/ Swanage conditions
Anybody any idea what conditions are likely to be for a bit of trad (ruckle maybe).
Sounds perfect from what you said :-)
And low tide at 13:52!! Get on it
I have changed my climbing day to Saturday on the basis of the forecast (rubbish today though!)
Sorry to be a pain (but it's a 200 mile round trip that I don't want to make for a rubbish day - conversely well worth it if conditions are good).
I predict great conditions for Saturday.
Ruckle will be nicely sheltered from those northerlies
200 mile round trip to Swanage ? luxury ! a 200 mile round trip for us might make Leicestershire or Sandstone !
How was the conditions?
I had to strip down to my T-shirt on Old Faithful (as I had predicted), nasty in the car park though!
We went down onto boulder ruckle and as soon as we got out of the wind it was glorious - I took a small pack down onto the first climb (with light jacket etc) waste of time didn't need it.
Second climb I was sitting on the ledge and had to take my power stretch top off and I was getting cooked.
Had I not have experienced it I wouldn't have believed it !!!! I shall now be watching the forecast for sun and cold northerly winds.
What a day !!!!!
Could see swarms on sub though
So now you are a believer. My ears are only burning with the sun. The strong chap was Marti999, he had picked the stakes up from my house while I was out climbing, they are quite big aren't they!
So is it always like that if it's sunny with an offshore ??
Yeah it's weird how few people come down on such a perfect day! and yet if it was the summer and 25 deg you'd see the crowds put up with traffic jams to get there and then roast on the S facing cliffs!
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