Ruthwaite Cove

A view down Grisedale from the col between Nethermost Pike and Dollywagon Pike.

The name Grisedale portrays its Norse roots. The valley of the pigs — ‘griss’ meaning pigs, probably wild boar.

On the other hand, St. Sunday Crag, the huge fell on the right is from St Dominic and the Latin: Dies Dominica, the Lord’s Day.

I hadn’t appreciated the Grisedale face of St. Sunday Crag is so steep and broken.

There is a well-known scramble up this face — Pinnacle Ridge. It’s on my bucket list.

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