/ NEWS: Birkett Climbs Scafell Super Winter Route
Read Dave's account and see photos by Ed Luke and Al Phizacklea in this UKClimbing.com exclusive.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=51628
Some great photos, too. Particularly the one approaching the belay on Yellow Slab.
WOW, doesn't look very icy from the distance pics, then you see the ones on the route and see just how fat it is.
Well done team, another plum snatched.
do you not like women? do you like climbing? If you said yes twice than...what's the problem?
A good route it seems.
I agree, it did grate somewhat.
Amazing looking route.
(And to either the editors or JCM (whoever removed the comment) - it's really annoying to be able to see people commenting on a rude comment but not to be able to judge what degree of crime was committed in the first place!)
Good effort Dave
Woody and Steve
I remember walking under a very impressive free-standing ice pillar coming out of the Gold Rush spring many years ago. However with a Snowdon Mouldings Curver axe and a Camp Baltoro ice hammer it wasn't going to happen that day!!
A good effort.
Absolutely stunning! :-)
Blimey - i'm a little bit scared just looking at the photos, nerver mind the abb in
somone defently ate their wheetabix that morning...
I don't have the latest Lakes winter guide!
maybe this will encourage people to consider lakeland winter climbing instead of defaulting to scotland !
really good photo's aswell fella well done.
It wasn't me removing it, I assure you. I was merely deploring the crag-as-woman metaphor, as presumably were all right-minded readers.
> It wasn't me removing it, I assure you. I was merely deploring the crag-as-woman metaphor, as presumably were all right-minded readers.
Yes, apart from anything else, a very strange metaphor for a thing so utterly un-feminine as the east buttress of Scafell!
Stunning. Line, technicality, boldness, opportunism, local knowledge. All the ingredients for an unforgettable prize. Max respect.
And a great read too - well written
your making the assumption that women are not fierce and challenging !
Says the guy I met on Stob Coire nan Lochan two Saturdays ago... ;-)
i love scottish winter climbing but i also love lakeland winter climbing (harry hill voice) FIGHT !
Nah, no fight... there's room for both and (to keep this thread on topic) this new ascent by Birkett and co. looks worthy of the best of either!
The next time this very significant route (lakes route of the decade?) is in condition, will standards have advanced so far that it has become a trade route?
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