Saturday, 1 July 2000

St. Sunday Crag

St. Sunday Crag seen from Dollywaggon Pike
Height: 841m (2,759ft)
Prominence: 1,66m (545ft)
Region: Eastern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Marilyn, Birkett
Summit feature: Two cairns at the highest point
Times climbed: 4
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Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywaggon Pike - 21/02/2015
Fairfield via Stony Cove Pike & Red Screes - 03/05/2014
The Deepdale Horseshoe - 03/06/2012
Sara at the summit with Fairfield in the distance
What Wainwright said:

"The slender soaring lines of St. Sunday Crag and its aloof height and steepness endow this fine mountain with special distinction. It stands on a triangular base and its sides rise with such regularity that all its contours assume the same shape, as does the final summit plateau".

Sometimes referred to as 'the Ullswater Fell' thanks to its prominence from the lake, St. Sunday Crag is the highest point of the north eastern ridge of Fairfield. Saint Sunday is the local name for Saint Dominic, the patron saint of astronomers, though it is uncertain how his name became attached to the fell.

The northern face of St. Sunday Crag is home to its most striking feature, a half mile long, almost symmetrical crag, scarred by a series of deep, vertical gullys.

A prime view of Ullswater can be achieved from the second summit cairn, towards the northern end of the summit.

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