Well, I have walked up some steep slopes in my life... Kirk Fell springs to mind... and I can honestly say this route needs to be more famous as it was painful!

 

Date: 12th October 2013 Ascent (m/ft): 978m (3209ft)
  Start Location: Buttermere Highest Point: Wandope (772m/2533ft)
  Time Started: 10:27 Parking: National Trust Car Park
  Duration: 3 Hours 52 Minutes Weather: Mostly Cloudy
  Distance:

11.8km (7.33 Miles)

Difficulty: Difficult
Buttermere - Mill Beck - Third Gill - Adacomb Beck - Wandope (772m/2533ft) - Whiteless Edge - Saddle Gate - Whiteless Pike (660m/2165ft) - Whiteless Breast - Low Bank - Rannerdale Knotts (355m/1165ft) - Buttermere
 
Haystacks from the start of the walk.
A view up to Whiteless Pike.
Addacomb Beck. Im going up the left hand side of it.

This is steep... I mean VERY Steep!!!

Addacomb Hole.
Wandope summit cairn.
The cairn on top of Whiteless Edge.
Whiteless Edge. I dropped my phone along here and it fell about 10ft (with no damage!) thanks to the strong winds...
Cloud covered Grasmoor.
Crummock Water and Loweswater.
Whiteless Edge and the cairn on Whiteless Pike.
Cloudcapped.
The mighty cloud above Cumbria.
Rannerdale Knotts.
The summit cairn on Rannerdale Knotts.