Saturday, 1 July 2000

Scar Crags

Scar Crags
Height: 672m (2,205ft)
Prominence: 55m (180ft)
Region: North Western Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
The Coledale Round - 16/04/2016
The Coledale Round - 11/08/2013
The summit cairn of Scar Crags
What Wainwright said:

"Scar Crags is the big brother of Causey Pike, topping the latter by 170 feet, but it is the lesser height that captures the fancy, that provides the challenge, that steals the picture and is the better known by far".

Scar Crags stands of the ridge that runs between Crag Hill and Causey Pike and it's an impressive feature thanks to the steep crags that tumble down the valley juxtaposed by the smooth, rounded hillside opposite. Scar Crags was the home to the District's only cobalt mine from 1846 though it was a failure and closed not long after.

The summit features a cairn that offers a heady view down into Rigg Beck and a fine view of the surrounding fells to boot.

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