850m. Helvellyn's northeastern ridge, can be approached from either Glenridding or Patterdale. Usually done with Striding Edge as a horseshoe. Nice exposure but a little short.

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Hidden 12 Oct Solo O/S
Hidden 12 Oct Solo rpt
farmus21 16 Sep -
Hidden 7 Sep -
Hidden 22 Aug Solo O/S
GazE83 17 Aug Solo In descent
In descent
mbotwood 12 Aug -
Pete-West88 23 Jul -
with Cat Ramsay
with Cat Ramsay
Hidden 13 Jul -
Simon Caldwell 13 Jul - Descent. Pinnacle Ridge Extreme
with Lemming
Descent. Pinnacle Ridge Extreme
with Lemming
Matt Barker ?Jul -
with Sophie Battison
with Sophie Battison
Steph Sly 29 Jun -
with Adam
with Adam
Adam Perrett 27 Jun -
with Sarah Perrett
with Sarah Perrett
Jacob Steele 12 May - Came down Swirral in reverse off Helvellyn
Came down Swirral in reverse off Helvellyn
LukeStevens1993 4 May Solo rpt Decending
with Sabina Louise
Decending
with Sabina Louise
Hidden 21 Apr -
thisisbethevans 14 Apr - First experience of scrambling, loved striding, swirral was a bit naff.
with James Payne
First experience of scrambling, loved striding, swirral was a bit naff.
with James Payne
masa-alpin 26 Feb Solo For descent.
For descent.
Hidden 1 Jan Solo rpt
matthop32 1 Jan Solo O/S
with DJM
with DJM
Gavin mchale ?? -
TLitchfield ?? -
Matt Crolla 20 Dec, 2018 -
Sam24 16 Dec, 2018 - Winter
Winter
T_Robbo2 15 Oct, 2018 -
GeneralFifi 5 Sep, 2018 - On the way up doing the Helvellyn horseshoe. Good fun but a little short lived
with Shappy
On the way up doing the Helvellyn horseshoe. Good fun but a little short lived
with Shappy
beds74 12 Aug, 2018 - Alpine training day with Stephen and Simon - They moved together with coils as I watched/helped. This was their last day of 6 with Rock n Ridge. www.rocknridge.co.uk
Alpine training day with Stephen and Simon - They moved together with coils as I watched/helped. This was their last day of 6 with Rock n Ridge. www.rocknridge.co.uk
Julian Prieto 9 Aug, 2018 - In descent
with Oriol Prieto
In descent
with Oriol Prieto
cindylmy 4 Aug, 2018 Solo
with Thuong, TomatoPro
with Thuong, TomatoPro
TomatoPro 4 Aug, 2018 -
danieleaston 21 Jul, 2018 -
Hidden 21 Jul, 2018 -
monkeyru 21 Jul, 2018 -
Jezz0r 17 Jul, 2018 Solo
ssnow157 14 Jul, 2018 Solo
with alex prettyman, Jack Whiteley
with alex prettyman, Jack Whiteley
curon 14 Jul, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2018 Solo rpt
Jack Whiteley 14 Jul, 2018 - Down and up
Down and up
JonathanC 14 Jul, 2018 Solo O/S Helvellyn, up Striding Edge, down Swirral Edge
Helvellyn, up Striding Edge, down Swirral Edge
Hidden 24 Jun, 2018 Solo
dannyserc 24 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 22 Jun, 2018 -
Alastair MacSween 22 Jun, 2018 Solo In descent.
In descent.
Wallman 9 Jun, 2018 -
with Alban
with Alban
freemanTom 7 May, 2018 -
with Nicky
with Nicky
StephB 4 May, 2018 Solo O/S Misty with 10m visibility for striding edge and helvellyn, then cleared for swirral and catstye cam, good day,
Misty with 10m visibility for striding edge and helvellyn, then cleared for swirral and catstye cam, good day,
NigelHurst 4 May, 2018 Solo O/S Clouds cleared as we descended from Helvellyn after doing striding edge. A fun scramble down and then onto catstye cam.
with StephB
Clouds cleared as we descended from Helvellyn after doing striding edge. A fun scramble down and then onto catstye cam.
with StephB
joegrainger 21 Apr, 2018 -
with Katherine, Alex
with Katherine, Alex
JEdmunds 11 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S
tomhatfield97 10 Mar, 2018 - Annual Dinner trip 2018. Went up Helvelyn via Swirral Edge. Stopped near top before the scramble due to low visibility and high snow. turned around and went back to annual dinner and did ceilidh dancing in evening.
Annual Dinner trip 2018. Went up Helvelyn via Swirral Edge. Stopped near top before the scramble due to low visibility and high snow. turned around and went back to annual dinner and did ceilidh dancing in evening.
Ben Costello 4 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S
Mrs D 7 Jan, 2018 AltLd rpt Winter conditions. Not roped Alt leads with JR
with Piper Alice, Joe Robinson
Winter conditions. Not roped Alt leads with JR
with Piper Alice, Joe Robinson
beds74 ??, 2018 - Guided day for AP - 3 people couple and single lady. Rained heavy all day their first time across Striding/Swirral.
Guided day for AP - 3 people couple and single lady. Rained heavy all day their first time across Striding/Swirral.
Hidden ??, 2018 Solo
crowberry gully 30 Dec, 2017 -
andy_e 2 Dec, 2017 Solo O/S
JohnathonBranton 19 Nov, 2017 -
JackMoss98 8 Oct, 2017 Solo rpt In descent
with UoN Mountaineers
In descent
with UoN Mountaineers
ChloeJ 20 Sep, 2017 -
ipfreely 13 Aug, 2017 - On the way up to Helvellyn summit
with Fiona Rouse, Carmen
On the way up to Helvellyn summit
with Fiona Rouse, Carmen
BusyLizzie 13 Aug, 2017 -
with with the family
with with the family
josh12345 19 Jul, 2017 Solo
jhobbs 28 Jun, 2017 Solo In descent as part of run up helvelyn from yha
with Charlie chambers, Pete Belfield
In descent as part of run up helvelyn from yha
with Charlie chambers, Pete Belfield
Hidden 25 Jun, 2017 -
MarkSmith104 17 Jun, 2017 -
kabalski 10 Jun, 2017 -
Adlarddo 10 Jun, 2017 - Terrible conditions made a straightforward scramble - into an absolute epic adventure!
Terrible conditions made a straightforward scramble - into an absolute epic adventure!
mattcalder1981 21 May, 2017 Solo
leerodgers84 21 May, 2017 Solo
kaizerlard ?May, 2017 -
MissCufuffle ?May, 2017 -
with kai
with kai
Phil Scott 22 Apr, 2017 Solo
Amber Rush 14 Apr, 2017 Solo Helvellyn Summit - 950 Metres. Ascent to Helvellyn summit.
with Jen George, Georgie Sweet, Chris Gard
Helvellyn Summit - 950 Metres. Ascent to Helvellyn summit.
with Jen George, Georgie Sweet, Chris Gard
Hidden 31 Mar, 2017 Solo O/S
Julesthe1st 18 Mar, 2017 Solo O/S After doing Striding Edge. Wet and windy and crap vis. Good exercise though.
After doing Striding Edge. Wet and windy and crap vis. Good exercise though.
PilarMartinez 18 Mar, 2017 Solo Descend route after doing Striding Edge.. we didnt go back to the lake but descended next to the dam.. Long day.. soaked and wet we returned to the car
Descend route after doing Striding Edge.. we didnt go back to the lake but descended next to the dam.. Long day.. soaked and wet we returned to the car
JackMoss98 11 Mar, 2017 Solo O/S In descent. Slippy snow at top of ridge.
with UoN Mountaineers
In descent. Slippy snow at top of ridge.
with UoN Mountaineers
Hidden 18 Feb, 2017 Solo
Hidden 4 Jan, 2017 Solo
tagscuderia ??, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2017 -
BenP ??, 2017 - cant remember date
cant remember date
Oliver Livesey ??, 2017 -
Hidden 29 Dec, 2016 -
Hidden 28 Dec, 2016 -
Hidden 28 Dec, 2016 -
Hidden 8 Oct, 2016 -
Rory Southworth 8 Oct, 2016 -
MikeDowsett 2 Oct, 2016 -
with Ventures
with Ventures
matthop32 6 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S
with DJM
with DJM
Hidden 6 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S
Gav Parker 17 Aug, 2016 -
BusyLizzie 17 Aug, 2016 -
Hidden 11 Aug, 2016 Solo rpt
ayrmer 23 Jul, 2016 Solo
ChrisH89 17 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S
James Keeble 18 Jun, 2016 Solo
Aaron.robson94 10 Jun, 2016 -
Hidden 7 Jun, 2016 -
Pete Barker 5 Jun, 2016 Solo
with Lizzie
with Lizzie
HumphreyJ20 29 May, 2016 -
with Paul, Valentino
with Paul, Valentino
Valentino 29 May, 2016 -
Crofty 24 May, 2016 - with Rich Gregory. Have done a few times before.
with Rich Gregory. Have done a few times before.
Pete Pozman 22 May, 2016 -
with Holiday Fellowship
with Holiday Fellowship
Hidden 15 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S
Izaak ??, 2016 Solo
greg_may_ ??, 2016 Solo O/S
AliGilmour 21 Nov, 2015 Solo
with SUMC
with SUMC
Hidden 4 Oct, 2015 -
Hidden 26 Sep, 2015 -
Manc88 13 Sep, 2015 -
Hidden 13 Sep, 2015 -
Dingchav 12 Sep, 2015 Solo O/S
with dtbrad
with dtbrad
dtbrad 12 Sep, 2015 - Torrential rain from start to finish
with Jon 'The Bull' Morton, Neil Hall, Gareth Marshall, Tim Harris, Dingchav
Torrential rain from start to finish
with Jon 'The Bull' Morton, Neil Hall, Gareth Marshall, Tim Harris, Dingchav
Christoofar 8 Sep, 2015 - descent
descent
Hidden 7 Sep, 2015 -
Hidden 5 Sep, 2015 -
smoreda 2 Sep, 2015 - In descent
In descent
Hidden 23 Aug, 2015 Solo
Rory Southworth 8 Aug, 2015 Solo
Hidden 3 Aug, 2015 Solo
Hidden 1 Aug, 2015 -
EGriffin 29 Jul, 2015 Solo O/S
with Jack Griffin
with Jack Griffin
Hidden 22 Jul, 2015 -
Patrick Moore 22 Jul, 2015 -
Duncan Zerafa 3 Jul, 2015 Solo O/S Descent down Swirral Edge to complete Helvellyn horseshoe route.
Descent down Swirral Edge to complete Helvellyn horseshoe route.
Simnel 2 Jul, 2015 Solo
tommylongfellow 20 Jun, 2015 -
AndyT4 4 May, 2015 -
with RWB1986
with RWB1986
RWB1986 4 May, 2015 - Glenridding Circuit
with AndyT4
Glenridding Circuit
with AndyT4
davren1977 3 May, 2015 AltLd An early start for this day trip. Was pouring down from the off with snow visible through the low cloud. With a very tricky climb over striding edge onto Helvellyn with a like wise tricky descent in knee deep snow via Swirral edge. A good decent pleasing walk but absolutely drenched.
An early start for this day trip. Was pouring down from the off with snow visible through the low cloud. With a very tricky climb over striding edge onto Helvellyn with a like wise tricky descent in knee deep snow via Swirral edge. A good decent pleasing walk but absolutely drenched.
atom 18 Apr, 2015 Solo Ran down as part of the horseshoe. Small patch of snow at the top and frost on the shadow side
with Jethro
Ran down as part of the horseshoe. Small patch of snow at the top and frost on the shadow side
with Jethro
MattL80 8 Apr, 2015 -
K_Maywood 8 Apr, 2015 Solo
Amber Rush 8 Apr, 2015 Solo Helvellyn Summit - 950 Metres. Descent from Helvellyn summit.
with Sam Hawken, Chris Gard, K_Maywood
Helvellyn Summit - 950 Metres. Descent from Helvellyn summit.
with Sam Hawken, Chris Gard, K_Maywood
Julie Furness ?Apr, 2015 -
Jethro ?Apr, 2015 Solo
with atom
with atom
seanlikeskites 21 Mar, 2015 Solo
Hidden 21 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
MusicalMountaineer ?Mar, 2015 -
Hidden 18 Jan, 2015 -
cocomosey ??, 2015 -
freeheel47 ??, 2015 -
bleddynmawr ??, 2015 -
Hidden 23 Nov, 2014 -
dobby 200 9 Nov, 2014 -
with Sarah, Ben
with Sarah, Ben
Hidden 2 Nov, 2014 Solo
thomaspomfrett 2 Nov, 2014 Solo
alexcummings95 11 Oct, 2014 -
Steve Clark 4 Oct, 2014 -
Hidden 20 Aug, 2014 Solo O/S
RhinoUK 16 Aug, 2014 Solo First Descent
with Reece
First Descent
with Reece
Darboak42 7 Aug, 2014 -
John HW 2 Aug, 2014 - Went up via White Side and down Swirrel Edge. Done this way as the wind was better this way around - torrential rain for most of the walk plus it was fairly gusty. With soldiers for Stu McHenry's Sqn.
Went up via White Side and down Swirrel Edge. Done this way as the wind was better this way around - torrential rain for most of the walk plus it was fairly gusty. With soldiers for Stu McHenry's Sqn.
BeckyPayne 23 Jul, 2014 -
with Rob Haigh
with Rob Haigh
Simnel 6 Jun, 2014 -
ali macphee 17 May, 2014 Solo
with Hilary
with Hilary
Puma 3 May, 2014 -
kdblondie 26 Apr, 2014 -
with John Armstrong
with John Armstrong
jayyaj 22 Apr, 2014 Solo
elboy 19 Apr, 2014 Solo
timmyhobby 19 Apr, 2014 -
vix 10 Apr, 2014 -
with ML
with ML
Stephen Shaw 5 Apr, 2014 Solo
Hidden 29 Mar, 2014 -
JimboWizbo 29 Mar, 2014 - Descent. Crampons may have been useful
with BCT
Descent. Crampons may have been useful
with BCT
JSCB ??, 2014 -
Hidden 23 Nov, 2013 Solo
Maria (Spanny) Xusa 27 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S
JamesRich ?Aug, 2013 Solo O/S
with Karen Rich, Howard Rich, Paul Rich
with Karen Rich, Howard Rich, Paul Rich
Hidden 16 Jul, 2013 Solo
theocelano 14 Jul, 2013 -
LucaC 13 Jul, 2013 - In descent.
with Little Ben, theocelano
In descent.
with Little Ben, theocelano
rnotman67 30 Jun, 2013 Solo Descent after ascending striding. Very wet.
with Kevin Murphy
Descent after ascending striding. Very wet.
with Kevin Murphy
Gerrard 8 Jun, 2013 Solo Descent
Descent
George_Surf 1 May, 2013 Solo O/S With Sparky, descent before doing Striding Edge.
With Sparky, descent before doing Striding Edge.
Hidden 27 Apr, 2013 -
JudithE 30 Mar, 2013 - Ascent after Catsye Cam Gully
with Martin Ellis
Ascent after Catsye Cam Gully
with Martin Ellis
RobEdwards 16 Mar, 2013 -
Hidden 19 Jan, 2013 Solo
Hidden 4 Jan, 2013 -
Chris Huntington 12 Dec, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 1 Dec, 2012 -
Hidden 15 Nov, 2012 Solo
jonberry791 8 Nov, 2012 -
with si stamp
with si stamp
EJWest 28 Oct, 2012 Solo
Hidden 1 Oct, 2012 -
IanHarrison 1 Oct, 2012 Solo
Mark Collins 22 Sep, 2012 Solo rpt
with Ian Jake Ju Stapes Dav JP Meggers Jim Liam Dave G Dunc, Rod Collins, Ian Nightingale, Neil Henson
with Ian Jake Ju Stapes Dav JP Meggers Jim Liam Dave G Dunc, Rod Collins, Ian Nightingale, Neil Henson
Stephen Shaw 30 Aug, 2012 -
with PH
with PH
Hidden 23 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 23 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S
Stephen Shaw 31 Jul, 2012 -
Darrengold 29 Jul, 2012 -
with Rockets Outdoor Adventurers Society
with Rockets Outdoor Adventurers Society
Hidden 14 Jul, 2012 Solo O/S
Jen Cooke 14 Jul, 2012 Solo O/S
with kitP
with kitP
Webster 19 Jun, 2012 -
arasham 8 Jun, 2012 -
the shoe shed 6 Jun, 2012 Solo O/S
2010_graham 3 Jun, 2012 Solo O/S In Descent.
In Descent.
SarahMae ?Jun, 2012 -
andyclimber 23 Apr, 2012 Solo O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 10 Mar, 2012 Solo O/S Done as descent from Helvellyn
with Marzia
Done as descent from Helvellyn
with Marzia
Tom Hecht 29 Feb, 2012 -
with Lotte Stuer
with Lotte Stuer
Oli Greg 24 Jan, 2012 Solo
with John J
with John J
Hidden 15 Jan, 2012 Solo
csh.1000 15 Jan, 2012 Solo
Hidden 15 Jan, 2012 Solo
MikeDowsett 15 Jan, 2012 Solo
Hidden ??, 2012 Solo
mc2006 ??, 2012 -
Danmurphyo 20 Nov, 2011 -
John Pierre 20 Nov, 2011 -
Hidden 16 Oct, 2011 Solo
Jams Crwca 24 Sep, 2011 Solo Descent route from summit in the dark
with Danny
Descent route from summit in the dark
with Danny
hokkyokusei 5 Sep, 2011 -
with HRE 2011
with HRE 2011
Hidden 16 Aug, 2011 Solo O/S
AndyRogers 16 Aug, 2011 Solo rpt
with ianlaw
with ianlaw
Ardo 5 Aug, 2011 Solo O/S In descent
with Jo
In descent
with Jo
sam_owen41 5 Aug, 2011 Solo O/S
Kingsjester 31 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden 9 Jun, 2011 -
baldie_chick 14 May, 2011 Solo
Ly-Cilph 14 May, 2011 Solo rpt
Lawrence Harold 19 Apr, 2011 -
with Katie Pavel, Caroline Pearson, oliverharold
with Katie Pavel, Caroline Pearson, oliverharold
Hidden 4 Apr, 2011 Solo rpt
jw231 12 Feb, 2011 Solo O/S
with Alex Skew
with Alex Skew
Bisteris 5 Feb, 2011 Solo O/S
with Dave Spooner, Karl Taylor, Sophie Foxen, Ian Richardson
with Dave Spooner, Karl Taylor, Sophie Foxen, Ian Richardson
PerrinT 11 Dec, 2010 -
with RUMC
with RUMC
Robbie 31 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S Descent as part of Helvellyn Horseshoe.
with Derek Jones, Maniac2
Descent as part of Helvellyn Horseshoe.
with Derek Jones, Maniac2
robblowen 17 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S Descended after doing Striding Edge.
with Krissy
Descended after doing Striding Edge.
with Krissy
Hidden 9 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S
Oujmik ?Sep, 2010 Solo In descent - rocky but easy.
In descent - rocky but easy.
iwebster59017 27 Aug, 2010 Solo
with Navoski
with Navoski
Hidden 27 Aug, 2010 Solo O/S
spadge ?Aug, 2010 -
Hidden 30 Jul, 2010 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2010 -
Hidden 23 May, 2010 Solo O/S
Captain Solo 5 May, 2010 Solo Descent
with Karen
Descent
with Karen
quarryman ?May, 2010 -
with Nic Bryceland
with Nic Bryceland
manmike ??, 2010 -
Hidden 12 Nov, 2009 Solo
Hidden 8 Nov, 2009 -
mysterion 4 Oct, 2009 -
Taylor656 ?Aug, 2009 Solo O/S
Becks87 25 Jul, 2009 Solo
with Dad
with Dad
gav 19 Jun, 2009 -
with Mark
with Mark
Conan 18 Jun, 2009 Solo
IanHarrison 18 Jun, 2009 Solo O/S
Mr Fuller 15 Jun, 2009 -
DH ?Jun, 2009 Solo
Hidden ??, 2009 Solo
MrFreekie 23 Jul, 2008 Solo
Hidden 13 Jun, 2008 -
Andrew Deacon 31 May, 2008 -
with Pete
with Pete
Julian Prieto 2 May, 2008 - In descent
with Yanina Prieto
In descent
with Yanina Prieto
Hidden ??, 2008 Solo O/S
hokkyokusei 11 Nov, 2007 - Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam
with Ray
Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam
with Ray
dbarmbs 10 Nov, 2007 -
Adamski1986 ?May, 2007 Solo
Somerset swede basher ??, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 4 Mar, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 4 Mar, 2006 AltLd
Rich Kay ?Mar, 2006 -
with sherp
with sherp
Hidden ?Jun, 2005 AltLd
Hidden ?Apr, 2005 Solo O/S
MartinN 14 Feb, 2005 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond ??, 2005 - Many times summer & winter year a guess
Many times summer & winter year a guess
DerwentDiluted ?Sep, 2004 -
with Nicola Pettit
with Nicola Pettit
Hidden 7 Aug, 2004 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2003 -
crispy 19 May, 2003 -
Hidden ??, 2003 Solo O/S
dale1968 ?Dec, 2000 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2000 -
lithos ??, 1999 - many times
with all sorts
many times
with all sorts
Hidden 1 Nov, 1996 Solo O/S
Hidden 29 Aug, 1996 -
Celia Watson 29 Aug, 1996 -
mikej 13 Aug, 1993 -
with Maff W
with Maff W
Pete Pozman 7 Mar, 1992 Solo Carried nordic skis up Catstye Cam gully which acted like sails on Swirral Edge in high winds so bailed down to Red Tarn.
with John Byrne
Carried nordic skis up Catstye Cam gully which acted like sails on Swirral Edge in high winds so bailed down to Red Tarn.
with John Byrne
paul59 ?Aug, 1983 Solo
with Ann Haley
with Ann Haley
Iain Thow ?Jul, 1975 Solo
mikej 10 Feb, 1973 -
with Andy Auty, John Bickerdike, Hugh Lane, Geoff Williams
with Andy Auty, John Bickerdike, Hugh Lane, Geoff Williams
mikej 6 Aug, 1965 -
with UOBS
with UOBS
uphillnow ??, 1961 -
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