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markhallam - Jun 5, 2015 1:03 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

Finally did it!   Sucess!

First attempt in June 2012 I errr... climbed the wrong mountain! Floating on iTunes and golden early morning sunlight I walked straight past the climb, fixated on a plausible looking 'Thor's Cave' in neighboring mountain - and I climbed a very plausible although probably Grade 2 route ending on top of Scafell, from where I realised my error and climbed (via Broad End, un-roped - aargh!) to the top of the Pike...
In April 2014 I identified the route correctly but picked Ill Crags SE face as preferable to solo...
2nd attempt rained off - big time - with my son Keith (didn't even see the route).
3rd attempt, also with son Keith weather dubious - and having left late in hope of route drying out, we found it hadn't and walked to the top of Scafell Pike instead, via Little Narrowcove.
4th attempt a couple of weeks later with old climbing partner from 1980's Jon, I finally got to climb the route - and write it up as a route page for SP, to join the Ill Crags scramble route - another worthwhile Grade 3 scramble.

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