/ Chew Wildeness gullies or Crowden Wildboar/Shining
Wildboar Clough from this morning. Lots of water running behind all ice lower pitches ok upper was looking too dodgy for me so retreated at half height! Shining Clough looked to have ice in the upper section but only saw this from the Woodhead Road. Hope this helps :-)
Been out on the northern side of Kinder today in Nether Red Brook, wasn't as much ice in the brook as I'd expected but the snow around was absolutely bomber - had more fun heading up some random snowy gullies than in the brook itself.
So it might not be a complete waste of time to venture forth. Ice doesn't look that well bonded to the rock, mind. I suppose I could take a look and, if it looks worthwhile getting tools out, maybe set up a top rope for soloing with prussic/clove hitch combination for self belay.
Took a stroll up to the two main Wilderness Gullies. Ice is almost fully in condition but only fat in parts, and just a little wet in the upper reaches. Managed to fashion a climb out what was available anyway, so well worth the effort. Don't expect the Daille cascade, mind... this is Oldham.
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