A good Moderate/Grade 2 scramble on clean rock. It is possible to choose a number of lines depending on how difficult you wish to make it but the following description may be helpful. From the path up Langstrath head up to the bottom of the crag. The initial buttress is reached through a jumble of large boulders. Climb diagonally left across the face, and up the wall on good holds to finish up a narrow ridge. Move up to the main ridge. Take the obvious diagonal crack up the steepening into a short chimney. Big holds on clean solid rock. The steepness then eases, before the next rock band . Follow another diagonal sloping crack up the next steepening again plenty of big holds. Keep to the nose of the ridge and further rocky steps inter-spaced by short grassy terraces. Follow these rocky steps to the top.

B. Beetham. J.B. Meldrum 1943

Ticklists: Top ridge scrambles of Britain, Mountaineering Routes in the Lake District, 3 Star Scrambles - Northern Lakes, The Ridges of England, Wales and Ireland.

Strolling Pensioner 01/Jun Solo O/S

Great route.

Rianjt 20/May AltLd

Loved this one!

with Wizzy
Wizzy 20/May AltLd

Ace day! Stuck to more interesting ground on the right side of the ridge

with Rianjt
levvis.m 29/Apr Solo O/S
Calum Wadsworth 07/Apr Solo O/S

Fun scramble in the rain.

with Jem Greenway, Emma Jackson
matt_read 07/Apr Solo
with Rose Boyce
Hidden 01/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Mar Solo
C Witter 31/Mar Solo O/S

The second day of our Easter weekend in Borrowdale, we woke up to hear rain pattering on the tents and rolled over for a bit more sleep. Unfortunately, the rain continued, so climbing was off the cards. We agreed on a scramble and a good walk, instead: from Chapel Head Campsite, a tour up Langstrath to Black Moss Pot, then an ascent of Cam Crag Ridge, continuing to Glaramara and Allen Crags, down to Sprinkling Tarn, where Great End's north face loomed over us in full winter conditions, then a descent of Ruddy Gill back to the valley floor - followed by a quick march to the pub for dinner. It was a grand day out, involving a red squirrel sighting, a great scramble, and then some interesting navigation on the clag-shrouded summits and step kicking up chutes of snow and ice. Three seasons in one day - only the sun failed to make an appearance. The actual scramble was good fun - short rocky steps on good holds and clean rock, interspersed with grassy ledges, perfect for pipe smoking and gramophone playing.

with Steve, EmilyWinter, Sophie
Hoyes 11/Mar Solo O/S

Continued on to Angle tarn before walking back to car at Stonethwaite.

Sid Sherborne 10/Mar Solo O/S

Rainy, wet and slimy. Grade 3 version.

with Jonathan Muscat, Weronika Maksym, Arne Gouwy
Jonathan Muscat 10/Mar -


barni ??/2018 -
Hidden 27/Oct/17 -
swindley 09/Oct/17 -
Sarah Roscoe 26/Sep/17 Solo

As part of run. last section in dark with headtorch. in Scotts

with Hugh, Dan Roach
mmmajka 02/Sep/17 Solo
nicholsonharry 02/Sep/17 Solo O/S
with mmmajka
HimTiggins 29/Aug/17 Solo O/S
Pete Barker 28/Aug/17 Solo O/S
with Lizzie
Hidden 17/Jul/17 Solo rpt
glaramara 26/Jun/17 Solo

Good clean rock. Nice change for a Lakes scramble.

Hidden 21/Jun/17 Solo O/S
sjbrook 11/Mar/17 Solo

Wet scramble, some nice bits but defo more on the grade 2 terrain than grade 3. last time more on grade 1/walk! Continued to Doves nest

with PMC
ben_st 29/Dec/16 Solo
8633brown 03/Dec/16 Solo
ChrisRich 03/Dec/16 Solo O/S

Nice scramble, found some nicer/harder climbing just off to the right of some of the easier scrambling sections to make it bit more interesting. Continued up to Glaramara

annastudholme 08/Oct/16 -
with Steve Kitching, John Worrall
annastudholme 30/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Mark Eddy 30/Sep/16 -

Done this one a few times before, it's a brilliant route. This time we continued over to Dove Nest Slabs area and climbed a route there too

with Anna S
Hidden 11/Sep/16 Solo
Piotr T. 23/Aug/16 AltLd

Learning basic rope work, gear placement etc. Grade depends on route taken and varies between 1 and 3.

Bede 13/Aug/16 Solo
JP78 13/Aug/16 Solo

With Tony, Clair & Adam

Ratfeeder 06/Aug/16 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/16 -
erictant 30/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/16 Solo O/S
Dexter JW 29/May/16 Solo O/S
with Ben Wu, jonathan_doyle, M1V0
M1V0 29/May/16 Solo
jonathan_doyle 29/May/16 Solo O/S

top quality scrambling in a lovely valley

with Ben Wu, M1V0, Dexter JW
Hidden 08/May/16 Solo
Happy Wanderer 28/Feb/16 -
with Lou Twist, Holly, Mike R, MD
MD 28/Feb/16 -
with Lou T, Mike R, Holly, Happy Wanderer
Hidden 22/Feb/16 Solo O/S
meanderthal ?/Feb/16 Solo
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 24/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Dave Toseland 13/Oct/15 Solo

Lovely October day, no problems on the ascent, bit of an adventurous descent to Combe Gill as we missed the footpath and descended a steep gully rather than backtrack!

with Irene
Dave Toseland 07/Sep/15 Solo

Stonethwaite, Langstrath, Cam Crag Ridge scramble, continued to the top of Glaramara - great weather.

with Bryan, Huw, Bill
yarrow 29/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Maria (Spanny) Xusa 29/Jul/15 AltLd

john & cox descent together alpine style

Maria (Spanny) Xusa 25/Jul/15 Solo O/S

3 hours, between a split shift

Steve Woollard 05/Jul/15 Lead
with HF Group
Hidden 02/Jul/15 Solo
jimmysdead 29/Jun/15 -
with Ade Halliwell, Emma154
Hidden 27/Jun/15 2nd
sparkass 20/Jun/15 Solo O/S

A bit rainy, adding a little excitement. Really good fun. John was a tad nervous but kept it together. Topped out on Glaramara in sunshine.

with John Bent
Ben1983 07/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/May/15 Solo O/S
Wesley Orvis 25/May/15 Solo
dakidunn 16/May/15 Solo
runwildjohn 15/May/15 Solo
with Naomi Fraser, Darren Waters, How easy
How easy 15/May/15 Solo
dakidunn 06/May/15 Solo

3hrs from car and back. Heavy rain made it even more fun, very grippy rock, juggy holds, great little scramble. Nice walk off in great scenery.

with BnB
Monkey_Alan 03/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Trace ?/Apr/15 Solo
y2keable 14/Mar/15 Solo O/S

From the car and back again only took 4 hours and that was with a slow sort of pace and 2 sandwich stops. Nice little walk in along the valley and took the high route back. The scramble itself was very broken up with varying levels of difficulty, I'd only give the grade 2 to a very small section. Rock was tremendously grippy, even where it was wet. Was nice but won't hurry back unless I'm already in the aria with a few hours to kill.

mike25350 14/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Maria (Spanny) Xusa 06/Jan/15 2nd O/S

John jones and chris cox

nickcj ??/2015 -
peterhubbard 06/Dec/14 Lead
with Alastair
Hidden 23/Nov/14 -
andy jennings 01/Nov/14 Solo O/S
with Floris, Momber
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Solo O/S
waiting for snow ?/Oct/14 -
waiting for snow ?/Oct/14 -
Gav Parker 24/Aug/14 Solo
ablackett 29/Jul/14 -

Moved together alps practise, I felt the holly tree groove near the top was about diff - but there are plenty of easier options around.

with Fran
ablackett 29/Jul/14 -

Moved together alps practise, I felt the holly tree groove near the top was about diff - but there are plenty of easier options around.

with Fran
John HW 26/Jul/14 Solo

Fantastic weather carried on to Raven Crag

BenedictIEP 08/Jun/14 Solo O/S

Tried to pick out some of the more continuous bits of climbing, there was on particularly good arĂȘte on the higher sections. continued on to Glaramara.

vix 08/Jun/14 -
Leleanor93 08/Jun/14 Solo O/S
masmith 26/May/14 -
jack.williams1 26/May/14 -
deugar 18/May/14 Solo
chris wyatt 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with seren
Hidden 21/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/14 Solo O/S
rcoe74 16/Apr/14 -

With morethanmountains guide

with Alisdair Boag
noteviljoe 12/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Very very wet, great fun - not sure we stuck to the route - one very sketchy moment

yossarian714 12/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Very wet

Hidden 04/Apr/14 -
Oli Beswick 15/Feb/14 AltLd
bat3man 19/Jan/14 -
bat3man 19/Jan/14 -
nj.harris ??/2014 -
Bullybones ??/2014 -
Oujmik ??/2014 -
Tim Rodgers 09/Nov/13 Lead
with Ross Heron
Hidden 08/Nov/13 Solo
klipkabouter ?/Nov/13 Solo
with Rachel Swift
Maria (Spanny) Xusa 22/Oct/13 Solo O/S
smithjmw46 30/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Andy27 26/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Simon lead first part, I did the rest. May have gone off route to slightly harder climb towards top. Gear in place used for security.

Hidden ?/Aug/13 Solo
iskra2000 12/Jul/13 Solo
with Clare Downie
laurence_falconer ?/Jul/13 -


Steve Woollard 05/May/13 Solo
with Andy Owen
193 ?/May/13 -
duncana 23/Feb/13 Solo

Lovely scramble, plenty of interesting bits, and great views into valley.

with Pippa Archer
Hidden 18/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 18/Feb/13 -
Hidden 18/Feb/13 Solo O/S
wykealpha ??/2013 -
biggianthead 02/Oct/12 -
with J, E
Hidden 06/Sep/12 Solo
Hidden 31/Jul/12 Solo
cas smerdon 21/Jul/12 Solo
george sewell 23/Jun/12 -

wet windy and wild , alt lead on the crux as rather slippery ,then soloed the rest , good day but verry verry wet and a bit breezy at the top

with Parki
Hammy 07/Jun/12 Lead
with Bevan Scott and Suzie
alastairbegley 06/Jun/12 Solo
Steve Woollard 03/Jun/12 Solo
thomas 21/May/12 Solo O/S
with nil
Gav Parker 12/May/12 Solo

Great value....really enjoyed this you can make it as interesting as you like..

bigglesbutcha 28/Apr/12 Solo O/S

Lovely day. Soloed a few VDiff bits in to add varition.

with Paul, steven
Adrianw 01/Apr/12 -
with Ian Ross, Elliott Wilson, Natalie Wilson
ankyo 31/Mar/12 -


t8t9t8 24/Mar/12 -
with Sarz
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd
beardy mike ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
chapmand ??/2012 -
butteredfrog ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Wesley Orvis ??/2012 -
sjbrook 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S

Climbed in high winds with susie, her first scramble, kept well to the left so was a lot easier than grade 2. Would go back to do again.

with Susie
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Solo
Oujmik 04/Oct/11 -
Hidden 30/Aug/11 Solo O/S
sam_owen41 13/Aug/11 Solo O/S
joeydurkin 07/Aug/11 Solo
DOVEY 03/Aug/11 Solo
with Billie x
Hidden 01/Jul/11 -
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Solo
rallymania 22/May/11 -

did this as part of an advanced scrambling course. weather was mixed with sunshine to hail, but learned loads from instructors. great day out!

with Sarah
Simnel 06/May/11 -

Chucking it down

with Alan
lumbard 27/Apr/11 Solo O/S
willworkforfoodjnr 23/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/11 Solo
jadias 30/Mar/11 Lead

Wet as!

with Rachel Hetherington
StevieD 14/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Saintly 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Krys81 07/Mar/11 Solo

Beautiful and fun grade 2 scramble in the sunshine, with lots of options and grassy banks to walk up if you don't fancy the scramblng.

markriddington ??/2011 -
butteredfrog ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Joe Miller ??/2011 -
The Wriggler ??/2011 -
smason ??/2011 -
ccraigg22 22/Nov/10 -
Hidden 22/Nov/10 -
Jack Loftus 22/Nov/10 -
Hidden 31/Oct/10 -
Anthony1 31/Oct/10 -
with Peter M, Simnel
Simnel 31/Oct/10 -

Very wet and greasy so roped up and moved together. Nice outing.

Hidden 18/Sep/10 Solo
lumbard 17/Sep/10 Solo O/S

a nice grade 2 scramble

Hidden 05/Sep/10 -
Chris Manasseh 05/Sep/10 -
Timo Austino 02/Sep/10 Solo

After locating Osama's des res we legged it up the ridge into the gloom and wandered over bessy boot on the way back down - awesome late summer sunshine - The Lakes are just the best.

with Nats
crossdressingrodney 22/Aug/10 Solo rpt
with anna
Matt Fry 02/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Descent after going up intake ridge.

with Holly Wilson, Hannah Wilson
Hidden 13/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Adrianw 04/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with Natalie Wilson
dbm 12/May/10 Lead O/S
with Kim Minshall
Andy DB 02/May/10 Solo
Hidden 02/May/10 Solo
MariaT 02/May/10 Solo O/S

Scramble with Hal, Dave, Chris D, Richard G, Richard W, John C, James C, Jonathan, Mark

rig 02/May/10 Solo O/S
David Walker 02/May/10 Solo O/S
with MariaT
barney800 02/May/10 Solo

Good day. Followed the ridge from the top to Allen Crags then back down Langstrath.

with Katherine Shaw, Andy DB
wiswilson 18/Apr/10 Solo
with Neil Lloyd
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/10 Lead
Hammy 27/Mar/10 Lead
with Jonny and Hannah
Hidden 20/Mar/10 Solo
Andy DB 20/Mar/10 Solo
with kitP, Hoebag
kitP 20/Mar/10 Solo O/S

was rather wet, so didn't do it direct over the hardest bits on the ridge, (Grade 2 scramble is the better grading for this)

Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
sgl0jd ??/2010 -
Simnel ??/2010 -
with Alan, pete m, Anthony1, crazyscotsman55
Caralynh ??/2010 Solo
birbeck 14/Nov/09 -
with Richard Heard
Tim Rodgers ?/Sep/09 Solo
jimorothy 29/Aug/09 Solo

Raining but good day out.

with Rachel Crolla
mitch 29/Aug/09 -
stimpey 30/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Solo
petegunn ??/2009 Solo
DanT 23/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Flick Towns
mountainbagger 04/May/08 Solo O/S

Excellent route. Showery, overcast day, but rock stayed nice and dry, lots of grip. Enjoyed the crux and there's just about enough interest throughout.

with Mrs Mountainbagger
Hidden 16/Mar/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/08 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 Solo O/S
petegunn ??/2008 Solo
brockers ??/2008 -
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Solo
PieMan ?/Jun/07 Solo O/S

Grade 2 Scramble/Mod Climb. One tricky bit at a steep corner, but great conditions, fantastic day. Finished on summit of Glaramara.

masa-alpin 17/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Joe Miller 28/Jan/07 Solo O/S
no_more_scotch_eggs ?/Oct/06 AltLd dog

wet, slippery day, came off at the crux crack...

with loudfish, philip
alexanderpatton 11/Jul/06 Solo O/S
with Cath Moir
JB 31/Mar/06 Lead O/S
John Kettle ??/2006 -
Simnel ??/2006 Lead
with pete m
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd O/S
Celia Watson 03/Jul/05 Solo
Hidden 03/Jul/05 Solo
andrewbooth1000 14/May/05 Solo rpt
with Keira
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Solo O/S
manmike ?/Feb/05 Solo
shaun hunt ?/Feb/05 Solo
with manmike
Hidden 07/Nov/04 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench ?/Jan/04 Solo
fellgazelle ?/Jan/04 Solo
petegunn ??/2004 Solo
with Charley, Stu
lordyosch ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
fellgazelle ??/2004 Solo O/S
Stephen Shaw 05/May/03 Solo
speedymccreedy 05/Apr/03 Solo

MRT: Richie, Guest, Joyce, Law, Dickinson.

with RAF MRS
victim of mathematics 26/Mar/03 Solo O/S
crossdressingrodney 26/Mar/03 Solo O/S
crossdressingrodney 26/Mar/03 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 26/Mar/03 Solo O/S
pigeonjim ??/2003 Solo
Hidden 03/Jun/02 Solo
crowberry gully ?/May/02 -
andrewbooth1000 ?/Jan/01 Solo O/S
with Rob McEvoy
petegunn ??/2001 Solo
with The Bicton Boys
petegunn ??/2001 Solo
with The Bicton Boys
clive-greenwood 27/May/00 Solo O/S
DGY ??/2000 Lead


with Venture Scouts
Hidden 27/Nov/99 Solo
Hidden 11/Jul/98 Solo O/S
Hammy 24/May/98 Lead
with Clare Derbyshire
Ratfeeder 24/May/97 Solo rpt
with Daniela, Jose, Katka, Phil
mike fenwick 11/Aug/96 Solo
with Lucy
barney@helmshore 28/May/95 Lead
with mark b
Hidden 30/Sep/94 Solo O/S
stokienomad ?/Apr/94 Solo
lithos ??/1990 -
Iain Thow ?/Oct/80 Solo
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