Scafell Pike

Height: 978m/3,210m

Grid Reference: NY215072

Lists: FRCC (001) Wainwright (S.01)

Ascents: 21

Formally called 'The Pikes' or 'The Pikes of Scawfell', Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England. It is normally ascended from:

  • Wasdale Head - Shortest route but should not be under estimated. Ascend via either Lingmell col (easiest way) or Mickledore
  • Seathwaite, Borrowdale - Via either the Corridor Route or Esk Hause
  • Great Langdale - A long way via Angle Tarn and Esk Hause, its an out and back route

Ridge Routes to:

Sat 22 Apr 2017 - Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

Seathwaite, Borrowdale - Stockley Bridge - Grains Gill - Esk Hause - Calf Cove - Broad Crag Col - Scafell Pike - Corridor Route - Sty Head - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Gill - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite [9.50 miles 3,200ft ascent]

Sat 28 Jan 2012 - Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

Seathwaite, Borrowdale - Stockley Bridge - Grains Gill - Esk Hause - Calf Cove - Great End - Scafell Pike - Corridor Route - Sty Head - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Gill - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite [10.00 miles 3,375ft ascent]

Mon 29 Jun 2009 - Broadcrag Tarn and Foxes Tarn

Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Taw House - Scale Bridge - River Esk - Great Moss - Little Narrowcove - Broad Crag Col - Scafell Pike - Broadcrag Tarn - Mickledore - Foxes Tarn - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Catcove Beck - Terrace Route - Wha House Farm [11.50 miles 4,100ft ascent]

Fri 26 Sep 2008 - Scafell Pike via the Piers Gill path

Wasdale Head - Lingmell Beck - Piers Gill path - Middleboot Knotts - Broad Crag Col - Scafell Pike - Lingmell - west ridge - Wasdale Head [7.00 miles 3,280ft ascent]

Thu 29 May 2008 - Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head

Wasdale Head - Lingmell Gill - Brown Tongue - Lingmell Col - Scafell Pike - Corridor Route - Lingmell Beck - Wasdale Head [7.25 miles 3,050ft ascent]

Sun 9 Dec 2007 - Scafell Pike and Sprinkling Tarn

Wasdale Head - Lingmell Gill - Brown Tongue - Lingmell Col - Scafell Pike - Broad Crag Col - Calf Cove - Esk Hause - Sprinkling Tarn - Sty Head - Burnthwaite - Wasdale Head [8.00 miles 3,280ft ascent]

Sat 22 Jul 2006 - Pen, the Scafells and Lord's Rake

Brotherilkeld, Eskdale - River Esk - Taw House - Scale Bridge - Sampson's Stones - Great Moss - Pen - Rough Crag - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Rakes Progress (Climbers Traverse) - Lord's Rake - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Catcove Beck - Taw House - River Esk - Brotherilkeld [10.00 miles 3,900ft ascent]

Sat 4 Feb 2006 - Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

Seathwaite, Borrowdale - Stockley Bridge - Grains Gill - Esk Hause - Great End - Ill Crag - Broad Crag - Scafell Pike - Lingmell - Corridor Route - Sty Head - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Gill - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite [10.50 miles 3,650ft ascent]

Sun 11 Sep 2005 - The Scafells

Brackenclose, Wasdale - Lingmell - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Foxes Tarn - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Quagrigg Moss - Great How (Eskdale Fell) - Maiden Castle - Brackenclose [9.00 miles 4,400ft ascent]

Mon 9 Feb 2004 - Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

Seathwaite, Borrowdale - Stockley Bridge - Grains Gill - Esk Hause - Calf Cove - Broad Crag Col - Scafell Pike - Corridor Route - Sty Head - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Gill - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite [9.50 miles 3,200ft ascent]

Mon 25 Aug 2003 - Scafell Pike from Wasdale

Brackenclose, Wasdale - Hollow Stones - Mickledore - Scafell Pike - Lingmell - Brackenclose [5.50 miles 3,250ft ascent]

Sun 12 May 2002 - Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

Seathwaite, Borrowdale - Stockley Bridge - Grains Gill - Esk Hause - Great End - Ill Crag - Broad Crag - Scafell Pike - Lingmell - Corridor Route - Sty Head - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Gill - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite [10.50 miles 3,650ft ascent]

Thu 13 May 1999 - Scafell Pike

Seathwaite, Borrowdale - Grains Gill - Esk Hause - Scafell Pike - Lingmell Col - Corridor Route - Sty Head - Styhead Gill - Seathwaite

Sun 8 Jun 1997 - National Three Peaks

Brackenclose, Wasdale - Lingmell Col path - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Brackenclose [5.00 miles 2,995ft ascent]

Tue 29 Dec 1992 - Scafell Pike

Seathwaite, Borrowdale - Grains Gill - Esk Hause - Great End - Ill Crag - Broad Crag - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Hollow Stones - Lingmell Col - Corridor Route - Sty Head - Styhead Tarn - Seathwaite [10.50 miles 3,350ft ascent]

Sun 15 Feb 1987 - Scafell Pike

Wasdale Head - Sty Head - Corridor Route - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Hollow Stones - Wasdale Head

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