/ Lakes mountain crags this weekend?
The route I'd most like to do is Eagle Front in Buttermere - any chance that'll be dry?
Cheers in advance
Fantastic route! even if its a bit damp go old school and put your socks over your boots!
Any more opinions much appreciated!
Eagle front is OK, and would be worth *** if the bottom pitches were as good as the top pitch. It will be Baltic though, wrap up warm.
I would go to High Crag instead, unless you've done it all there.
Eagle Crag faces north and is liable to be cold, damp and dirty: probably not the best choice for this time of year unless you like that sort of challenge! There's always Grey Crag nearby if you do go for a look and don't fancy it.
Any other suggestions for routes of a similar length and grade? Guessing stuff on Scafell and Pillar will be similarly cold and damp but with a longer drive to get there, and a longer walk-in.
Scafell will be too cold,but Pillar will be ok, I would park at Gatesgarth farm,at the bottom of Honister,the farmer will let you camp there for next to nothing,and walk over to Pillar ,via Scarth Gap,the routes on the west face get some sun,and nobody else from UKC will be there ,which is a major advantage..
Gimmer might be one of the best bets if you wnat somewhere clean, dry and sunny.
Oh and Gimmer Crack or NW arete/F-route might be good choices for the grade
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