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Name:Grey Friar
Hill number:2639
Height:773m / 2536ft
Parent (Ma):2634  The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett,
Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
Grid ref:NY 26010 00361
Summit feature:SE cairn
Col:695m  NY265006  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:NW cairn 40m away at NY 25989 00396 is said to be lower
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 957 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
9/11 From Seathwaite, up Walna Scar then Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, Brim Fell, Little How Crags, Great How Swirl Band, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, then down to Seathwaite tarn on delightful path and round to Long Crag - through Bracken and back down valley on Bridleway to High Tongue (High Tongue is an awful struggle in tussocks but not for too long - climb it from South rather than North and it will be shorter for you). 7 hours.nickywood103/08/2019
Birkett route SOUTHERN FELLS-CON 1. Start Three Shire Stone summit of wrynose pass. HELL GILL PIKE- LITTLE CARRS-GREAT CARRS-SWIRL HOW- added in GREAT HOW-LITTLE HOW - GREY FRIAR. Blustery day started with thin cloud ended clear and Sunny. Lovely views of Scafell range.Hill Wanderer04/07/2019
With Stephen. From C.P. at Tilberthwaite (NY3060601011). Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs & Grey Friar. Low cloud with intermittent rain on tops.ADT01/06/2019
Part of walk from Tilberthwaite -> Wetherlam -> Swirl How -> Grey Friar -> Great Carrs - very sunny Easter Mondayrachelcawley22/04/2019
Ascended from Cockley Beck BridgeWayne Mac13/04/2019
Dow Crag, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Grey Friar, Great Carrs - with Bassy and Duey.robba_wag31/03/2019
Cloudy and Windysiholden24/03/2019
A late start from home on a cold but lovely day. Cloudy with sunny spells. Some small patches of snow still near the summit.With no dogs. Ascent via Reservoir and Blake Rigg, recommended.Karmakarl23/03/2019
From Walna Scar car park, Seathwaite side: Walna Scar, Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, Old man of Coniston, Brim Fell, Little How Crags, Swirl How, Great Carrs and Grey Friar. With Hiking Manchester. Very windy day, poor visibility and snow on the tops, sunshine at the end of the day.Lazylizzie17/03/2019
ALHEJ Wilkins16/02/2019
With Big SamCora Thorny15/02/2019
With Elvis and Bertiemarklimb197530/11/2018
Helen w29/10/2018
From Wrynose Pass up to Wetside Edge to Little Carrs,Great Carrs & onto Swirl How down over How Grags & up to Brim Fell & 'busy' The Old Man, back over Brim Fell then contour path round & up to Grey Friar the Wetside Edge & down to the Pass, v cool breeze till mid afternoon, warmer,less breezy & increasing sunshine early evening onwards..apricorum22/09/2018
Was staying at Torver, so decided I'd bag a few Wainwrights I'd missed around conniston. Grey friar was one of them. Got to say, such a great view of the sca fell range, so glad I did it.derlan12/09/2018
Headed over from Swirl fell. Easy path to follow. with Richie.Zoe Little04/09/2018
Lisa L01/09/2018
From wrynose pass with cold pike same dayjpitches28/08/2018
Hill bagging with Andrew: Wetherlam, Black Sails, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Black Crag, The Old Man Of Coniston. 16.86km 3:51:00peter_tun05/08/2018
3rd Wainwright and 9th top of the day. From Little How Crags, contouring around Swirl How and then up from Fairfield Col. Visited both tops.bevandy11401/08/2018
With Sue from Seathwaite. Via a very dry Seathwaite Tarn. Very misty. Return down NW ridge to Cockley Bridge and back to Newfield Inn for refreshment.Frank21/07/2018
From Cockley Beck on a round of 7 hills. On to Little How Crags.jonglew15/07/2018
From Wrynose Pass with Delva on another hot day. From Great Carrs and Swirl How.Neilb08/07/2018
Having gone on a recon trip the day before and knowing where we needed to park on Wynrose pass at the “three shire stone” From the car we went straight up cutting across the face of Great carrs to get this in first. Great walk and superb views from a great summit and some amazing views of Coniston fells and one of my favourite views of the Scafell range.Scotty 2 Hotty21/06/2018