Saturday, 1 July 2000

Whiteless Pike

Whiteless Pike from Rannerdale Knotts
Height: 660m (2,165ft)
Prominence: 36m (118ft)
Region: North Western Fells
Classifications: Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Large platform & trig pillar
Times climbed: 3
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The summit
What Wainwright said:

"The popular concept of a true mountain shape is a pyramid, with steep uniform sides on all flanks and a sharp peak. For a short distance along the road near Rannerdale Farm, it seems that Whiteless Pike has all the qualifying attributes. Seen from Rannerdale, surely it is the Weisshorn of Buttermere".

Whiteless Pike stands immediately east of Crummock Water and forms a perfect pyramid shape when viewed from Rannerdale.

From the broad plateau of Wandope, the fine and airy ridge of Whiteless Edge descends south west to the depression at Saddle Gate. A short climb then leads to the summit of Whiteless Pike.

Whiteless Pike has a small peaked summit overlain with loose stones and bearing a cairn. The steep slopes add foreground to the view, which includes a fine prospect of the Scafells.

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