Saturday, 1 July 2000


The mighty Pillar
Height: 892m (2,927ft)
Prominence: 348m (1,142ft)
Region: Western Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Marilyn
Summit feature: Trig pillar & cairn
Times climbed: 4
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The Mosedale Horseshoe - 24/05/2015
A Tour of Ennerdale - 19/04/2015
The Mosedale Horseshoe - 07/04/2012
A sunny day on Pillar
What Wainwright said:

"Pillar, far from being a spire of slender proportions, is a rugged mass broadly based on half the length of Ennerdale, a series of craggy buttresses supporting the ridge high above this wild north face". 

Pillar is the highest mountain in the 'Pillar group' and the 8th highest in the Lakes. Its name is derived from Pillar Rock, a distinctive feature on the northern side. Pillar Rock has a prominence of 15m, classifying it as a Nuttall. It is, however, the only mountain on the list of Nuttall's that requires a rock climb to reach the summit.

Like many of the high fells, the summit consists of a wide, stony plateau topped by a trig pillar, cairn and windbreak.

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