/ Western grit conditions?
Want to get out this evening from Manchester and wondering if anyone has some advice on which crags are OK at the moment. Thinking maybe the Wiltons or Windgather. Any advice welcome
I think most of the Western Grit crags will be dry and sufficiently snow free (perhaps not the highest ones, but certainly all the low ones). The problem is cold and wind chill.
I was out yesterday at John Henry Quarry and it was fine any time the sun was out, but a bit chilly whenever it clouded over. Ditto for the Roaches, Ramshaw area.
Thanks for the info guys, much appreciated.
Haven't been into the Wiltons yet this year so if someone else has proper info, fair enough. They get very little sun: Orange Wall in W3 and inside face of the Prow W1 are the sunniest spots. It's pretty windy in Bolton today, so even if you're in the sun you could still be feeling v. cold. If I was in M/c I'd be heading south-east not north-west.
I was in Hobson moor last night. Nice little evening venue and it's sheltered from the wind.
Neither have I been to Brownstones but have seen pictures in recent days on here of snowdrifts at the top of most walls and melt water seeping onto the rock. Obscenity Wall is clear I think though.
Anglezarke is completely free of snow where it matters, and the walls are almost bone dry thanks to this prolonged spell of good weather.
Sounds like Anglezarke may be the winner.
Just been out and that wind is bitter, and its nice and close so can make the most of the daylight...
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