Jack's Rake on Pavey Ark is one of the most famous scrambling routes in the Lake District, although not a hugely technical route there are high levels of exposure along the way.
A steep rocky ledge that climbs across the face of Pavey Ark, a huge cliff above Stickle Tarn and the Langdale Valley Jack's Rake is a much loved route by many Mountaineers.
Distance : 8km / 5 miles Duration : 5 hours
Assent : 810m
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From the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel we will climb by Stickle Gill to Stickle Tarn, here there are wonderful views up to Pavey Ark, the cliffs above the tarn.
Jack's Rake, our route climbs diagonally across these cliffs on a good ledge (it looks a bit more daunting from below than it really is) where a rocky scramble will lead us out to the summit of Pavey Ark. An easy path now leads to the summit of Harrison Stickle, the most prominent of the Langdale Pikes.
We will then cross Harrison Combe to climb the rocky scramble to the summit of Pike O'Stickle, before descending over Loft Crag back to the New Dungeon Ghyll.
From all the summits we will have great views on a good day over the Langdale Valley to Windermere and across to Bowfell and the Crinkles and the Coniston Old Man.
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