/ Dry rock when it's raining heavily
could you narrow the area down a bit ;-)
Isle of Naboombu
is this a riddle?
im gonna say Tintern quarry, cos whatever the weather its a shitehole ;-)
There's this brilliant crag that has classic 3* routes, sport and trad, throughout the grades that stays bone dry in the foulest of weather, and what's more hardly anyone knows about it and it's always quiet. oh wait a minute, there isn't.
Oh you mean New Mills?
no. stannington ruffs
According to some people I guess I do...
Anywhere in N yorkshire!
As mentioned already, some of New-mills Torrs stays dry through heavy rain, mostly the harder trad except for a few easier routes under the bridge. The rest of the routes are well sheltered and generally stay dry unless the rain is 'proper' A decent amount of bouldering also stays dry too, as well as some of the sport routes up the inside of the bridge.
Somewhere overhanging with plenty of overhanging trees above?
Hownsgill quarry perhaps...
Doesn't Stannington face roughly north. Its certainly not especially dry in rain as it's only protected by trees and a layer of rubbish and doesn't really overhang and the soil tops seep. Its also loose and generally exceedingly unpleasant and must be the shittest venue ever written up fully for a guidebook.
Back on subject there are a few reliable venues in the Churnett providing the rain is recent (so no seeps have formed) see the latest Roaches guide for details.
There is "The All Weather Gym" at Hodge Close Quarry, in the Lakes?
I've been asking myself this question most of this week. I haven't had a lot of luck, but then I was more looking at cleaning than climbing anyway. Highcliffe nab, a north facer that seeps was soaked, totally and utterly. Ingleby incline, a west facer that is exposed and seeps only a little bit was also soaked - by the end of this week totally wet all over. Danby Crag, a north facer in trees with some exposed buttresses, which tends to dry fairly quickly in summer was totally drenched all over.
Things that were dry - an overhung cavey bouldering dolerite choss quarry near kildale, with good drainage. Westerdale view quarry had some dry parts the other day, with some seepage. Just been back up there and it's roughly the same. Glaisdale was dry yesterday - well drained, but not that exposed.
I don't think Ravenswick will be dry, as it stays dry after heavy rain, but after a prolonged spell it seeps badly. I think the general rule is to pick somewhere that is well drained and hope!
Don't the Wainstones dry off pretty quickly if there is a breeze? Might be worth a look.
Yep, pretty sure you mean New Mills ;)
I had an amazing day there once, on the traverse, climbing in the rain, with a waterfall thundering down over the lip of the crag. We were just laughing in delight at a stolen day of climbing, while our mates went to the electric mountain! On the last pitch, mind you, I had water pouring in one sleeve and out of the opposite leg!
Parts yeh. Will be fairly cold like. Risk of damaging routes if the rock is saturated though.
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