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Catbells ...Hike

3rd V-easy WI1 C0 Easy Snow PG13, Trad, Sport, Aid, Boulder, Ice, Snow, 2500 ft, Grade II,  Avg: 4 from 1 vote
FA: unknown..probably Neanderthals
International > Europe > United Kingdom > England > Lake District > Borrowdale Valley > Shepherds Crag

Description

A short but fun and beautiful hike the other side of the lake from Shepherds Crag. From Keswick drive to the bottom of Catbells.(15mins). Stagger upwards (about 1500',1 to 1 1/2 miles.) to the summit.Note ;-BE CAREFUL .... This climb ,possibly the most popular as such in Britain has claimed many more lives than the North Face of the Eiger.I do not believe many if any from falling ,most I hear were from heart attack by the none too fit and or the elderly!. Never the less we took on the challenge and did it >>>>>> Nice Views ,and there are about 1200 rock climbs close by.

Location

NW England. The Lake District.... William Worsworth and Betrix Potter Land.

Protection

Rain Gear,Tool for scraping off sheep pooo (US term) from your boots.

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Climbers approaching the crux
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Mt Catbells
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The successful team ,exhausted but happy on the summit of Mt Catbells.The Mountain in the distance is Skiddaw,just over 3000',the third highest mountain in the Lake District.to the right distance Blencathra mountain. The Lake is Derwent Water ,at the top of the lake is the town of Keswick.
[Hide Photo] The successful team ,exhausted but happy on the summit of Mt Catbells.The Mountain in the distance is Skiddaw,just over 3000',the third highest mountain in the Lake District.to the right distance B…

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USBRIT Ross
Keswick Cumbria.UK
  3rd V-easy WI1 C0 Easy Snow
[Hide Comment] Just a joke .. Easiest hike in the Lake District. However great views May 27, 2015