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3leggeddog on 06 Nov 2013
Let me be the first to ask

Is it in yet?
Offwidth - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog:

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?
drolex - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Offwidth: And now is it in?
alooker - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to drolex: what about now?
beardy mike - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog: I bet Hitler climber kinder downfall with your mum.
wilkie14c - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog:
> Let me be the first to ask
>

I asked about the downfall way back in May when it was a bit chilly one day
Dave Ferguson - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog:
no but I saw a flake of snow on blencathra, so engineers slabs will be.
mike123 - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=568031&v=1#x7557172

about 5 posts down.

isnt that you in the yellow ones , off to one of sir bonniglords "special" parties ?
Dan Arkle - on 06 Nov 2013
mike123 - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle: well done sir. laughed out loud. most i ve laughed since telling the kids that santa was going on strike with the firemen. not that they do very much according to some bloke from the bmc.
drolex - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to mike kann:
> (In reply to 3leggeddog) I bet Hitler climber kinder downfall with your mum.

I bet Hitler climbed your mum on kinder downfall.
Trevers - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog:

I've just done Idwal Stream so screw you all
no_more_scotch_eggs - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:

<round of applause>

post of the week!

gregor
monkeymark - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:

Genius!
cannichoutdoors - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle: Very good.
Diggler - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:
> Did somebody mention Hitler?
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGq-3TlswZs

Like
JdotP - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog:

It's in!
Misha - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:
Brilliant!
John Rushby - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:

Cracking stuff, you sir, deserve a packet of scratchings and can of Skol.
timmyh - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:
brilliant - loved the science bit!
wilkie14c - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to timmyh:
I bet they still went up and flaked the ropes out at the bottom ready for when it does come in
JamButty - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle: I scraped ice off my car windscreen this morning - class!!!

Bingers - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:

The best Hitler spoof I've seen yet.

Congratulations, Sir.
Gordon Stainforth - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog:

UKC 'Oscar' award for 'Best Post', surely?
Pagan - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:

Bravo!
butteredfrog - on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:

Just woke the missus up laughing (me not her).
Cameron94 on 06 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle: Post of the month goes to you.
Dan Arkle - on 07 Nov 2013
cheers guys, glad you like it :)
deepsoup - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to Cameron94:
Post of the year. :o)
drolex - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog: UKC could probably make a news of it. Very good indeed.
nigel pearson - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to drolex: great laugh before work, thanks
chris bedford - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:
Very good.... "It's ok, we'll go to Rjukan".
Mr. K - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:
> Did somebody mention Hitler?
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGq-3TlswZs

Give that man a cookie! Awesome work chap. Bo)
Offwidth - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:

It produces a warm glow that such wonder can come from yet another needless Kinder thread.
ChrisBrooke - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle: That made me laugh out loud. Great work. The best Hitler parody I've seen. Both informative and dead-on hilarious :)
drolex - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to Offwidth: Yes we need more of these threads. For instance I have noticed that the glass of water I have left outside yesterday was frozen on the top this morning and the temperatures even during the day have been quite cool for the last 2 days at least - I also have a sore throat. Surely Mam Tor gully is in condition?
Offwidth - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to drolex: Nah. Back Tor maybe soon ;-)
gethin_allen on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to drolex:
...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.
cap'nChino - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to Diggler:
> (In reply to Dan Arkle)
> [...]
>
> Like

Those videos never fail to make me chuckle. Good effort Dan.
Chris the Tall - on 10 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog:
Snake Pass closed due to ice........
ads.ukclimbing.com
Oliiver - on 10 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog: surely it can't be in yet? Have you seen the forecast for kinder?
SidharthaDongre - on 10 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver:

It snowed and hailed on us out there yesterday!
Oliiver - on 10 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog: I know it was pretty cold last night, but the temperatures going to rise then fall again.
Paul F - on 10 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:
> Did somebody mention Hitler?
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGq-3TlswZs

Excellent, its right up there with......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amsm61u_P7M
ice.solo - on 10 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:

best thing ive seen on these forums ever
Mountain Llama on 10 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle: top notch when can we have a sequel?
mmmhumous on 13 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle:

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...
mmmhumous on 13 Nov 2013
> I bet they still went up and flaked the ropes out at the bottom ready for
when it does come in

I did notice some towel-covered-sun-loungers up there the other day.
matt pigden - on 13 Nov 2013
In reply to Dan Arkle: Laughed so hard I had a little accident
Oliiver - on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog: Have a look at the forecast for kinder. Cold all next week.
LakesWinter on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver: Ok, I'll bite. The ground water is warm still, it is early in the season, it takes everything longer to freeze at this time of year than in February or early March when the ground and water temperatures are much colder, so I'm sure everyone can work it out from there.

Although if anyone wants to go and have a look, be my guest.
davidbeynon - on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to LakesWinter:

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*
Oliiver - on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to LakesWinter: Woah, you're clearly very enthusiastic for kinder downfall. You're clearly experienced with Kinder's physical process to make it freeze .
davidbeynon - on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver:

It's basic physics. No special kinder knowledge required.
Oliiver - on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to davidbeynon: I know, i was trying badly to be sarcastic
davidbeynon - on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to Ramblin dave:

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 :)
davidbeynon - on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver:

Your failure is noted.
Nick Russell on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to davidbeynon: What do you mean, exiled? Bristol has some of the best winter climbing options in the UK... I even saw an ice smear forming on morning slab last year :p
davidbeynon - on 15 Nov 2013
In reply to Nick Russell:

You are forgetting that the north is verifiably superior in every way by definition, and that so called "facts" are irrelivent! :)
andrewmcleod - on 16 Nov 2013
In reply to Nick Russell:

There is a 'winter climb' listed on the UKC page for Cheesewring Quarry (with photos!); most southerly UK winter climb? :P
Nigel Modern on 16 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog: Es gab Frost auf dem Auto heute, ist die Kinder Sturz in noch?
L.A. on 16 Nov 2013
Oliiver - on 16 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog: How often does Kinder downfall become climbable? Every few years? or a few weeks each winter?
xplorer on 16 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver:

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.
Gordon Stainforth - on 16 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver:

Every few years, and then typically only for a few days. It's by no means in proper winter conditions each year.
Oliiver - on 17 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog: Last few years though have been good ones? I remember on April 1st this year, i managed to climb Croweden Clough. crazy
xplorer on 17 Nov 2013
In reply to Oliiver:

Bloooooody Men Tal!
davidbeynon - on 17 Nov 2013
In reply to xplorer:

I wouldn't mind doing chocolate blancmange gully in winter conditions some time.
JdotP - on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog:

They are spreading grit on Manchester inner ring road this evening, so Kinder downfall looks like a dead cert to be "in" tomorrow....









;)
Muel - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to 3leggeddog:

Mate of mine in North Wales has SNOW this morning, so it must be in!
Dan Arkle - on 20 Nov 2013
I went for a walk around Burbage tonight and my wet trousers had frozen solid by the time I got back.
Paul F - on 20 Nov 2013
xplorer on 20 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul F:

You need to "Get....... Out!"

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