The North Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
The summit of Grisedale Pike is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.
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Richard Fulcher walked up on September 29th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked in the small quarry car park on the left near the start of the Whinlatter Pass after passing through Braithwaite. The path up to Grisedale Pike leaves from this car park & wends up & around the hills up to the peak - a fairly continuous climb with the craggiest part near the top. From Grisedale we headed across to Hobcarton Crag, veering off to the left down to Coledale Hause & then approached Crag Hill from the back near Wandope Moss. From Crag Hill we worked our way down & across to Sail the along the ridge to Scar Crags & Causey Pike. We reversed from CP & traversed across to the main path at High Moss. I then climbed up Outerside & slipped & slid down the wet rocks to Low Moss (very tricky after rain) & eventually met up with Jen at Barrow Door. I declined Barrow as I'd had enough! One for another day! We returned down the easy path that gently slopes down the side of Barrow. [with] Jen [weather] Sunshine & showers, occasional gusts of wind. - A tiring but rewarding walk.
Kate Peacock climbed on August 28th, 2022 [from/via/route] Car park on Whinlatter bank [with] Me & Sheila [weather] No breeze at all. Humid all day. Hotter on the morning, rain toward the end which I was glad about but it didn't really cool down - Couldn't really enjoy a lot of the tops because of flying ants.
Pete George bagged on May 29th, 2022 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Roco [weather] Cool but clear
Chris Sheard hiked on May 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] Along from Eel crag via HH crossing over from last ridge [with] George [weather] Pleasant at ground level, no rain brightened later later with sunshine as we completed the round - Made this ascent as part of a nice circular coming down the other side of a horse shoe
Neil Barnett summited on October 18th, 2021 [with] Solo [weather] Wet
Christine Shepherd conquered on September 22nd, 2007 [from/via/route] Walked 'The Coledale Round' using walk c137 [with] Clear and bright with great views [weather] On my own - Although it is a steep slog up Grisedale pike it is well worth it for the great views. Climbed again from Braithwaite on 18.6.12. Climbed again using walk c169 on 17.04.15
Richard Marshall scaled on June 30th, 2021 [from/via/route] Grisedale & Causey [with] Dave Elsie & Rocxy [weather] Sunny warm
Tim Winn walked up on May 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] Keswick [with] Jane, Louise and Barry [weather] Good
Michael Nolan climbed on April 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] Lorton [with] Morag [weather] Brilliant bright day!
Catherine Hill bagged on September 29th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Whinlatter pass Revelin Moss car park [with] Alone [weather] Dry,sunny, not too windy - Missed path at the start, walked through forest & up the side of the hill between Grisedale Pike & Hobcarton Crag followed by Hopegill Head & Ladyside Pike. Hopegill Head very tricky going over the top - steep, sloppy rock. Had to climb down.
Claire Murray hiked on September 15th, 2020 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Amy, Timmy and Tazzy [weather] Sunny - Planned on doing the circular but it was far too hot!!!
Nick Christian summited on September 14th, 2020 [from/via/route] 1st of the day. [with] Karen Brown [weather] Good Sunny
Andy Buxton conquered on November 2nd, 1988 [from/via/route] From Stair. Coledale Round: Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Grasmore, Grisedale Pike [with] Solo [weather] Clear & cold all day
Claire Kirk scaled on July 11th, 2020 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Phil [weather] Low cloud & drizzly to start, sun came out in the afternoon
Kevin Foster walked up on March 4th, 2020 [from/via/route] Hobcarton End. [with] Henry. [weather] Cloudy with light snow showers. - This was what turned out to be a fairly easy 500 foot ascent over grass to the summit of Grisedale Pike. I've done this top countless times & the view never ceases to thrill me. Only the second time via Hobcarton End though. I've usually done it from Braithwaite on the classic Coledale Round.
Simon Boddy climbed on September 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] Crummock [with] HF Holidays [weather] Sunny & clear
Richard Marchant bagged on October 3rd, 1993 [from/via/route] We parked at the car park just before the visitors centre up in Whinlatter Pass. The walk was basically Coledale Round starting with a walk through the Hospital Plantation on to the ridge of Sleet How & the ascent of Grisedale Pike then on to Hopegill Head-Sand Hill down to Coledale Hause followed then by the ascent of Crag Hill (Eel Crag) to Sail & then descended to Outerside missing out on Causey Pike due to Marlene shattered as it had been a long day for her, so then to Stile End & down into Braithwaite & back up the road to the car. That trek up the road seem to go on for ever & was a bad move. [with] Marlene & Alan Harker [weather] A fine day with no wind & wall to wall sunshine - Carried out the Coledale Round with Marlene & Alan Harker & the memorable thing we still laugh about today was the the pubs didn't open all day then & when we got into Braithwaite everything was closed & Marlene was so looking forward to a half of Shandy.
Dave Eyes hiked on June 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked at Lanthwaite farm layby on the road to Buttermere. Crossed the road & headed up Whiteside. Onwards from Whiteside to Hopegill Head & then further on to the top of Grisedale Pike. The return journey took us via the top of Grasmoor & we descended via Lad How to the road & walked back to the car. [with] Christine Eyes [weather] good visibility but very windy once up high.
Stephen Reader summited on July 7th, 2019 [from/via/route] Peak 10 out of 10 on Coledale 10 Peak challenge. We did it! [with] Mountain Walks [weather] Mixture of cloud & sunshine
Craig Steeland conquered on June 29th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Langthwaite [with] With Sue [weather] Partly cloudy, warm & dry apart from a few patches of light rain
Richard Beardsley scaled on July 3rd, 2019 [from/via/route] Walked route C169. Commenced walk at 0945hrs. & arrived back at the car park at 1415hrs. (£8 to park). [with] Gillian. [weather] Beautiful sunny day, with a slight breeze. Ideal for walking. - Fantastic views once height gained. Not as hard as first thought. Thoroughly enjoyable day.
Andrew Johnson walked up on February 26th, 2019 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Ted [weather] Clear & very warm (for February) - Great views
Andy James climbed on April 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Suzie James
Bay Wan bagged on August 2nd, 2018 [from/via/route] Whiteside, Hopegill Head & Grisedale Pike & return through the valley bypassing Force Crag Mine [with] Cocoa dog - 7 yrs old [weather] Cloudy with sunny intervals. 20 degrees - Waaaaay too much scrambling, scree, ridges & one of the shitest pathways in the valley. Went round in circles near the end cos it wasn't obvious where the path had gone! This walk is doable but challenging & not for the faint hearted!
John Almond hiked on July 18th, 2018 [from/via/route] go4awalk c408 from Braithwaite - GRISEDALE PIKE - Hopegill Head - Crag Hill - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - Outerside - Barrow - Wainwright 145 [weather] Good - cloudy, warm & dry.
Stella Nuttall summited on July 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Whinlatter Forest - 2nd attempt from Whinlatter as last time we couldn't find our way out of the forest! Found our way out today, walked up to Grisedale Pike via Hobcarton End & continued to Hopegill Head. Descended via Ladystile but had great difficulty finding our way back into Whinlatter Forest. Finally we did but I (Stella) was seperated from Ann, Sally & Kath for the last hour. A lot of trees have been chopped down on the edge of the forest which were covering the paths. [with] Stella, Ann, Sally and Kath [weather] Beautiful hot sunny day with 360 degree clear views. - Christine unable to join us a she had a swollen knee. The Chalet at Portinscale for breakfast.
Simon Myerscough conquered on September 21st, 2008 [from/via/route] C408 [weather] Cloudy but warm at times
Christina Lander scaled on January 8th, 2018 [from/via/route] Coledale Horseshoe. Braithwaite - Barrow - Sail - Crag Hill/Eel Crag - Hopegill Head - Grisedale Pike - Braithwaite [with] Dick and Meg [weather] Beautiful sunny day but very windy. Lots of snow on the high mountains
Iain Jones walked up on July 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] The Coledale Horseshoe [with] Chris Curtis - 30 July 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 2 (Coledale)
Lydia Hopkinson climbed on June 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] braithwaite [with] walking group [weather] fab
Caroline Winter bagged on April 9th, 2017 [from/via/route] Braithwaite start, Kinn, Lanny Well, Grisedale Pike [with] Andy and Becky [weather] Good visibility, but deteriorated by 1pm, with Hope gill Head & Sand Hill in mist, high winds on peak & climbing up-30mph. - A hard tiring slog-jaded from previous days climbing!
Leon Harvey hiked on April 17th, 2016 [with] Solo
Mark Davidson summited on March 11th, 2014 [with] Alone [weather] Gloriously sunny
John Walter conquered on July 12th, 2015 [with] Tricia
Anthony Scott scaled on July 18th, 2016 [from/via/route] B5289 Whiteside & Hopegill Head [with] me [weather] Humid!
Nick Dobson walked up on May 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Cloudy but warm - then on to Hopegill Head & back down through Coledale.
Clive Ward climbed on January 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] See Whiteside entry [with] Ben, Chris, Ian
Gordon Lee bagged on November 21st, 2015 [weather] Clear - Snow underfoot
Elaine Grayson hiked on October 7th, 2015 [from/via/route] kinn sleet howe [with] Robin [weather] Awful drizzle mist wind - Intended to do Coledale Horseshoe aborted at Coledale Hause took mine road back to Braithwaite
Jon Mapp summited on June 20th, 2015 [from/via/route] c408 [with] Suzzanné, Caroline and Robin [weather] Low cloud, drizzle, poor visibility - The view from the top is meant to be great, but unfortunately 100 yard visibility :-(
Claire Lloyd conquered on March 26th, 2005 [from/via/route] From Knott Head car park [with] Family
Stephen Eddy scaled on June 13th, 2015 [from/via/route] Braithwaite, via Grasmoor, Sand hill, Hopegill Head, Hobcarton Crag [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris [weather] Warm, cloudy
David Noble walked up on April 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Jack [weather] Sunny - First North Western Fell
Andy Gibbs climbed during September, 2012 [from/via/route] From Braithwaite [with] Jake [weather] Awful! - 3rd time up Grizedale & never seen a sausage from the top!
Derek Parkin bagged on August 22nd, 2014 [with] Lynn Parkin [weather] light cloud sunny
Ann Davis hiked on July 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] Brainy waits [weather] Hot & breezy
Christine Knowles summited on June 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] 1st on Coledale Round [with] Graham [weather] Nice day. Windy on top. - 1st of 10 Wainwrights today
Lee Senior conquered on April 5th, 2014 [from/via/route] As part of Coledale Round [with] Andy [weather] drizzle & low cloud
Graham Coules scaled on May 19th, 2014 [from/via/route] Grisedale Pike & Hopegill Head from Whinlatter [with] Dale [weather] Sunny & warm
Elaine Evans walked up on April 25th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Whinlatter Forest [with] Sue [weather] Beautiful day but misty at summit. - Enjoyable climb, lovely views. Went on via Hobcarton Crag & Hopegill Head to Ladyside Pike. Talking to group of young lads from Boys Brigade, Birmingham doing 3 day challenge.
Steve Frank climbed on September 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Jackie Frank
Harry Meijer bagged on August 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] The Coledale Horseshoe, Braithwaite [with] The Lake District Walker
Jacqueline Debbie Tonks hiked on February 2nd, 2014 [from/via/route] Winlatter [with] Pete Tonks [weather] Good views, very very windy!
Angela O'neill summited on September 26th, 2013 [with] John [weather] Fine & dry
Tim Buckley conquered on August 17th, 2011 [from/via/route] From Braithwaite as part of the Coledale Round. [with] Solo walk. [weather] Hot & sunny. - The walk up Sleet How was steep & long, views at the top fantastic. On to Hobcaton Crag.
Beth Webster scaled on June 17th, 2012 [with] Hannah Phillips
Joanne Mcgawley walked up on August 23rd, 2013 [with] Rich [weather] Muggy then windy & cold, then muggy again! - 11.58 miles
Wayne Baxter climbed on June 26th, 2013 [from/via/route] Braithwaite, Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Crag Hill, Sail, Scar Crag, Causey Pike, Outside, Barrow & Braithwaite. [with] Sue [weather] Sunny
Kevin Parnham bagged on June 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Braithwaite via Kinn & Sleet How [with] Jo and Charlotte [weather] Warm & sunny - First peak,stiff climb to start the round
Raymond Barnett hiked on May 4th, 2013 [weather] wet
Tony Aspden summited on May 18th, 2010 [from/via/route] Lorton to Swinside [with] Andy [weather] Sunny
John Tippins conquered on April 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] just me [weather] sunny, bright
Chris Bramley scaled on April 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Phil [weather] Cold, ice snow in april
Dale Verrall walked up on March 13th, 2013 [from/via/route] Braithwaithe -C408 [with] Amber [weather] Blue sky but snow on top
David Short climbed on February 17th, 2013 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] own [weather] Excellent
Darren Mortimer bagged on February 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Braithwaite [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Sunny with a little wind but very cold on the tops
Phillip Bulley hiked on August 17th, 2011 [from/via/route] Coledale Round [with] David [weather] Cloudy
John Cave summited on November 21st, 2012 [from/via/route] Straight up from Braithwaite & down to the hause & along the valley. [with] Ann, John & Jenny Parkin [weather] raining to start, clearing near top then sunshine.
Iain Taylor conquered on December 26th, 2010 [from/via/route] Braithwaite (NY 23296 23665)
Victoria Bates scaled on August 26th, 2012 [from/via/route] Coledale Horseshoe
Charlie Housley walked up on July 5th, 2012 [from/via/route] As part of an extended Coledale Round which included Grasmoor, Hopegill Head, Whitesdie, Wandope, Whiteless Pike, Eel Crag (Crag Hill), Sail & Scar Crags. [with] Solo [weather] A proper mixture today. Started out with the sun glaringly hot & no cloud, then later, lots of dark clouds & the threat of thunder & lightning. One thing that was constant was the humidity; which was a cracking 90% apparently.
Adam Shewry climbed on May 27th, 2012 [from/via/route] From braithewaite up grisedale pike, then collecting 7 other wainwrights. [with] My parents [weather] Sunny, 25+ degrees - 8 wainwrights, 12 miles & 4000ft of ascent :) awesome day
Emma Casey bagged during 2010 [with] Dad
Roy Bentley hiked on December 30th, 2011 [from/via/route] Braithwaite & Sleet How [with] Les [weather] Sleet on summit & heavy rain on the return through Coledale - Crampons were required above 600m
Andy Nicholls summited on September 26th, 2011 [from/via/route] Keswick
Alex Jones, Clare Houlihan, Maxine Down, Wendy Sockett, Jane Wilkinson, Angela Moroney, Matthew Thomas, Melanie Dunn, David Kelley, Paul Woodhouse, Jenny Godfrey, Mr M A Blanchard, David Watson, John Grimes, Peter Walsh, Paul Kendell, David Butterfield, Jo Dixon, Robert Maclean, David Shaw, David Laws, Claire Rigg, Louise Sandwith, Karen Mountain, Jill Dean, Adrian Roberts, Graham Pepper, Pam Armstrong, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Jonathan Tobin, Phil Clark, Tracey Cowell, Paul Booth, Jeanette Coward, Helen Marrs, Andrew Buxton, Louis Smith, Richard Price, Rod Cove, Marcus Petch, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, Tracey Cordes, Alan Davidson, John Cuthbert, Patrick Buckland, Robin Scott, John Southward, Stephen Millington, Chris Bede, Rob Barklamb, David Buttress, Jacqui Smith, Ray O'hara, Linda Walker, Libby Burns, Jenny O'hare and Rebecca Hardy have all walked, climbed & bagged Grisedale Pike.
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