Author Topic: <VR>Whin Ben, Whiteside, Hopegill Head  (Read 1461 times)

Steve18566

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Re: <VR>Whin Ben, Whiteside, Hopegill Head
« Reply #15 on: 06:58:03, 24/11/17 »
Pleas ecould I ask how much exposure is there on the Hopegill  Head - Whiteside ridge


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beefy

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Re: <VR>Whin Ben, Whiteside, Hopegill Head
« Reply #16 on: 07:58:25, 24/11/17 »
Pleas ecould I ask how much exposure is there on the Hopegill  Head - Whiteside ridge


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Not  much really, but then again I found crib goch easy
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Re: <VR>Whin Ben, Whiteside, Hopegill Head
« Reply #17 on: 08:15:44, 24/11/17 »
When I saw this thread I assumed it was a new one and thought surely Beefy hasn't been making April walk over there is her state.


Pleas ecould I ask how much exposure is there on the Hopegill  Head - Whiteside ridge
That is really subjective but it is narrow but not a knife, nothing like Striding Edge.
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April

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Re: <VR>Whin Ben, Whiteside, Hopegill Head
« Reply #18 on: 09:25:50, 24/11/17 »
When I saw this thread I assumed it was a new one and thought surely Beefy hasn't been making April walk over there in her state.

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My balance and strength in my legs has actually improved since the op but I'm not ready to tackle owt like this yet  :)

That is really subjective but it is narrow but not a knife, nothing like Striding Edge.

Ridge is right, it is subjective, it is hard to advise because what one person thinks is easy another will think it is difficult. For me who isn't fond of big drops, this is a ridge I can do without feeling panicky or that nervous, in fact I love this route. On the ridge you can keep far enough away from the drop, if you want to, if you feel brave you can have a quick look over the edge before retreating to safer ground again. The views are superb on a good weather day and the ridge is dramatic without the feeling of impending doom you may feel on other narrow ridges  ;) You won't know unless you try it yourself.
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Steve18566

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Re: <VR>Whin Ben, Whiteside, Hopegill Head
« Reply #19 on: 14:51:32, 24/11/17 »
Many thanks for the replies


It sounds ok for me, as I thought. Looking at pictures doesn't always show how narrow or close to the edge ridges are.
A perfect example for me, Long Side Edge, which on pictures looks very narrow, but is actually quite wide

Steve18566

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Re: <VR>Whin Ben, Whiteside, Hopegill Head
« Reply #20 on: 20:54:23, 25/11/17 »
Still planning routes in this area, and a further exposure question. How is the exposure between Sail and Crag Fell please (The Scar)?
« Last Edit: 21:25:02, 25/11/17 by Steve18566 »

Hillhiker1

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Re: <VR>Whin Ben, Whiteside, Hopegill Head
« Reply #21 on: 16:50:10, 26/11/17 »
Steve, I was rooting through my photos and I think this is the bit you're referring to. I'm coming down from Eel crag here with Sail in front of me.

Sail (1 of 1) by Ian Hart, on Flickr


I've done the Coledale round a few times now and I don't consider that any of it feels 'exposed'

Steve18566

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Re: <VR>Whin Ben, Whiteside, Hopegill Head
« Reply #22 on: 20:36:54, 26/11/17 »
Thanks
That looks a very narrow ridge with steep drops!

Hillhiker1

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Re: <VR>Whin Ben, Whiteside, Hopegill Head
« Reply #23 on: 21:03:10, 26/11/17 »
It's a lot wider than it looks, it's got to be 40 feet or more across, and the walking surface is easily around the width of a town pavement and pretty benign. It's nothing like striding edge or anything. Not even close.

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Re: <VR>Whin Ben, Whiteside, Hopegill Head
« Reply #24 on: 16:27:06, 27/11/17 »
That looks a very narrow ridge with steep drops!

It does look worse than it is, like Hillhiker says it is quite a wide ridge and you can keep away from the edges and the view of the drop if you want. There are a couple of rocky steps on the ridge up to Eel Crag (or Crag Hill) but nothing that difficult.
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Steve18566

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Re: <VR>Whin Ben, Whiteside, Hopegill Head
« Reply #25 on: 19:40:50, 27/11/17 »
Thank you very much.
I'll plan to include this as I wanted, hopefully next summer. My planning always has to include exposure as I've had a panic attack previously.
Thanks again