/ Western peak midge free bouldering

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Jack Whiteley on 15 Jul 2013
Planning on venturing away from Sheffield to try some bouldering on the far side of the Peak. Hopefully to a crag that will be midge free/light. We like the look of the Roaches or Newstone+Baldstone. Any advice???
Monk - on 15 Jul 2013
In reply to Jack Whiteley:

they'll be about as midge free as stanage or burbage...
Jack Whiteley on 15 Jul 2013
In reply to Monk: balls
Jon Stewart - on 15 Jul 2013
In reply to Jack Whiteley:

Unless there's a breeze, I'd go do some polished limestone nonsense, or just go to the pub instead.
snapperdan - on 16 Jul 2013
In reply to Jack Whiteley: Went climbing at Dovestones Edge in the Chew Valley at the weekend - no midges up on the moors especially with a breeze. If you dont fancy soe. wilderness bouldering you'll probably be fine at Wimberry too some of the boulders are pretty high up.

Have a look at the excellent Over the Moors....
MTL on 16 Jul 2013
New Mills is always surprisingly midge free, Wimberry on the other hand was a midge fest a few weeks back.
victim of mathematics - on 16 Jul 2013
In reply to snapperdan:
> (In reply to Jack Whiteley) Went climbing at Dovestones Edge in the Chew Valley at the weekend - no midges up on the moors especially with a breeze. If you dont fancy soe. wilderness bouldering you'll probably be fine at Wimberry too some of the boulders are pretty high up.
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> Have a look at the excellent Over the Moors....

What an impressively misguided post. Anywhere near any moors will be horrendous unless there's a breeze (or it's raining), since the bastards live in the peat bogs.
snapperdan - on 16 Jul 2013
In reply to victim of mathematics: There's generally a wind up on the moors though which tends to keep them at bay.
Jack Whiteley on 16 Jul 2013
In reply to Jack Whiteley: pretty much midge free at roaches, nice breeze on the upper section too
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robin mueller - on 17 Jul 2013
In reply to Jack Whiteley:

Blackstone Edge just about scrapes into the peak district - I've been bouldering up there a lot recently. There's usually a decent breeze which keeps the midges away.

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