Scafell

Overview
Height: 3,162 Feet - 964 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 207 065
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

The massif crags off Scafell are split asunder by the tremendous chasm of Deep Gill, which has two vertical pitches in its lower part that put the through route out of bounds for walkers, The upper half, however, although extensively stony, can be used by all and sundry without difficulty, and is linked with Lord’s Rake by a simple path across a grassy shelf.

This is the West Wall Traverse.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

 

Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Scafell seen over Wasdale Head.

Scafell, Broad Stand, Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Pen.

IIII Crag from Foxs Tarn.

The Chock Stone found at the top of Lord's Rake prior to its collapse on 2nd August 2015

The 1903 Memorial Cross found at the foot of Scafell Pinnacle.

It is not known exactly what happened to the four experienced climbers, they were found roped together in a scree run far below Lord’s Rake three of whom were all ready deceased by the time help arrived, the fourth member of the group died during the descent back to Wasdale Hotel.


The Chock Stone after its collapse which now lies approximately twenty feet from its original upright position at the top of Lord's Rake.

The start of the West Wall Traverse, Scafell.

Deep Gill, Scafell.

Broad Stand, Scafell, from the Stretcher Box on Mickledore.

Cam Spout Crag, Scafell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Pen from Pike de Bield.

 

There are 8 walks to choose from including Sca Fell

Pen, Scafell Pike and Scafell via Lord's Rake and the West Wall Traverse

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22nd October 2016
ASCENT: 3,967 Feet - 1,209 Meters
MILES: 10.3
OUTLYERS: 3, Scafell Pike - Scafell - Slight Side
ROUTE: Jubilee Bridge - Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - River Esk - Pen - Rough Crag - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Rakes Progress - Lord's Rake - West Wall Traverse - Deep Gill - Symonds Knott - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Catcove Beck - Taw House - Brotherilkeld - Jubilee Bridge
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 24 The Scafells and Illgill Head

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23rd July 2016
ASCENT: 5,413 Feet - 1,650 Meters
MILES: 13
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Lingmell - Scafell Pike - Scafell - Slight Side - IIIgill Head - Whin Rigg
ROUTE: Wasdale Head - Brackenclose - Lingmell - Lingmell Col - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Foxs Tarn Gully - Foxs Tarn - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Hardrigg Gill - Maiden Castle Cairn - IIIgill Head - Whin Rigg - Greathall Gill - Wast Water
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 27 -The Roof of England

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13th September 2015
ASCENT: 5,061 Feet - 1,543 Meters
MILES: 11
SUMMITS OVER 2'000Ft: 5, Lingmell - Scafell Pike - Scafell - Cam Spout Crag - Slight Side
ROUTE: Wasdale Head - Down in the Dale - Brackenclose - Lingmell - Lingmell Col - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Foxes Tarn gully - Mickledore - Lord's Rake - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Long Gill - Hardrigg Gill - Hard Rigg - Corpse Road - Brackenclose - Down in the Dale - Wasdale Head
 

Scafell & Slight Side from Eskdale Green


7th August 2014
ASCENT:

4,100 Feet – 1,249 Meters

MILES: 15
WAINWRIGHTS:

2, Scafell – Slight Side

ROUTE:

Eskdale Green – Giggle Alley – Porterthwaite – Miterdale – Low Place – Miterdale Head – Burnmoor Tarn – Burnmoor Lodge – Bulatt Bridge – Hard Rigg – Green How – Scafell –Long Green – Slight Side – Broad Tongue – Hardrigg Gill – Bulatt Bridge – Eskdale Moor – Brat’s Moss – Blea Tarn – Fell End – Hollin How – Eskdale Green

 

The Scafells via Piers Gill & Lord’s Rake


15th June 2014
ASCENT: 3,805 Feet – 1,160 Meters
MILES: 6.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 2 Scafell Pike – Scafell
ROUTE: Wasdale Head – Burnthwaite – Moses Trod – Lingmell Beck – Piers Gill – Corridor Route – Broad Crag Col – Scafell Pike – Mickledore – Rakes Progress – Lord’s Rake – West Wall Traverse – Deep Gill – Symonds Knott – Scafell – Green How – Rakehead Crag – Bracken Close – Wasdale Head
 

Pen, The Scafells & Lord’s Rake

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25th August 2013
ASCENT: 3,920ft 1,192 Meters
MILES: 10
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Scafell Pike – Scafell – Slight Side
ROUTE: Brotherilkeld – River Esk – Taw House – Scale Bridge – Sampson’s Stones – Great Moss – Pen – Rough Crag –Scafell Pike South Ridge – Scafell Pike – Mickledore – Rakes Progress – Lord’s Rake – Scafell – Long Green – Slight Side – Catcove Beck – Taw House – River Esk – Brotherilkeld
 

Nothing better than this…

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27th May 2012
ASCENT: 4,509 Feet, 1,377 Metres
MILES: 9.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Scafell, Slight Side
ROUTE: Wasdale Head – Down In The Dale –  Brackenclose – Lingmell – Lingmell Col – Scafell Pike – Lords Rake – Scafell – Long Green – Slight Side – Quargrigg Moss – Great How – Burnmoor Tarn – Down In The Dale – Wasdale Head
 

Lingmell To Slight Side via The Scafell’s

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4th September 2011
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet, 1,372 Meters
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell & Slight Side
ROUTE: Brackenclose, Lingmell, Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike, Lords Rake, Sca Fell, Long Green, Slight Side, Quagrigg Moss, Broad Tongue, Burnmoor Tarn, Wasdale Head
 

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