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Causey Pike

Causey Pike

Grid Reference: NY 21876 20851
Height: 637 metres/2090 feet

"Deservedly this is a popular climb, with a heavy summer traffic, the route being quite charming, the views superlative, the finish a bit of real mountaineering, and the summit a place of distinctive character."
A Wainwright

The serrated summit ridge of Causey Pike is a prominent sight on the skyline from much of the Lake District, the steep flanks above the Newlands Valley are topped by a series of rocky summits, the highest of which being the easternmost top.

Causey Pike is often climbed as part of the Coledale Horseshoe, a fine high level horseshoe route from Braithwaite, although a good shorter circuit can be made from Stoneycroft, in the Newlands Valley, including the summits of Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow.

  1. Causey Pike from Grisedale Pike

    Causey Pike & Outerside


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

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

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