Cam Crag, Lake District

On the 2nd January Claire and myself were in the Lakes for a day out after the Christmas eating binge.  With the forecast predicting a dry day but cold and with high winds on the tops we opted for a low-level scramble in Langstrath.  We left Stonethwaite and headed south along Langstrath Beck untill we were at the base of the ridge.

We geared up at the boulders at the start of the ridge and then headed up in a blustery wind.  It is a good ridge with the scope to make it hard or easy.  There are a few steeper walls that makes you feel like you are climbing and then nearer the top some low angled slabs and broken rocky steps.  A good little grade 2 ridge.

After a few hours we reached the top of the ridge and had lunch just in time to be hit by a hail storm.  With the wind distinctly stronger we made our way round Comb Head towards the summit of Glaramara, which we made in an hour or so.  We were then left with the decent round the top of Raven crag above Combe Gill where we could look across and see the route of ‘outside route’ that I soled earlier this year.  Back down in the valley we made it back to the car just before dark.

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