View latest messages in My Forums
This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings.

Topic - 5/10 years of rain

mockerkin on 22 Jun 2013
The experts say 5 to 10 years of heavy summer rain is coming. The high UK crags could suffer as fewer climbers will go there because of the rain which will become ice and crack the rock. Then the mountain plants will arrive to further crack holds. Some of these plants are protected. It is easier to go to a indoor wall/ boulder/ roadside crag. The walks in will become more difficult. Whilst this heavy rain continues all the high crags will become more overgrown and the rain then ice will harm the crag. So then after 5/10 years climbers go back to doing what they did many years ago, gardening and banging in old stuff like channel pegs to replace the weeds. That is how The Lakes climbing started, but there were too many accusations of over use of protection, mainly from people who were safely doing later ascents on safer rock because of the cleaning already done and with access to good route descriptions. Assuming that all this rain happens,

... not showing 14 replies to this topic ...
Register as a New User or login to gain full access to the forums. Registration is quick and completely free.
If you are definitely logged on, press Ctrl+F5 keys to reload this page [read more]

Unregistered users can only read messages in the most recent topics.

This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings.

My Forums