I think I'm correct in saying that the western face of Whin Rigg with its confusion of rocks, scree and gullies is a place where anyone who values their time on earth would never think of trying to conquer. Even on the brightest of summer days when from the opposite side of Wast Water you have a truly spectacular mountain scene in front of you, you're still left with a feeling that this is not a fell for us mere mortals. And while this might be true enough from this side of the fell, I have to point out to all those sightseers who look up from Wasdale, that you're the unfortunate victims of a clever deception. This fell is indeed suitable for us fell walkers who like to keep our feet firmly on the ground because the eastern side of the ridge is, in total contrast to the above, gently sloping, grassy, just about free from crags, and an absolute pleasure to walk.
If you think the crags and the screes look spectacular from below, you should see the view when you look from above; not somewhere to stand too close to the edge if you're fearful of high places and sudden drops.
More often than not, Whin Rigg is combined with a visit to Illgill Head. At the low point between the two fells are several tarns.