/ Lakes multi-pitch on a single rope
Obviously I'd only climb a pretty direct route.
Yes, if that's all you've got go for it.
Take plenty of longer quickdraws and slings and extend everything.
As above, you'll be fine. Gimmer is great, enjoy!
For Gimmer though, the abseil descent is far quicker than walking / scrambling back down should you wish to climb multiple routes.
I climbed in the lakes for the best part of three years on a single. Had no real issues but obviously avoided wandering routes
Bought twins about a month before I left the area. Go figure!
So much depends on the specific route, as well as how much/ where you place gear, that it's hard to generalise.
I've seen people zigzag their way up a short, 'straight' route with careless gear placement. And equally I've seen people protect 'wandering' routes on a single rope with careful extending (and judicious skipping of gear placements).
Pretty much anywhere in the country I'd be happier with two, but if a single was all that was available, it wouldn't put me off. Just choose routes wisely and be prepared to belay a bit more often if necessary.
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