A scramble to Scafell summit via Lord's Rake and the West Wall Traverse. Starting from Wasdale Head the route follows the usual three peaks, Lingmell col route as if heading for Scafell Pike. Just before Hollow Stones there's a path forking right, towards Mickledore. Mickledore is the narrow neck of land forming a bridge between Scafell and Scafell Pike. After the Woolworth boulder (that's a huge, flat sided boulder adjacent to the path, you won't miss it!) and just before the final pull to Mickledore there's a scree run to the right that makes for a shorter route onto the Lord's Rake track. However in poor visibility it's safer to go on to Mickledore then double back along a clear track, otherwise you may find yourself straying onto unsafe steep ground!
Scafell is one of the 4 mountains in England that are over 3,000 feet high. It's a challenge to climb all four within 24 hours - have a look at bigwalks.com for further details.
CAUTION - Lord's Rake and the West Wall Traverse are very loose and subject to regular rock falls from above. There's a large boulder that fell across the top of the first section of Lord's Rake some years ago which is gradually eroding and will eventually collapse into the Rake. The mountainsides at this point are very loose and continually eroding so a helmet is advisable if you decide to visit. The best advice would be to avoid the place altogether particularly if you are with a group, the risk of someone dislodging a rock onto those below is too great. There's a much safer route to Scafell's summit, via Foxes Tarn as described here
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