Altitude: 115m to 1604m. Gain: 2240m. Loss: 1087m . Gradient: 17 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Occasional scrambles (3/7)
A well-marked and sustained climb from the valley floor up to pt 900 through significantly wasp-infested beech forest. The chain ladder sections leading to pt 1496 provide reassurance on straightforward but relatively exposed sections. Chains and bolts were in good condition and looked to have been quite recently replaced, in 2018. Just below the peak of pt 1496, a rain-filling water barrel with a spigot has been thoughtfully left: the 1300 m climb out of the Pelorus will very likely have drained your supplies. The ridge walk south over Mt Fell has great views through to Mt Richmond. Note that Mt Fell Hut has been moved a couple of hundred metres south from the location still shown on topo maps.