/ swanage trad conditions?
And for that matter has it rained much this week?
The top out/approach is it horribly muddy or just soft?
Any seepage issues?
Not been over to swanage in a few months, but its been raining heavily in the area a lot! Including last night.
Thanks Tom and Luke,
Sounds like bog bashing approach but OK when your on route. I think the good weather coming and the breeze should dry most of the trad areas enough to climb something dry.
Aside from my original question,
Has anyone any knowledge of the quarries or portland seepage wise?
You can bypass the standard boggy bit at the bottom of the field by walking through the village to join the track where it meets the road. It's not much further and is generally much more pleasant if it's muddy underfoot.
Is be interested in a description of that approach if its easy to do so please, Alan.
Take your wellies for the walk in!
Climbing still good, waterfalls have spouted in places!
Thanks for the info Alan.
Swanage was in great nic today. Top outs solid too. We were the only team at Boulder Ruckle for the first half of the day. T shirts as it was hot. Very little damp on routes. Have fun those who go tomorrow.
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