Lake District Winter Climbs
Area covered Sample routes Alan Hinkes explores Patterdale Pillar

Lake District Winter Climbs

The creative forces of the Fell & Rock Climbing Club and Cicerone have teamed together to provide the definitive guide to winter climbing in the English Lake District in a handy-pocket-sized format.
 
Every known winter climb, from all over the National Park and beyond is explored, including over 200 new routes unique to this edition that have been ascended in the past few years.
 
All manner of winter climbing is covered; from Snow and Ice to Mixed Climbing, Water Ice and Dry-Tooling. There are routes for those who are new to the adventure of winter climbing, as well as challenging ascents for experienced climbers.
 
The Lake District is known all over the world as an area of outstanding beauty and tranquility. Winter climbing opens the door to a new world of snow, ice and rock. No less stunning than in the warmer months, climbing in the cold offers a challenging slant to a well-loved landscape. Ridges become gravity-defying cornices, crags are sheer with ice and snow, frothing waterfalls in gullies become static sculptures; all the more alluring because the climb is different every year.
 
The guide is divided into five different areas, with clear maps to find the crags and colour photo-topos to locate all the intricate routes. The routes range from classic high-mountain gullies and buttresses on crags such as Scafell, Pillar, and Great Gable to frozen watercourses and icefalls including Great Gully on the Wasdale Screes, Launchy Gill, Low Water Beck and Cautley Spout. And, of course, popular venues like Great End and the Eastern Coves of the Helvellyn Escarpment are described in detail.
 
With additional sections on winter equipment, ethics and conservation, climbing walls, accommodation and a first-ascent list, Winter Climbs in the Lake District is an indispensable companion to any climber counting the days to the first snow.
 
 A comprehensive guide to the best of the best winter climbing routes
Advice on equipment, hazards, techniques and weather
Detailed maps, photography and topos of over 950 routes
 
South Lakes

Langdale

Oxendale
Bowfell
Langdale Pikes

Coniston

Dow
The Old Man Of Coniston
Wetherlam
Tilberthwaite and The Slate Quarries

West Lakes

Eskdale

Little Narrow Cove

Wasdale

Scafell Massif
Scafell
Scafell Pike
Lingmell
Mosedale
Western Wasdale

Ennerdale

Mirklin Cove
Mirk Cove and Wind Gap Cove
Pillar

Great Gable and Kirk Fell

Gable South
Gable North
Kirk Fell

Buttermere

Honister Pass
Fleetwith Pike North Face
Warnscale Bottom
Birkness Combe
Bleaberry Combe
Grasmoor
Newlands
Coledale
Whinlatter

North Lakes

Borrowdale

Borrowdale East
Great End Area
Borrowdale West

Northern Fells

Skiddaw
Blencathra (Saddleback)
Carrock Fell

Thirlmere

East Lakes

Helvellyn Massif

Helvellyn
Nethermost Cove
Ruthwaite Cove
Cock Cove
Dollywaggon

Patterdale and Adjacent Valleys

Patterdale East
Patterdale West
Grisedale
Deepdale
Sleet Cove
Dovedale
Kirkstone Pass

Far Eastern Fells

Mardale
Blea Water
Riggindale
Whelter Bottom
Swindale
Longsleddale
Kentmere

Outlying Areas

The Howgills

Northern Pennines

 

ISBN 9781852847166
 
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