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Wistow Crags/Pillar/

Wistow Crags/Pillar/

Wistow Crags/Pillar/

Page Type: Route

Location: United Kingdom, Europe

Object Title: Wistow Crags/Pillar/

Route Type: Scrambling

Season: Summer

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: grade 2 scramble

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Page By: georgen

Created/Edited: May 3, 2009 / May 17, 2009

Object ID: 510833

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The south side of Pillar looks featurless from Wasdale head but surprisingly can offer good sramble on two tier crag which is not attempted very often.According to guidebook/Srambles in the Lakes/this route was used by pioneers of Lakeland rock climbing as aproach to Pillar rock climbs.So one can have good fun there and touch history of the Lakes!

Getting There

Wistow crags
From Wasdale head follow path to Mosedale then turn right to climb pathless grassy and scree slopes.Wistow crag is easy to identify because there are gullies on either side.

Route Description

Wistow crags
Wistow crags
Start at the foot of the butress and climb the heathery crack /see photo/on the right.There is Mod airy move on the top.From the top follow rib on good rock and than nice slabs which end on grassy platform.Walk to second tier and climb slabs/wide choice of route/to top of second tier and finish on grassy platform.Difficulties are now over.There is good sport on the rocks above,best to climb on right hand side.After this,the summit ridge path is very near.The Pillar top is on the left.

Essential Gear

Usual scrambler`s gear.

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Wistow crags