Nice grade two scrambling on clean solid rock above Langstrath in the Lakes.
Cam Crag Ridge, Langstrath, Lake
There are few better scrambles in the
Lakes than Cam Crag Ridge on a warm sunny day. he rock is
reassuringly solid and the 700ft of ascent opens up superb
views of the Borrowdale fells.
Equipment: Rope and protection
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GIBBER FACTOR* 2
Overview There are few better scrambles in the Lakes than Cam
Crag Ridge on a warm sunny day. The walk-in up the Langstrath and
fine ridge may not put you on a summit, but Glaramara or Rosthwaite
Fell are within easy reach. The rock is reassuringly solid and the
700ft of ascent opens up superb views of the Borrowdale fells.
Scrambling on Cam Crag Ridge - Marcus
Start from Stonethwaite and take the path south east
alongside the stream for almost a mile to its junction with
Turn right and follow the path up the valley to Blackmoss Pot, an
obvious ravine, then diagonally up to the right and the obvious Woof
Stones that mark the base of the ridge.
The choice of route throughout the ridge is down to how
much contact you want with the rock.
A few moves takes you over the Woof Stones, or you can simply walk
round them to the start of the ridge itself. Starting on boulders the
ridge starts off as a narrow crest but soon widens and becomes
Glaramara viewed across Langstrath, near Agle Tarn
The rock is generally clean and solid, and where the gradient
increases again there's a good choice of holds up to a large grassy
The ground now steepens as the take the edge of the buttress
ahead. A series of corners and steps, with cracks to either side,
brings you to the final slabs. You emerge on the ridge below
Glaramara, to the left and the head of The Combe with a choice of
Combe Gill leads down into The Combe, below Dovenest
Crags, for a quick return, but the best choice to round the day off
nicely is to take in the extra mile to the top of Glaramara then head
back over Thornythwaite Fell.
Caution Scrambling is potentially
dangerous and, particularly at the higher grades, requires technical
skills and equipment to minimise the risk. We suggest that you take
professional instruction or climb with an experienced