/ Swirl Crag (Lakes) in the winter??
40 mins is closer to the mark. Varying susceptability to seepage, I think some of the grooves would stay damp. It's tucked under Helvellyn so not going to get any sun until at least midday.
Suntraps would include: Black Crag on Pike o' Blisco but could be a bit chilly if there's any breeze. Buckbarrow, Wasdale is quick drying and the main crag is only ten minutes up the fell side.
Very much a Summer evening crag, needs to be bone dry for the routes. It does get seepage, quite bad at the moment.
Thanks. Is it down as 15 mins walk to Lower Swirl and 10 mins to Upper in the new Eastern Lakes guide due to a different parking area? I figured it wouldn't get a lot of sun but was hoping the SW-aspect would mean the rock was in generally decent nick. I've done all I can at Black Crag.
No, same parking, I think it means 15 mins to Lower and a further 10 to Upper, though they are pretty much on the same level.
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