Ascent of Parkhouse Hill on 2022-07-16
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, July 16, 2022|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||1181 ft / 359 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHigh Edge, Hollins Hill, Chrome Hill, Parkhouse Hill, High Wheeldon Peak District Ethels following https://www.walkingenglishman.com/ethels29.html 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.
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)|
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