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Name:Great Gable
Hill number:2367
Height:899m / 2949ft
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Calder & Ehen, Catchment Boundaries, Triples, Irt, Derwent (Workington)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
Grid ref:NY 21101 10320
Summit feature:stone on rock
Col:474m  NY219094  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S OL6N
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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From Wasdale head, ascended Kirk Fell via Highnose Head. Along Rib end and ascending Great Gable from Beck Head. Descending to Sty Head Stretcher Box. Continuing down to Wasdale Head along Toad How and Bursting Knott.pmichael_ash8610/11/2019
With Jules & Jill on a stunning blue sky, clear, cold Remembrance Sunday .. Hundreds of folk turning out from all directions ascending to the patchy snow at the cold summit. Descent via Windy Gap with Ann, John and Sarah down the valley to the pub.Grey Hare10/11/2019
with Andrew GardnerDave Sargent31/10/2019
Start Seathwaite.Ascent via Sourmilk GhyllPaul_142_uk10/09/2019
From Sty Head and then NW down steep scree slopes to Kirk Fell. There must be a better way than the one I chose!gettingonabit25/08/2019
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran, Kev Mountcastle, Briony Farr (Parking/start point) Wasdale Village Green - Wasdale Head Inn - Burnthwaite - Sty Head - Great Gable - Wasdale Head - Wasdale Village Green.redbob24/08/2019
From Seathwaite, Base Brown, Green Gable, Great Gable, Return via Sty Head. MVW and FRBheinn20/08/2019
With NB, MVW from Farm via Hanging Stone to Base Brown, Green Gable and Great Gable. Return Sty Head and Sty Head Gill.Frank20/08/2019
Round of Wainrights with eldest son (16) from YHA Honister Hause - Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable, Fleetwith Pike (and also the Nuttall Honister Crag). Unexpectedly sunny all day, forecast afternoon thunderstorm only arrived in the evening. Would not recommend descending the western scree slope of Great Gable.clyoung12/08/2019
Ascent from Wasdale via Sty HeadAJWSmith01/08/2019
Base Brown, Green Gable, Kirk Fell, Great Gablekeithouk23/06/2019
From Styhead Tarngeoffh1215/06/2019
Never been up Great Gable before and it had such a great reputation that I decided to do it justice and walk up the hard way from Wasdale Head. Progress is quick up Gable Beck but the turn-off east up the scrambley face of Great Gable was a real challenge! Proper mountain this one.Altheus25/05/2019
Billy Bland recce with Marsden Racerstsar.nathan18/05/2019
13.8 miles, 4551ft Great Gable and Kirk Fell walk.stephenbuda15/05/2019
With JGCW30/04/2019
899mThe Grouse10/04/2019
A weekend camp at Seatoller Farm. Did 5 fells altogether with Colin in the campervan. Did this one, Green Gable & Base Brown.jonesj230/03/2019
From seathwaithe to base brown onto green/great gable, scarfell pike and back on easy path to seathwaithe.axoree21/02/2019
Paid my respects, enjoyed the view then set off for Kirk Fell in the sunshine. Company: Soloiandesbottes15/02/2019
Seathwaite - Base Brown (direct route up ridge) - Green Gable - Great Gable - Sty Head - SeathwaiteMark Jackson24/12/2018
With Richie from Honister Pass - Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Base Brown, Green Gable, Great Gable and both Kirk Fells. Lovely day with snow on the highest peaks. Splendid descent down scree slopes from Great Gable. Head torches required from the top of Loft Beck so abandoned the final few planned hills.Herbert Anchovy24/11/2018
From Green Gable via Windy Gap which was very well named today. Great view around the corner from the col.bevandy11418/11/2018
For the Remembrance Sunday Centenary. Shocking weather. Solo. 4/5Tom D11/11/2018
My sixth Remembrance Sunday on Gable. Parked at Seathwaite Farm then walked via Stockley Bridge, Styhead stretcher box, and tourist path. Descended by same route. Started walking at approx 8am, summit at 10.35. Increasing low cloud and hill fog from 650 metres, very poor visibility at summit. Rain set in at 10.00 and persisted until early afternoon, driven by gusting wind; significant chilling. With L.Skip11/11/2018
Climbed for remembrance Sunday. Shocking weather, approximately 1500 others made the ceremony. Cheers all.Karmakarl11/11/2018
me and StePaul Beard04/11/2018
Seathwaite -> Base Brown -> Green Gable -> Great Gable -> Sprinkling Tarn -> Seathwaite Fell -> Seathwaitebriandiggle15/10/2018
JNR recce, volunteers improving path up from sty head .richardrosser10/10/2018
From Honister. Cloudy summit.red_jibber28/08/2018
Ascent 18IWC14/08/2018
Jonathan, Nic & NedNicola & Stuart13/08/2018
With Simon Smith & John Bancroftsimonlt0111/08/2018
Janey, David and NicAbiD11/08/2018
With Jon FootittMooseWire05/08/2018
With Bryher. Her first ascent. Traverse across all the tops to Cat Bells.jenx19/07/2018
With brother and his wife. A little cooler and cloudier today. Still shorts and t shirt ( and trainers) all day and a leisurely chat about the World Cup with birthday group at the top of GReat Gable. From Honister Pass, bypassing Brandreth and the other one), over Green Gable, descent very loose and steep as were off track. Found path to Becks Head and back by Moses Trod. Perhaps the best views yet and certainly of Pillar, Ennerdale, Buttermere. 5 hours but should have been much shorter,niallp06/07/2018
Revisit, from Seathwaite via Sty Head summit and a few other prospective LaMPs around the Napes and Base Brown, hot sunny dayRHW24/06/2018
Round of Pillar, Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Wasdale Head. Descended via Sty Head mountain rescue post.Topographer5722/06/2018
From Honister Pass ascended Grey Knotts via Seatoller Fell and on to Brandreth. Ascend Green Gable via Gillercomb Head, descend to Windy Gap, and the ascended Great Gable. Descend to Beck Head and ascend Kirk Fell. Descend via Kirkfell Crags and up Pillar. Return to Beck Head on the same route. Contour around Kirk Fell to Boat How and return to Honister Pass via Moses' Trod path via Fleetwith, Drum House and the Dismantled Tramway.raymooremanx03/06/2018
Started in Honister pass YHA. Did Grey knotts, Brandeth, Base brown, Green gable, Great gable and Kirk fell. Finished in Wasdale YHA.george_herbert_29/05/2018
Set off from seathwaite up styhead ghyll to styhead tarn. Headed up Great Gable. Good path all the way up. Amazing views from summit. Descended the same way. Fantastic solo hikeZoe Little19/05/2018
With G. Wasdale Head > Kirk Fell via Black Sail Pass > East Top > Green Gable via Windy Gap > Great Gable > Wasdale Head via Sty Head.RT197015/05/2018
GL3D with Phil W and DanLittledave06/05/2018
Rain, very poor visibility.meganinch14/04/2018
5th ascentthenomad05/04/2018
With Mum; Green Gable and Great Gable from HonisterMark Jackson04/04/2018
With party from WBMC. Borrowdale meetJohn Lee11/03/2018
With SR, DMFrank06/01/2018