Grisdale Pike

Grisdale Pike Round To CauseyPike

Cold wind on top, cloud closing in from west, ipod karma shuffle in reflective mood. The weather is fantastic and the clouds hold off all day. Didn’t stop anywhere for long and the complete round took just about 4.5 hours.
The route takes the path from the quarry car park at the edge of Braithwaite up on to the ridge to Sleet How and Grisdale Pike itself. After a brief stop for coffee and a banana (?) Hopegill Head or Hobcarton Crag depending on which map you read, down to Coldale Hause and back up to Crag Hill, or Eel Crag again depending on which map you read. From Eel the ridge is followed over Sail and on to Causey Pike. The descent from the col between Scar Crags and Causey Pike leads down to the path which skirts Outerside and Stile End and back down to Braithwaite by the Coldale Pub, about 9.5 miles. This means I still haven’t visited the summit of Grasmoor! I was informed by John that it was too boring anyway so I don’t feel I missed out.

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