Saturday, 1 July 2000

Crinkle Crags (South Top)

The south top seen from the Bad Step
Height: 834m (2,736ft)
Prominence: 32m (105ft)
Region: Southern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Bowfell & Crinkle Crags - 06/10/2012
A Great Langdale Round - 07/06/2015
Summit of the South Top
The nomenclature of the various tops of Crinkle Crags is very confused. Traditional guidebooks tend to rely on what the eye sees and therefore focus attention upon the five ‘crinkles’ of the summit ridge. These are generally referred to as the first to fifth. The South Top is generally known as the first.

Most relevant to Crinkle Crags are the lists of Hewitts and Nuttalls. These variously list the summit, the first Crinkle (Crinkle Crags South Top), and two tops on Shelter Crags (Shelter Crags and Shelter Crags North Top), but exclude the other three Crinkles.

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