DERBYSHIRE PEAKS and DALES

11Feb 2010: Kinder circular via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger.

Start/Finish at Edale

Highest point: Kinder, circa 620m

Distance: circa 14 kms

Weather: cold, blue skies

Vertical altitude gain: circa 650m

Time: 7 hrs 30 mins

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
On Thursday, Bryan chose Kinder again, but this time we ascended via Crowden Brook/Clough, the walked East along the plateau edge and made our descent via Ringing Roger. Starting from Edale again, we followed the Pennine way towards Crowden Brook.

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
Moooo.....
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
Crowden Brook/Clough.
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
A little higher, and cold enought for icicles.
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
One of many crossings of the brook on the way up the Clough.

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
Being followed by a Yeti!
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
Getting colder now.
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
Up to the start of the icy waterfalls.

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
The Clough narrows and gets more scrambly.

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
More icy scrambling ahead for Yeti!
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
The rocks getting bigger...

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
This was our route to the top - but again, too icy for us to climb the
'waterfall' section, which went beyond what we could see...

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
But I still checked it out to make sure.

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
While Yeti had a paddle in the iced up water below me.
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
No. Definitely too icy to climb.

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
After a bit of a discussion, we decided to climb out of the clough via the steep grassy bank (right of photo)...

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
Then looked down at the top of the icy waterfall.

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Onto Kinder plateau.

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
And Yeti falls into a deep snow hole.
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
Before measuring the snow depth with his 90cm ice axe.
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
Winhill, (left, distance), and the Great Ridge.

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
Having a play with Yeti's ice axe.

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger

Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
We sat on Ringing Roger and saw a mountain hare.

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Descending Ringing Roger, in the glow of sunset.
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Photo of circular walk from Edale onto Kinder via Crowden Clough and Ringing Roger
The very last of the sun, before a walk back to the car at the end of another superb day on Kinder.