Kinder Scout Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Kinder Scout that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Kinder Scout, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
November 30, 2019
Ian Boys from United Kingdom
Easiest way up is from Hayfield Campsite following the pack horse trail up to Edale Cross - gentle gradient and paved at lower levels and leads up to a good nexus of paths that can take you over to Edale or across the southern and western ends of the plateau.
- Weather (esp cloud base) changes VERY quickly on Kinder. A clear sky can become low cloud incredibly fast. If the cloud base starts dropping and you're not intimately familiar with the area, start heading downhill ASAP.
- Take more water than you think you'll need.
- Next to no cover at all on the plateau. One or two overhanging rocks, everywhere exposed to wind.
September 26, 2015
Sean from United Kingdom
Been up and down Kinder many times.
There are several different ascents my favourite is via Grindsbrook though it can be tricky in snow and ice.
Another is via Blackden Brook, equally as tricky.
Probably the easiest is up via the Snake Pass.
The plateau on the top has a lot of peat and can be very boggy.
Stick to the paths and don't go unprepared.
On a clear day there are some amazing views.