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St Sunday Crag, Grisedale, Coast to Coast

St Sunday Crag, Grisedale, Coast to Coast

St Sunday Crag is prominent on the right (eastern side) of Grisedale Valley, from leaving Grisedale Tarn until reaching Elmhow, half way along the valley floor. There are a number of visible galleys coming from the ridge top, which can be plainly seen from the photograph below. The largest of these are the West Chockstone and East Chockstone Gullies and the Y Gully.

At the southern end of St Sunday Crag, just to the north of the summit of Fairfield, is Cofa Pike, quite a distinct triangular rock standing proud of the ridge top. Near the north end of the St Sunday Crag is Pinnacle Ridge, a huge outcrop of upright slabs with steep and jagged edges.

The ridge top walk passes just above the gullies and Pinnacle Ridge, and rises to 841 metres at the summit top, The Cape. At the point where the ridge top narrows it is known as Deepdale Hause. To the east of the Hause is a deep bowl shaped drop to a number of different coves, each collecting rain to deposit in the Deepdale Beck which will merge with the Goldrill Beck above Patterdale. The coves each have steep craggy walls.

The ridge top starts its descent into the Grisedale Valley when it reaches the summit of Birks at 622 metres, descending on an, an first gentle, slope before reaching Harrison Crag where it follows a shallow path along the crag top to reach Thornhow End and then drops gently into the valley 1 mile west of patterdale.
St Sunday Crag

St Sunday Crag is a long ridge top running from the north of Fairfield summit over-shadowing Grisedale Tarn, and running above the Grisedale Valley, finishing at Birks where it descends to Thornhow End.

Start of St Sunday Crag
Start of St Sunday Crag

St Sunday Crag

St Sunday Crag

Cofa Pike, north of Fairfield Summit and at sthe start of St Sunday Crag

Cofa Pike

Looking back at Cofa Pike from the footbridge below Ruthwaite Lodge

Cofa Pike
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