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Ascent of Long Crag on 2017-05-19

Climber: James Stone

Others in Party:Julie Stone
Jet
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Long Crag
    Location:UK-England
    Elevation:1047 ft / 319 m

Ascent Trip Report

Late start (3.30pm) under heavy skies but it kept largely dry in the chill breeze. Start from Callaly at the public footpath just west of the village where there is space for one car on the highway verge. Followed the path to the Access Land and then along the fence to the stream where some ponies were grazing. More or less followed the stream up from there (leaving the public footpath) and made our way to the cairn at point 271m. From there Long Crag can be seen 2 kilometres away across a shallow valley. There is a path running south along the edge of some woodland which turns to the south west on reaching the steepening of Long Crag. A short 120m ascent takes you up on the flattish top of the hill and a walk past a cairn brings the trig point and summit. Return the same way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1277 ft / 389 m
    Total Elevation Loss:696 ft / 212 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1021 ft / 311 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 581 ft / 177 m; Extra: 440 ft / 134m
    Loss on way in:440 ft / 134 m
    Start Trailhead:Callaly  466 ft / 142 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:256 ft / 78 m
    Gain on way out:256 ft / 78 m



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