A perfect sunny day scramble leading up onto Crinkle Crags in the Lakes.
Little Stand, Crinkle Crags -
A great scramble for a summer day,
with south facing slopes giving an alternative route onto
Equipment: Rope and protection
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GIBBER FACTOR* 2
Overview A great scramble for a summer day, with south facing
slopes giving an alternative route onto Crinkle Crags.
The route links together a series of outcrops with as little
walking as possible, with the security of an escape wherever the
going gets tough.
cross the bridge and take the stile on the right onto
Ulpha Fell. Cross the footbridge and ascend directly to the base of
the first outcrop.
Start from the old collapsed wall, from where a rib
leads up steepening ground, then move right to climb the steep wall
Ahead is too steep, so move left into an overgrown gulley. Take
this diagonally up to the right to a vertical block then left to
easier slabs. Climb the slabs then a small outcrop above to a gully.
Crinkle Crags summit - Dave Mycroft
Cross the gully to the crag on the right, then follow the left
hand side of the rib to another outcrop. Move to the far right of
this wider outcrop and a rib followed by rough slabs.
A short walk brings you to another small crag which is easily
taken directly to a grassy platform. Move left here to the bse of the
higher of the two outcrops.
A rib climbs steeply to a series of slabs, then right to a large
rock-covered ledge. At the right hand end of the large ledge a series
of short, and sometimes steep, grooves and pulls lead to the base of
the final pyramids.
A direct start up the slabs then a rib takes care of the final
difficulties leaving a simple scramble up the final pyramid.
The view across to Cold Pike - Dave Mycroft
Little Stand lies at the southern end of Crinkle
Crags, with obvious returns via Mosedale or you can take in Cold Pike
and Red Tarn then return via Wrynose Bottom.
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