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Name:High Gait Crags
Hill number:3739
Height:572m / 1877ft
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)
Class:Birkett, Synge
(B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 23001 05784
Summit feature:cairn on rock outcrop
Drop:13m
Col:559m  NY230057  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 123 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Painet KnottIWC27/06/2018
Parked on N. side of Cockley Beck Bridge – Up Moasdale & forded Lincove Beck – Pianet Knott – Scar Lathing – HIGH GATE CRAGS – Yeastyrigg Crags – Pike de Bield – Down Eskdale to Throstlehow Crag – Forded Lincove Beck & down Moasdale back to car. Mainly good terrain between tops. (PM)gerrybowes20/10/2017
From Scar Lathing with GB. 3rd of the day.bolton20/10/2017
From Scar Lathing following the compass through the false tops. Onwards down to diminutive Planet Knott fast as you like.Eddie12/10/2017
Walked in with Jenx to complete Eskdale Birketts and Synges, repeating a few. Up Mosedale and then to Pianett Knott, Scar Lathing, High Gait Crags, Yeartyrigg Crag, Bike de Bield and then onto Esk Pike. Fantastic clear sunny day, back down Eskdale via Pen and finally the superb Throstlehow Crag.nordicstar30/09/2015
Final hill on the descent from Esk Pike / Pike de Bield, a really good descent, one that would be good as a quiet ascent. With Kevin M.Karmakarl16/09/2015
2 day walk with Becky camping at the top of Eskdalechrisj196516/08/2015
From Scar Lathing, finding the easiest way through craggy terrain. Fine views across to Pen and mighty Esk Buttress below (called Dow Crag on map, Esk Buttress to climbers).Aye Jimmy13/08/2015
4/5 climbed en way back from Scafell Pike nice viewsFergalh11/07/2015
Birkett 3Dave Geere20/06/2015
Climbed from Great Langdale via Bowfell and Esk Pikerobert09/06/2015
C.L.F. BOW 4.Walked with Mary Paul and Nicola. Fantastic views clouds coming and going all day. Mary Paul and Nicola headed back after Bow Fell. Very steep descent off Little Stand.rwinrow28/07/2014
With Jo, walk from Wha House Farm: Lingcove Bridge - Pianet Knott - Yeastyrigg Crags - High Gait Crag – Low Gait Crag - Long Crag – Scar Lathing – Throstlehow Crag. Weather; generally sunny, warm, very good visibility.amblerbob14/05/2014
Top of Hard Knott Pass > Border End > Hard Knott South Top > Hard Knott > Yew Bank > Throstlehow Crag > Scar Lathing > HIGH GAIT CRAGS summit exposed rock topped with a small cairn > Yeastyrigg Crags > Pike de Bield > Pianet Knott > Top of Hard Knott PassTony Hartry II26/03/2014
on way back to Hardknott pass 5th top of the day with Tony very undulating and wet underfoot great views all daycolinfielding13/08/2013
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave08/08/2013
High Gait Crags, Pike de Bield, Esk Pike, Bowfell North Top, Bowfell, Shelter Crags North Top, Shelter Crags, Crinke Crags 5th, Crinke Crags 4th, Crinke Crags 3rd, Crinke Crags 2nd,Crinke Crags 1st, Stonesty Pike, Little Stand.ronaldo33320/04/2013
From Cockley Beck via Moasdale, Pianet Knott, Long Crag and Low Gait Crags topsAnduril04/06/2012
Wall End Stool End Band White Stone Climbers traverse Bowfell Pike de Bield Esk Pike Ill Crag Broad Crag Scafell Pike Little Narrow Cove High Gait Crag Little Stand Red Tarn Stool End Wall EndAndy Hirst25/05/2012
Birkett 2Dave Geere06/11/2011
From Pike de Biled then back to tent.BillyP16/10/2010
1dads31/08/2010
DebsMountain Goat15/08/2010
Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and Esk Pike from Eskdale. Sumptuous descent down the south west ridge. Very wild with tremendous views. Took in every bump.Jake99431/05/2010
Via Moasdale and Lingcove Beck en route to Esk Pike. Cairn on rocky topmick06/09/2009
ML Night Navrambler_gary23/02/2009
With Jo, circular walk from Brotherilkeld: Lingcove Bridge, Throstlehow Crag, Scar Lathing, High Gait Crags, retruning via Great Moss Tarn, Sampson’s Stones and Taw House. Weather, sunny, high intermittent cloud, cool breeze, very good visibility.amblerbob16/06/2008
Birketts CLF walk W/BOW4, Cockley Beck > HIGH GAIT CRAGS rocky summit topped with a cairn > Pike de Bield > Esk Pike > Bowfell N Top > Bowfell > Shelter Crags N Top > Shelter Crags > 5th Crinkle > 4th Crinkle > 3rd Crinkle > 2nd Crinkle > 1st Crinkle > STony Hartry17/03/2008
from pen - nice views to sca fellsgigglejon14/02/2008
Solo from Langdale. 5 hr run. Up The Band and around Upper Eskdale -Allan Crags - Seathwaite Fell. Repeat Wainwrights, Birketts & stray Nuttalls.Chris Pearson23/05/1998
With: sj; Sian & I left car in Eskdale & camped high up Lincove Beck. Climbed Crinkles & Bowfells from there before returning back to tent. Lovely swim in pool in Lincove Beck.Ian Baines10/08/1978
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