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)

The Black Spout grade I on Tue 15th
Central Gully grade I on Tue 15th

Ben Nevis (Highland)

Tower Ridge grade IV 3 on Fri 18th
Comb Gully grade IV 4 on Fri 18th (2 ascents)
Ledge Route grade II on Fri 18th
Carn Mor Dearg Arete grade I on Fri 18th
Tower Ridge grade IV 3 on Tue 15th
Glovers Chimney grade III 4 on Tue 15th

Coire an t'Sneachda (Invernesshire)

Aladdin's Mirror grade I on Sat 19th
The Runnel grade II on Tue 15th
Jacob's Ladder grade I on Mon 14th (2 ascents)
Crotched Gully grade II on Mon 14th (2 ascents)
Spiral Gully grade II on Mon 14th (3 ascents)

Carn Etchachan (Moray)

Castlegates Gully grade I on Tue 15th

Ballachulish Bridge (Argyll and Bute)

Central Crack grade M3 on Thu 17th
 
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