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TR - Pillar Rock & the Mosedale Horseshoe
« on: 13:22:29, 27/05/19 »
Catching up on our activities over the Easter weekend. Fortunately a super early start from Leeds meant we didn't get stuck in any traffic and we barely saw anyone all day!


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Re: TR - Pillar Rock & the Mosedale Horseshoe
« Reply #1 on: 15:15:07, 27/05/19 »
Fantastic day, perfect conditions for it.
Slab and Notch, I remember it well if only for the deception at the start: standing on the starting ledge, it initially belies the position of the route, looking like an easy unremarkable spot, but after just a few metres climb... yikes, that drop - bldy hell!!  :o

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« Reply #2 on: 17:00:30, 27/05/19 »
Excellent pics Dave O0
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Re: TR - Pillar Rock & the Mosedale Horseshoe
« Reply #3 on: 19:08:06, 27/05/19 »
Sounds as if you had an excellent day on the hill! Lovely photos, and I fancy that high level route behind Pillar.

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Re: TR - Pillar Rock & the Mosedale Horseshoe
« Reply #4 on: 19:27:39, 27/05/19 »
Great pics, looks like a stunning day.
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Re: TR - Pillar Rock & the Mosedale Horseshoe
« Reply #5 on: 10:07:04, 28/05/19 »
Great photos, looks to have been an excellent day.
Had to abseil off an unfinished route to take up front position on a stretcher for a very rapid run down into the head of Ennerdale, so that ledge had an eery sense of familiarity, even after 50 or so years.
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Re: TR - Pillar Rock & the Mosedale Horseshoe
« Reply #6 on: 15:47:11, 28/05/19 »

Sounds as if you had an excellent day on the hill! Lovely photos, and I fancy that high level route behind Pillar.
You'll enjoy it; it's much like the traverse on Bowfell but longer with the added interest of the finish next to Pillar Rock
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« Reply #7 on: 15:48:06, 28/05/19 »

Great pics, looks like a stunning day.
Thanks! This was our fourth attempt at finding a decent day. As they say, good things come to those who wait
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Re: TR - Pillar Rock & the Mosedale Horseshoe
« Reply #8 on: 15:49:07, 28/05/19 »

Fantastic day, perfect conditions for it.
Slab and Notch, I remember it well if only for the deception at the start: standing on the starting ledge, it initially belies the position of the route, looking like an easy unremarkable spot, but after just a few metres climb... yikes, that drop - bldy hell!!  :o
I imagine doing the route in less-than-optimal conditions would be 'interesting'.
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Re: TR - Pillar Rock & the Mosedale Horseshoe
« Reply #9 on: 17:27:16, 28/05/19 »
That looks a fantastic day out - though the roping is beyond my comfort zone - I just love Pillar - it's a wonderful place and is generally quiet whenever I've walked in the area.

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Re: TR - Pillar Rock & the Mosedale Horseshoe
« Reply #10 on: 23:16:36, 28/05/19 »
Smashing write up and pics once again Dave  O0


I wouldn't fancy the climbing up part but would love the abseil down  :D
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Re: TR - Pillar Rock & the Mosedale Horseshoe
« Reply #11 on: 19:20:14, 29/05/19 »
What a great report of an epic day out  O0 I feel exhausted just reading it  :)
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