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Grisedale Pike


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.
791 m (2595 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).

Grid Ref.
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.
Peak above the valley of pigs

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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  90   Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Grisedale Pike (2500ft+) , in the Lake District (England), is a shapely peak with a pointed top at the meeting of 3 ridges.

The E ridge (Sleet How) turns gently NNE and descends into Whinlatter Forest; but before entering the forest it gives off a lower-level ridge (Kinn) running NE towards Braithwaite village. The Kinn and Sleet How ridges give an excellent and popular route of ascent.

The N ridge, rarely used by walkers, divides 400m N of the summit into NNE and NNW ridges, the latter running to Hobcarton End (634m), and both finishing in forestry above Whinlatter Pass. The SW ridge runs 1km to a nameless subsidiary top at 739m. From this top a good track descends SW to Coledale Hause, from whence Coledale may be followed back NE to Braithwaite.

The SW ridge then turns W and descends to a col (673m) with Hopegill Head (770m), a top worthy of the short detour whose small summit sits at the edge of the precipitous N-facing Hobcarton Crag.

Hazards you may encounter on Grisedale Pike include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of 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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Cumbrian Fells
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Lake District
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Grisedale Pike Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Grisedale Pike.

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 Routes that include Grisedale Pike
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 750 m 11.35 km 3.5 hrs Grisedale Pike  An interesting ridge walk, traversing the small pointed summit, and returning on an old miners’ road in the valley bottom. In fair weather the short detour to Hopegill Head (summit on edge of crags) is irresistible.  

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Me and Owen at the windy summit of Grisedale Pike on 21 March 2010.

© Michael Hill

Image by Michael Hill

Me on the summit of Grisedale Pike; with Crag Hill behind. May 2008.

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
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Graham Avis
wrote on
January 3, 2011
This hills can easily be done as a round to include Hopegill Head, Whiteside, Grasmoor and Causey Pike in an easy day. Park in Braitwaite village or as I did in a car park on the left about 500mtrs as your leaving the village towards the west. The path to Grisedale Pike, your first hill of the day is at the corner via some steps.

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