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Topic - Lake District Snowed-Up Hard Rock Routes

Dave Cumberland - on 27 Dec 2012
Coming up to the coldest part of the year, those who are keen to tick yet another grade 7, 8, 9 or 10? even - have you thought what impact you may have on our climbing heritage? This is an appeal NOT to aid up classic rock routes and destroy their fragile holds. In particular there is a huge list of classic E1s, E2s up to E5 that are attracting attention just as Snicker Snack did.

The wise heads are saying: If it is a wet, vegetated, dirty drainage line in Summer - fair game. There are numerous such places in the Lakes that will give steep and long winter routes to impress.

If it is a clean, dry, bare-rock summer classic - leave it undamaged, please. That includes Bowfell Buttress, Moss Ghyll Grooves, Botterill's Slab, Snicker Snack, Engineers Slabs (before it gets further trashed) and many hard classics on Bowfell, Scafell, Pillar, Gable and elsewhere.
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