/ Lake District Winter Climbs - Great End conditions

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warthog - on 22 Jan 2013
I'm planning to head up to Borrowdale and climb at Great End this weekend, can anyone give a current status of conditions for Central Gully, South East Gully and South East Buttress.
Gav Parker - on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to warthog:
Anyone been up recently??
Exile - on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to warthog:

I haven't been up so the following is just an educated guess.

There hasn't been any / very little freeze thaw on the hills so 'classic' snow gully lines are in poor / not in condition, (from what I saw on Bowfell on Sunday and following forecasts.) Best bet is mixed or some water ice routes at the moment and there are better places than Great End for these.
DANNYdjb on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to warthog:
we went up custs gully great end on sunday and brown cove central gully on saturday. . It was ice or powder. some of the turf was solid some a litte soft.
dan
Hat Dude on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to warthog:
We did Central Gully Left Branch last Saturday; some ice and snow but much less in the groove than this picture which made it feel quite hard.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=42953
Simon Caldwell - on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to warthog:
Check the weather forecast for the weekend :-(
warthog - on 24 Jan 2013
ok so not looking good at Great End. Any sudgestions arround Borrowdale for grade II/III climbs. Red Screes does not look too bad.
Gav Parker - on 27 Jan 2013
In reply to warthog:

Will anything be left for next weekend??
Maxey56 - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to Gav Parker: Bump
climber666 on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to Maxey56: Probably - fresh snow today.
Simon Caldwell - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to climber666:
but another thaw for the next 3 days with strong winds and heavy rain
Maxey56 - on 28 Jan 2013
In reply to warthog: So the weekend?
Gav Parker - on 01 Feb 2013
In reply to warthog:

Any snow survived this week on Gt End ??? anyone been out walking?
A Mountain Journey - on 01 Feb 2013
In reply to Gav Parker: Hi Gav, was out around Brown Cove Crag area this afternoon. A few photos from the link here: http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=537034

Mark
Gav Parker - on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to A Mountain Journey:

Thanks Mark..

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