Reports - winter conditions and activity

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Helvellyn Conditions 19-02-12

After a hard freeze and some fresh snow the mixed routes on Helvellyn came into great condition.  Any old snow was solid, there was ice in places, and the turf was bomber...

Today was day 2 of a weekend climbing course and after learning about leading yesterday the guys were keen to find their limit on something steeper.  Tom took Gian and Jamie up V-Corner which was in good condition.  I climbed with Nilesh and Gareth who liked the look of one of the harder routes on the crag, Rape and Pillage IV/6, so we went for that.  The route was in good condition, turf solid etc.  This was a great effort for the guys as their first mixed route.

Thanks to the team for a great weekend!

 Red Tarn

Rape and Pillage IV/6

Topping out after V-Corner

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