Date(s) - 17/04/2021
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cam Crag Ridge
Meet organiser: Judith Brown
A good Moderate/Grade 2 scramble on clean rock. It is possible to choose a number of lines depending on how difficult you wish to make it but the following description may be helpful.
Park in Stonethwaite. From the path up Langstrath head up to the bottom of the crag. The initial buttress is reached through a jumble of large boulders. Climb diagonally left across the face, and up the wall on good holds to finish up a narrow ridge. Move up to the main ridge. Take the obvious diagonal crack up the steepening into a short chimney. Big holds on clean solid rock. The steepness then eases, before the next rock band . Follow another diagonal sloping crack up the next steepening again plenty of big holds. Keep to the nose of the ridge and further rocky steps inter-spaced by short grassy terraces. Follow these rocky steps to the top.
Forecast: Currently looking dry for Saturday.
Time: Please note earlier start time of 9.30. This is to maximise parking opportunities as the valley is popular and can get busy.
Parking: There is a small parking area in the hamlet by the telephone box and various places on the road into the hamlet where it is possible to park on the wide verges. If choosing this option please take great care to not to block access or to inconvenience people who live and work in the valley. The preferred option is the school, which allows parking in return for a donation in the honesty box. Do not attempt to park on the campground, which is currently closed.
Meeting Point: Please meet at the start of the footpath near the pub. The footpath gate is identified by a large, colourful notice reminding us that we are in an area of natural beauty.
The Scramble: An excellent route with plenty of scope for easier or harder options.
COVID: Please refer to the COVID briefing note which has been sent to all club members and ensure that you abide by its requirements. Please act responsibly to ensure that you minimise the risk of either contracting or passing on the virus.
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