Saturday, 1 July 2000

Loft Crag

The aptly titled Loft Crag
Height: 682m (2,238ft)
Prominence: 25m (82ft)
Region: Central Fells
Summit feature: Cairn
Classifications: Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Times climbed: 3
Related trip reports:
A Great Langdale Round - 07/06/2015
The Langdale Pikes & Rossett Pike - 26/07/2014
The Langdale Pikes - 22/09/2012
The summit cairn
What Wainwright said:

"Loft Crag certainly has qualifying characteristics of the Langdale Pikes. It lies between Pike O'Stickle and Harrison Stickle but south of them, having a small abrupt summit directly below which is the magnificent buttress of Gimmer Crag, most popular of all climbing-grounds."

Loft Crag is one of a number of peaks that make up the popular Langdale Pikes, nestled between Harrison Stickle and the picturesque Pike O'Stickle.

The summit of Loft Crag sits atop Gimmer Crag, a prime rock climbing spot, pioneered in the 1880s.

The summit has an impressive view of Great Langdale, thanks to the fact the fell sits further into the valley than the other Langdale Pikes. The view Bowfell and Pike O'Stickle is also worthy of note

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