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St.Sunday Crag (The Cape)


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
841 m (2759 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

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An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
St Dominic's Crag, he was also called St Sunday

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

St.Sunday Crag (The Cape) (2500ft+) is a triangular mountain with a ridge extending from each corner. It connects to Fairfield (qv) via the SW ridge which descends to Deepdale Hause; and the NE ridge descends to a col with Birks (622m) and ultimately finishes at the Grisedale bridge, Patterdale village, in the Lake District (England).

These ridges form the very steeply sloping SE flank of Grisedale, the St.Sunday crags being towards the top of this slope a little way below the summit plateau of the mountain. The third ridge runs E over a very minor but shapely rise, Gavel Pike (780m contour) then descends to Deepdale as a broadening slope. The usual ascent route is from Grisedale Bridge on a track which skirts the N side of Birks and reaches the NE ridge at the col; this track is also excellent in reverse as it commands a fine view N across Ullswater.

A circular walk can be had by descending the SW ridge to Deepdale Hause then following another track which descends obliquely across the steep NW slope to Grisedale Tarn, thence returning down Grisedale.

The traverse of St.Sunday Crag may readily be coupled with an ascent of Fairfield (2500ft+) from Deepdale Hause.

Hazards you may encounter on St.Sunday Crag (The Cape) include
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
A special thank you to David S Brown for his work on this and all of the England/Wales information.
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 Routes that include St.Sunday Crag (The Cape)
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1040 m 13.27 km 4.5 hrs Fairfield and St.Sunday Crag (The Cape)  Traverse over St.Sunday Crag is simple, with excellent views. Extension to Fairfield involves scrambling over Cofa Pike then steep descent to Grisedale Hause.  

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Owen and me at The Cape, summit of St Sunday Crag, on 10 April 2010.

© Michael Hill

Image by Michael Hill
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David S Brown
wrote on
July 28, 2009
TEST OF STATUS of St SUNDAY CRAG as a 2500'-er. Height 841m, rise needed above col = 500' = 152.4m so col must be below 688.6m. Map shows between 680 and 690m contours - might only be 689m, failing to qualify. SO: at summit I calibrated GPS altimeter at 841m and let average over 1 minute: reading 840.75m. Walked to col area (Deepdale Hause) where there were 3 possible cols on undulating ridge. Established that middle one was lowest, and obtained 1-minute averaged reading of 683.45m. The rise above this col is thus 840.75 - 683.45 = 157.3 meters, = 516 feet. St Sunday Crag therefore qualifies!

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