/ Where to climb in the Peak to avoid the heat

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maybe_si 28 Jun 2019

As the title suggests, looking for suggestions of cooler, north facing, shady locations in the peak.  Roughly HS-E2.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Luke90 28 Jun 2019
Blue Straggler 28 Jun 2019
In reply to maybe_si:

Shining Clough

Dovestones Tor

S11 28 Jun 2019
In reply to Blue Straggler:

The Ravenstones

Burbage South

Staden Quarry

Dave Garnett 28 Jun 2019
In reply to maybe_si:

I'm sorry, I don't understand the question.  Heat?  In the Peak? Now?  

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DubyaJamesDubya 28 Jun 2019
In reply to maybe_si:

Ramshaw 

Jon Read 28 Jun 2019
In reply to Dave Garnett:

Come, come, now Dave, are you deny it's hot and say that this but mild compared to S Africa?

Chris Craggs Global Crag Moderator28 Jun 2019
In reply to maybe_si:

The far left side of Millstone Edge is great in the heat - gets the sun late on, like Burbage South Edge

Chris

Post edited at 15:33
Martin Haworth 28 Jun 2019
John Stainforth 28 Jun 2019
In reply to Jon Read:

Likewise.  It's barely warm in the UK.

UK snowflakes would probably be well advised to avoid latitudes less than about 50. 

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Dave Garnett 28 Jun 2019
In reply to Jon Read:

> Come, come, now Dave, are you deny it's hot and say that this but mild compared to S Africa?

Quite.  I don't really function properly below about 30 degrees.  Even that isn't always warm enough for Dow Crag or Ramshaw.

Offwidth 28 Jun 2019
In reply to maybe_si:

In addition to those above you can add: Chatsworth, Gardoms far left, Turning Stone, Bradley Quarry, Kinder North, Shining Clough, Wimberry, Ravens Tor (Dovedale) , Thors Cave,

DubyaJamesDubya 02 Jul 2019
In reply to Offwidth:

Chatsworth good and you need the heat to climb there, otherwise green/dank

mrphilipoldham 02 Jul 2019
In reply to maybe_si:

In addition to all that’s been said.. 

The Ravenstones

Laddow Rocks (Gets morning sun then in the shade)

Shooter's Nab

krikoman 02 Jul 2019
In reply to maybe_si:

No need to bother now, summer's over.

Baron Weasel 02 Jul 2019
In reply to krikoman:

> No need to bother now, summer's over.

The English summer - my favourite day of the year

GrahamD 02 Jul 2019
In reply to maybe_si:

In that grade range, Chee Tor would be my  suggestion. 

James Oswald 02 Jul 2019
In reply to GrahamD:

Isn't Chee tor roasting hot for the afternoon?

I think staden is quite shady.

Mark Bannan 02 Jul 2019
In reply to John Stainforth:

> UK snowflakes would probably be well advised to avoid latitudes less than about 50. 

I'm sure they usually do - there is only a tiny bit of Cornwall below 50 degrees North and I'm sure snow does not fall there very often. I don't think your advice would have much effect on these "rogue" snowflakes.

GrahamD 02 Jul 2019
In reply to James Oswald:

I've never found it too hot there, possibly because of the shade at the base. Staden is a good call, though.

slab_happy 04 Jul 2019
In reply to maybe_si:

Kinder Northern Edges

Climbable temps last Saturday! And if you go via the Fair Brook approach you can dunk your feet in the brook on the way back.

GrahamD 04 Jul 2019
In reply to James Oswald:

> Isn't Chee tor roasting hot for the afternoon?

Ok update on Chee Tor based on climbing thrre yesterday. Its fine until early afternoon.  There are a couple of hot hours then the right hand side statts to be shadowed.  Not perfect but not a disaster and a brilliant crag.

Offwidth 08 Jul 2019
In reply to GrahamD:

Another one for the list: Rollick Stones. First visit last week and we were cold in the wind despite the sun.

planetmarshall 08 Jul 2019
In reply to maybe_si:

The area around Bachelor's Climb (VS 4c) on  Hen Cloud stays in the shade until around early afternoon as I recall.


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