Organiser: Mike Tempest
An outstanding opportunity to experience the highest crags in England. There are very few places in Britain that offer the breadth of high calibre climbing that can be enjoyed on the crags of Scafell. East Buttress, Scafell Crag, Pike’s Crag and Esk Buttress provide many routes and scrambles of all grades to suit all tastes. The Wainwright baggers will also be ideally placed to complete all or some of the Eskdale Horseshoe.
The plan is to camp/bivvy at the Sampson’s Stones in Upper Eskdale (grid ref NY 217 053) – a stunning location on a grassy knoll with great tent pitches and even bouldering from the tent door. The outlook over Great Moss and the River Esk is fantastic. The walk in is a good hour, and some might say nearer 90 minutes. The shortest approach (a little boggy) would be from Cockley Beck, but the more scenic approach would be from the foot of Hardknott Pass on the Eskdale Green side via Brotherilkeld Farm.