Saturday, 1 July 2000

Froswick

Froswick as seen from Ill Bell
Height: 720m (2,362ft)
Prominence: 75m (246ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Small irregular cairn
Times climbed: 2
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The Kentmere Round - 18/07/2013
The summit cairn on Froswick
What Wainwright said:

"Sheltering in the shadow of Ill Bell on High Street's south ridge is the lesser height of Froswick. It takes its pattern from Ill Bell in remarkable degree, almost humorously seeming to ape its bigger neighbour".

Froswick stands on a narrow ridge between the valleys of Kentmere and Troutbeck. There is no obvious direct ascent of Froswick and it is often crossed either as part of the Ill Bell ridge or Kentmere Round. Its western flank carries the High Street Roman road which crosses the Far Eastern Fells.

Despite being almost identical in appearance, Froswick has one feature which Ill Bell lacks - a subsidiary ridge. Starting out southwards from halfway down the western side, a narrow wedge of high ground pushes out into the Troutbeck valley.

The small summit is marked by a cairn sitting on the grass. Many of the views are limited by its higher neighbours but the Scafells do make an appearance.

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