The Old Man of Coniston Climber's Log

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steved - Feb 26, 2018 7:51 am Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2018

From Coniston  Sucess!

Including Brim Fell, Great How Crags, Swirl How and Wetherlam, descending north east ridge of Wetherlam back to Coniston


ajberry - Nov 12, 2012 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2007

Fine day out  Sucess!

With Katie and Megan, both 10, and their grandmother, 70. I must lie somewhere in the middle of that 60 year age range.


rgg - May 29, 2012 11:43 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

A sunny day  Sucess!

After hiking and scrambling over Wetherlam yesterday, I camped at the shores of Levers Water, just above 400m. With my 3-season sleeping bag, it got a bit chilly during the night, but that was easily solved by putting on my fleece.

When the full force of the morning sun started working on my tent, the temperature shot up. It signalled the start of a long period of great weather!


markhallam - Mar 28, 2011 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2008

Many ascents  Sucess!

Many ascents in all seasons - a favourate Lake District destination.


Gatesy - Sep 6, 2010 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Charity Challenge  Sucess!

Summited as part of a charity challenge event. Ascended north west out of Coniston village for a circular route, tracking around Levers Water before following the ridge between Low Water and Goat's water. Descended via tourist 'zig-zag' path.
Horrendous conditions: high winds, heavy rain, hail, ice, low visibility. We earned our sponsorships!


AndyWhaley - Jul 30, 2010 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008

Special Mountain  Sucess!

Climbed at least 6 times. As child and adult. Led my 2nd Whaley Walk up here. Will always love this mountain.

Attic Tony

Attic Tony - Jun 4, 2010 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2005

From Langdale  Sucess!

Part of a linear walk from Langdale to Coniston, via Pike of Blisco, Swirl How, Wetherlam and the Old Man.


Simnel - Mar 3, 2010 1:00 pm

lots and lots  Sucess!

Hiked scrambled and climbed around but best of all its a great place for a family outing with a real sense of achievement.


APennineMan - May 23, 2009 4:06 am

From Swirl How  Sucess!

Climbed as part of a long peak-bagging day from the Duddon Valley- lovely sunny weather, if a bit nippy up top. Bit too busy for my liking, Swirl How is also much better! A great day though- dawdling over the fells, one of those days which you just don't want to descend- kept on climbing new fells on the ridge until dark- sod sticking to plans!


Andy_Hornung - Jul 19, 2008 5:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 1982

Part of Week Long Expedition  Sucess!

This leg set out from Esk Hause, over Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags, Cold Pike, down to Wrynose Pass then up onto Swirl How and finally the Old Man. Spent first half of the leg throwing up after getting food poisonong from pub in Buttermere, but strated to feel more human again by the time we got onto the Old Man.
After a very long break, back up on a beautiful day in late Feb 2008


DrJonnie - May 10, 2008 7:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1996

A trip up from Hawkshead  Sucess!

With my wife Rita, a steady stroll up past the old quarries to see the brilliant clear views of the nearby fells from the summit plateau.


mountainmanjohn - Jan 21, 2008 6:33 pm

Dow Crag  Sucess!

Dow crag via grade 3s scramble. Had a Scary moment. Nice bit of rock....The old man to finish.


IceMonkey - Aug 7, 2007 8:45 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2003

Old Man of Coniston

Climbed in gale force winds, could barely stand on the summit, visability was fairly poor, so couldn't see a lot


Nanuls - Apr 26, 2007 9:05 am

When I was a nipper  Sucess!

Did this with my parents when I was a kid, really enjoyed it and intend on returning.


tphubbard - Feb 2, 2007 7:21 pm

A couple of times  Sucess!

most memorably with my dad in about 1991 up a gully next to Dow Crag in the mist.

Jay Power

Jay Power - Sep 19, 2006 10:13 am Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2006

Old Man  Sucess!

Nice walk from Conniston. Back down via Wetherlam.


Baarb - Jun 13, 2006 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2004

Safety at last  Sucess!

Took a rest up here after popping up Dow Crag. Doing a Grade 3S was a bit of a jump having only down Grade 1s before but an experience to be savoured. Tricky with frozen fingers.


igneouscarl - May 10, 2006 7:05 am Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2004

Old Man  Sucess!

Climbed as part of the Conniston round on a cold day in february. Very cloudy in the morning but cleared to give wonderful views.


mountainmanjohn - Apr 15, 2006 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2006

Old Man of Coniston  Sucess!

Me and Mark Rapley went for a brisk walk to clear the lungs and get those legs moving. The easy route up the front of the Old Man is easy and many groups and families go this way. But it is still quite pleasent as you pass old mine workings and the like. Also never loosing the view accross the valley and lake.
We went down the back (west) side to goats hawse the up the short incline over Dow crag. A nice round.


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