This really is a fun scramble on solid but polished rock. For the benefit of North Americans (since there is a lot of confusion about out there about how to translate UK scramble grades), I can report that it's YDS class 3. Airy, with moderate exposure in a couple of places.
Did this on the way up to the summit, due to some slush, 'the step' was quite hairy.
Although short, this is a nice scramble. I introduced a friend to his first scramble on here
I went up on the very first day of the year - windy, freezing rain and hail - but as my first day out in the mountains for months it was a great day out nonetheless. The narrow bit was a little interesting slightly iced and with strong winds...
have done this on numerous occ over the years.
Climbed with quite a large group from Surrey. Enjoyable scrambling and great fun moving out left above the bad step for some more exposed climbing.
Up there on a fantastic calm day in February, sat on top of Blencathra wearing T shirt and shorts. Then up again in not quite so perfect conditions at end of june. Sat on top of Blencathra wearing, fleece, waterproof, and hat. Would have had my gloves on too if I'd carried them. Isn't the British weather great?
Ive done Sharp edge so many times. Its just great. But you cant beat a real winter climb on it. A real alpine feel......but dont get me wrong...a sunny summers afternoon is fab too!