/ Kinder Downfall
Is it in yet?
ffs this is almost a weekly question so how on earth could you be first? It's never going to be in if they haven't even 'called the grit' yet, now is it?
I asked about the downfall way back in May when it was a bit chilly one day
no but I saw a flake of snow on blencathra, so engineers slabs will be.
about 5 posts down.
isnt that you in the yellow ones , off to one of sir bonniglords "special" parties ?
I bet Hitler climbed your mum on kinder downfall.
I've just done Idwal Stream so screw you all
<round of applause>
post of the week!
Cracking stuff, you sir, deserve a packet of scratchings and can of Skol.
brilliant - loved the science bit!
I bet they still went up and flaked the ropes out at the bottom ready for when it does come in
The best Hitler spoof I've seen yet.
UKC 'Oscar' award for 'Best Post', surely?
Just woke the missus up laughing (me not her).
Post of the year. :o)
Very good.... "It's ok, we'll go to Rjukan".
It produces a warm glow that such wonder can come from yet another needless Kinder thread.
...Surely Mam Tor gully is in condition?
Mam Tor gully is always in, it's always a towering pile of choss and always will be.
Those videos never fail to make me chuckle. Good effort Dan.
Snake Pass closed due to ice........
It snowed and hailed on us out there yesterday!
best thing ive seen on these forums ever
Such an obvious parody..... but done so brilliantly. Excellent work Dan!
I did have a question though. The heating in my office is on the Fritz at the moment and I did detect a slight chill in the air...
I did notice some towel-covered-sun-loungers up there the other day.
Although if anyone wants to go and have a look, be my guest.
I heard that Stanage and Millstone are in, so surely Kinder would be good for a bit of dry tooling as well.
*gets coat* *runs*
It's basic physics. No special kinder knowledge required.
If I still lived in Sheffield I would be getting over excited and thinking of skiving off work right now. Being exiled to the SW I can afford to be cynical and spend my time pissing on peoples fire instead :)
Your failure is noted.
You are forgetting that the north is verifiably superior in every way by definition, and that so called "facts" are irrelivent! :)
There is a 'winter climb' listed on the UKC page for Cheesewring Quarry (with photos!); most southerly UK winter climb? :P
Jesus Oliiver, are you some kind of super computer, that ask's every question possible.
You're keen I'll give you that.
To answer your original question. Get online and look at the local weather and make a judgement and go and have a look. It isn't in now and I can't see it being in this side of new year. It does seen to come into some sort of condition a couple of times a year.
Your best bet would be to head to the Lake District, but again after a good long freeze.
Like I said before, get out and go have a look. It's all part of the adventure. If you won't do that, then you don't want it enough.
Every few years, and then typically only for a few days. It's by no means in proper winter conditions each year.
Bloooooody Men Tal!
I wouldn't mind doing chocolate blancmange gully in winter conditions some time.
They are spreading grit on Manchester inner ring road this evening, so Kinder downfall looks like a dead cert to be "in" tomorrow....
Mate of mine in North Wales has SNOW this morning, so it must be in!
You need to "Get....... Out!"
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