/ I hate long walk ins...
So I know there are plenty of topics on Lakes conditions but this is slightly more specific.
I'm looking for roadside (or short approach) water ice. I'm thinking Hause waterfall (Buttermere), Launchy Ghyll or Tebay Icefalls. Any info on these comparatively low level destinations would be welcome.
then winter climbing is 80% of the time not the sport for you...in the UK. Move to the continent it might provide more opportunities!
The only problem with roadside here is that conditions are rare; in Scotland anyways. I don't know about Englandshire as I have never winter climbed there.
Good luck with those choices at the moment...
There are no long walk-ins in the Lakes with the possible exception of Pillar.
whay don't you just getter fitter so the walk ins aren't as much of an issue?
Agreed. Starting and finishing in the dark, walking in with a big pack and adverse weather are part of the charm.
Utah is the place for you.
Sensible answe: Closest thing I know to roadside ice forms up in the beacons. They seem to be coming in once or twice a year a the moment, but never stay in nick for more than a day or two so you have to be prepared to drop everything at short notice.
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