Saturday, 1 July 2000

Pike O'Stickle

The dome of Pike O'Stickle above Great Langdale
Height: 709m (2,326ft)
Prominence: 54m (177ft)
Region: Central Fells
Summit feature: Cairn
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Times climbed: 3
Related trip reports:
A Great Langdale Round - 07/06/2015
The Langdale Pikes & Rossett Pike - 26/07/2014
The Langdale Pikes - 22/09/2013
Sara relaxes at the summit
What Wainwright said:

"Simple lines are often the most effective, and the smoothly-soaring pyramid of Pike O'Stickle, rising to a tapering thimble of rock without interruption or halt between valley and summit, is an imposing and impressive feature and contributes much to the grandeur of the head of Langdale".

Pike of Stickle is the second highest of the Langdale Pikes and probably as recognisable as the most famous, Pavey Ark. Also known as Pike O'Stickle, the name is fairly self explanatory with "pike" hill with a peaked summit and "stickle" meaning a hill with a steep prominent rock stop.

Pike O'Stickle is famous as the site of a neolithic stone axe factory situated on the scree slope to the south. A vein of volcanic greenstone comes to the surface and the hard rock made for a popular axe head.

Bowfell is the highlight of the view from Pike O'Stickle as well as the other Langdale Pikes of Harrison Stickle and Loft Crag.

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