Saturday, 1 July 2000


Height: 596m (1,955ft)
Prominence: 70m (229ft)
Region: North Western Fells
Summit feature: Cairn
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Times climbed: 1
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The Coledale Round - 11/08/2013
The rocky summit of Outerside and the view towards Skiddaw
What Wainwright said:

"Unlike the steep, unbroken slope of Grisedale Pike, Causey Pike is accompanied by a lower and parallel ridge-like inner balcony, the fall to the valley thereby being interrupted. The main eminence of this ridge is the abrupt summit of Outerside”.

Outerside, with its broadly conical profile, is a heather covered hill that forms part of a subsidiary ridge to Scar Crags and Causey Pike found across the depression of High Moss. Seldom climbed on its own, it is usually climbed as part of the ridge containing Barrow and Stile End or as part of The Coledale Round before or after Causey Pike.

The summit features no more than a small cairn perched on a rock outcrop and, despite it's enclosure in the Coledale valley, views of Eel Crag, Force Crag and Grisedale Pike are particularly good.

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