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Pavey Ark

Pavey Ark



Grid Reference: NY 28457 07903
Height: 700 metres/2297 feet

"In an area where crags and precipices abound, here is the giant of them all, and, scenically, it is the best."
A Wainwright

The view of Pavey Ark across Stickle Tarn is one of the most dramatic in the Lake District, steep cliffs climbing up from behind the tarn to the heights above, there are obvious routes to either side of the crag, but for a walker at first sight it looks impossible to ascend to the summit across the crag without some rock climbing. There are however routes up the face of the crag which only involve moderate scrambling, the most famous and best of these is Jack's Rake, the diagonal fault climbing across the face of the crag, an airy but thrilling route almost directly to the summit.

For those not requiring the thrill of Jack's Rake then the North Rake to the right hand side of the crag is the best option, climbing easily just behind the right hand skyline.

A circuit of the Langdale Pikes is often started with the ascent of Pavey Ark.

 

  1. The Langdale Pikes from Lingmoor Fell

    The Langdale Pikes

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Some steep climbs and easy scrambles, stunning views throughout over all the high fells and the Langdale Valley

    Distance: 8km / 5 miles
    Ascent: 810m / 2700ft
    Duration: 5-6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Stickle Tarn from Jack's Rake

    The Langdale Pikes & Jack's Rake

    £30.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Some exposed scrambling and steep ascents, but a wonderful route for those with a head for heights

    Distance: 8km / 5 miles
    Ascent: 810m / 2700ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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  3. The Langdale Pikes from Grasmere

    Langdale Pikes from Grasmere

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long days walking but generally easy underfoot, glorious views throughout

    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1210m / 4000ft
    Duration: 8-9 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. The Langdale Valley from The Crinkles

    The Langdale Horseshoe

    £30.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground with some of the best views possible of the southern Lake District

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1800m / 4900ft
    Duration: 9 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  5. Wastwater, a welcome sight at the end of day 3

    The Bob Graham 5 Day Challenge

    £299.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    The infamous 42 peak circuit of the Lakes, we cover the route over 5 days

    Distance: 115km / 72 miles
    Ascent: 8200m / 27000ft
    Duration: 5 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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