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The highest mountain west of Great Gable, featuring two recognised peaks - Pillar itself and Pillar Rock (which, contrary to indications elsewhere on this site cannot be reached by simple fell walking but requires technical rock climbing). Pillar is best approached from Wasdale Head using the High Level Route, a traverse across the Ennerdale face of the mountain used by climbers to reach Pillar Rock which, when reached, can also be used to climb Pillar itself by way of a short scramble up a scree slope. Descent to either Ennerdale or Wasdale can then be made down the simple ridge or the route can be extended into the Mosedale Horseshoe by following the opposite ridge round to Scoat Fell (2760 feet), Steeple (2687 feet), Red Pike (2707 feet) and Yewbarrow (2058 feet).

Elevation (feet): 2,926
Elevation (meters): 892
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Lake District
Latitude: 54.4975
Longitude: -3.28119
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Manchester
Convenient Center: Wasdale Head

Thanks to Gordon L. Hewstone for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #13210 - by Gordon L. Hewstone on Feb 20, 2004
    Climbed as the first summit in the Mosedale Horsehoe using the high level traverse. Don't forget to read the inscription on Robinson's Cairn and sit in The Chair on Red Pike. Dorehead Screes are a...