UK Winter Conditions

This Winter Conditions page gives a summary of what is being climbed at the moment, what is 'in' nick and what the prospects are. All the winter climbs done by users in their UKC climbing logbooks over the past 5 days are shown - click on the route name to find details of all the recent ascents, the map shows the locations of the crags where routes are being done.

There is also a summary of the 'condition' threads on the Winter Forum, including those by the UKC Area Correspondents. At the base of the page are winter photos taken over the same period.

Recent Winter climbs

Lochnagar (Aberdeenshire)

Red Spout grade I on Wed 23rd

Stob Coire nan Lochan (Highland)

Broad Gully grade I on Sun 20th

Coire an t'Sneachda (Invernesshire)

Aladdin's Couloir grade I on Sun 20th

The Angels Peak (Invernesshire)

Angels Ridge / North East Ridge grade I on Mon 21st

White Goods (Clwyd)

Adams (they made me) grade M5 on Tue 22nd
Apple grade M7 on Tue 22nd
And Pears grade M7 on Tue 22nd
Don't Tumble grade M6+ on Tue 22nd

Y Garn (Gwynedd)

East Ridge grade II on Mon 21st

Dow Crag (Cumbria)

Easy Terrace grade II on Mon 21st
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