I made the mistake of going to Sourmilk Ghyll in Buttermere. Not in condition anymore. It had been over the weekend but the thaw has hit it badly. I'd never done it before and itwas a toss up between that + Newlands. Wrong choice.
I climbed low water beck today. Good ice, the first bit of fall had water flowing through the centre but otherwise still ok.
Second pitch by the slab and upper falls was really good ice still.
Was snowing up there as well, so still pretty cold.
Has anyone been to Blea Water Ice in the last couple days?
This Winter Conditions page gives a summary of what is being climbed at the moment, what is 'in' nick and
what the prospects are...
Fri Night Vid Hidden Masters: A Route Setting Documentary
This week's Friday Night Video is an insight into the job of a competition route setter. Arguably, the job is harder than ever with a huge range of specialisations and the elite level of top climbers. The film looks into the level of...
Press Release The Yawn Wall - 9th December at Yonder, London