Solo. Pavey Ark & Harrison Stickle from Stickle Gill NTCP. Been up Pavey Ark on several previous occasions including an ascent via Jack’s Rake but I don’t have time or date or even year! ADT: 07/07/2019: With J: GCW: 02/07/2019 Keen fell walker Susannah Cox, 37, of Lancaster decided to walk up Pavey Ark with her husband, John, on June 20 while enjoying some time off work. An inescapable way up a big cliff with no route-finding problems but increasing exposure as height is gained. Jack's Rake Grade-1 . Jack's Rake is a steep path across Pavey Ark which is classed in guidebooks as a "grade-one scramble", meaning hands and feet are used. The summit of Pavey Ark is at 700m (2297ft). Created: May 23, 2017 Simnel. Scrambling - Jack's Rake, Pavey Ark, Langdale Valley, Lake District, UK An idea for a great day out in Langdale scrambling and walking on one of the classics. Walking rope and a few slings – if inexperienced/nervous members in party. A polished (through decades of use) cleft rises at an average angle of around 30° up and across the buttress. Guide: Cicerone Guide "Scrambles in the Lake District, Volume 1: Southern Lakes" by Brian Evans. If you spotted the rake on the face of Pavey Ark then finding the bottom should be straightforward. Summary: Jack's Rake is classed as a grade 1 scramble and it does involve regular use of your arms to pull you up to some of the steeper parts of the ascent. Its a good long clamber well within the capabilities of any walker. Climb the stile, there is a lift up dog gate here. This is a grade 1 scramble (grade 3 being the highest) which gives walkers with a head for heights the chance to enter the preserve of the rock climber. (3), Comments Jacek. These are scrambles with a 3 star rating for quality and include other famous routes such as Striding Edge (Helvellyn, also in the Lakes), Snowdon Horseshoe (Wales) and Carn Mhor Dearg (Ben Nevis, Scotland). Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. Follow the path going north east at the top of the climb to get Pavey Ark Summit. the upper section of the route and for me it shoots up to numero uno. Shortly after the stile is a footbridge, cross it to the other bank. BIO: I subscribe to Alex Lowe’s adage that “the best climber in the world is the one having the most fun”. After around 20-30 meters of airy path the ledge steepens and starts to become a cleft again. Although climbing the little chimney is ‘the crux’ there is next to no exposure, since all the action is buried in the cleft and well away from the edge. Seriousness & dangers: perhaps surprisingly for a ‘mere grade one’ Jack’s Rake keeps the local Ambleside and Langdale Mountain Rescue Team disproportionately busy. Located at the bottom of the route, and being very walker friendly, makes this hotel the obvious choice. For a few meters it is back to climbing with hands as well as feet, but right at the edge now. The views from here are fantastic, and you can see a clear line of what you will have to tackle straight ahead. The base of Jack's Rake, Pavey Ark. If you spotted the rake on the face of Pavey Ark then finding the bottom should be straightforward. He was carried down the fell and then to hospital by ambulance to Kendal. Trains to the Lake District terminate at Windermere railway station. - A common theme seems to be inexperienced scramblers getting caught out by weather (or just fear of heights) and trying to reverse the climb – and falling. Jack's rake is another popular grade 1 scramble in the lakes but is a different proposition to the previous 2 ridges discussed. Looking from east to west, we could see the unmistakeable groove that makes up Jack’s Rake. Normal hill-walking attire for the English Lake District, including suitable footwear, waterproofs and appropriate warm layers. Hidden on the face of Pavey Ark is the legendary Jack’s Rake – a Grade 1 scramble that Wainwright described as ‘difficult and awkward’ and ‘more of a rock climb than a walk’. In a turn of events that shocked me to the core, we actually had mighty fine weather on this trip. Summary. Pavey Ark is palpably no place for walkers but if you take a closer look you’ll spy a fault line which rises diagonally right to left across the face...it’s called Jack’s Rake and that’s where you’re going! By-passing the chimney by climbing out on the edge above the drop... ...and on the narrow walk-way at the top leading to the grassy ledge. One common problem on Jack's Rake is congestion so, if a group have recently started ahead of you, it's worthwhile giving them a 10 or 15-minute head start. (7 ), Ambleside and Langdale Mountain Rescue Team, Great Gable via Needle Ridge and Westmorlands Crag, Swallow/Nethermost Gully,Nethermost Cove, Helvellyn (Winter Climb). There is a prominent scree fan below the lowest extremity of the Rake, dropping perhaps 50-60m down to the north western edge of the little lake. I then went on to Harrison Stickle, an easy climb from the path leading away from Pavey Ark. From Stickle Tarn outlet, skirt the right hand side of the tarn on the main path but leave it after crossing the second beck to continue around the shore on a fainter path. Gt Langdale. The main event lay ahead, across the far side of Stickle Tarn, on the big brooding face of Pavey Ark. Scrambling is the blurred middle line between hiking and climbing, considered by many to be far more enjoyable than either of them. It is possible to scramble the cleft itself, which most of the time completely avoids any exposure. Yes, the easiest Idwal Slab routes are around 'Difficult'... and in UK scrambling terms that would potentially slightly overlap with Grade 3, certainly Grade 3'S' or as I have now seen it referenced as Grade 4 (and that would equate to US 5.0?) Needs more work. Jack’s Rake is on the left and Easy gully goes directly upwards on a loose path to the right of Pavey’s East Buttress. New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and Sticklebarn pub are approximately 6 miles/10km down this road. available via Paperback or Kindle Book here, https://www.facebook.com/john.walker.3726. Slicing across the face of Pavey Ark in the Langdale Pikes, Jack’s Rake is one of the Lake District’s most tempting little scrambles. Now the climbing begins. Hide Search . We look at the skills you’ll need to tackle this classic route. Pavey Ark. Pavey Ark is the grandest cliff in the Langdale Pikes. The conical rock can be seen to be like a fin from sideways on and makes for a fine view point, albeit not very spacious. Learn more about working with UK Scrambles here. Keen fell walker Susannah Cox, 37, of Lancaster decided to walk up Pavey Ark with her husband, John, on June 20 while enjoying some time off work. Scrambling past the Ash Tree. It is not a scramble to … Another route Jack's Rake - Pavey Ark (Grade 1) Photo courtesy of Joe Haythornthwaite . Viewing Images attached to Route: Jack's Rake, Pavey Ark View All Images. My one complaint is equating UK Scramble Grade 1/UIAA I with YDS 5.0. Jack"s Rake, Great Langdale Picture: Pavey Ark - Check out Tripadvisor members' 1,356 candid photos and videos of Jack"s Rake Our first peak, Pavey Ark, holds the famous Jack's Rake. Hello again Jacek and thanks again for your feedback. It's a good idea to note this crossing as it's not so obvious on the return journey.Turn right and continue climbing, it's not far now to the tarn.” Overall this involves about 300m ascent and 1km distance: expect to take about an hour. All Rights Reserved. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Jack's Rake. Thanks! Jacks Rake is described by Wainwright as a "rock climb rather than a walk" (Wainwright 1958, Pavey Ark 4). Required fields are marked *. Its a good long clamber well within the capabilities of any walker. A lake district classic, with sustained scrambling all the way to the top, located in the fantastic Landgdale valley. Want a website thank ranks in Google Search. Discretion is the better part of valour. This picture is from the top of Pavey Ark, one of the Langdale Pikes. Home » Lake District Scrambles » Jack’s Rake. For adventurous souls who have a head for heights, an alternative route to the top is via Jack’s Rake, which is a scramble rather than a walk I then went on to Harrison Stickle, an easy climb from the … With the precipices above and below there is a slightly Dolomites feel – albeit that the rocks on Pavey Ark are dark Rhyolite as opposed to pale Limestone – and the void not that big. I believe these differences are actually largest with the lowest grades. Descent: Reference to map excerpt below or OS map OL6 (see Maps & Guides below) will show that there are various options for descending from Pavey Ark and back into Langdale. Jack's Rake is a classic scramble up the side of Pavey Ark. Jack’s Rake can easily be made out as a diagonal fault line rising from low right to high left and splitting the buttress into a lower left and upper right wedge. The source of this misconception is an old, misinformed UIAA comparison chart that says YDS 3 and 4 are walking grades. For a climber/scrambler of average to good ability a rope would not be necessary – unless caught out by bad weather. Pavey Ark: Ascent: 100m (328ft) Jack's Rake on Pavey Ark is one of the best grade 1 scrambles in lakeland. Which paradoxically Wainwright called the North Rake. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. Help-Crag Map. A couple of slightly awkward moves have to be made to get round and then on top of this rock, to where, after a little more scrambling, there is a wide grassy ledge. Scrambling. Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake 14th September 2013 Route - Stickle barn - Miller Crag - Stickle Tarn - Jack's Rake - Pavey Ark - Harrison Stickle - Thorn Crag - Stickle Barn ( about 4.5 miles 2550 ft ascent) Today was the day when I finally got round to climbing Pavey Ark by Jack's Rake. There are also some places that are extremely exposed so a head for heights is certainly required. Summary: Jack's Rake is classed as a grade 1 scramble and it does involve regular use of your arms to pull you up to some of the steeper parts of the ascent. If any rock-climbers are belaying here, a careful step may need to be taken to step around. A breathtaking walk & tricky scramble up to Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake, then onto Harrison Stickle & Pike of Stickle in Langdale, Lake District One of the best views from this Jacks Rake Walk. Despite the steepness, the gully provides a straightforward way to the top of Pavey Ark. Best wishes, At least after the steepness of the initial cleft they feel horizontal, but in actuality are still gradually gaining height. Having climbed and scrambled on both sides of the Atlantic, I can tell you that by the time you get to class 5 in the US, you are up to, say, some of the easier routes on your Idwal Slabs--which, although not difficult, are not in UK Scramble Grade 1 and are in a different category from the route you're describing here. Mr Cox told the Kendal County Hall hearing that conditions were bright, sunny and dry underfoot as they walked from the Dungeon Ghyll Hotel up to Jack’s Rake … A rapid walk up to Stickle tarn gave all a good look at what lay in store on the big cliffs of Pavey Ark. There is no cleft anymore but the going now feels more of a stony path traversing a narrow grassy ledge. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mr Cox told the Kendal County Hall hearing that conditions were bright, sunny and dry underfoot as they walked from the … The rake runs diagonally across the crag and follows a trough for much of its course. The line of the top left hand end of the buttress is now visible and breaking this skyline is a prominent conical rock. Jack’s Rake is on the left and Easy gully goes directly upwards on a loose path to the right of Pavey’s East Buttress. (for information only, the author cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of information within, or for any result from following this information). Trail magazine and the British Mountaineering Council present Britain's Mountain Challenges. Rising up sharply across the water was the south-eastern face of Pavey Ark, one of the fells that makes up Langdale Pikes. Anyway, that's my two cents--if you're not sure you believe me, you could just take off the YDS rating and leave it with a UK scramble grade for others to interpret. It is also possible to scramble over the rocks to take a more direct route to the summit - a few meters higher and little more than 100 meters distant to the north-east. Jack's Rake was the plan for Sunday and the weather came good for it. This route was created by John Walker and donated to the UK Scrambles website through our contributor program. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Created: May 23, 2017 Simnel. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Map: OS 1:25000 sheet OL6 "The English Lakes - South-western area Coniston, Ulverstone & Barrow-in-Furness" gives by far the best cover. The terrain for 90% of the route would rate no more than UIAA 1 and US Class 3 but because of two short sections of difficulty I think it is justified to promote the overall grade to these slightly higher ratings. Various factors may be identified: - As above there is no escape route from Jack’s Rake, with severe rock-climbing territory above and below, - The route follows what instantly becomes a natural water course (read water-fall) in bad weather, - The route attracts a lot of people, including novices, who can get out of their depth. markhallam. I knew that the climb was going to be challenging but I had no idea quite how challenging it was. Pavey Ark seen over Stickle Tarn. How this can … From Windermere take the 505 or 599 bus to Ambleside, and from Ambleside you can pick up the 516 Langdale Rambler. My nemesis - Jack's Rake, on the cliff of Pavey Ark. “Pavey Ark is Langdale’s biggest cliff. I despair of talking any of my European friends out of this until they come over here, get on one or two of our class 3 or 4 routes, and say "oh." However it is also possible and a lot more pleasing to scramble the slabby rocks at the edge – thereby getting to appreciate the growing void (and the lake) down below. It is perhaps best known for the impressive Jack's Rake, a scramble that follows a slanting route up the great face. Jack's Rake is a steep path across Pavey Ark which is classed in guidebooks as a "grade-one scramble", meaning hands and feet are used. From here climb good rough slabs (more awkward in the wet) ascending and trending leftwards towards the pinnacle on the upper left skyline. Footnote: Jack's Rake is becoming more loose very year, and at the time of this rescue it was in a dangerous condition. See maps for principle road connections. The route joins Jack’s Rake about two thirds of the way up providing a suitably entertaining finish. This is the next objective and marks the end of the climb, but not the summit of Pavey Ark. 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