Yewbarrow - 21st September 2005
Date 21st September 2005 Description Yewbarrow
Start Point Overbeck Bridge Wasdale Peaks Climbed Yewbarrow 628m
Total Time 3hrs 56min    
Walking Time 2hrs 18min    
Stopped Time 1hrs 38min    
Distance 4.28 miles    
Moving Average 1.9 mph    
Elevation at Start 75 metres Temperature 18°C
Total Ascent 575 metres Weather Mainly cloudy and hazy but dry
Max Elevation 628 metres Walking With No One
This was a great walk as I did not have time to complete this one when I was in Wasdale recently. I walked from Overbeck bridge car park and up towards Dropping Crag. Then it was a scramble all the way to the top. It was certainly challenging at times. Although it was cloudy the clouds had lifted off Yewbarrow and were slowly lifting off the other peaks. It was hazy though and this meant light conditions were not too good. The views at Great Door were excellent. The top of Yewbarrow was quite undulating and the ground was somewhat boggy in places. Good views all round from the summit to the Scafells, Great Gable, Kirk Fell, Pillar, Red Pike and Middle Fell. The descent was by way of Stirrup Crag down to Dore Head. A couple of tricky moments on the descent - down a slab drop and round a protruding rock. All in all it was a brilliant day.
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Clouds above Yewbarrow thank goodness
Yewbarrow nears
Wastwater from the way up Yewbarrow
The path up Yewbarrow
Wastwater from near Bell Rib
Wastwater and top of Bell Rib
Wastwater near Wasdale Head
Wastwater with Burnmoor Tarn in distance
Yewbarrow South Summit
Looking towards Yewbarrow main summit
Yewbarrow Summit with Red Pike
Yewbarrow with Kirk Fell & Great Gable
Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Yewbarrow top
Looking towards Styhead
Pillar from Yewbarrow North Summit
Red Pike & Pillar from Yewbarrow Nth Summit
Kirk Fell & Great Gable from Yewbarrow North
Looking down Stirrup Crag to Dore Head
A scramble down Stirrup Crag
Mosedale and Black Sail Pass

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