Start Point: Kirkstone Pass (NY 401 080)
Red Screes via Kilnshaw Chimney from Kirkstone Pass
Distance: 1.3 miles Total Ascent: 342 metres Time Taken: 1 hour 15 minutes Start Time: 16:40
Weather: Sunny, 6°C
You have to seize the opportunity when you can…so I did. A bit of a lung buster, but could I make it to the top of Red Screes before sunset? Well, I gave it a go climbing via Kilnshaw Chimney which is just about the most direct route you can get to any summit. This will be a Trail route in the June edition of the magazine.
Note: Kilnshaw Chimney requires a couple of climbs so be aware plus it is usually running with water so expect to get wet and of course it is slippery. Don’t bother in winter unless you have all the necessary gear.