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hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 01:10:29 pm
It seems reality has temporarily been suspended at Stanage, and Burbage North, with the edges drying out, there has never been a better time to get out and "snowball" testpieces of yesteryear.

Yesterday Jonboy and i sorted out the drifts under Whitewand, Ulysses and The Don.  Silk is a complete joke with the bottom 6ft being covered. Someone has already artificially enhanced a snow drift under big air too, which makes bloodline a nicer proposition also.

If anyone is keen to get out on stuff let me know as this is a one in 20year chance pretty much. I'll be heading out to Burb North (hopefully) or stanage if Burb north is wet tomorrow. But this should all still be about at the weekend

Snowballable routes? thoughts?

3 blind mice, superstition, the promise, living in oxford, Berry's highball thing,

Marble wall? (anyone walked round here?) wall of sound, shine on (should be dry tomorrow) cemetry waits,

Black car burning area?

we found it easy to shift 2-3ft of snow about to flatten landings with just 1 shovel so if quite a few people get out and get busy then we could do loads

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#1 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 01:19:11 pm
what about the thing in the wall left of Old Salt, also the iaiaiaiaiaiaiaian farrar monch experience would be a bit less highball. crypt trip?

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#2 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 02:13:57 pm
Cemetry waits still looking good?

Boys will be boys is the obvious one. Grace and Danger? Weather Report? All depends where the drifts are though. I'll be out tomorrow, though I'm climbing like a fucktard.

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#3 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 02:26:01 pm
Bit of a heads up, just got back from burbage south today and everything was soaked, it was really misty as well, the one problem we did dry out just got wet again from the humidity and the like.

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#4 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 02:44:53 pm
I'll be out tomorrow, though I'm climbing like a fucktard.

Don't panic, I'm sure there'll still be a gully or two in nick.

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#5 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 03:08:57 pm
My recent track record on them isn't very good either...

Burbage North - Nefertiti, Welford's pocket roof thing.

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#6 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 03:42:44 pm
Yeah Pug (welford's roof) and Nefertiti could be good, we should check those out tomorrow. The plantation/ stanage left ones are good too.

The wall left of old Salt and Marble wall should catch the drifts well. The best drifts are under south west facing rock. but most gullys are full of the stuff, and it was easy to move yesterday.

forecast is good for tomorrow.

Ash tree wall area could be a right gold mine

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#7 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 04:08:32 pm
You mean sugar mine.
That E5 arete left of Right Fin could be worth a look.

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#8 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 04:15:11 pm
hows about that e4 or 5 roof just right of knights move as a warmup?

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#9 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 04:43:46 pm
That E5 arete left of Right Fin could be worth a look.

A great little route, should be fun.

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#10 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 05:42:26 pm
I'd be keen to get out over the next week Dan!

3 blind Mice sounds good, having already jumped/fallen off post crux on to one pad, a drift would be a bonus  :-[

I'll drop you a text later in the week....

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#11 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 06:05:46 pm
Anyone had a look at Great Slab area, Froggatt ?

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#12 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 06:14:20 pm
Anyone had a look at Great Slab area, Froggatt ?
I was at curbar yesterday n there was sod all snow there so id b surprised if there were much on frogatt

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#13 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 06:43:40 pm
Was there on Sunday. No snow at all. Some seepage from the breaks, though that may have cleared up by now.

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#14 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 09:06:08 pm
what the tune in that vid? is it by noel fielding?

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#15 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 09:37:00 pm
Roughly when are you heading out and will it be around the Plantation area? I'm off tomorrow but meant to be having a 'family' day but might try and 'just pop out for an hour' or two. Mind you feeling quite rusty at the moment.

J :-)

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#16 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 27, 2010, 11:34:21 pm
tune is by midfield general, "seed distribution" fielding is in another track too called "midfielding" (made the vid in a rush otherwise would have put it on the end)

should be at plantation all day tomorrow by the looks of things

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#17 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 28, 2010, 07:43:40 am
tune is by midfield general, "seed distribution" fielding is in another track too called "midfielding"

And a track called Barry The Moth.  More quality verbal rambling, this time about insects.

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#18 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 28, 2010, 08:47:19 am
Thanks JB and stokesy.  Plan B then...

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#19 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 28, 2010, 10:20:23 am
It's bright and cold at the moment although it was awful at times yesterday, the rock looked wet from the road, it might be ok but I wouldn't bank on it.

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#20 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 28, 2010, 05:36:18 pm
Conditions were great today apart from the odd wet streak, went downhill by sunset though.

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#21 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 28, 2010, 06:30:53 pm
Thanks for the platforms under Weather Report and SIlk guys, somewhere for the dog to sit while watching me advance my ground up skills by warp 6!

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#22 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 28, 2010, 06:37:21 pm
Effort! Two hard E5's in a day, on your tod - good going.

Couple more at Burbage North now too...

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#23 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 28, 2010, 06:46:05 pm
strictly speaking i didn't top WR - but it was raining and i kept burying myself in the snow sliding off. Silk 'direct' is fun, wots dug out Burbage...?

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#24 Re: hard grit, soft snow...
January 28, 2010, 06:52:37 pm
Seek and ye shall find...

 

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