Search Site

Scar Crags

Scar Crags



Grid Reference: NY 20853 20661
Height: 672 metres/2205 feet

"Scar Crags is the big brother of Causey Pike."
A Wainwright

West of Causey Pike the ridge climbs gently to a narrow summit, Scar Crags, gentle grassy slopes to the north, but to the south steep crags descend towards Rigg Beck, an impressive scene.

West of Scar Crags the ridge continues, descending first to cross Sail Pass before climbing to the summits of Sail and Crag Hill, a fine ridge walk.

Scar Crags are often climbed as part of the Coledale Horseshoe from Braithwaite, but other good routes exist, especially a circuit around Stonycroft Gill, including Barrow, Outerside, Scar Crags and Causey Pike.

  1. On the summit of Grisedale Pike with Skiddaw beyond

    Coledale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk taking in plenty of tops, but with little exposure, and great views throughout

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1200m / 3700ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
    Learn More
  2. Causey Pike from Grisedale Pike

    Causey Pike & Outerside: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A steep climb to Causey Pike with an easy scramble before good ridge walking

    Distance: 10km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 770m / 2500 ft
    Duration: 4 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
    Learn More