/ Winter Grade I/II Protection

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jamesofdeath - on 07 Dec 2012
Just interested in what and how people usually protect the easier grade climbs in winter?

I've got a set of nuts, few slings etc that I'm happy to use when there's rock about, but what about those big snowy gullies like the Aladdins Colouir or Black Spout?

Assuming you're not soloing it and have decided to place protection.....
ccmm on 07 Dec 2012 - 194.82.141.222 whois?
In reply to jamesofdeath: Buried axe on the belays, deadman if you need a snow runner.
stuart58 - on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to jamesofdeath: bucket seats and plenty of digging to find rock belays
Milesy - on 07 Dec 2012
Depends on conditions. Have used a warthog on grade IIs before where steeper steps might be more turfy rather than icey. Always carry a warthog.
MG - on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Milesy:
Always carry a warthog.

Good advice. They can be useful but are always fun to bash in!
Adderbury Climber - on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Milesy:

I am not familiar with warthogs, is this a product name?
Martin W on 07 Dec 2012
Adderbury Climber - on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to Martin W:

Thanks very much
Webster - on 07 Dec 2012
In reply to jamesofdeath: warthogs, bulldogs (and the new dmm terrier) are often usefull when climbing in the uk in winter, especially in wales. tbh though it is usually safest to solo grade I/II gullies.

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