Saturday, 1 July 2000

Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor)

Stony Cove Pike from Thornthwaite Crag
Height: 763m (2,503ft)
Prominence: 171m (561ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Classifications: Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip report:
Troutbeck to Hartsop - 11/10/2015
Fairfield via Stony Cove Pike & Red Screes - 03/05/2014
The summit (actually marked as Stony Cove Pike)
What Wainwright said:

"Caudale Moor deserves far more respect than it usually get. The long featureless slope flanking the Kirkstone Pass is not at all characteristic of the fell: its other aspects are considerably more imposing".

Stony Cove Pike is a fell in the Far Eastern fells, standing on the other side of the Kirkstone Pass from Red Screes. It's also known as Caudale Moor or John Bell's Banner dues a number of summits at a similar height as the main one.

The fell is wide and sprawling, with six ridges leaving the summit area. It is mainly grassy, with a number of small tarns between the two tops. Walls follow the ridges to Hartsop Dodd, St Raven's Edge and Threshthwaite Mouth, making navigation of the complex ridge system easier.

The flatness of the top leads to a somewhat restricted view of the surrounding fells, although all of the major groups are in sight from the summit.

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