Saturday, 1 July 2000

Grasmoor

The mighty Grasmoor
Height: 852m (2,795ft)
Prominence: 519m (1,703ft)
Region: North Western Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Marilyn, Birkett
Summit feature: Summit shelter
Times climbed: 4
Related trip reports:
The Coledale Round - 16/04/2016
Grasmoor Wild Camp - 02/04/2016
Whiteless Pike, Grasmoor, Hopegill Head & Whiteside - 27/09/2015
The Coledale Round - 11/08/2013
The broad summit of Grasmoor
What Wainwright said:

“The culminating point of the North Western Fells occurs overlooking Crummock Water, where the massive bulk of Grasmoor towers above the threshold of the Buttermere valley, showing its full height to great advantage from the shores of the lake”

Grasmoor is the highest of the North Western Fells and is distinguished by its western face, a steep crag that falls straight to the shores of Crummock Water. The northern flank is also home to the impressive Dove Crags. Similar to Grisedale Pike, Grasmoor is also named after the wild boar that used to roam the area.

Like many of the higher fells, the summit features a wide, flat plateau, topped by the large shelter / cairn to escape the elements.

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