Saturday, 1 July 2000

Carl Side

Carl Side (the grassy dome to the left) in its place amongst the Skiddaw massif
Height: 746m (2,448ft)
Prominence: 30m (98ft)
Region: Northern Fells
Classifications: Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Loose pile of rocks
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side, Skiddaw & Bakestall - 28/02/2016
Skiddaw - 31/10/2013
The summit of Carl Side
Carl Side forms part of the Skiddaw range and stands prominently over the streets of Keswick. Topographically, it stands at the end of a curving ridge, Longside Edge, that contains the peaks of Ullock Pike and Long Side. It is the final peak before Skiddaw when approached from the northwestern ridge.

Carl Side is separated from Skiddaw by Carlside Col, a depression that contains Carlside Tarn, the only standing water found at any altitude in the Skiddaw group. Very shallow and frequently dry in summer, the tarn has no plant life.

Like many of the Lakeland fells, the summit of Carl Side is a broad grassy dome, topped by a small cairn. The views of Derwent Water to the south west are the highlight of the views though the looming presence of Skiddaw and Little Man are impressive.

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