Saturday, 1 July 2000

Harrison Stickle

Harrison Stickle (left) looking moody alongside Pavey Ark
Height: 736m (2,415ft)
Prominence: 53m (173ft)
Region: Central Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
The Langdale Pikes & Rossett Pike - 26/07/2014
The Langdale Pikes - 22/09/2012
The summit of Harrison Stickle has an impressive panorama
What Wainwright said:

"No mountain profile in Lakeland arrests and excites the attention more than that of the Langdale Pikes and no mountain group better illustrates the dramatic appeal of a sudden rising of the vertical from the horizontal; the full height from valley to summit is revealed at a glance in one simple abrupt upsurge".

Harrison Stickle is the highest of the collection of fells that form the Langdale Pikes, perhaps the most recognised mountains in the Lake District. The Pikes form an abrupt end to the southerly ridge of High Raise, the parent peak of the Langdale Pikes.

The eastern face of Harrison Stickle falls steeply into Stickle Tarn, which provides much of the water for Great Langdale. The crags continue to the north and east to form Pavey Ark and the infamous Jake's Rake.

Views of Great Langdale from the summit are stunning, especially on a fine day. All the major fell groups are visible.

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