Second only to Striding Edge, the rabid ridge that stretches up onto Blencathra is the most famous scramble in the Lakes. Sharp Edge is best appreciated in winter, when its verglas and crosswinds make it a hazardous – yet unremittingly exciting – way onto this Lakeland classic, and is a favourite of many mountaineers.
Best route: indisputably, Sharp Edge (NY326283). Arguably, via Hall’s Fell Ridge (NY325274) – a steep, direct ascent that is slightly less exciting – but far quieter.
Height(m) : 868
Height(ft) : 2848
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Location : Lake District: Northern Fells
National Park : Lake District
Grid Reference : NY323277
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