Hill: Pike of Blisco
Date: Tuesday 22nd March 2022
Company: Myself and Ann-Marie
Distance: 5.2km, Ascent: 320m
Time: 1Hr 55Mins

After spending the morning at RSPB Leighton Moss, we drove to the top of the Wrynose Pass for an afternoon ascent of Pike of Blisco.


Only three months previous, I ascended Cold Pike and Crinkle Crags from the top of the Wrynose Pass. The track towards Red Tarn was therefore familiar territory.

Pike of Blisco from the top of Wrynose Pass:

On passing Long Scar, it was great to see numerous climbers on the crag. This brought back good memories from back in the day when I also used to climb. Getting old now .

Long Scar:

Red Tarn and Great Knott with Crinkle Crags and Bowfell beyond:

On reaching the track junction we commenced the ascent to the summit.

View towards Crinkle Crags and Bowfell:

From below, it looked like there might be some scrambling required to negotiate the numerous bands of rock. The path however wound its way through the crags without the need for any hands-on.

Ascending Pike of Blisco:

Ascending Pike of Blisco:

On reaching the summit area, we first ascended to the summit cairn before also visiting the slightly lower twin top.

Approaching the summit of Pike of Blisco:

I enjoyed seeing Crinkle Crags and Bowfell from the summit as my ascent of Crinkle Crags was undertaken in low cloud with pretty-much zero visibility. I have not as yet ascended Bowfell but am looking forward to doing so in the future.

Bowfell from the summit of Pike of Blisco:

Myself at the summit of Pike of Blisco:

Crinkle Crags and and Bowfell from summit of Pike of Blisco:

Looking back to the summit of the lower summit area cairn:

After visiting both cairns, we returned to the car via the same route.