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.

Difficulty                                                            Exposure 


Distance : 8km / 5 miles                                 Duration : 5 hours 

Assent : 810m

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Route Description

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.

Summits included in the route

  • Pavey ark - 700meters / 2297
  • Thunacar knott - 723
  • Harrison Stickle  -1111
  • Pike of stickle  -8888
  • loft crag 
    Climbing Jakes rake up sticklebarn ghyll from the pub in the langdale


    What gear do I need ? 

    • Once we have picked up your booking we will send you a detailed packing list of everything your need 

    How fit do I need to be ?

    • It depends on the walk that would like to do, We ask that everyone has a basic level of fitness and books a walk that is suitable to there fitness levels . We are more than happy to have a chat with you if your unsure. 

    Do I need my own transport? 

    •  We ask that people arrange there own transport however if you struggling we are more than happy to offers you a lift to and from a central location. Alternatively if there is a large group we can arrange transport to suit that .