Four walkers without any winter gear one of which on his backside at the top of Ruddy Gill – liability! There are 672 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Ill Crag. Ill Crag is one of the two subsidiary summits of Scafell Pike and can be visited by a detour from the bouldery-stewn ridge path. Traversing the imposing Great End, Ill Crag and Broad Crag this route to the summit was described by Alfred Wainwright as the mountain’s finest. Becky and Cuillin did well ascending Scafell Pike via this route. Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route This route describes the most popular route up to the summit, starting at Seathwaite in the Borrowdale valley. We had to take care during the final ascent as the track is somewhat steep and eroded. However, Mark had his sights firmly set on the Scafell range and Ill Crag in particular. Ill Crag may be climbed en route to Scafell Pike, via a path from Esk Hause, but it is commonly passed by without going to the actual summit, which is rocky making progress slow. Thought the report might be of interest to a few of you. Introduction. From Ill Crag we double-backed a short distance to reach the Scafell Pike track which we then followed to the summit of Scafell Pike. Thursday 25th Feb. Seathwaite, Grains Ghyll, Great End, Cust’s Gully, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike, Corridor Route, Sty Head, Taylorgill. There are 2 recognised scrambling routes that lead up to the summit, both being excellent and varied. Another fine day. From Seathwaite via Corridor Route to Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag and Great End, returning via Esk Hause and Grain's Gill kdbennett 17/08/2016 Met Alan Hinkes on the top of Great End. Our route today was 'South east face of Ill Crag' (grade 2/3) around 300m of vertical height gain, which makes it one of the longest scrambles in the Lakes. They have contributed 25 public walk reports including this summit. Direction of view: NNW. Ill Crag's summit is a few hundred metres to the south of the path from Esk Hause to Scafell Pike. Ill Crag is one of the peaks in the Scafell range, the third tallest after Scafell Pike and Scafell. Scafell Pike at 3210ft/978m is the highest mountain in England and on this walk we climb to the summit via the beautiful Grains Ghyll path, Esk Hause and the mountains long North Eastern flank. I took advantage of the conveniently placed public toilets on the farm, then headed out on what Wainwright described as the finest route up to Scafell Pike – that via Grains Gill to Esk Hause, then on past Great End and over Ill Crag and Broad Crag, before finally reaching the roof of England. Notes: This splendid view is on the path from Lingcove Bridge to Great Moss.Best conditions are in … Ill Crag is not normally included in the list of Lake District mountains over 3,000ft, although the Scottish Mountaineering Club does include it in the list of 'Furth Munros', or mountains in Britain but outside Scotland that would otherwise count as Munros. The route difficulty is fairly easy , probably touching a grade 1 but more on the side of a rocky walk. Drawing 2: Scafell Pike and Ill Crag from Throstle Garth. Scafell Pike via Lingmell including Broad Crag, Ill Crag and Great End « on: 22:44:06, 13/08/11 » Sorry to copy/paste but I've got tons of photos to edit, and have spent all evening sending emails thanking people for sponsorship etc. Seven climbers on the crag. Somewhat steep and eroded from Throstle Garth is one of the path from Esk Hause to Scafell Pike via route! Being excellent and varied and Ill Crag from Throstle Garth summit, being... 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