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Name:Scafell
Hill number:2360
Height:963.9m / 3162ft
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, Irt
Class:Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Trail 100
(Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg,T100)
Grid ref:NY 20682 06478
Summit feature:cairn on rock N of windshelter
Drop:132.2m
Col:831.6m  NY 2102 0690  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
Comments:Formerly on Marilyn list
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On my own from wasdale head village green. Left an hour before dark so had to camp out brown tongue assended next day via broad stand and some steep icy scrambling. Not too cold but very wet/drizzly. Hard river crossing at lingmell Gill (raging rapids due to melting snow).axoree26/01/2019
Wander out with Steph and TaliMountain Goat20/01/2019
A glorious ascent on New Year's Day after staying at Eskdale YH- clear sunny blue skies and cool wind. Surprisingly we had the place to ourselves. Multiple previous ascents.Denise 01/01/2019
Met some of our group on top. Probably 10+ ascent. I like Scafell.davechaffey27/12/2018
Symonds Knott, Scafell, Cam Spout Crag and Slight Side. Solo.Dangerous Dave17/11/2018
Up via the Corridor route, return via the direct route to Wasdale car park. Another great weather day. Still cold, good display of wind sculpted frost on the rocks and trig point pillar. The views though were stunning.Bernard29/10/2018
From Eskdale: Slight Side, Cam Spot Crag, Sca Fell and Symonds Knot. Hard walk, despite beautiful weather, brilliant visibility and blue skies. 50 mph winds at the top and boggy conditions. Meal in the Woolpack afterwards.Lazylizzie10/10/2018
Descent from Scafell Pike to Mickledore and ascent via Foxes Tarn gully and Symmonds Knot. Thick cloud from the tarn so poor visibility.Mickeyfinn01/10/2018
Lakes hike from Seathwaite Farm, summit 1/4MattSecker07/09/2018
Via Lord's Rake and the West wall traverse, from lake head car parkHollowLegs05/09/2018
From Wasdale Head, via Lord's Rake. With Eoin & Tiarnan WestPete West30/08/2018
Ascent from the Woolpack inn with slight side. In Mist throughout and difficult navigation between the two peaks. But as only a few away from completing we soldiered on.jpitches27/08/2018
Smash fest with LUUOC from Duddon Valley Crinkle Crags - Bowfell - Esk Pike - Scafell Pike - Scafell - Slight SideJonathanConey27/07/2018
With SR, PS two dogs from NT campsite via Maiden Castle cairn and Hard Rigg to summit. Another scorcher but plenty of water for dogs. quite top overlooking hoards on Scafell Pike. quick return down Green How to watch QF in a very busy Wasdale Head Inn.Frank07/07/2018
Ascended from scafell pike via the gully to foxes tarn. Grest fun route with east scrambling and a bit of scree path up. Descended via Green how back to wasdaleZoe Little26/06/2018
Ascent of Lingmell from Wasdale Campsite Car Park via Goat Crags. Then on to Scafell Pike. Descent to Mickledore and Broad Strand. Ascent of Scafell from Foxes Rake and Foxes Tarn. On to Slight Side via Long Green. Return to Wasdale via Long Gill, Kettle Cove and Fence Wood.raymooremanx24/06/2018
10PLittledave22/06/2018
With JGCW12/06/2018
Part of Cumbrian 3 PeaksThursday02/06/2018
From Slight Side, with DB, by the RoW north up the south ridge. Onwards to Symonds Knott.marktrengove10/05/2018
Corridor Route and Broad Standmaaaaaaaatty08/05/2018
Walk with Mark W from Dalegarth Station on a sunny day through Boot and past Eel Tarn up to Slightside continuing on to Scafell for lunch. Tricky path descent down Hardrigg Gill and past Burnmoor Tarn and back to Boot for a pint and ice creamPhilip A09/04/2018
Straight up from Slight Side via Long GreenCyclistno130/03/2018
Great Barrow, Whinscales, Great How, Slight Side, Scafell, Symonds Knottkeithouk28/12/2017
From Wasdale Head Inn, FP past Church to Lingmel Shoulder/Lingmel Gill/Brown Tongue/Lord's Rake to summit. Overcast, light breeze/mist/drizzle.TBR18/09/2017
Wasdale Head - Scafell - Slight Side - Scafell - Wasdale Headnolan15/09/2017
Started from Wastwater, up the North side of Lingmell Gill, round the side of Lingmell, up the path at GR 2155 0794, Ill Crag, back on same rout to Broad Crag and Sca Fell Pyke (lucky enough to have no clouds on top. On to Symonds Knott (very slow climb as there isn't a path) and Sca Fell. Took the obvious looking path back down, very steep at GR 1917 0674.tsharp09/09/2017
Parked in car park opposite wha house, Cam Spout, Symonds Knott, Scafell, Slight Side. Sunny and fairly warm with excellent clear views from the summits.Fell_wanderer03/09/2017
From Wasdale Head Lingmell Fell Scafell Pike Sca Fell Slight Side Long and boggy stepping stone route back to National Trust car parkWifey201630/08/2017
The Scafell group long mell, Scarfell Pike Sca fell and Slightside A long hard day but a great 1st visitTobo196930/08/2017
Ran up from the Wasdale Head Inn up to Lingmell via Goat Crags, Sca Fell Pike via Lingmell Col, Sca Fell Pike via Mickledore & Foxes Tarn, Slight Side, Illgill Head via the plane wrecks & Hardrigg Gill, Whin Rigg then dropped down Greathall Gill then back along Wastwater screes.Stu Percival08/08/2017
Walked from Wasdale Head. Intended to do Slight Side as well but didn't have time. Descent via Green How.jeffurz118/07/2017
up from Wasdale, couldn't find a path so went cross country. a few people about, bit mistyJames Burrows12/07/2017
From Wha House over Slight Side return via Burnmoor Tarn. Very very wet underfoot for most of ascent and after descent west off Sca Fell.Grasmoor03/07/2017
With Alda surveying tops and cols, up Broad Stand and down via West Wall traverse, back over the Pike before return down Corridor route for pleasantly late finish.nordicstar19/06/2017
On English 3000s walk (Keswick-Skiddaw-Hellvellyn-Scafell Pike-Seatoller). Visibility very poor; via Foxes Tarn (there and back from Mickeldore).aucuparia13/06/2017
Left Scafell Pike and head to the Mickledor col. This is when things went different. Took the col to the edge of the cliff and then scrambled around the East Buttress keeping as much of our height as possible, then scrambled all the way to the scree slope at Fox Tarn. This was no 'path' in any of the guide books.NorthernWayfarer04/06/2017
Gorgeous day up Eskdale, then cloudy summit unfortunately. Loop up to Scafell and then Slight side.Mountainhikes23/05/2017
GL3D collectingLittledave01/05/2017
As part of GL3D 2017Jim T30/04/2017
GL3DLittledave27/04/2017
Wet walk up from Wasdale Head via Lords Rakejmistry8618/03/2017
Part of the Sca Fell walk on 4/12/2016. 30m of fog the whole way!pdhancock04/12/2016
NIC & NEDNicola & Stuart11/11/2016
Climbed from Wasdale Head via Lingmell Gill and Mickledore and Foxes Tarn then back to Mickledore and onto Scafell Pike then Lingmell back to Wasdale Head via Hollow Stone and Lingmell Gill.alanm903/10/2016
Finally! Reached this summit. It's been on my list for a while. Started from the telephone box on the road to hardknott pass close to Taw House. Did a slight detour to join the terrace route but once there an easy climb on what was a surprisingly warm and sunny day. My destination was langdale so had a few options but decided to go via Scafell Pike. Nice walk.derlan19/09/2016
Boot-Cat Crag-Slight Side-Sca Fell- Cam Spout Cragbenarbia again15/08/2016
Peak 4. Great pic of Ben on top of a crag. Up via Foxes Tarn.jeffpl01/08/2016
Wasdale - Lingmell - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Fox Tarn - Scafell - Slight Side - Broad Tongue - Burnmoor Tarn - Wasdaledanthwaites29/07/2016
Start ~ Brackenclose Car Park. Took a little used route up Hollow Gill on to Green How, a path appears around 600m if you can find it. It takes you straight to the top of Scafell but is somewhat gruelling! Detoured to Symonds Knott before descending south to Slight Side. Continued down before swinging West down Brown Tongue to the Burnmoor Tarn Track to return.steve hudson21/07/2016