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Crinkle Crags (Long Top)
859m (2819ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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19th highest in England,
42nd in England & Wales

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24th highest in England,
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The view from the summit of Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

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Sarah Hamer walked up on September 1st, 2020 [from/via/route] Started out with blue skies and a spring in my step - more rock climbing than the guide would give you an indication of - bagged with Pike of Blisco and Cold Pike [with] Chris Hamer [weather] Started off sunny and 15 degrees - wind at the top which is to be expected but not enough to be an issue - The views from Crinkle Crags were just SPECTACULAR - seeing where we had been and where we were to go. To the coastline and the Isle of Man with views to Windermere.

Wayne Baxter climbed on August 24th, 2020 [from/via/route] From the Three Shire Stone, upto High Teighton How, Red Tarn to Pike of Blisco. Return to Red Tarn, Great Knott and on to complete the Crinkle Grags. Returned to Cold Pike and dropped down to Red Tarn Moss and picked the same path as we started the walk to Three Shire Stone. [with] Sue [weather] Sunny

John Bryers bagged on August 13th, 2020 [from/via/route] Walked up Oxendale through the farm. Continued WSW beside the wall and then bear SW (left) at a fork on a level path to reach the footbridge over Oxendale Beck. Cross the bridge and bear SW up a clear path that eventually bears S beside Browney Gill to reach a junction of paths on the col. Turning left up to peak of Pike O' Blisco. Returning to col and up to Great Crag, skirting around on right to Crinkle Crag (South top) and along ridge to Crinkle Crags (North Top). [with] With Mya my faithful 13 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Very warm day, sweated up to Col, breeze did help and clouded in a touch. - Set off at 7.37am after parking in NT car park at New dungeon Ghyll (£8.00 parking).

Stephen Eddy hiked on June 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Old dungeon ghyll [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Martin Bayliss [weather] Sunny

Andy Buxton summited during August, 1968 [from/via/route] From NDG - circuit of Langdale (Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake) [with] Dad [weather] Clear

Richard Banks conquered on March 14th, 2020 [from/via/route] Langdale [weather] Dreadful

Andrew Johnson scaled on February 5th, 2020 [from/via/route] Old DG [with] Ted [weather] Cleared to blue skies at some points, Snow on top with some hail

Elaine Evans walked up on August 29th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Old Dungeon Gill ascended to Bow Fell via The Band and Three Tarns, retraced our steps to Three Tarns then on to Shelter Crags and Crinkle Crags, descended to Red Tarn and back to car park. [with] Sue [weather] Fine, dry and good for walking to start with, strong wind and poor visibility on reaching summit made conditions very difficult. - Didn't see the amazing views we'd heard about. Had the wind got so bad on the way up we would have abandoned our plans and descended but it really caught us out. Lots of people changing their plans due to weather conditions.

Richard Marchant climbed on October 28th, 1993 [from/via/route] This was a walk carried out just by me from New Dungeon Ghyll and took me up Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn up the back on to Langdale Pikes taking in both Pikes and on to Martcrag moor round to Rossett Pike and to Angle Tarn up to Ore Gap-Esk Pike-Bow Fell-Crinkle Crags-Great Knott- Pike of Blisco then back down to New Dungeon Ghyll. [with] On my own. [weather] Wet dull dreary day.

Paul Macey bagged on June 19th, 2019 [from/via/route] Langdale [with] Luke Macey [weather] dry some sun

Nick Dobson hiked on June 9th, 2018 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon through Oxendale towards Red Tarn. [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] bright and sunny with excellent views and scenery. - It was our 18th wedding anniversary, and we had a table booked early evening at the 1863 Bistro in Pooley Bridge. After completing the 5 Crinkles, we contemplated going up Bowfell as well. We changed our minds considering the time, and made our way back down the band, getting soaked as we neared the bottom. (An excellent decision in hindsight)

Craig Steeland summited on November 26th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Three Shires Stone in Wrynose Pass. [with] Sue [weather] Sunny with no wind and unseasonably warm.

David Watson conquered on August 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [weather] Sunny

Phillip Bulley scaled on May 7th, 2018 [from/via/route] Via Cold Pike [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny and very warm.

Darren Wilson walked up on June 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] Cockley Beck, Ulpha Fell, Little Stand, Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags, Hard Knott [with] lone walk [weather] Beautiful summers day

Simon Myerscough climbed on December 28th, 2006 [from/via/route] C279 [weather] Snowing & cloudy - low visibility

Richard Marshall bagged on April 9th, 2018 [from/via/route] C371 [with] Chris and Bo [weather] Fine

Rachael Tyler hiked on July 8th, 2017 [with] Husband

Iain Jones summited on July 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] The Langdale Horseshoe - 02 January 2016 - walked from Great Langdale; 26 August 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 6 (Scafell)

Elizabeth Dawson conquered during June, 2017 [with] Keith [weather] sun

Tony Deegan scaled on December 2nd, 2012 [with] Simon

Anthony Scott walked up on July 14th, 2017 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyl Hotel [with] me [weather] Grey cloud, some rain, windy, sunny spells. Changeable! - walk 179. Beware of the bad step

Simon Boddy climbed on June 26th, 2017 [from/via/route] Great Langdale [with] HF Holidays [weather] Warm and sunny

Dave Eyes bagged on April 24th, 2017 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Gill car park [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Windy, Hail, Sunny - long day - back at car by 8.35pm almost 7000ft of ascent according to the gps

Chris Sheard hiked on July 10th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Langdale [with] George & Damien & 2M's [weather] Warm Humid with weather closing in - MM Missed the gully ascent we came for. Just walked off and effectively made us follow - don't like that attitude

Caroline Winter summited on February 12th, 2017 [from/via/route] Wrynose-three shires pass, pike o blisco, south and long top crinkles [with] Karen [weather] Good visibility, but deteriorated late afternoon, high gale force winds, snow and ice underfoot, snow and white out 3-4pm - Parked on three shires pass and wind ferocious. Slow progress to pike o blisco due to ice and snow. Difficult to locate track. Great visibility to Crinkles-covered in snow. Weather closed in on ascent of second and unable to find route back. After one and a half hours managed to get off and abandoned Cold Pike to return to car.

Mark Davidson conquered on August 2nd, 2004 [with] Alone [weather] Sunny and warm - fantastic

Joanne Mcgawley scaled on July 6th, 2016 [with] Rich [weather] No Visibility and Damp! - 8.8 miles

Charlie Housley walked up on June 3rd, 2016 [from/via/route] Followed the good path from Cold Pike. [with] Solo. [weather] Glorious sunshine and no cloud.

Richard Fulcher has climbed [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [with] Alone [weather] Heavy cloud, light wind, misty, no rain - Crinkle Crags & Bowfell

John Senior bagged during November, 2015 [from/via/route] The Band [with] Julie Senior [weather] Icy

Jan Dixon hiked on August 13th, 2015 [from/via/route] Rd Tarn [with] Becci, Tia and Anya [weather] Hot

David Noble summited on July 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] ODG Rosset Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags, Cold Pike and Pike O Blisco [with] Solo [weather] Dry/Sunny - Did the Bad Step descending

Leon Harvey conquered on July 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Langsdale [with] Solo [weather] Strong Wind lower cloud - 9hr Hike

Tracey Cowell scaled on July 9th, 2015 [from/via/route] Oxendale/red tarn/crinkle crags/bowfell/the band [with] Sister [weather] Sunny/windy

Claire Lloyd walked up during October, 1993 [from/via/route] Can't remember

Christina Lander climbed on April 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] Three Shires Stone - Red Tarn - Pike of Blisco - Long Top - Gunson Knott - Red Tarn - Three Shires Stone [with] Dick [weather] In the clouds - We will come back one day to see the view

Mike Jackson bagged on April 25th, 2015 [from/via/route] Did it with Bowfell.. [with] Stevie McAdam.. [weather] All weathers..

Andy Gibbs hiked during September, 2008 [from/via/route] From Dungeon Ghyll hotel [with] Jake, Gav & Eddie [weather] Good

Pauline Styles summited during 2012 [with] The Benskey Walkers - Via Crinkle Craggs to Bowfell and failed to reach Scarfell Pike :(

Jason Johnston conquered on July 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] Great Longsdale [with] Becs [weather] Sunny, slight cloud, wind on top

Anil Pall scaled during June, 2014 [from/via/route] The Bad Step - Steep ascent, very good paths

Keith Eastman walked up on July 15th, 2014 [from/via/route] c279

Kevin Parnham climbed on July 12th, 2014 [from/via/route] cold pike [with] Jo [weather] generally bright and warm - bad step tackled without problem

Marcus Bradshaw bagged on June 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] Crinkle Crags , Bow Fell , Esk Pike [with] Marcus [weather] Sunny - longest day . Harder walk than I thought . Glad to see the back of the 5th Crinkle. Would nt like to do this walk in bad / misty weather .

Doug Martin hiked on April 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] Three Shires Stone on Wrynose Pass [with] Mark & JC [weather] Murky but good - not cold

Clive Ward summited on March 30th, 2014 [from/via/route] Wrynose Pass, Pike O'Blisco, Crinkle Crags, Cold Pike [with] On my own [weather] Great. See Crinkle Crags

Derek Parkin conquered on October 28th, 2012 [with] lynn parkin

Gill Watson scaled during 1987 [with] G. Hazel etc

Tim Buckley walked up on October 6th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Pike O'Blisco and Red Tarn. [with] Solo walk. [weather] Generally clear, but some light rain, another walker described it as moody. - Tough going, fitness down following events of the summer, but made it up Bad Step. Came down via Three Tarns and the Band. Pint in the Old Dungeon Gill. The Langdale Pikes and valley were stunning in the late afternoon sunshine.

Ann Davis climbed on August 8th, 2013 [weather] sunny

Harry Meijer bagged on April 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel,Great Langdale [with] The Lake District Walker

Brian Laverty hiked on August 30th, 2009 [from/via/route] great langdale [with] wendy [weather] torrential rain

Dale Verrall summited on May 20th, 2012 [from/via/route] Langdales -Walk number C279 [with] Les & Amber [weather] Warm and bright

Andrew Martin conquered on February 4th, 2011 [from/via/route] great langdale [with] the boys [weather] blizzard

Leona Skelton scaled during November, 2009 [from/via/route] Great Langdale [with] Durham University Hillwalking Society [weather] Cold - Other group walking in the society that day got stranded on Bowfell all night

Iain Taylor walked up on August 29th, 2010 [from/via/route] Langdale (NY 29589 06415)

Bay Wan has climbed [from/via/route] Started from base of Langdale Fell. Up via Great Knott [with] Cocoa Pops (the dog) [weather] Warm, misty, and summit covered in heavy cloud :( - Wanted to come down via Bowfell but couldn't see a thing or the route to Bowfell!!!

Christine Shepherd bagged on April 16th, 2009 [from/via/route] Used walk c279 'The Oxendale Horseshoe' [with] My friend Jenny [weather] Very breezy but clear. - Had climbed this once before in 1998 but hadn't got an exact date.

Ray O'Hara hiked on April 22nd, 2011 [from/via/route] Via the bad step

Chris Bramley summited on January 28th, 2012 [from/via/route] Langdale valley up the steep route [with] Janet [weather] Snow and ice - First real walk of the year , took it out of us

Christine Knowles conquered on April 24th, 2010 [from/via/route] Fell Foot Farm [with] Graham [weather] Beautiful

Darren Mortimer scaled on February 25th, 2012 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Over cast and windy

Michael Austin, Angela Moroney, Melanie Dunn, David Kelley, Mr M A Blanchard, Ian Gate, Peter Walsh, Doug Jeffries, John Walter, Jo Dixon, Steven Waterhouse, Sandra Leeson, David Shaw, Amanda Hinds, Craig Lewis, Elaine Grayson, Simon Clark, Matthew Thomas, Carl Abbott, Edward Wells, Stephanie King, Karen Mountain, Peter O'sullivan, Daniel Cook, David Butterfield, Patricia Dilley, David Sheret, Simon Duerden, Martin Antcliff, Colin Egan, Jonathan Tobin, Michael Nolan, David Kelley, Phil Clark, Steve Frank, Peter Clark, Paul Booth, Ian Thomas, Tracey Cordes, Louise Sandwith, Helen Marrs, Louis Smith, Immacolata Pescatore, David Buttress, Steve Lockett, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, Raymond Barnett, Martyn Howarth, John Kendall, John Buckley, G Philpott, Les Bennett, Carol Juden, Patrick Buckland, Jeffrey Hall, Paul Stevens, Stephen Millington, Chris Bede, Rob Barklamb, Jeanette Coward, Adam Shewry, Pete Howes, Sam Mercer, John Tippins, Simon Smith, Steve Davenport, Libby Burns and Rebecca Hardy have all walked, climbed & bagged Crinkle Crags (Long Top).

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Crinkle Crags (Long Top) summit

Crinkle Crags (Long Top) summit

Photo: Tim Hope (113)

Crinkle Crags (Long Top) with the infamous 'Bad Step' (just below centre) from Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Crinkle Crags (Long Top) with the infamous 'Bad Step' (just below centre) from Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Tim Hope (112)

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top) & Gunson Knott after leaving Red Tarn (Langdale)

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top) & Gunson Knott after leaving Red Tarn (Langdale)

Photo: Chris Haselden (10)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Shelter Crags from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Shelter Crags from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Tim Hope (114)

*Loft Crag (foreground far left), Lingmoor, Blea Tarn, Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Cold Pike and Crinkle Crags (featuring Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Gunson Knott) (mid-distance left to right) and Wetherlam, Great Carrs and Grey Friar (far-distance centre to right)  from the summit of Pike of Stickle (Langdale Pikes)

*Loft Crag (foreground far left), Lingmoor, Blea Tarn, Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Cold Pike and Crinkle Crags (featuring Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Gunson Knott) (mid-distance left to right) and Wetherlam, Great Carrs and Grey Friar (far-distance centre to right) from the summit of Pike of Stickle (Langdale Pikes)

Photo: Tim Hope (42)

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) from Stool End, Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) from Stool End, Great Langdale

Photo: Derek Royston (2)

The Crinkle Crags ridge featuring Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top)

The Crinkle Crags ridge featuring Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Tony Estcourt (2)

The Langdale Pikes from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

The Langdale Pikes from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Peter Swan (9)

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

Photo: Colin Jenkins (31)

Easedale Tarn and High Raise (Langdale) with Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) beyond from Fairfield

Easedale Tarn and High Raise (Langdale) with Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) beyond from Fairfield

Photo: Peter Inglis (8)


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