/ Current midge level @ Stanage Plantation boulders?

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nrhardy - on 26 Jul 2012
Thinking of Plantation for some bouldering tonight, but wondered what the midges are like there at t'mo.

Suggestions for locations with a lower chance of midge hell welcomed.
toad - on 26 Jul 2012
In reply to nrhardy: Will depend on wind and cloud cover - the little sods are there in abundance and if the wind drops, they'll be in like a shot, so could easily change from "ok" to "nightmare" whilst you're there
hang_about - on 26 Jul 2012
In reply to nrhardy:
Very midgey on Tues - hot as hell and midge free until about 8pm then, just as it colled down a bit, billions of the f......s
Still itching now.
Limestone to avoid them
toad - on 26 Jul 2012
In reply to hang_about:
> (In reply to nrhardy)
> Very midgey on Tues - hot as hell and midge free until about 8pm then, just as it colled down a bit, billions of the f......s
>
Yep. That's exactly what happened
Castleclimber - on 26 Jul 2012
I concur:)
pebbles - on 26 Jul 2012
In reply to hang_about:
>
> Limestone to avoid them

I admire your optimism. However the midges were out at Harpur Hill on sunday.

Offwidth - on 26 Jul 2012
In reply to pebbles: Harpur Hill out and Stanage out are very different things.
nrhardy - on 26 Jul 2012
In reply to toad: Ended up at Burbage: North had a midge presence but tolerable; South Boulders had a breeze so perfectly acceptable.
halo on 26 Jul 2012
In reply to nrhardy: I had to visit this post, the title says it all. It's just one of those things, I did a boulder problem some time ago, I named Midge Attack in honour of those little blood suckers!

When am taking shots doing my landscape stuff am always near water, and they always seem to find me...groan!
halo on 26 Jul 2012
In reply to hang_about: Deep water solo should do it, you never find the little buggers near the sea, though I could be wrong.
Skyfall - on 26 Jul 2012
In reply to nrhardy:

Still recovering from being eaten alive at wildcat (limestone) on Tues
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In reply to halo:
> Deep water solo should do it, you never find the little buggers near the sea, though I could be wrong.

Never been down to the bottom of Glen Etive then?


Chris

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