Scafell

Height: 964m/3,162m

Grid Reference: NY207065

Lists: FRCC (002) Wainwright (S.02)

Ascents: 8

'Sca Fell' (two words) on OS maps. Although slightly lower than Scafell Pike it is regarded by many as a grander mountain, its certainly less crowded! It is normally ascended from:

  • Wasdale Head - via Lord's Rake (considered dangerous because of rock fall) or Green How
  • Eskdale - long route whichever way you go - via Upper Eskdale, Great Moss and Foxes Tarn or via Slight Side

Scafell and Scafell Pike are joined via Mickledore and three routes are available between the two fells:

  • Broad Stand - A route for experienced scamblers / climbers
  • Lord's Rake - see comments above
  • Foxes Tarn - This is the easiest route but required the most re-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]

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]

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 15 Dec 2003 - Scafell

Brackenclose, Wasdale - Green How - Scafell - Symonds Knott - Green How - Hard Rigg - Brackenclose [6.00 miles 3,000ft ascent]

Sat 28 Sep 2002 - Scafell and Slight Side from Eskdale

Brotherilkeld, Eskdale - River Esk - Lingcove Bridge - River Esk - Great Moss - Sampson's Stones - Cam Spout - Foxes Tarn - Symonds Knott - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Catcove Beck - Taw House - Brotherilkeld [9.00 miles 3,150ft ascent]

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