/ Peak Grit how bad are the midgies?
Terrible when the wind drops
when were you last there when they were bad and which crag?
have you seen them out in force this year yet?
I've not noticed any midges on the grit yet this year (although I've not been out in still weather late evening in the last couple of weeks).
"Mark said it'll be too hot on most eastern grit crags atm as the wind is easterly"
well looking at the weather forecast I doubt this weekend will be above 20 degrees on the higher crags, probably more like 18, whilst that may not be ideal it doesn't exactly rule grit out.
None at all at Dovestone Quarry yesterday, even when the wind dropped.
Was on Stanage Popular til 8:30 on Monday night - the midgies were gathering but not biting - yet.
Pack midge repellant and be wary of evening where the wind is from the east
Can you let me know next time you're planning a visit and I'll try to get to the same crag on the same day!
They were rampant at chee tor last night, though that's not surprising.
No, you were just very lucky!
Example, Burbage North on 22nd September. We managed 3 routes before the midges got too bad. As we fled along the crag there was a line of people doing the same!
I do find the midgies are not a problem during instense sunlight (when your in it) though.
Well went to bamford saturday the midgies didn't show up at all until after 7 and then not too bad compared with normal for the time of year. On the campsite they did get a bit annoying in the evening. The next morning (starting early) and day on stanage no issues at all but we left about 5:30.
They're nearly as bad as the top ropers :0)
No midges yesterday on froggat
None seen so far this year, but one memorable day last year we got eaten alive at Burbage North. Literally hundreds of bites each, and one of our party ended up going to the doctors. She had bite marks for weeks!
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