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Skiddaw & Ullock Pike

Matt_Matt_ Posts: 82
edited June 2011 in Routes
Went up Skiddaw for the 1st time last night, never really done a properly big mountain before. I've done Nan Bield Pass & Walna but they aren't really in the same league in terms of height. A lot of pushing on the first section but you can ride most of it after that.

Me at the top
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Then rode from the summit across and down to Ullock Pike which is the ridge line you can see here
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The descent to Ullock PIke down and across the scree is ridiculous! These photo's aren't mine, I was too busy trying not to die to be able to take photos at this point
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You can just see the track cutting through the scree on this photo
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I had to walk down the very top steepest section, didn't seem worth the risk, after that you can ride the rest of it. One of the lads I was with rode it all, slightly mental.

So then we went down Ullock Pike. This is really good fun, pretty steep and technical in places and there are 2 or 3 parts that you have to climb down but over all its worth it.
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Obviously a little bit naughty going on the footpath descent but we weren't doing anyone any harm going up there on a weekday evening.

Has anyone else been down this descent?
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  • busta gonadbusta gonad Posts: 162
    Go girl! can't believe you minced the first bit though :wink:

    Great trail, one of the best in the UK.
  • Matt_Matt_ Posts: 82
    Ha ha I'm the bloke in the first picture! The lass is someone that rides with us.

    I perhaps could of ridden a touch more of the first part if my easiest gear wasn't slipping but I still wouldn't of been able to ride it all.
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    2009 Specialized Allez Sport
    2006 Scott Reflex 20

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