/ Climbable rock this weekend - Wye Valley?
Most are west facing so will be fine - Wintours, Shorncliff, Symonds Yat etc
There are recent routes in the logbook from Avon.
There' no snow directly above the Lower Wye crags, there has been a strong, dry wind blowing all week, this morning the sun is shining and the forecast is dry.
I'm pretty sure dampness won't be a problem - although cold hands probably will.
I reckon anywhere out of the wind will be okay this weekend, although because the ground's still saturated you've got to expect seepage in places.
I reckon Wyndcliff will be as pleasant as anywhere. Gets the morning sun and tends to be a bit warmer than Wintour's etc to start with. Left-hand crag, right wing is particularly sunny and quick drying.
Thanks for the info on the marker posts at Shorncliffe. I wonder why that's been done? I've been there enough times to find the cliff, I think, but probably not the bit of the cliff I was expecting to arrive at! Windcliffe could be a good bet too. Could be a bit too chilly on the multipitch stuff at Wintours I suspect.
Could be a bit too chilly on the multipitch stuff at Wintours I suspect.
Re Shorn Cliff posts Ė thanks to Worzel for the heads-up. Iím fairly sure the Forestry Commission donít intend to remove them permanently. I will get in touch with them next week to find out whatís happened Ė I know theyíve been doing quite a bit of work in those woods over the winter.
Thanks Rick, and others. A change of partner and a bit of a re-think meant that we went to N Wales in the end - top winter conditions on Saturday and Tremadog in the sun on Sunday. I'll keep all the advice in mind though next time we head to the Wye Valley in coldish weather. It does sound like there's good options there so well worth considering next time the weather's as per this weekend (as well as when it's warmer of course!)
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