Author Topic: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18  (Read 611 times)

April

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TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« on: 18:34:21, 27/11/18 »
We got the bus to Grange on Saturday for a day walk, Squeaky was with us again. It was too cold (at least it was for us!) to wild camp, we don't enjoy below freezing camping. It was quite a nice day mind and we were going onto Catbells.

Catbells from near Manesty


We began the climb up to Hause Gate and we climbed at Squeaky speed. Faster than our normal pace  ;)

Derwent Water with Skiddaw and Blencathra in view behind


The path up to Hause Gate


AW wrote that this was an easy gradient except for the zig zags near the top. It might be easier if you are not going at Squeaky speed  :D

The view from Catbells summit


It took one hour and 5 minutes from Grange to get onto the summit. We were 20 minutes faster than what I thought we would be.

Beefy and Squeaky on the summit of Catbells


There were a few people around and it was difficult to get a photo with nobody else on.

We were hungry and didn't stay long on the summit. We hoped to have some lunch out of the wind with a view of the Newlands Valley.

Hindscarth and Robinson from the descent to Hause Gate


We took a pathless route away from the Hause Gate path and found a spot away from everyone to have some lunch

Causey Pike from our lunch spot


Over toward Helvellyn from our lunch spot


There is snow on the tops  :)

On the way down to the Newlands Valley


Skiddaw from the path to Skelgill


We walked along the path beside Newlands Beck to Little Braithwaite

A look back at Catbells


We got to Braithwaite before 2pm, 30 minutes earlier than I thought we would, Squeaky speed again  :) Our route was Grange - Manesty - Catbells - Brunt Crag - Skelgill - Little Braithwaite - Braithwaite. 10.9km with 424m ascent. 
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

beefy

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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #1 on: 18:43:10, 27/11/18 »
Great pics and tr Ape O0
Squeaky speed is going on the banned list ;D

DRIP COFFINS  :D

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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #2 on: 19:32:33, 27/11/18 »
Great photos April.
Squeaky will have the pair of you fell running next.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
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April

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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #3 on: 19:38:09, 27/11/18 »
Squeaky speed is going on the banned list ;D

 :) But we can't put Squeaky on the banned list  :o

Squeaky will have the pair of you fell running next.

 ;D I think our bones would break if we tried that running malarkey  :-[   ;)
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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #4 on: 19:58:27, 27/11/18 »
Grand clear photos again. Catbells is the only summit where I had to join a queue to descend - bad timing at half-term holiday.

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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #5 on: 21:43:55, 27/11/18 »
Catbells is the only summit where I had to join a queue to descend

 :) It wasn't too bad last Saturday, it was busy but not too many people on the summit really and they were all pretty quiet folk, no shouty and loud peeps  ;)
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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #6 on: 12:23:32, 28/11/18 »
Did u let him off the lead?  ;D

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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #7 on: 12:34:22, 28/11/18 »
Did u let him off the lead?  ;D

Him? :o Squeaky is female  ;)

Oh, you mean beefy......
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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #8 on: 19:06:29, 28/11/18 »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #9 on: 20:17:23, 28/11/18 »
Lovely photos April O0
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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #10 on: 22:03:35, 28/11/18 »
Did u let him off the lead?  ;D
Oi... >:( :tickedoff:
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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #11 on: 08:42:15, 30/11/18 »
Lovely photos April O0

Thanks sunnydale  :)
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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #12 on: 18:57:48, 30/11/18 »
Nice photos April and good route, was up there in June O0

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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #13 on: 19:03:56, 04/12/18 »
Lovely photos april
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Re: TR Catbells from Grange Sat 24 Nov 18
« Reply #14 on: 12:15:23, 06/12/18 »
Thanks Henry and Gary  :)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong