/ Birchen will it be green?

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CurlyStevo - on 04 May 2012
Will Birchen be mostly green just now? Looking at climbs VDiff -> VS

What about Wharncliffe?

I've been to birchen once and remember a fair amount of greeness, never been to Wharncliffe.

Cheers,
Stevo
Jon Stewart - on 04 May 2012
In reply to CurlyStevo:

It'll be fine.
wilkie14c - on 04 May 2012
In reply to CurlyStevo:
Birchen isn't particulary green, sure you aren't confusuing it with Gardoms that does get a little green? Warncliffe may be a bit green though, its higher in aspect than Birchen plus with the amount of rain we've had recently...

I'd say Birchen would be just fine, enjoy.
CurlyStevo - on 04 May 2012
In reply to blanchie14c:
nope not confusing it see the greeness (plus never been to gardoms)
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=121929
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=61958

I must admit the only time I've been there it just ruled out a few climbs there was plenty of non green climbs :)
LakesWinter on 04 May 2012
In reply to CurlyStevo: It should be fine as Jon says. Gardoms may well be damp and green in many places at the moment though.
jshields - on 04 May 2012
In reply to CurlyStevo: I was there Wednesday night and it is fine.
Jon
CurlyStevo - on 04 May 2012
thanks for the info everyone :)
John W - on 04 May 2012
In reply to CurlyStevo:

Wharncliffe is never green.
Tradlad - on 04 May 2012
In reply to CurlyStevo: i was there last night , it was damp, green in places , mainly where vegetation growing on ledges or out the rock etc... dry on the faces.... get on it i reckon , it will be fine
Ava Adore - on 04 May 2012
In reply to MattG:
> (In reply to CurlyStevo) Gardoms may well be damp and green in many places at the moment though.

The one and only time I've been to Gardoms was last summer on the second of the really hot weekends that we had. It was green, damp and gopping even then.

Birchen I've never known to be too green to climb in the lower grades.
Simon Caldwell - on 04 May 2012
In reply to John W:
> Wharncliffe is never green.

Except for the bits in the woods, which are always green :)
deepsoup - on 04 May 2012
In reply to John W:
> Wharncliffe is never green.

All of it, or just the 'popular' end?
Offwidth - on 04 May 2012
In reply to CurlyStevo:

Most of both crags will be fine. Some routes will always be green but even then only need a dry day at this time of year. Enjoy.

Our website may also be useful for someone leading at your standard:

http://offwidth.uptosummit.com/birchen.html
http://offwidth.uptosummit.com/wharncliffe_woods.html
http://offwidth.uptosummit.com/wharncliffe.html
John W - on 04 May 2012
In reply to Toreador:
> (In reply to John W)
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> Except for the bits in the woods, which are always green :)

Well yeah, but most folk have all on to find them, never mind climb on them :-)
Offwidth - on 04 May 2012
In reply to John W:

In the newer guides (BMC and Rockfax) they are pretty easy to find and with the new grades not so desperate to climb. Get with modern times.
John W - on 09 May 2012
In reply to Offwidth:

Oh, I'm so sorry, my quill ran out of soot!
the power - on 09 May 2012
In reply to CurlyStevo: wharncliffes not green all the birch have been chopped down
CurlyStevo - on 09 May 2012
In reply to the power:
I've never been so had no info to go on (and still haven't)

Birchen was in good condition I didn't see much greenery :)
Bulls Crack - on 09 May 2012
In reply to CurlyStevo:
> (In reply to the power)
> I've never been so had no info to go on (and still haven't)
>
> Birchen was in good condition I didn't see much greenery :)

You could always have donned socks over your plimsolls!
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CurlyStevo - on 09 May 2012
In reply to Bulls Crack:
have you ever tried that? I hear people talking about it but I can't imagine it would improve matters much with modern boots.

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