Great Gable - Sphinx Ridge

A superb late summer day on Gable - it's been quite a while since I last climbed on The Napes...
...great to see the Needle and Eagles Nest Ridge up close again. 
We ran in from Borrowdale, over Great End and down the nose (the Joss Naylor route)...
...and then across on the climber's traverse to the Napes and Sphinx Rock...
...looking down on Wasdale Head...
...before going up Sphinx Ridge, a steady grade II scramble with a couple of exposed moves and finishing up the broken buttress above the Napes.
A solitary raven above the shoulder of Kirk Fell.
And an absolutely stunning day to be on the fells.

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