/ Low Altitude Winter Routes??

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peebles boy - on 06 Dec 2012
Given the forecast for the weekend (bit windy...), and given that the (complete) snow level is sitting about 500m most parts of the country, and given that the freezing level has been pretty low for the last week at least, and that turf low down is mostly more solid than that covered by the snow higher up anyway, and that water low down has been freezing whilst the stuff higher up has been insulated, can anyone suggest any entertaining grade I - III climbs that won't involve going way up a hill and getting blown over, whilst likely to be 'in'? Not asking for much surely...

Have van, willing to travel, but would prefer suggestions either Glencoe +/- an hours travelling, or Northern Gorms direction.
aldo56 - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to peebles boy: Check out this thread, i asked the same question last week.


We ended up Sron Na Criese Ridge which was good fun, recommended. (Grade 1/2)
peebles boy - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to aldo56:
Cheers, but not quite the question I'm asking - all the stuff mentioned in the thread I already know about, and are all Mountain based climbs high up - looking at low altitude stuff to avoid a weather based kicking, things that might be 'in' because of the low freezing level/lack of snow insulation. Thanks though, looks like you had a good day on a classic route!!
whispering nic - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to peebles boy:

Like this? This one rarely forms due to the sheer volume of water but there are smaller water courses in the vicinity. Got bit warm today though.
Milesy - on 06 Dec 2012
The Zig Zags on Gearr Aonach are low in the grade but good fun when there is snow down to the roadside in the coe, and way too much fresh snow up high.


Always fancied this one though - http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=40252
CacCarnBeag - on 07 Dec 2012

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