Great Gable South Traverse

Sun 24 Aug 2003

Route: Wasdale Head - Sty Head - Kern Knotts - Great Hell Gate - Great Napes - Little Hell Gate - Beck Head - Great Gable - Breast Route - Sty Head - valley route - Wasdale Head

Distance: 7.50 miles

Ascent: 3,000ft

Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

With: Anne


Cloudy, sunny intervals

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Great Gable from near Burnthwaite, Wasdale Head

Looking back towards Yewbarrow from the ascent to Sty Head

Kern Knotts, the start of the south traverse

The traverse heads across to the bottom of The Great Napes, the cliffs in the distance

Tophet Bastion, The Great Napes seen across the screes of Great Hell Gate

Looking up Great Hell Gate

Crossing Great Hell Gate

Wasdale Head from the traverse, Great Gable

The Cat Rock, also called The Sphinx Rock, Great Gable

On the traverse, Great Gable

Looking up Little Hell Gate

Looking down from the Great Gable south traverse

Looking back across Little Hell Gate to two walkers who were heading in the opposite direction to us

Looking down Gavel Neese

The flank of Kirk Fell and the north end of Yewbarrow seen through a break in the cloud

Heading for Beck Head

Gable Crag and the route up Great Gable from Beck Head

Upper Ennerdale, the High Stile ridge, Haystacks and Grasmoor

Ascending Great Gable from Beck Head with Grasmoor in the far distance

The northwestern fells from the ascent of Great Gable

Great Gable summit

The Langdale Pikes: Harrison Stickle and Pike O' Stickle

Looking down on Sty Head from the Breast Route

Styhead Tarn

Great End with the gash of Skew Gill

Looking down the valley towards Wasdale Head

Lingmell Beck

Looking back towards Great Gable with its south face still in cloud

Previous Walk: Pike O'Blisco and Cold Pike (Wed 20 Aug 2003)

Next Walk: Scafell Pike from Wasdale (Mon 25 Aug 2003)

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