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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