/ Dry rock when it's raining heavily

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Wizzy - on 25 Jan 2014
Where is a good bet for dry rock when it's raining during the winter?
Choss on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Wizzy:

could you narrow the area down a bit ;-)
Bulls Crack - on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Wizzy:

Nowhere?
fire_munki on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Wizzy:

Spain?
pauldr - on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Wizzy:

Isle of Naboombu
The Pylon King on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Wizzy:

is this a riddle?
Choss on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Wizzy:

im gonna say Tintern quarry, cos whatever the weather its a shitehole ;-)
Jon Stewart - on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Wizzy:

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.
Reidy - on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Jon Stewart:

Oh you mean New Mills?
Choss on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Reidy:

> Oh you mean New Mills?

no. stannington ruffs
Jon Stewart - on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Reidy:

According to some people I guess I do...
Wizzy - on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Choss:

Anywhere in N yorkshire!
Albachoss - on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Wizzy:

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.



martinph78 on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Wizzy:

Somewhere overhanging with plenty of overhanging trees above?

Hownsgill quarry perhaps...
Anoetic - on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Wizzy:

Carreg hylldrem
Offwidth - on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Choss:

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.
ankyo - on 25 Jan 2014
In reply to Wizzy:

Ravenswick
aricooperdavis on 30 Jan 2014
In reply to Wizzy:

There is "The All Weather Gym" at Hodge Close Quarry, in the Lakes?

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Franco Cookson on 31 Jan 2014
In reply to ankyo:

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!
martinph78 on 31 Jan 2014
In reply to Franco Cookson:

Don't the Wainstones dry off pretty quickly if there is a breeze? Might be worth a look.
MischaHY - on 31 Jan 2014
In reply to Wizzy:

Yep, pretty sure you mean New Mills ;)
tlm - on 31 Jan 2014
In reply to Anoetic:

> Carreg hylldrem

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!

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Franco Cookson on 31 Jan 2014
In reply to Martin1978:

Parts yeh. Will be fairly cold like. Risk of damaging routes if the rock is saturated though.

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