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bw54 - on 12 Mar 2018

Hi all, i'm thinking of a trip to Great End on Tuesday, any word on the conditions over the weekend? Thanks

Jim Lancs on 12 Mar 2018
sheelba - on 12 Mar 2018
In reply to bw54:

What for? Bog snorkeling in Sprinkling tarn might be a goer. 

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Jim 1003 - on 12 Mar 2018
In reply to bw54:

 I was climbing there on Thurs, but its thawed a bit since, I was climbing in Borrowdale yesterday and it was 13 degrees in the valley, however I could see Great End and it has lots of snow left. Custs is full of snow and if you went up VERY early I imagine it could still be a good solo. As for the ice pitches in the harder routes it's hard to say, but I imagine there could be gaps now. One of the edges on Helvellyn might be a better bet....

Theres a big cornice on Central gully with splits in it, so bear that in mind, that's if it hasn't fallen down already....

 

Post edited at 19:48
wercat on 26 Mar 2018
In reply to bw54:

Excellent conditions today, loads of ice and very secure placements.


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