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Crinkle Crags (South Top)
834m (2737ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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30th highest in England,
56th in England & Wales

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36th highest in England,
65th in England & Wales

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1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Crinkle Crags (South Top) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Christine Shepherd walked up Crinkle Crags (South Top) on April 16th, 2009 [from/via/route] Used walk c279 'The Oxendale Horseshoe' Bagged again 30-07-2015 when bagging Little Stand. Climbed again in heavy rain & a strong wind on 2.7.22 [with] Jenny [weather] Fine but windy - Enjoyed every 'crinkle'!

Shirley Philips has climbed Crinkle Crags (South Top) [from/via/route] Great Langdale

Geoff Hand bagged Crinkle Crags (South Top) on June 15th, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c279 The Oxendale Round from the Old Dungeon Ghyl up Pike of Blisco, Cold Pike, Great Knott, Little Stand, Crinkle crags & back by The Band. [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Beautiful sunny day, got burnt to a crisp! - Went a little bit wrong at first & went too clos to Blea Tarn. Tess was attacked by a dog who fortunately had a muzzle on otherwise it could have been a mess. Lovely memory of Swallows swooping over a flower meadow on the way back.

Carl Tillotson hiked Crinkle Crags (South Top) on October 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] from Oxendale descent via The Band [with] June [weather] Sunny with cloud, windy on top.

Kevin Foster summited Crinkle Crags (South Top) on August 27th, 2021 [from/via/route] The Old Dungeon Ghyll National Trust car park. [with] By myself. [weather] Sunny. Clear visibility. - A classic ridge walk. Ascent via Browney Gill. Descent via Oxendale Beck. In between was walking heaven! The Bad Step wasn't even as 'bad' as I remembered. Excellent views in all directions but the Scafells & Bowfell were particularly impressive. Oh & a stunning waterfall near the end.

Stephen Eddy conquered Crinkle Crags (South Top) on June 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Old dungeon ghyll [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Martin Bayliss [weather] Sunny

Darren Wilson scaled Crinkle Crags (South Top) 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 walked up Crinkle Crags (South Top) on December 28th, 2006 [from/via/route] C279 [weather] Snowing & cloudy - low visibility - Starting to feel lost on Crinkle Crags

Anthony Scott climbed Crinkle Crags (South Top) 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

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

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Crinkle Crags (South Top)

*The Langdale Valley with The Langdale Pikes (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) (right) from Crinkle Crags (South Top)

*The Langdale Valley with The Langdale Pikes (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) (right) from Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Wayne Hill (21)

Great Langdale from Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Great Langdale from Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Peter Swan (8)

*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)

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from the cairn on the summit of Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott)

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from the cairn on the summit of Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (174)

*Northernly Panorama from the summit of Hard Knott featuring Sca Fell, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top)

*Northernly Panorama from the summit of Hard Knott featuring Sca Fell, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (63)

Me and a mate on the first crinkle of The Crinkle Crags above Great Langdale

Me and a mate on the first crinkle of The Crinkle Crags above Great Langdale

Photo: Malcolm Boswell (1)

The notorious 'bad step' between Crinkle Crags (South Top) and Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

The notorious 'bad step' between Crinkle Crags (South Top) and Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (169)

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)

Great Knott, Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Shelter Crags and Bow Fell from Browney Gill

Great Knott, Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Shelter Crags and Bow Fell from Browney Gill

Photo: Dave Duffield (1)

Great Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (South Top) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Red Tarn (Langdale)

Great Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (South Top) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Red Tarn (Langdale)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (16)

Crinkle Crags - The second Crinkle - Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and the third Crinkle - Gunson Knott from the first Crinkle - Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Crinkle Crags - The second Crinkle - Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and the third Crinkle - Gunson Knott from the first Crinkle - Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Chris Haselden (12)

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)

*Great Knott, Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Red Tarn (Langdale)

*Great Knott, Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Red Tarn (Langdale)

Photo: Wayne Hill (3)

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), Esk Pike, Rossett Pike and The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle 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), Esk Pike, Rossett Pike and The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

Photo: Derek Royston (4)

Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott & Crinkle Crags (South Top)  and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott & Crinkle Crags (South Top) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Great Langdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (1)

Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott , Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Scafell Pike

Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott , Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (14)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit cairn on Crinkle Crags (South Top)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit cairn on Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (168)

Crinkle Crags (South Top) summit

Crinkle Crags (South Top) summit

Photo: Tim Hope (110)

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Tim Hope (111)

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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