/ Deep Snow Soloing
Or are all the edges totally snowed up?
Oh, and the other questions is - if any edge is ok to climb on, how do you get to it - what are the roads to places like Stanage like?
There are a couple if threads on UKB you could take a look at, this one is about the Easternn edges
An absurdly dubious idea that stretches the limits of good practice.
Please send any photos if it works out as i see myself giving it a go.
In reply to Michael Hood:
Went to Burbage on Tuesday and Stanage on Wednesday and I've never seen drifts this big in the peak district. I was up there for a walk but also sorted out some landings for highballing.
The tippler didn't have a very big drift under it, and soloing it on wet rock would be too big a proposition for me but someone else will have the balls.
Soloed to the crux of Flying Buttress Direct and jumped off into a huge drift, Also climbed Telli by cutting steps up it (didn't actually see any of the rock).
Soloing around on right unconquerable you can just start on the flake which must be 10' off the ground.
All the routes are still soaking and most have impressive cornices on them so aren't going to be dry for a few days but when they are dry there is going to be loads to go at. A big team with loads of pads would be really handy as it'll be really hard to try and stay dry, especially climbing shoes.
The approaches are hard work (for Eastern Grit lol), we walked in from the cattle grid between ringinglow and Burbage both times and when you get to the crag waist deep snow is common. The snow is only a few inches deep on the top but with gale force winds.
There was a plough and a snow blower working to clear the road but they where making slow progress so not sure when the road will be completely clear and there are still abandoned cars up there.
I'm not sure if this link will work but it's Archangel (sorry about the quality)
I guess this would be snowballing
ai no corrida
Three blind mice
ok, right. but shouldnt there be more snow? as in enough to fall into?
or we are just talking extra padding for the mats?
i had visions of a sort of DWS type thing.
whatever, it still looks quite cool.
its more abuot improving the landing and flattening it out for mats to go on top
there is a picture of what has been done to the landing of pistol whip at almscliff in this thread http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,21967.0.html
right, gotcha now. thoroughly insane. i like it.
may see whats doin in japan - some places have snow 5m deep, and am sure the locals would get into it.
Looking at that photo of Archangel, I reckon there might still be some snow on the holds though :-)
> Looking at that photo of Archangel, I reckon there might still be some snow on the holds though :-)
got your ice tools out...?
> got your ice tools out...?
Don't suggest it - not even in jest. There are some right idiots out there.
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