Photo by Pete Buckley
|Range/Region:||United Kingdom, Ireland, & Iceland|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Nearest major airport:||Manchester|
|Convenient Center:||Wasdale Head|
Thanks to Gordon L. Hewstone for adding this peak.
The highest mountain west of Great Gable, featuring two recognised peaks - Pillar itself and Pillar Rock (which, contrary to indications elsewhere on this site cannot be reached by simple fell walking but requires technical rock climbing). Pillar is best approached from Wasdale Head using the High Level Route, a traverse across the Ennerdale face of the mountain used by climbers to reach Pillar Rock which, when reached, can also be used to climb Pillar itself by way of a short scramble up a scree slope. Descent to either Ennerdale or Wasdale can then be made down the simple ridge or the route can be extended into the Mosedale Horseshoe by following the opposite ridge round to Scoat Fell (2760 feet), Steeple (2687 feet), Red Pike (2707 feet) and Yewbarrow (2058 feet).
Thanks to Gordon L. Hewstone for this description.