Saturday, 14 February 2009

Lakes Winter Climbing

The best winter weather in the English Lakes for over a decade and some unused Quark axes meant many visits in search of classic routes. the first few visits encountered powder snow, and unconsolidated conditions, but later visits were rewarded with some great conditions. Here are some highlights.


Central Gully Left Branch Great End - Grade III



Launchy Gill, Thirlmere - Grade III



Dollywagon North - Ramp it Up - Grade II




Dollywagon Gully - Grade III



Black Crag Icefall - Grade IV



Hart Crag Icefall - Grade IV



Two Grooves, Brown Cove - Grade IV


Chock Gully, Falcon Crag - Grade V

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