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  • Great Gable to Styhead Tarn – any good?
  • Premier Icon Sanny
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    Hi folks

    Has anyone ridden this? I was up on the saddle of Great and Green Gable today but my mates were for heading straight down. Did I miss out by not going up onto Great Gable to ride off down towards Seatoller?

    Cheers

    Sanny

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    Too loose and steep for me. I’m sure someone will have cleared it. Did you drop down Aaron Slack (from WindyGap to Sty head)?

    Premier Icon ton
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    styhead to stockley bridge had me walking down.
    looking up to great gable from styhead does not look very bike friendly to me.

    Premier Icon ton
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    this was about 7 or so years ago. it may have changed.

    Premier Icon djglover
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    It’s 1 mile of stone staircase, I would expect it’s doable on a big enough bike, but will be busy with walkers and not very enjoyable. It’s not the most inspiring route up either.

    Premier Icon parkedtiger
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    Off the summit of Great Gable down to the stretcher box is okay – a bit messy at the top, then quite steppy. We tend to descend Aaron Slack more. There’s also a descent into Gillercoombe and down Sour Milk Gill that looks tempting from Green Gable – don’t bother, it’s poo, as is the descent off Base Brown.

    Premier Icon Sanny
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    Aaron Slack was a bit poo at the top. 4.8 tyres just slide over the top of the scree instead of digging in which made things a bit challenging! The Styhead tarn was brilliant though. I will check out Great Gable next time for sure.

    Premier Icon Sanny
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    Moses Trod looks like a nice traverse over to Fleetwith which I fancy doing.

    Re Aaron Slack. It pisses height away really quickly for a lot of effort to get to the top of it. Not a classic but it serves a purpose. 😀

    What is poo about Gillercomb, parkedtiger?

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Were you with Dene Sanny? Saw his ride on strava and assumed you’d be with him!. Lakes were pretty perfect for riding on Sunday.

    Premier Icon Sanny
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    I sure was! Some mint descents were had in cracking sunshine! 😀

    Premier Icon dragon
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    It’s 1 mile of stone staircase, I would expect it’s doable on a big enough bike, but will be busy with walkers and not very enjoyable. It’s not the most inspiring route up either.

    +1

    It was a boring enough walk down. Also I’m not sure I fancy man handling a bike bike over Great Gable, well at least not the way I went to the top.

    Premier Icon parkedtiger
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    What is poo about Gillercomb ?

    The bottom of the valley is an unridable rock garden – also, there are a couple of climb-downs once you reach the waterfall down to Seathwaite.

    Moses Trod looks like a nice traverse over to Fleetwith which I fancy doing.

    It’s good in both directions.

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