Crinkle Crags

Overview
Height: 2,816 Feet - 859 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 248 048
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

Crinkle Crags is much too good to be missed. For the mountaineer who prefers his mountains rough, who likes to see steep craggy slopes towering before him into the sky, who enjoys an up-and-down ridge walk full of interesting nooks and corners, who has an appreciating eye for magnificent views, this is a climb deserving of high priority.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Crinkle Crags from Oxendale Beck.

Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell taken from the un-named Tarn below Great Knott.

Crinkle Crags, The Band and Bow Fell from Old Stool End.

Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell taken from Great Knott summit.

Views over Hell Gill towards Crinkle Crags.

Ascent on the fourth Crinkle (Long Top) while looking back on the third Crinkle seen beyond Mickle Door gully.

The Bad Step - "Chicken-hearted walkers, muttering something about discretion being the better part of valour, will sneak away and circumvent the difficulty by following the authors footsteps around the left flank of the buttress"


The Alternative route around The Bad Step, Crinkle Crags, for chicken hearted walkers only including myself on many occasions !!

The Scafells from Crinkle One summit cairn.

Crinkle Crags (Long Top) summit cairn.

 

There are 9 walks to choose from including Crinkle Crags

Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags from Great Langdale

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2nd January 2017
ASCENT: 3,192 Feet - 973 Metres
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Bow Fell - Crinkle Crags
ROUTE: Rossett Bridge - Old Dungeon Ghyll – Stool End Farm – The Band – Bow Fell Climbers Traverse – Great Slab – Bow Fell – Three Tarns – Crinkle Crags – Long Top – Red Tarn (Langdale) – Browney Gill – Oxendale – Oxendale Beck – Stool End Farm – Old Dungeon Ghyll- Rossett Bridge
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks Walk 26 - The head of Great Langdale

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13th August 2016
ASCENT: 4,989 Feet - 1,521 Meters
MILES: 12.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Rossett Pike - Esk Pike - Bowfell - Crinkle Crags - Cold Pike - Pike O'Blisco
ROUTE: Old Dungeon Ghyll - Mickleden - Cumbrian Way - Rossett Gill - Rossett Pike - Angle Tarn - Esk Hause - Esk Pike - Ore Gap - Bowfell - Three Tarns - Crinkle Crags - Cold Pike - Red Tarn - Pike O'Blisco - Wrynose Fell - Redacre Gill - Wall End - Old Dungeon Ghyll
 

Esk Pike, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags from Cockley Beck

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12th October 2015
ASCENT: 3,332 Feet - 1,022 Meters
MILES: 9.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Esk Pike - Bowfell - Crinkle Crags
ROUTE: Cockley Beck Bridge - Mosedale - Lingcove Beck - High Gait Crags - Yeastyrigg Crags - Pike de Bield - Esk Pike - Ore Gap - Hanging Knotts - Bowfell Buttress - Bowfell - Three Tarns - Crinkle Crags - Stonesty Pike - Little Stand - Cockley Beck Bridge
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 16 -Crinkles to Bowfell

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14th June 2015
ASCENT: 3,670 Feet - 1,119 Metres
MILES: 8.5
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: 9, Crinkle One - Crinkle Two (Long Top/Summit) - Crinkle Three - Crinkle Four - Crinkle Five (Gunson Knott) - Shelter Crags - Bowfell - Bowfell Buttress - Hanging Knotts
ROUTE: Three Shire Stone, Wrynose Pass - Red Tarn - Crinkle Crags - Shelter Crags - Three Tarns - Bowfell - Bowfell Buttress - Hanging Knotts - Bowfell - Crinkle Crags - Red Tarn - Three Shire Stone
 

Bowfell & Crinkle Crags from ODG


21st September 2014
ASCENT: 3,330 Feet – 1015 Meters
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Bow Fell – Crinkle Crags
ROUTE: Old Dungeon Ghyll – Stool End Farm – The Band – Bowfell Climbers Traverse – Great Slab – Bowfell – Three Tarns – Crinkle Crags – Long Top – Red Tarn (Langdale) – Browney Gill – Oxendale – Oxendale Beck – Stool End Farm – Old Dungeon Ghyll
 

Crinkle Crags to Pike O’Blisco via Hell Gill

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15th December 2013
ASCENT: 3,400 Feet, 1,037 Meters
MILES: 8.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Crinkle Crags – Cold Pike – Pike O’Blisco
ROUTE: Old Dungeon Gill – Stool End Farm – Oxendale – Whorneyside Force – Hell Gill – Shelter Crags East Ridge Rake – Crinkle Crags – Great Knott – Cold Pike – Red Tarn – Pike O’Blisco – Wrynose Fell – Redacre Gill – Old Dungeon Gill
 

Bow Fell from Cockley Beck

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25th March 2012
ASCENT: 1,378 Metres, 4,520 Feet
MILES: 7.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Crinkle Crags & Bow Fell
ROUTE: Cockley Beck – Ulpha Fell – Little Stand – The Bad Step – Crinkle Crags – Three Tarns – Climbers Traverse – Bow Fell – Three Tarns – Lingcove Beck – Moasdale – Moasdale Beck – Cockley Bridge
 

Crinkle Crags to Cold Pike

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7th October 2011
ASCENT: 3,620 Feet, 1,103 Meters
MILES: 7.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Crinkle Crags & Cold Pike
ROUTE: Old Dungeon Ghyl, Stool End Farm The Band Three Tarns Crinkle Crags Long Top Cold Pike Red Tarn Oxendale Old Dungeon Ghyll
 

Crinkle Crags & Bow Fell

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15th November 2009
ASCENT: 945 Mtrs  3100 Ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 2  Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell
ROUTE: xxxx
 

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