Simon
Happy Haggis 24/Jun/12 2nd
Robbo1 24/Jun/12 Lead
Mr Fuller 17/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Line of greatest resistance. Great route.

with Paul Gibbison
Gav Parker 10/Jun/12 Lead
george sewell 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S

wet and slippery in the mist ! , was good though

Danjones 04/Jun/12 Solo O/S

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.

with Roz
Wesley Orvis 04/Jun/12 Lead
xusa ?/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 12/May/12 Solo O/S
a13x 12/May/12 -
popebenedictus 05/May/12 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Hidden 28/Apr/12 AltLd
Rachel Somerville 25/Apr/12 Solo
55pete55 22/Apr/12 -
Goose4 21/Apr/12 Lead
benjizac 21/Apr/12 Solo

Very lucky with the weather - sunny for almost the entire ascent and then started to snow when we brewed up at the summit!

paulh.0776 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with peter
Stephen Shaw 08/Apr/12 Solo

Wet & windy

with Mira & Dan
Hidden ?/Apr/12 -
Hidden 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 AltLd
Ste Ridd 18/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 18/Mar/12 -
Hidden 01/Mar/12 -
John Pierre 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Dan M
Dan_Murph 24/Feb/12 -
garburn 18/Feb/12 -
with Joe Fennell
joe_lancs 18/Feb/12 -

I think the large, loose block in the chimney has finally fallen out...

Hidden 11/Feb/12 -
Hidden 08/Feb/12 Solo rpt
JezzaCat ?/Feb/12 -
with Stella
Hidden 31/Jan/12 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 -
georgemax ??/2012 -
crabtreer ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 -
Wesley Orvis ??/2012 -
kjb ??/2012 -
jhs3jtmh ??/2012 -
Malpractise ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
rubisco ??/2012 2nd β
with Purely
Hidden ??/2012 -
kirstyrichardson 18/Dec/11 2nd O/S

Winter route. Mixture of rock, Ice and snow.

with liam martin
Hidden 18/Dec/11 Solo
Antony Mottershead 17/Dec/11 Solo O/S
with Richard Bailey
Tom Vivian 26/Nov/11 Lead
with Tor
trivett 12/Nov/11 -

Excellent but compact route

markriddington 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Emma Louise Ward, Beth Bennett, Richard Sore
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Solo
Hidden 07/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Simnel ?/Oct/11 -
with Mark, Alan
dakidunn ?/Oct/11 -
with Simnel
billybones 25/Sep/11 -
with Eric Derwin
Hidden 20/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Tim Rodgers 18/Sep/11 Solo
Hidden 04/Sep/11 2nd O/S
apd 04/Sep/11 Lead
with Will
dave_j_h 21/Aug/11 -

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.

jandyd05 ?/Aug/11 -

Hazy on date

djprepie 29/Jul/11 Solo

What a route!

Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead
Dan P 123 23/Jul/11 2nd
richard s 10/Jul/11 Lead
A Crook 09/Jul/11 Solo O/S

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.

with Rob John Temple, Tim Slingsby, Pat Boothman, Dave Garry, Dom Stockton, Neil Griffiths
NeilGriffiths 09/Jul/11 Solo

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?

Hidden 09/Jul/11 Solo
mux 09/Jul/11 -

Adams Stag doo weekend ... mad hatters tea party at the top, Great day

Hidden ?/Jul/11 -
annastudholme 20/Jun/11 -
Gav Parker 11/Jun/11 Lead
rick1fugazi 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
StevieD 08/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Saintly 05/Jun/11 -
with Em
Tim_Gomersall ?/Jun/11 Solo
Jonathan Spooner ?/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Sonny Fabricotore, Nick Babb, Francis Charlesworth
BikeClimbWalk 24/May/11 -
with John J
KevB 24/May/11 AltLd
with Student x2
mksmith35 11/May/11 Solo O/S
MarkRoe 11/May/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/May/11 Solo
Hidden 04/May/11 Solo
R_W_M 02/May/11 Solo
stafford101 02/May/11 -
movingfastblog 01/May/11 Solo O/S
with Matt
Gav Parker 29/Apr/11 Solo
carlc75 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Roped up for the climb and the pinacles. 4 people on a 60m rope using alpine butterflies, worked surprisingly well.

with Stephen Wattam, Peter Newman, John Hardy
cas smerdon 24/Apr/11 Solo
with Paul S
Chris Manasseh 21/Apr/11 -
Jon Wickham 17/Apr/11 AltLd

Didn't need to rope up but expected more difficulties from a grade 3. Wonderful sunny weather and views across to the Helvellyn Range

Andysomething 14/Apr/11 -
with Norman Bennett, Peter McGarry
jon59 12/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
lucasp 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

After Catstye Cam, Helvellyn etc. Roped together scramble. Pitched the crux.

with ditch
JonnoP 09/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden 09/Apr/11 2nd
Pompey 09/Apr/11 Solo
with JP
Private Flounder ?/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Big Bad Bob ?/Apr/11 Lead
iwebster59017 14/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/11 2nd O/S
joe_lancs 12/Mar/11 Solo rpt
yellow 12/Mar/11 Solo rpt
carl_123 12/Mar/11 Solo rpt

raining and pretty cold so opted for a scramble rather than going climbing.

Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
knicos 05/Mar/11 Lead
with James Chesmer
Wesley Orvis 01/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/11 -
MarkRoe 30/Jan/11 Solo O/S

Nice and snowy! Roped up for the crux.

mcglenr25 30/Jan/11 2nd O/S
iwebster59017 30/Jan/11 Solo O/S
cezza 22/Jan/11 Solo O/S
MarkDavies36 09/Jan/11 Solo
Wesley Evans - BAD SELLAR 07/Jan/11 Lead

Full on winter condition...snow on the walk out was sketchy

bluebealach ??/2011 Solo
JamesM ??/2011 -
Wainers44 ??/2011 -
The Mountain Goat ??/2011 -
jon59 ??/2011 -
smason ??/2011 -
Kamikaze Badger ??/2011 -
ColinD ??/2011 -
bsmedz ??/2011 -
franny ??/2011 -
AdamDawson ??/2011 -
Tenko ??/2011 AltLd
geoffmoss 01/Dec/10 AltLd

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!

with Nigel Wadsworth
Montygoo ?/Dec/10 Lead
Chris Toward 27/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Was very icy, had to use axes once off ridge and onto slope.

whispering nic 17/Nov/10 Lead
with Stuart Burns
Donald Kelly 16/Nov/10 Solo O/S
with John F PMC
Hidden 15/Nov/10 Lead
Jack Loftus 15/Nov/10 Solo O/S

Moved together on it for practise.

Petarghh 15/Nov/10 -
Hidden 14/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Mungo Shuntobox 06/Nov/10 Solo
steveth ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
tobyk 24/Oct/10 -

Brilliant! hard to find the start, but once on it, just follow the crampon scratches. roped up for the crux corner.

with Emma Akam, Andrew Knights
Gerlach 17/Oct/10 -
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 17/Oct/10 AltLd
Hidden 16/Oct/10 -
Nordic 10/Oct/10 AltLd
Hidden 10/Oct/10 -
Howard J 09/Oct/10 -

With John Waterhouse, Fiona Leach, Nick Brakspear, Andy Crawley, Adam Gough

Hidden ?/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Liam Martin 21/Sep/10 Lead β
with Tony Martin
Hidden 21/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/10 Solo O/S
lumbard 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Have previously soloed this climb but on this occasion took up a novice who really enjoyed the scramble. roped up for the chimney pitch

Hidden 05/Sep/10 -
Olli-C 04/Sep/10 Lead

moved together

with mother, dad
Timo Austino 03/Sep/10 Solo

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

with Nats
Zygoticgema 01/Sep/10 Solo
with KarlH
Hidden 01/Sep/10 Lead
jimmac ?/Sep/10 Solo
with dion lannen, sid crow
gronbech 26/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Much easier and shorter than expected.

with Pete C
Mario Sciacca 25/Aug/10 Solo β

soloed on the way up, downclimbed it belayed; abseiled on crux. Done with blackdog.

Gav Parker 15/Aug/10 -
Hidden 15/Aug/10 -
nich0las 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Catriona C, James S
stu_dan 09/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Good first scrable, lerning at placing protection.

Hidden 06/Aug/10 Lead
Ed Throp 24/Jul/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

with joe noake
Joe Noake 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Titch, Ed Throp
Tim Rodgers 03/Jul/10 Solo
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
swintle 19/Jun/10 2nd
GC 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Nice but short mountaineering route.

Sam-westcott 11/Jun/10 Solo
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 04/Jun/10 Solo

1.40 car to car

Hidden 30/May/10 Lead
thomas 27/May/10 Lead O/S

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.

with Russ Cooper
Hidden 23/May/10 Solo
Hidden 06/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/10 Solo
Gav Parker 02/May/10 Solo
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
Roger Cruse 02/May/10 Solo O/S
with Kris
Hidden 01/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Chris Harding 21/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with Paul Lester
Different Steve 22/Jan/10 Solo rpt
with Phil Williams, John Buchan
sgl0jd ??/2010 -
Hidden 15/Dec/09 Solo O/S
adam clarke 13/Dec/09 -
with James Hulme
Hidden 13/Dec/09 2nd
northerngreg 13/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

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.

with Jo Lee
jolee 13/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

Very wet and slippy but very satisfying scramble.

with northerngreg
Hidden 08/Nov/09 AltLd
the colonel 31/Oct/09 Solo O/S

Protected 'crux wall' and the bit just below the pinnacles.

with Gav
Gav Parker 31/Oct/09 -

wet and slippy....

MTS 18/Oct/09 Solo O/S

mostly moist

Nicholas Livesey 13/Oct/09 Lead

Lovely scramble, I only wish it was longer. Would have been happy to solo it but pitched the crux and pinnacles for partner

with Jim Hobson
biggianthead 11/Oct/09 -
with HT
Conan 13/Sep/09 Solo O/S

A bit overgraded and surprisingly short but really nice scrambling.

with Ken Taylor
Dave Wearing 05/Sep/09 -
with Trish 1968,Steve,Simon
Hidden 05/Sep/09 -
trish1968 05/Sep/09 -

Great scrambling in the wind and rain

sjdg5 05/Sep/09 -

Wet and windy made it a little slippy, but a fun route none the less.

Hidden 22/Aug/09 Solo
jmarshall 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with richard barcock
Graeme Hammond 11/Aug/09 Solo O/S

moved together but didn't really need to not grade 3 really

with Pete aka Dad
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead
morsy 19/Jul/09 Solo
with gerhard mors
thrutch 04/Jul/09 Solo
with helen
Mayaculpa 04/Jul/09 Solo
Dave Wearing 28/Jun/09 -
with Alister Clarke, SJ, Nicola McLennon
Hidden 14/Jun/09 -
Gav Parker 07/Jun/09 Solo
Steven Andrews 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with James Howard
MCL ?/Jun/09 -
MCL ?/Jun/09 -
with Hayley, Brian, Steph
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Solo
KevinJ 30/May/09 -
with Jimmy Q
Hidden 21/May/09 -
Shelley_Watson 21/May/09 -
Hidden ?/May/09 Solo
richardt ?/May/09 Solo
Timo Austino 24/Apr/09 Solo

Nats and I for my birthday trip - excellent route and nats was flying!

with Nats
The Mountain Goat 13/Apr/09 Solo O/S

Bit dissapointed not as good as I expected.

Mike Caine 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Fran
nik king 05/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 03/Apr/09 -
Gav Parker 29/Mar/09 -

Excellent day

Dave Wearing 29/Mar/09 Lead
with Gavin Parker
wildbill 11/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/09 Lead rpt
Patrick803 ?/Feb/09 Lead

Emmas first winter scrambleEmma

with Emma
crowberry gully 24/Jan/09 AltLd
with Ross McGibbon
Lindsay Sutherland 04/Jan/09 2nd rpt
with Daniel Sutherland
Daniel Sutherland 03/Jan/09 Solo rpt

Solo route and belayed linz and mike across the difficult seections

with Lindsay Sutherland and Mike Facchini
Joe Miller 02/Jan/09 -

Roped up for steep corner, frosty day but no ice so I don't get the winter tick!

with Josef Frank
andrewb ??/2009 -
jonwright ??/2009 Lead O/S
with peter
rnotman67 ??/2009 Solo
Kevin Camplin 27/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with Neil Conway
Hidden 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
bengillies 29/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Merlin 23/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Snow on the ground.

with Steve Pasco, Alex Elliot
Hidden 16/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Dave Latimer 30/Oct/08 Lead
Kamikaze Badger 04/Oct/08 AltLd
with Also Neil Woodhead - Wind and Rain
Neil Conway 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with Matthew Kerr
nigelw 25/Sep/08 AltLd
with Julina
Hidden 19/Sep/08 Solo
jimorothy ?/Sep/08 AltLd

Wet day out, roped up for the steep bit. Good bit of fun.

with Rachel Crolla
asmith37 21/Aug/08 Lead
biggianthead 16/Aug/08 -
with G
joe.91 25/Jun/08 2nd
with Iain Cumpstey
default_slipper 12/Jun/08 Solo O/S
default_slipper 12/Jun/08 Solo O/S
UKscrambler ?/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden 10/May/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May/08 Solo O/S
Ste Ridd 26/Apr/08 Lead

Boots, Pack, Damp, Windy. Alpine style. Start of ridge inline with triangular sheep pen and stream on opposite side of the valley.

Hidden 02/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Mar/08 2nd
Hidden 09/Feb/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 06/Feb/08 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S
andybeanland ?/Feb/08 -
with Rachel
Different Steve 19/Jan/08 Solo rpt
quirky ??/2008 Lead O/S

beautiful day, route to ourselves. Moved together.

with missus
Hidden ??/2008 -
spam ??/2008 -
petegunn ??/2008 Solo
with Davina
benj_d ??/2008 Solo
size9hex ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Lynn Wells
Richard Alderton ??/2008 Solo

On a fell run. Beautiful day.

Hidden ??/2008 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
monkeyboyraw ??/2008 Solo
Sam Ash ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
cas smerdon 15/Dec/07 Solo

Great scramble, didn't need rope. Beautiful views of snow on Hellvellyn.

with john wheeler
wheelo 15/Dec/07 Solo
with cas
carl_123 02/Dec/07 Solo
with lewis and phil
jonmitch 04/Nov/07 Solo

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

Caralynh 28/Oct/07 Solo O/S

Unexpectedly good weather, and amazing light made for some great views today.

Hidden 28/Oct/07 Solo O/S
ayuplass 25/Oct/07 -

done in apline style roped together except for one pitched crux

with dave
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Solo
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Solo β
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Martin Davies 22/Sep/07 Solo
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hammy 05/Sep/07 Lead
with Mark Stephens
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Lead
Oakgreen16v 26/Aug/07 Solo
with Barney
Hidden 17/Aug/07 Solo
Mark Wilson23 13/Aug/07 2nd O/S
George Ormerod 05/Aug/07 Solo O/S
with Clare W
Daniel Sutherland 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Pitched the crux wall then moved together from then on

with Lindsay
Hidden ?/Jun/07 AltLd
Will Smith 24/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Ben
Franco Cookson OLD ?/Mar/07 Solo
with Neil Cookson- My DAD
steven ?/Mar/07 Solo O/S
steven ?/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Shaw Brown 04/Feb/07 Solo

Should not claim winter ascent really, no snow! Bloody cold though.

with simon blythe
Mattyk 27/Jan/07 Solo O/S

As part of a run.. No real difficulties, pleasant way to the top!

with Mike Vogler
pdisney 21/Jan/07 AltLd O/S

Lovely day in the Lakes. Snow and ice on the ridge. Crampons would have been good but not quite in full winter conditions.

with Chris L & Dom
Hidden ??/2007 Solo
Monk ??/2007 -
with RUMC
JRClay100 16/Dec/06 -

Great day once we found the ridge

with K I Merrick
masa-alpin 26/Aug/06 Solo O/S

Felt Jack's Rake was far better, though far quieter, which is good.

with Claudia
Hidden 20/Aug/06 Solo
Dave Wearing 20/Aug/06 Solo
with Escher.
Simon2005 18/Jul/06 Solo O/S

Blisteringly hot day. Great scramble.

with RonC
alifin 10/Jul/06 Solo
with Joanne Finlay
apeman241 02/Jun/06 Lead β
Simon K ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Very short interest and long-ish walk to get to it!

with JB
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Solo
Hidden 31/May/06 -
Celia Watson 31/May/06 -
no_more_scotch_eggs ?/May/06 AltLd rpt
Hammy 10/Feb/06 Lead
Hammy 03/Feb/06 Lead
MikeDowsett ?/Jan/06 Lead
with Tony Fidler, Kris Scheinkonig
TonyF ?/Jan/06 2nd
John Kettle ??/2006 -
mortimea ??/2006 Solo
Simnel ??/2006 Lead
with Pete Middleton
DavPk 16/Oct/05 -
with Catherine Pearks
andrusht84 16/Mar/05 -
with mathew elkin
Hammy 03/Feb/05 Lead
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Nobby ??/2005 AltLd
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
darcy1 ??/2005 -
with Team
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
jfmchivall ??/2005 -
rambler_gary ??/2005 -
petegunn 31/Jul/04 Solo
teespaddler ?/Jun/04 Lead
jamie ward 08/May/04 Lead O/S
with Lindsey Ward
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/May/04 -
malc 27/Mar/04 Lead rpt
with RM
andrusht84 27/Mar/04 -

Did this during a weeks adventure training with the Army, first scramble I had ever done.

Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
kickaha4 ??/2004 2nd
the abmmc ??/2004 2nd
Stephen Shaw 04/Aug/03 Solo
Stephen Shaw 07/Jul/03 Solo
George Bassant ?/Apr/03 Solo
with John Mullen/Geoff Cooper
Sankey ??/2003 AltLd
with Andy E
John Kettle ??/2003 Solo
petegunn ??/2003 Solo
with The Bicton Boys
BigHell ?/Oct/02 -

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.

with Gary and Jeff
Alastair MacSween 19/Aug/02 Solo
Pete Pozman ?/Jul/02 Solo O/S
Stephen Shaw 24/Jun/02 Lead
Stephen Shaw 24/Jun/02 Lead
Hammy 08/Mar/02 Lead
Hammy 20/Feb/02 Solo
with Pete Smith
Jonny M ??/2002 Solo O/S
Mark A Humphries ??/2002 Solo
with Frank Thies
Hidden ?/Aug/01 Solo
Hidden ??/2001 Solo
Hidden ??/2001 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/00 Lead
Hammy 10/Mar/00 Solo
with Sally Robinson
Hidden ?/Feb/00 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/00 Solo
DGY ??/2000 Lead
with Family
net 12/Dec/99 Solo
icescrew ?/Dec/99 Solo O/S
clive-greenwood 05/Nov/99 Solo O/S
Sean Kelly ?/Nov/99 Solo
with Al Metelko
Hidden ?/Jul/99 -
Hidden 09/May/99 Solo
Hidden 15/Apr/99 Solo
Hammy 13/Apr/99 Solo
with Pam Angove
clive-greenwood ??/1999 Solo
innesmac ??/1999 -
Hidden 20/May/97 Solo
Hammy 06/Apr/97 Solo
stuffed84 ?/Apr/97 2nd
Hidden 26/Oct/96 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/96 -
Hidden ??/1996 Solo
EddieA ?/Jan/95 Solo
EddieA ?/Jan/95 Solo
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd O/S
veryhappybunny ??/1992 -
Hidden 23/Apr/91 Solo O/S
Mick King 19/Jan/91 Solo
Mick King 21/Jan/90 -
with Patrick Andrews, Steve Brodie, Mark Lester
lithos ??/1990 -
Mick King 16/Oct/88 -
with Steve Brodie, Paul "Doc" Lishman
Mick King 07/Aug/88 Solo
with Steve Brodie
Iain Thow 28/Feb/87 Solo

and descent 22/5/91

Ian Archer 12/Aug/86 Lead O/S
with Neil Watson
Mark Kemball 29/Dec/84 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ?/May/84 Solo
Peter Main 31/Mar/74 Solo

Lone walking/climbing a a fine night bivvying, clear and cold

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