/ Whitestone Cliffe conditions?

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lewiz - on 27 Nov 2012
Hi

Considering a trip to Whitestone Cliffe (in particular The Night Watch) this weekend if the conditions are right. Could any regular comment on whether it will be in condition (assuming no rain on the day)?

Apart from The Night Watch what other routes would you recommend - I'll be happy to lead up to E2 and my partner can lead up to VS so recommendations for both would be great!

cheers, Lewis
lewiz - on 27 Nov 2012
Obviously don't mind being a little chilly... but if it's howling wind then maybe it's not worth the trip...
Simon Caldwell - on 27 Nov 2012
In reply to lewiz:
Dries quickly so likely to be climbable. The descent gully could be even more unpleasant than normal so definitely take a rope for handrail or abseil.

Other routes - Countdown Direct and Central Crack are both classic HVSs. Gauche is an excellent VDiff (cross the top slab to finish up Frigg rather than the grotty gully). Frigg (HS), Odin (VS 4b in the guide but S 4b IMHO) are also good (and on the solid part of the crag).

More esoteric are The Last Post and Clutcher, both VS, these are down the left end of the crag (best approached from that end).
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lewiz - on 27 Nov 2012
In reply to Toreador: Nice one, thanks a lot. Looks like we'll be trying to tick the best VS in the country if the weather holds!

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