Altitude 650m a.s.l
Pen-y-ghent in late afternoon light © chris_j_s
Classic routes include Red Pencil (S), Red Pencil Direct (HS), and Gladiator (VS 4b).
Access is via the summit ridge, the correct descent point can be hard to find on a first visit.
Approach from either the Pennine Way from Dale Head (roadside parking at SD843724) or footpath from Brackenbottom (parking, caf
|If going up there, Gladiator is far far better than either of the Red Pencil routes.|
Lenin - 20/Sep/14
|Red Pencil Direct has NOT fallen down! Climbed it 31 may 2005 - all there, good condition. Some rubble nearby, but not from this route. Classic Rock ticking can continue!!|
rob foster - 04/Jun/05
|did red pencil direct on 02/04/05. not as loose as it's made out to be but is very green at the moment. watch out for a hollow flake in the first groove, dave|
Dave Ayris - 03/Apr/05
|climbed red pencil direct 15/8/04. lots of fallen rock near by. not sure how the top 30 foot of the climb are holding on.great route great location. do it soon.|
steve - 19/Aug/04