Saturday, 1 July 2000

Cold Pike

Cold Pike from Hell Gill Pike
Height: 701m (2,300ft)
Prominence: 46m (151ft)
Region: Southern Fells
Classifications: Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn on rock
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Bowfell, Crinkle Crags & Cold Pike - 15/08/2015
Bowfell, Crinkle Crags, Cold Pike & Pike O'Blisco - 01/06/2013
The summit of Cold PIke
What Wainwright said:

"Although of not great significance, Cold Pike is prominent when seen from the north and east, and it has lovely views in the those directions. All around nearby, are higher fells, and they may be studied profitably from the triple peaks of this lowly one in their midst."

Cold Pike is a satellite of Crinkle Crags and stands above the Upper Duddon Valley. The Cold Pike ridge begins indistinctly in an area of rocky knolls and small tarns beneath the Fifth Crinkle, gaining definition it descends to a broad grassy saddle.

The summit plateau of Cold Pike has three widely separated summits, all of which are listed as Nuttalls. The lower two are unnamed on Ordnance Survey maps, but are generally referred to as Cold Pike West Top and Cold Pike Far West Top.

The true summit is itself one of a series of three outcrops, each with a cairn. The top is an excellent place from which to survey Crinkle Crags, the Langdale Pikes, and the northern end of the Coniston Fells.

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