The view westwards to Base Brown, Green Gable, Brandreth, Grey Knotts, High Crag, High Stile and Honister Crag (Fleetwith Pike).
Now it was decision time. We could drop down to The Combe by using the path near Rottenstone Gill, this would have been the quickest way back to the valley. As it was still only 6.20 there was a reasonable amount of time left, so we decided to carry on to Rosthwaite Cam, where we then decided to carry on to Dovenest Crag, and by the time we reach there it was just as easy to continue up to Combe Head than turn back. So what set out to be a walk up Bessyboot, turned into a full circuit of the Combe Gill skyline.