Ascent of Parkhouse Hill on 2022-07-16

Climber: Mat B

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, July 16, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Parkhouse Hill
    Elevation:1181 ft / 359 m

Ascent Trip Report

High Edge, Hollins Hill, Chrome Hill, Parkhouse Hill, High Wheeldon Peak District Ethels following to/from Earl Sterndale. Parked outside the church early afternoon. Setting off on a rather warm day (2022 heatwave, but before the Met Office Amber/Red warnings kicked in) with a get-out of cutting out High Wheeldon if I ran out of time. Bit a steady slog slowly uphill without bagging anything for a fair while, but good to get the boring bit out of the way first. Tempted to detour en-route to the nearby model flying field for a break, but thought better of it.

Having been warned by a couple at the summit of Chrome Hill, Parkhouse Hill is quite steep both up and down. It was a bit of a rocky scramble in places on the western elevation. Fine in good weather, but could be slippery if wet. After reaching the summit, it's a steady central ridge to the east before a reasonably steep and somewhat scree descent which had my poles out to steady.
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Parkhouse Hill, viewed from Chrome Hill (2022-07-16). Photo by Mat B.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Hot, for the UK - about 25C, 18C with windchill
Ascent Part of Trip: Earl Sterndale Quintet (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1High Edge2022-07-16 a 
2Hollins Hill2022-07-16 b 
3Chrome Hill2022-07-16 c 
4Parkhouse Hill2022-07-16 d 
5High Wheeldon2022-07-16 e 

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