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Name:Bell Rib
Hill number:7929
Height:462m / 1516ft
Parent (Ma):2368  Pillar
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Irt
Class:Synge
(Sy)
Grid ref:NY 17048 07696
Summit feature:rock
Drop:6m
Col:456m  NY170077  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:rock 5m E at NY 17051 07695 is probably just lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 145 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Overcast with cold wind and starting to rain. Only wearing T-shirt. Nearly came a cropper too. Be careful!Wycombe Wanderer30/09/2018
Yew Barrow Car Park, Wastwater - Kirk Fell - Pillar - Scoat Fell - Steeple - Red Pike - Yew Barrow - Yew Barrow Car Park, Wastwatereviljeff915/07/2018
From Overbeck with Jules a circular to Yewbarrow and on to Bell RibGrey Hare14/07/2018
With SR, PS and two dogs on way to summit Yewbarrow.Frank07/07/2018
solo from wasdale NT car parkcolinfielding15/05/2018
Bell Rib > Yewbarrow > Yewbarrow North Top (Stirrup Crag) from GR: NY 16824 06823ronaldo33328/04/2018
Fantastic climb up Bell Rib to YewbarrowWayne Mac02/11/2017
Up from Brackenclose, ignoring Private on the gate. On to Yewbarrow.Eddie08/07/2017
Interesting rock climb to Bell Rib from Yewbarrow path - a bit exposed, seemed a bit trickier on way down... Wasdale YHA - Bell Rib - Yewbarrow - Yewbarrow North Top - Black Crag 801 - Red Pike - Middle Scoat Fell - Steeple - Scoat Fell - Black Crag 828 - Pillar - Looking Stead - Black Sail YHA Dave, Jago, Andy Easby, Bishop, Paul, Steve Gstevem7622/04/2017
SRFrank27/03/2017
Scrambled en route to Yewbarrow. Wasdale trip.cackleberry13/09/2016
Mosedale Horseshoe from Wasdale Head - Looking Stead, Pillar, Black Crag, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Great Scoat Fell, Red Pike, Black Crage, Yewbarrow N.Top, Yewbarrow S.Top and Bell Rib.clivevilla01/09/2016
Bell Rib, Yewbarrow,Red Pike, Black Crag, Little Scoat Fell, Great Scoat Fell, Steeple, Scoat Fell, Haycock, Little Gowder Crag, High Pikehow, Seatallan, Middle Fell. A great day out with Mart but lots of cloud after Steeple.John Eley02/08/2016
ACW round from cp near bowerdale of bell rib, yewbarrow, stirrup crag, black crag, red pike, black crag, scoat fell, middle scoat fell, steeple, great scoat fell, haycock, little gowder crag, caw fell, iron crag, high pikehow,robertphillips29/05/2016
Overbeck Bridge up to Bell Rib which presents an imposing appearance from here. Then circuit of Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Pillar around Mosedale to Looking Stead and down Black Sail track to Wasdale Head. Then long seeming walk back down the road to Overbeck. Last section to Bell Rib is loose gully topped by a short scramble to the bump on the south end of the ridge, care needed when slippery (which it was).Aye Jimmy30/08/2015
Waiked from Wast Wateriannotts26/05/2015
Tricky scamble with care great view of Wastwater . Then onto Yewbarrow .Haygalzer30/04/2015
Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Steeple.Flipperfeet14/03/2015
yewbarrow,redpike, black crag, scoat fells, steeple. back down the valley netherbeck bridge. great day out with warm dry weather.AvidSockWearer14/03/2015
From Wasdale adrianturner30/12/2014
From Wasdale Lakesgirl30/12/2014
SezLittledave14/11/2014
Highest point is just off the path. Attempting to get to the furthest south point involves an awkward vertical scramble and should be left to the sheep.peebs13/08/2014
Over Yewbarrow and overnight at Dore headbardolph25/07/2014
Met Ray Bradshaw & Bross at Overbeck Bridge for a direct ascent of Yewbarrow via Stirrup Crag. Descended over Bell Rib. Nice sunny day.knarf09/07/2014
With Jo, walk from Overbeck Bridge: path to Great Door, detour to Bell Rib, then onto Yewbarrow and Yewbarrow North Top [Stirrup Crag], returning along Over Beck. Weather, cloudy, cool breeze, moderate visibility.amblerbob02/07/2014
LMC meetShutterlag14/06/2014
as part of wasdale round - Yewbarrow to Great Gableemily03/05/2014
completed the ridge of Yewbarrow to the end with Steve.Lou26/07/2013
On the way down off Yewbarrow, last peak before the carpark. Deep snow on the top, but clear here, just wet. ***Re-visited 5 Apr 2019, quick nip up and down. Impressive from below, more so than when coming down off Yewbarrow. Nice scrambly route up a gully.jonglew18/03/2013
Scrambled up here after walk along YewbarrowCrib Goch01/09/2012
Slow going over Yewbarrow today on a hot sunny day.Walker Dan10/08/2012
En route to Yewbarrow in a thunderstorm!!citygent28/06/2012
Wasdale Head > Black Sail Pass > Looking Stead > Pillar > Wind Gap > Black Crag > Scoat Fell > Middle Scoat Fell > Steeple > Red Pike > Yewbarrow North Top > Yewbarrow > Bell RIb > Overbeck Brige > Wasdale HeadTony Hartry II13/06/2012
Looking Stead - Pillar - Pillar/ Black Crag - Scoat Fell - Middle Scoat Fell - Steeple - Red Pike - Black Crag - Yewbarrow North Top - Yewbabarrow - Bell Ribronaldo33302/10/2011
From Overbeck Bridge CP on day the terriers completed their WainwrightsAnduril14/07/2011
En route to Yewbarrow before being recorded on hill-baggingSteveSmith19/06/2011
With G. Overbeck Bridge > Bell Rib via scramble up gully above path > Yewbarrow > North Top > Black Crag > Red Pike > Scoat Fell > Middle Scoat Fell > Steeple > Great Scoat Fell > Netherbeck Bridge via bridleway > Overbeck Bridge.RT197020/04/2011
IanDazza14/11/2009
The weather was again very good, clear blue skies but cool, so ideal for walking there was a little cloud towards the end of the walk, but fantastic clear views all day.joseph mitchell17/10/2009
On the way up Yewbarrow.moorsman24/09/2009
Overbeck Bridge CP > Dropping Crag > Bell Rib > Yewbarrow grassy summit on a rocky outcrop topped with a cairn> Yewbarrow North Top > Dore Head > Over Beck > Overbeck Bridge CPTony Hartry20/04/2009
One of the trickier Synges. Leave the main path up the SW ridge of Yewbarrow to ascend a narrowing gully. Near the top of the gully, a short scramble right out of the gully (to be reversed) leads to a flattish top. Exiting the gully to the left, to continue to Yewbarrow, is simple.mae11/04/2008
Solo. Great views over Wast Water from this rocky peak.Dangerous Dave20/10/2007
Climbed up the ridge one Sunday afternoon with the family - best half day's walk available in this part of the worldMark Jackson01/04/2007
Wasdale Head - Yewbarrow - Red Pike - Pillar - Kirk Fell - Wasdale Head (date tbc)mnph01/08/2000
En route to Yewbarrow.Dugswell209/11/1996
Nice scramble on way up Yewbarrow with YHS mob -reunion w/eChris Pearson07/12/1992
From Wast water NT campsite, up south ridge through Gt Door and summit, back down the Western slopes avoiding Gt Dore screes!nordicstar12/06/1992
Stopping at Dale Head again, took Richard Green up. Got message from Rick and Don that he had put his car through a hedge. Already had white out conditions going over Wrynose, picked Rick and Don up and stayed at Dale Head. The next day went up Yewbarrow, Jo blown off her feet and Richard hanging off rock, decided on tactical retriet at top and continued over to North top and round to left and down valley back to car. Good soaking and very windy.Mark T02/11/1991