Pinnacle Ridge: A Superb Day Out

By on Feb 5, 2012 in Uncategorized | 68 comments

After months of inactivity, I finally got my arse into gear and went out to brave the fresh air again. Nothing spectacular, by beastmaker standards, just good to get out and go UP once more. Hooking up with some friends at Dunmail raise for a leisurely winter start, we just had a quiet tootle up to Grisedale Tarn and tried to pick out the easiest version of our chosen stupid approach to Pinnacle Ridge on St Sunday’s crag. It’s a dead simple, classic little scramble that had the promise of a wee bit of winter plastered all over it. This is definitely the daftest way to approach Pinnacle, but Ian didn’t fancy his chances trying to get to Ullswater via Kirkstone Pass, which is why we took the odd choice. Pinnacle Ridge Approach From Grisedale Tarn Pinnacle Ridge Approach From Grisedale Tarn From Grisedale Tarn a faint path was visible through the snow cover which led...