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Name:Crinkle Crags South Top [First Crinkle]
Hill number:2376
Height:834m / 2736ft
Parent (Ma):2359  Scafell Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass), Catchment Boundaries, Leven (Ulverston)
Watershed:Morecambe Bay
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Birkett, Synge,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,B,Sy,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 25005 04556
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:32m
Col:802m  NY249047  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 861 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Dungeon Ghyll -> Pike of Blisco -> Cold Pike -> Cold Pike West Top -> Cold Pike Far West Top -> Great Knott -> Crinkle Crags South Top -> Crinkle Crags Long Top -> Shelter Crags -> Shelter Crags North Top -> Bow Fell -> Esk Pike -> Rossett Pike -> High Raise -> Thurnacar Knott -> Harrison Stickle -> Pike of Stickle -> Loft Crag -> Dungeon Ghyll.axoree14/09/2019
From 3 Shires,Cold Pike,Great Knott,only managed first and second crinkle had to call it a day due to wind and clag.Returned low level to pick up Stoesty Pike and Little Stand.A bit confusing in the clag.jocks129/08/2019
ODG hotel > Mickleden > Stake Gill > Black Crags > Buck Pike > Rossett Pike > Angle Tarn > Esk Hause > Esk Pike > Ore Gap > Bowfell North Top > Bowfell > Three Tarns > Crinkle Crags > Crinkle Crags South Top > Oxendale > ODG Hotel. Just me and H. Cloudy morning with a cooling breeze but turned into unbroken sunshine and next to no wind.johnkaysleftleg06/07/2019
With Ian.PeteF03/07/2019
With FL and W&K on way to Eskdale YHGrey Hare15/08/2018
Stickle Ghyll Car Park, Langdale - Pike O Blisco - Cold Pike - Crinkle Crags - Bow Fell - Esk Pike - Rossett Pike - Stickle Ghyll Car Park, Langdaleeviljeff914/07/2018
Final Crinkle, after the bad step, it still looks unclimeable until you start down. Noticed easier path to the right of 2nd Crinkle.Never seen on previous crossings due to fog!Karmakarl24/06/2018
Great fun in thick fog! 34km running and fast hiking from Yewfield B&B: Great How, Pike of Blisco, Great Knott, Crinkle Crags (all tops), Shelter Crags (both tops), Cold Pike (all tops).Fionalevey02/06/2018
Afternoon ascent from NT campsite in Langdale of Shelter Crags North Top (775m) via the band. On to Shelter Crags (815m) as the weather became overcast, then Crinkle Crags - Long Top (859m), and Crinkle Crags South Top (834m) with nasty scramble as descended through cloud towards final peak of the outing, Great Knott (696m). Returned to Langdale. 12.3Km, 791m ascent.VirtualMountain10/05/2018
KeithByTheC25/11/2017
Nuttall route from Great Knott to Shelter Crags. In the clag throughout, so lots and lots of compass work. Great fun!huwthomas06/11/2017
Dave and TaliskerMountain Goat20/10/2017
A misty traverse of Crinkle Crags and Shelter Crags. Thank goodness for a good compass and a GPS.clivevilla21/09/2017
Head of the langdales A long day Pike of Blisco Cold Pike Crinkle crags Bow Fell Esk Pike Rossett PikeTobo196919/09/2017
Dungeon Gill - Oxendale - Crinkle Crags - Bowfell - Angle Tarn - Mickleden - Dungeon Ghyl (19K, 1400m Ascent, 6.5hrs) Weather was generally good. Clouds on top of Crinkle Crags and a bit blowy. Bowfell clear. Some cracking views down the valley back to the Dungeon Ghyl. Some minor scrambling around Crinkle Crags. Overall a cracking route (walked with Rach).scholesy05/08/2017
From the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. A huge 12 mile hike in a blustery July day with a fair bit of mist. Great Knott, Crinkle Crags South Top, Crinkle Crags Long Top, Crinkle Crags Gunson Knott, Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags north top, Bowfell, Rossett Pike.Lazylizzie09/07/2017
From the Band with. MarcusLykewake4228/05/2017
(Walkers with) Dave Topliss, Torun Mcmoran, Jan Urey, Sue Wagstaff. (Parking/Start point) Old Dungeon Ghyll - Stool End Farm - Oxendale - Brown Howe - Red Tarn - Crinkle Crags - Three Tarns - Bowfell - Great Slab - Climbers Traverse - Buscoe Syke - Hell Gill - Whorney Side Fall - Oxendale - Stool End Farm - Old Dungeon Ghyll.redbob09/05/2017
Started from New Dungeon Ghyll v Red Tarn and down the band. Took around 4 hours. Great weather apart from hurricane strength winds on the top. Car parking £7 - coins only but don't try and use new pounds.Cicatrice05/05/2017
Another trip to the Lakes, this time with eyes on some of the southern central fells. Bethany and I had been recommended Crinkle Crags by an Uncle for a decent fells, good veiws and recent footfall - he wasnt' wrong, we saw maybe 3 other groups in total during the day. It was an almost overcast day, but warm enough. Starting from Great Langdale, we took the path up along Owendale Beck, with a stop by a fairy pool, and a lie down on the grass towards the top. Up top was chilly, with some fun small scrambles, after bagging the Shelter crags and all 5 Crinkles, we decended down the over Great Knott, and back to Oxendale west of Pike O'Blisco. 5hrs 30mins: 11.1km; 888mByronHaywood29/04/2017
with Dad, Tom and PeterM0YDH15/04/2017
Climbed solo. Old Dungeon Ghyll - Wall End - Pike O' Blisco - Red Tarn - Cold Pike (plus West and Far West tops) - Great Knott - Crinkle Crags (South Top, Long Top, 4th and 5th Crinkles) - Shelter Crags (plus North Top) - Three Tarns - The Band - Stool End - Old Dungeon Ghyll. 6 hours. Dry Weather. Mostly sunny but some cloud and mist patches. Getting colder later. Had major problem with new boots pinching toenail ... coming down the Band very slow and painful!jamessteel10010/04/2017
(Walkers With) Torun Mcmoran, Layna Mcmoran, Sue Woodhouse, Peter Smylie, Andy Verden (Start/Parking point) @ Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel - Red Tarn - Crinkle Crag 1 - Crinkle Crag 2 (LONG TOP) - Crinkle Crag 3 - Crinkle Crag 4 - Crinkle Crag 5 - 3 Tarns - The Band - Old Dungeon Ghyll.redbob25/03/2017
Solo. In clouds but path and boulders good to walk upon. No view.Statto22/02/2017
A glorious sunny day to walk from Great Langdale campsite up to Crinkle Crags via Oxendale, Whorneyside Force, Hell Gill and Three Tarns returning via Red Tarn and the Brownie Gill path. Smoky, Tony and I completed the walk; several others who started with us dropped out by Three Tarns. Great views of the Sca Fells before the mist closed in along the ridge (it lifted by Red Tarn on the way down).Skip21/01/2017
Parked at Old Dungeon Ghyll National Trust car park, Rossett Pike, Bowfell, Shelter Crags North Top, Shelter Crags, Crinkle Crags Long Top, Crinkle Crags South Top, Great Knott.Fell_wanderer21/10/2016
ODG - Oxendale - Brown Howe - Great Knott - Cold Pike (x3) - Little Stand - Stonesty Pike - Crinkle Crags (x5) - Shelter Crags (x2) - The Band - ODGmilimana14/10/2016
From Dungeon Gill with BowfellNeilb22/09/2016
Fantastic weather. Sunshine all day. Hardly any breeze. Walked up from Stool End, up bow fell and round to crinkle crags.MarkGD19/09/2016
Hot sunny day. Ascent via Oxendale and Red Tarn. 5 Crinkles and Shelter crags. Decent via Three Tarns and the Band.adrian34519/09/2016
With Jill and Gary. Old Dungeon Gill Inn, Brown Howell, Greater Knottingley, Stonesby Pike, Crinkle Crags, Shelter Crags, White Stones.ijpowell18/08/2016
Brown Howe, Great Knott, Crinkle Crags, Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags North Top, Bowfell, Yeastyrigg Crags, Pike de Bield, Esk Pike, Tongue Headkeithouk14/08/2016
En route to long topDanGeere16/07/2016
From Langdale NT campsite: Pike of Blisco, Cold Pike, Cold Pike West Top, Cold Pike Far West Top, Great Knott, Crinkle Crags South Top, Crinkle Crags Long Top, Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags North Top, then return via the Band. Another really satisfying day in the hills.Cas-gwent07/07/2016
4th top of 19 today on the 4th leg of my epic improvised Bob Graham's round from Burtharlyp Howe youth hostel in Grasmere, climbing Kettle crag, Pike of Blisco and Great Knott and up the straightforward path upto Crinkle crags south rop, this being my first Crinkle.Dazingdale09/06/2016
West Langdale circuitAjm031006/06/2016
Great Knott, all 5 Crinkle Crags, both Shelter Crags, Bowfell and Bowfell North Top, Esk Pike, Rossett Pike Left the car on the one patch of road in Langdale where there were no police signs and walked up Oxendale to Great Knott and then to the Crinkle Crags and Shelter Crags. It was windy today but Shelter Crags lived up to their name and there were places in the lee of the wind to have lunch. Down and up to Bow Fell and then down and up to Esk Pike. Saw a couple of Spitfires flying around. Down to Esk Hause and then took the main path back down to Langdale taking in Rossett Pike on the way.tsharp04/05/2016
brown howe, cold pike, cold pike west top, cold pike far west top, great knott, little stand, stonesty pike, first crinkle,second crinkle, third crinkle, fourth crinkle, fifth crinkle,shelter crags, shelter crags north top, bowfell, bowfell north top, esk pike, tongue head, rossett pike, buck pike, black crags,C/W from wall end.robertphillips22/04/2016
cj bw lishachrisj196528/03/2016
From the NT campsite - Pike O Blisco, Great Knott, the Cold Pikes, five Crinkle Crags, both shelter Crags and descent down the Band to the ODG with Richie. Snow on the summits and fairly dense fog for the entire day.Herbert Anchovy12/03/2016
From the NT campsite - Pike O Blisco, Great Knott, the Cold Pikes, five Crinkle Crags, both shelter Crags and descent down the Band to the ODG with Herbert. Snow on the summits and fairly dense fog for the entire day.Richard Lawrenc12/03/2016
CBH & SabsLittledave12/02/2016
With: hb sb ab; Parked at ODG NT. Walked up Oxendale to Red Tarn. Snow down to 250m with hard frost. Then over Crinkles. Axes & crampons needed on icy ridge. Stunning views. Descent over Shelter Crags to Three Tns then up deep snow to Bowfell. Dn by Band.Ian Baines10/02/2016
With: ib sb ab; Helen Baines10/02/2016
Climbed from Langdale with DUHWSBlue Scrambler24/10/2015
BaggedTobo196904/10/2015
With G. Gi&Ro. Nuttalls' Route, Old Hotel Great Langdale > Pike of Blisco > Great Knott > Cold Pike > Little Stand > Crinkle Crags > Shelter Crags > Hotel.RT197022/09/2015
From Sticklebarn. Shelter Crag north top, Shelter Crag, Crinkle Crags, Stonesty Pike, Little Stand, Great Knott, Cold Pike far west top, Cold Pike west top, Cold Pike. Decent weather but a bit windy!!AlunRees3111/09/2015
From Sticklebarn. Shelter Crag north top, Shelter Crag, Crinkle Crags, Stonesty Pike, Little Stand, Great Knott, Cold Pike far west top, Cold Pike west top, Cold Pike. Decent weather but a bit windy!!Alunrees3311/09/2015
Brown Howe - Great Knott - Crinkle Crags South Top - Crinkle Crags Long Top - Crinkle Crags Third Crinkle - Crinkle Crags Fourth Crinkle - Crinkle Crags Fifth Crinkle - Shelter Crags - Bowfell - Esk Pikeronaldo33305/09/2015