Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Pinnacle Ridge

Jude on the crux corner of Pinnacle Ridge.

Today Jude and I headed over to Patterdale for an ascent of the classic Pinnacle Ridge on St Sunday Crag. This route has become very popular since appearing on the front of a guidebook and has settled down as a hard grade 2. We took the entertaining direct line up the ridge which was dry apart from the crux corner. The only problem with this route is that all too soon it's over so after lunch at the top we headed up on to Fairfield and Hart Crag. From here we descended to have a look at one of the the top bivi spots in the Lakes, the Priest Hole on Dove Crag. The wall has been built up making it more weatherproof in an easterly wind but unfortunately there was plenty of rubbish. We traversed over to the Hartsop ridge for the final leg back to Patterdale.

Thanks to Liam & Tony who were ahead of us on the ridge and took
this great photo of us crossing one of the pinnacles.

Herdy watching the world go by!

The Priest Hole on Dove Crag

The view from inside the Priest Hole