863m. Walk in from either Patterdale or Glenridding to Helvellyn's south eastern ridge, from the hole in the wall you start the ridge proper. Follow this all the way to Helvellyn's flat summit, a path handrails the ridge just below the crest for less exposure.

Ticklists: Sunny Side Up, 3 Star Scrambles - Northern Lakes.

Steve Kempley 19/Feb -

Helvellyn, up Striding and down Swirral Edge

with BLAC (Club)
MartinR 18/Feb Solo

As part of horseshoe from Patterdale Hall; descent via Swirral

Hidden 04/Jan Solo
partz 31/Dec/16 -
with Rhi Evans, James Battersby, Leah Hewitt
Rhi Rhi 31/Dec/16 -
with Matt
Hidden 28/Dec/16 -
atthedropofahat 27/Nov/16 -
Hidden 29/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Rory Southworth 08/Oct/16 -
Hidden 08/Oct/16 -
MikeDowsett 02/Oct/16 -
with Ventures
tommccluskey 25/Sep/16 Solo
with michael
Keith Swainson 18/Aug/16 Solo
BusyLizzie 17/Aug/16 -
Gav Parker 16/Aug/16 -
apotts 14/Aug/16 Solo
with Lee Rodgers
mattcalder1981 14/Aug/16 -
Hidden 13/Aug/16 -
Hidden 11/Aug/16 Solo rpt
ayrmer 23/Jul/16 Solo
Hidden 20/Jul/16 -
ChrisH89 16/Jul/16 Solo O/S
dhulmes 03/Jul/16 -
James Keeble 18/Jun/16 Solo
Aaron.robson94 10/Jun/16 -
Hidden 07/Jun/16 -
aide454 31/May/16 -
HumphreyJ20 29/May/16 -
with Ross Millar, Paul
Hidden 29/May/16 -
Valentino 29/May/16 -
with Jay
Hidden 24/May/16 -
Pete Pozman 22/May/16 -
with Holiday Fellowship
chris2451 15/May/16 -
with Mum
Hidden 14/May/16 Solo
dasc 30/Apr/16 -

With Gil and Lizj

with Elaine Browne
Storme 23/Apr/16 -
with Jake Richardson
Jake397 23/Apr/16 -
with Storme England
Hidden 02/Apr/16 Solo
Hidden 18/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 15/Mar/16 Solo O/S
STEVE19 ??/2016 -
Hidden 23/Nov/15 Solo
Hidden 04/Oct/15 -
Hidden 03/Oct/15 Solo
Hidden 30/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/15 Solo
dj_brigham05 26/Sep/15 -
Hidden 26/Sep/15 Solo O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 26/Sep/15 Solo
Christoofar 08/Sep/15 -
Hidden 05/Sep/15 -
smoreda 02/Sep/15 -
David Maddison 30/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Solo
newvena 20/Aug/15 Solo O/S
mattskeet1982 15/Aug/15 -
Rory Southworth 08/Aug/15 Solo
Hidden 22/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Patrick Moore 22/Jul/15 -
Hidden 22/Jul/15 -
bryce.dorin 19/Jul/15 -
with Andy
Steve Woollard 08/Jul/15 Lead
with HF Group
NicShorty13 04/Jul/15 Solo
with Shorty
shortypug 04/Jul/15 Solo O/S

Great day

with Nic H
Duncan Zerafa 03/Jul/15 Solo O/S

Very hot and sunny weather, so great views.

Simnel 02/Jul/15 Solo
buxtoncoffeelover 20/Jun/15 Solo

Very misty & wet.

with Lynn
tommylongfellow 20/Jun/15 -
neuromancer 15/Jun/15 -
Hidden 02/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 30/May/15 Solo O/S
Lindh 15/May/15 -
davren1977 03/May/15 AltLd

An early start for this day trip. Was pouring down from the off with snow visible through the low cloud. With a very tricky climb over striding edge onto Helvellyn with a like wise tricky descent in knee deep snow via Swirral edge. A good decent pleasing walk but absolutely drenched.

RWB1986 02/May/15 -

The Greater Grisedale Horseshoe

with Gandy
Hidden ?/May/15 Solo O/S
atom 18/Apr/15 Solo

Hiked/ran up as part of the Horseshoe. Great exposure, stuck as close to the ridge as possible for best effect.

Hidden 18/Apr/15 -
Nesa 05/Apr/15 Solo O/S

slushy snow slope on the last approach to the top. Descent via Swirral Edge, crampons needed to descend snow slope from the top.

Adderbury Climber 28/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 21/Mar/15 Solo O/S
seanlikeskites 21/Mar/15 Solo
Robaduck 13/Feb/15 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
bleddynmawr ??/2015 -
freeheel47 ??/2015 -
Richie Torrance 06/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 06/Dec/14 -
Hidden 30/Nov/14 -
Tim Rodgers 23/Nov/14 -
dobby 200 09/Nov/14 -

Up striding edge, along swirral edge and down the north of Catstycam

with Sarah, Ben
David Carpenter 09/Nov/14 -
poppyw 05/Nov/14 -
with Geoff Moss, Nigel
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Solo
thomaspomfrett 02/Nov/14 Solo
alexcummings95 11/Oct/14 -
Hidden 04/Oct/14 -
Hidden 07/Sep/14 -
RhinoUK 15/Aug/14 Solo

First Ascent

with Reece
BeckyPayne 23/Jul/14 -
with Rob Haigh
heidavey 12/Jul/14 -
with Susi
Simnel 06/Jun/14 -
Trace 06/Jun/14 -

First mountain route with no ropes!

Fallow 06/Jun/14 Solo
with Trace
Hidden 21/May/14 -
ali macphee 17/May/14 Solo
with Hilary
Hidden 17/May/14 Solo O/S
Puma 03/May/14 -
Belayathon ?/May/14 -

Lots of scared tourists

kdblondie 26/Apr/14 -
with John Armstrong
jayyaj 22/Apr/14 Solo
timmyhobby 19/Apr/14 -
Becks87 19/Apr/14 Solo

Walked a circular from Patterdale: Striding Edge-Helvellyn-Nethermost Pike-High Crag-Dollywagon Pike. Beautiful day so lots of slow traffic.

with Powsers, Dad
vix 10/Apr/14 -
with ML
Stephen Shaw 05/Apr/14 Solo
jhobbs 01/Apr/14 Solo
with Ben Watson
lordyosch 30/Mar/14 Solo O/S

No real snow on striding edge, swirral was much snowier

JimboWizbo 29/Mar/14 -

Not much snow on the edge but plenty around to look at

with Beth
Hidden 29/Mar/14 -
Hidden ?/Jan/14 Solo O/S
mc2006 ??/2014 -
Ian K Hall ??/2014 -
RobEdwards 07/Dec/13 -
rnotman67 01/Dec/13 Solo

Descent, after climbing pinnacle ridge.

with Gavin
JP78 30/Nov/13 -
Bede 30/Nov/13 Solo
JudithE 30/Nov/13 Solo

Glenridding- Hole in the Wall - Striding Edge - Helvellyn Summit - Swirral Edge - Catstye Cam - Glenridding Beck - Glenridding. 7.5 miles, 836 m ascent.Start 10 am end 3.20 pm

with Cristina, Pete
Fentonio 17/Nov/13 Solo O/S
with Ben Brady
Peeley.b 12/Oct/13 -

On way to Helvellyn

with Dave Woodford
JamesRich ?/Aug/13 Solo rpt
with Karen Rich, Howard Rich, Paul Rich
Hidden 16/Jul/13 Solo
theocelano 14/Jul/13 -
LJC 13/Jul/13 -

Left at 5am to walk in the cool, had the whole ridge and mountain to ourselves until the path below Catseye Cam where we met the hordes around 10am. About 5 hours car to car, at a very leisurely pace enjoying the scenery.

with Little Ben, Theo
gav 06/Jul/13 Solo
with Chris, Will, Jimbo
Jimbo C 06/Jul/13 Solo
with Gav
Two Cams Tom 05/Jul/13 -
rnotman67 30/Jun/13 Solo

Damp and cloudy

with Kevin Murphy
Mike Caine 29/Jun/13 Solo

In descent

with Alpine Club members
Hidden 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
RuthW 19/Jun/13 Solo

First scramble! No problems!!

Gerrard 08/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 01/Jun/13 -
Hidden ?/Jun/13 -
Hidden 26/May/13 -
Hidden 25/May/13 -
jburrows99 21/May/13 Solo
with Jon Pye
jimbonfire 12/May/13 Solo
Hidden 01/May/13 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/13 -
Hidden 27/Apr/13 -
ramraider 31/Mar/13 Solo
JudithE 30/Mar/13 -

Descent after Catstye Cam Gully and Swirral Edge

with Martin Ellis
Marq 02/Mar/13 Solo rpt

A bit of snow and ice about but not really winter conditions!

with Cath Sanders, Dave Clark, Vicky Lisle
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Solo
thehugehead 15/Feb/13 Solo
with Alice
Hidden 19/Jan/13 Solo
Jayzen 05/Jan/13 Solo
Tony Kartawick ??/2013 -
BarneyLoosemore ??/2013 -
Hidden 24/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/12 -
Goose4 01/Dec/12 -
with Alex Pokhilko
easers 15/Nov/12 Solo
jonberry791 08/Nov/12 -
with si stamp
EJWest 28/Oct/12 Solo
zvm ?/Oct/12 TR
Mark Collins 22/Sep/12 Solo rpt
with Ian Jake Ju Stapes Dav JP Meggers Jim Liam Dave G Dunc, Rod Collins, Ian Nightingale, Neil Henson
Fentonio 14/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Chris Morgan, Craig Lochead
williamsd79 02/Sep/12 -
with Tom Harvey
Hidden 23/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Philbo 18/Aug/12 -
dakidunn 12/Aug/12 -
Hidden 12/Aug/12 -
Hidden 01/Aug/12 -
Darrengold 29/Jul/12 Solo
with Rockets Outdoor Adventurers Society
kitP 14/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Jen Cooke 14/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with kitP
Happy Haggis 25/Jun/12 -
Robbo1 25/Jun/12 Lead
Webster 19/Jun/12 -
Jack Whiteley 09/Jun/12 -
2010_graham 03/Jun/12 Solo O/S
SarahMae ?/Jun/12 -
with Neil
Matt Dolan ?/Jun/12 Solo rpt
with Jessica Priestley
Stephen Shaw 21/May/12 -
with GG
Hidden 05/May/12 -
Fentonio 12/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 10/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Marzia
Tom Hecht 29/Feb/12 -
with Lotte Stuer
Drew(yes im magic) 05/Feb/12 -

Bits of loose snow just below the cornice.

Oli Greg 24/Jan/12 Solo
with John J
Martin Rowe 24/Jan/12 -
P Carroll 24/Jan/12 -
csh.1000 15/Jan/12 Solo
with Tony, John, Mike
MikeDowsett 15/Jan/12 -
TonyF 15/Jan/12 -
cmtoombs 01/Jan/12 Solo
beardy mike ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
BelleVedere ??/2012 -
alooker ??/2012 -
georgemax ??/2012 -
miketangokilo ??/2012 -
crabtreer ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
butteredfrog ??/2012 -
chapmand ??/2012 -
church465 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Wesley Orvis ??/2012 -
rwpatt ??/2012 -
Angie Jones ??/2012 -

didn't know you could count walks too! First time I'd ever done a ridge walk about 2006 - felt very scared - wonder what it would feel like now that I've been climbing

alanburniston ??/2012 -
petecox84 ??/2012 -
kitch22 ??/2012 -
rosenunnerley ??/2012 -
wjcdean ??/2012 Solo

cant remember the month, pretty sure it was 2012, stayed in the youth hostel the night before. MRT were doing some training with teh helicopter on the approach which was cool to watch. bit of a snow bank to gain the summit

John Pierre 20/Nov/11 -
with Dan M
johnrich 16/Nov/11 -
johannes 12/Nov/11 -
gordo 12/Nov/11 -
sausage 11/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Danmurphyo ?/Nov/11 -
LittleRob 23/Oct/11 -
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Friends of Carlotta 20/Oct/11 -
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Solo
Mr Fuller 16/Oct/11 -
hokkyokusei 15/Oct/11 -
with Ben, Shaun
Hidden 01/Oct/11 -
Jams Crwca 24/Sep/11 Solo
with Danny
Hidden 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
hokkyokusei 05/Sep/11 -
with HRE 2011
zvm ?/Sep/11 -
Coops_13 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Jazz Braund
Hidden 16/Aug/11 Solo O/S
AndyRogers 16/Aug/11 Solo rpt
with ianlaw
maxsmith 15/Aug/11 Solo
lynn 12/Aug/11 -
Hidden 05/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Ardo 05/Aug/11 Solo O/S
with Jo
Kingsjester 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S

Kept to the top of the ridge. Great scramble.

Nigel Bond 28/Jul/11 Lead
with HF High Routes 2011
rnotman67 20/Jul/11 Solo

Damp cloudy, brilliant scramble

Steve Woollard 09/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 01/Jul/11 Solo
mheyes101 01/Jul/11 Solo
henry.jeffreys ?/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with Vikki Lusis, Will Foxall
Hidden 09/Jun/11 -
Ly-Cilph 14/May/11 Solo rpt
with Clare A
baldie_chick 14/May/11 Solo
deahutchins 06/May/11 Solo O/S
deahutchins 06/May/11 Solo O/S
stafford101 30/Apr/11 -
JRClay100 26/Apr/11 -

Great Day with friends

with CL Atkinson, GJ Baigent
Lawrence Harold 19/Apr/11 -
with Katie Pavel, Caroline Pearson, Oliver Harold
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden 04/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Apr/11 -
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Solo
HIGHTOWER 12/Mar/11 Solo
with Gary Phytherch
Hidden 05/Mar/11 -
Fiona cheyney ?/Mar/11 -
Slarti B 12/Feb/11 -
ally1509 12/Feb/11 Solo O/S
natalio 12/Feb/11 -
Ben lad ?/Jan/11 -
with rambo and justin
MariaT ??/2011 -
ross duffield ??/2011 -
fhuaran ??/2011 -
rockdoctor ??/2011 -
JamesM ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
The Wriggler ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
doughy ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
richardadventurecafe ??/2011 -
oliverk ??/2011 -
smason ??/2011 -
isi_o ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Wainers44 ??/2011 -
crossdressingrodney ??/2011 Solo O/S
garywalker147 ??/2011 -
Mal Grey ??/2011 -
jon59 ??/2011 -
monkeyboyraw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Zoomer ??/2011 -
Joe Miller ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
markriddington ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
ElliottB ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
halfaseesaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Kamikaze Badger ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
ColinD ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
tsjx ??/2011 -
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
bsmedz ??/2011 -
Ben C ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tobias at Home ??/2011 -
franny ??/2011 -
AdamDawson ??/2011 -
Liam Martin ??/2011 Solo
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
butteredfrog ??/2011 -
gedi ??/2011 -
hamishjfk ??/2011 Solo O/S
johnwoo ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Mild Matt 07/Nov/10 -
with Colin R
Mungo Shuntobox 06/Nov/10 Solo
masmith 24/Oct/10 -
jack.williams1 23/Oct/10 -
robblowen 17/Oct/10 Solo O/S

Nice calm day with no wind or rain, although the low cloud did limit the views slightly. Fantastic route!!!

with Krissy
rob7b 09/Oct/10 -
Hidden ?/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Oujmik ?/Sep/10 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Solo O/S
iwebster59017 27/Aug/10 Solo
JBlackford97 18/Aug/10 Solo O/S
JamesRich 08/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Solo
dale.reynolds 22/Jul/10 Solo
with Amber
Hidden ?/Jul/10 -
Duracell 22/Jun/10 -
with Tom Furnival
Nigel Bond 15/Jun/10 Solo
dpe 04/Jun/10 -
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Solo
Hidden 23/May/10 Solo O/S
randomjerk 22/May/10 Solo O/S

Glorious Weather, great ridge.

with Stuart, Raksha
Captain Solo 05/May/10 Solo
with Karen
quarryman ?/May/10 -
with Nic Bryceland
Hidden 03/Apr/10 2nd O/S
pizza ?/Apr/10 -
Hidden 01/Jan/10 Solo
martinturner ??/2010 -
with Rob Turner
knicos ??/2010 -
ad82amr ??/2010 -
CGlennie ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
jandyd05 ??/2010 -
Hidden 08/Nov/09 -
Hidden 29/Oct/09 Solo O/S
malc 28/Oct/09 -
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
mysterion 03/Oct/09 -
DomBuxton ?/Oct/09 Solo
Jayzen ?/Oct/09 -
Hidden 04/Sep/09 Solo O/S
benlawlor85 ?/Sep/09 -
popebenedictus 13/Aug/09 -
Tiddles09 ?/Aug/09 -
Becks87 25/Jul/09 Solo
snowy_woodruff 21/Jul/09 -


with Mem
swintle ?/Jul/09 Solo

another return via Swirral Edge

Hidden 22/Jun/09 -
gav 19/Jun/09 -
with Mark
IanHarrison 18/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Solo
olekemi 24/May/09 Solo
with Alan O, Andrew T, Alison A, Jamie L
bexyboo ?/May/09 Solo
ritid ?/May/09 Solo
frume 01/Apr/09 Solo
with Saff
CM1992 ??/2009 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 Solo
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Solo O/S
MrFreekie 23/Jul/08 Solo
doroszenko 23/Jul/08 Solo
with Mark
Hidden 21/Jul/08 Solo
Hidden 07/Jul/08 -
Hidden 07/Jul/08 -
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Chris Manasseh 21/Jun/08 -
Hidden 13/Jun/08 Lead
Andrew Deacon 31/May/08 -
with Pete
Julian Prieto 02/May/08 -
Hidden 26/Apr/08 -
Hidden 01/Apr/08 -
Hidden 01/Apr/08 -
newvena ?/Mar/08 -
andygreen 02/Feb/08 -
Hidden 02/Feb/08 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
monkeyboyraw ??/2008 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 Solo O/S
brockers ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Solo O/S
Caralynh ?/Dec/07 Solo
hokkyokusei 11/Nov/07 -

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam

with Ray
dbarmbs 10/Nov/07 -
jonathandavey ?/Oct/07 Solo
dlr8984 19/Aug/07 -

Horrible wet, misty day.

cas smerdon 12/Aug/07 Solo
with Dave Crowley
swintle ?/Aug/07 Solo

returned via Swirral Edge - again

Mark Wilson23 01/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/May/07 -
Adamski1986 ?/May/07 Solo
Bisteris 02/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Stuart Beck, Warren Lynch
steveth ??/2007 Solo
Somerset swede basher ??/2007 Solo O/S
jumpingjimminy 30/May/06 -
with Jon
Hidden 04/Mar/06 AltLd
Hidden 04/Mar/06 AltLd
Rich Kay ?/Mar/06 -
with sherp
crispy 02/Feb/06 -
with Stoo
Andy Merrick 05/Dec/05 -
rick0361 ?/Jun/05 -
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Solo O/S
MartinN 13/Feb/05 Solo O/S
jfmchivall ??/2005 -
rambler_gary ??/2005 -
DerwentDiluted ?/Sep/04 -
with Nicola Pettit
kitP 07/Aug/04 Solo O/S
with Sue
swintle ?/May/04 Solo

returned via Swirral Edge

kitP 21/Apr/04 Solo O/S

On Queen scout expedition

with Pippa, Phillip H
industrialiceman 02/Apr/04 -
pigeonjim ??/2004 -
tobyk ??/2004 -
richard s 30/Aug/03 Lead
with Oliver Smith, Kay Smith, Greg Smith
crispy 19/May/03 -
baldie_chick ??/2003 Solo
with kidB
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Apr/02 -
David Walker ?/Jun/01 Solo O/S
with Helen Waters, Rajnish Jhamna, Imran Lakhi, Martin Reilly, Graham Bing, Maria
victim of mathematics 26/Jan/01 Solo O/S
sgl0jd ??/2000 -
Hammy ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
blakey ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Solo
Calum3610 ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/99 -
innesmac ??/1999 -
Hidden 01/Aug/97 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/May/97 Solo O/S
lost.arrow 30/Nov/96 -
Hidden 01/Nov/96 Solo O/S
Mike_T0501 27/Sep/96 -
Hidden 29/Aug/96 Solo
Celia Watson 29/Aug/96 Solo
Shelley_Watson 29/Aug/96 Solo
Hidden 06/Jun/96 Solo
johnkeith ??/1996 -
Hidden ??/1996 -
Sandman55555 23/Jun/95 Solo O/S
mikej 13/Aug/93 -
with M
JuneBob ??/1993 -
DavPk ?/Apr/92 -
Mick King 19/Jan/91 -
Hidden ??/1991 -
nige pacer ?/Jul/90 -
lithos ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 Solo
mjw 27/Jul/89 Solo
with GBW, IJW
rocktigger ??/1989 Solo O/S
with Mum, Dad
Pete Ford 14/Sep/88 -
with Mick Boss
PaulHermes ??/1987 -
paul59 ?/Aug/83 Solo
with Ann Haley
Pete Pozman ??/1976 -
Pete Pozman ?/Aug/75 -
Iain Thow ?/Jul/75 Solo
Paul Clarke ??/1974 -
with FMC
mikej 10/Feb/73 -
with Andy Auty, John Bickerdike, Hugh Lane, Geoff Williams
mikej 06/Aug/65 -
with UOBS
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