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Scrambling

This is steep ground but not steep enough to be classed as true rock climbing. Scrambles are usually put into three grades, grade 1 being the easiest, through to grade 3 being the hardest. Anything thereafter is classed as a rock climb. Generally the sort of ground where you will have to use your hands to ascend and descend, and on some of the harder scrambles require the use of a rope. This really is a great way to explore the mountains via a more 'hands on' approach. Most climbers will have started their rock climbing career walking, then scrambling then rock climbing....a natural progression. Some examples of a days scrambling include; Sharp Edge on Blencathra; North ridge of Tryfan in Wales, the Cullin ridge on Skye-Scotland, and Commando ridge in Devon.