Saturday, 1 July 2000

Causey Pike

The distinctive ridge of Causey Pike
Height: 637m (2,090ft)
Prominence: 40m (131ft)
Region: North Western Fells
Classifications: Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Loose pile of stones
Times climbed: 1
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Causey Pike's view over Keswick
What Wainwright said:

“Most fells conform to a general pattern, but some have an unorthodoxy of shape, a peculiarity of outline, that identifies them on sight from wherever they may be seen. A landmark of this kind is Causey Pike".

Causey Pike stands proud at the end of the ridge containing Crag Hill, Sail and Scar Crags. Poking out into the Newlands valley, the views are excellent, particularly of the ridge starting from Catbells.

Four humps of almost identical height form the ridge up to the summit with the final one being the summit proper, however, there is no real cairn or marker once you get there.

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