heading for the alps? this is the training hill for you. the path up kirk fell's southern slope from wasdale is relentless as it is unforgiving. a mate of mine used it to train for mont blanc. zig zags - hah! As well as calling it 'unattractive' AW also suggested that the only views on this ascent were to be had upside down, between your own legs! 2 other possible routes are available to you: a twiddly scramble up from black sail pass, or a stiff but short slog from Beck Head col between this Fell and Great Gable. One for completists and masochists only.
Best route for mountain machines: southern approach from Wasdale
Best route for mere mortals: as an extension to an ascent of Great Gable via Beck Head
(Written by: simonlo)