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Title: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on November 25, 2014, 08:32:12 pm
See title. Not specifically the sheltered ever-green Caley nor the bleakly open ever-dry Almscliff, but just general crags throughout Yorkshire grit.

I am desperate to get down and make use out of the amazing new guides but I've not seen that much good weather down there on the forecast this month. However I had a recce of the Pateley area at the start of the month and although it was very grey and muggy most things seemed dry.

How have things fared? What sort of nick are most clean crags in? I'm kinda after normal semi-reliable stuff like Eastby, Brimham pinnacles, etc etc.

Ta x
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andyd on November 25, 2014, 11:08:51 pm
Was this for today or the week in general. If so, rain dude  :sorry:
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on November 26, 2014, 10:16:01 am
Both, any. Current general conditions, likely predictions, useful webcams....
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on November 26, 2014, 10:32:02 am
Rule of thumb..

Conditions wise exposed crags will be like Almscliff, Non exposed like Caley :) I would have thought there would be plenty of stuff to go at - at Brimham... as bits are exposed and bits are not!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Stubbs on November 26, 2014, 12:15:10 pm
Wet and shitty in Airedale today, so a good chance that Earl Crag will be dry!

(ref http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,18915.msg431376.html#msg431376 (http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,18915.msg431376.html#msg431376))
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on November 26, 2014, 12:32:30 pm
Wet and shitty in Airedale today, so a good chance that Earl Crag will be dry!

(ref http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,18915.msg431376.html#msg431376 (http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,18915.msg431376.html#msg431376))

I was planning to top up my tan at Costa del Earl later...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on November 30, 2014, 11:31:21 am
What about today / after today??
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on November 30, 2014, 06:25:29 pm
Even some parts of the Cliff were wet today so don't count on anything unless it is specifically stated to be fast drying in the guidebook. Don't know what the weather is tomorrow. To be honest it depends what you want to climb. If it is exposed, gets the sun and doesn't take drainage then it will probably be fine  :shrug:

To ask what conditions will be like on Yorkshire grit is kind of a big question.

Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: sjw on November 30, 2014, 06:32:36 pm
Exposed bits of Nidderdale were dry today, which bodes well for the bits of Brimham etc that aren't too sheltered.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on November 30, 2014, 06:41:26 pm
That's why I expect BIG answers Will :)

Yes generally after exposed / sunny stuff. Shortlist atm is Easty, Dovestones (A59), Brimham pinnacles, Crow Crag, and a few others I forget.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on November 30, 2014, 07:34:53 pm
Everything you've mentioned should probably be fine.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: peewee on November 30, 2014, 11:06:35 pm
Eastby and the Sheltercliff Boulders were dry today.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bonjoy on December 01, 2014, 12:51:13 pm
Good to hear about Beast of the Field seeing some action.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Stubbs on December 01, 2014, 01:56:51 pm
Great addition that Jon!

Typically for Monday the mist has lifted and everything is generally drying out. Looks like it's cooling off and on the face of it Wednesday's forecast looks good, but with hardly any wind forecast it could well be back to foggy clag.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 01, 2014, 05:14:03 pm
It was quite claggy this evening :(
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: mark20 on December 27, 2014, 04:13:07 pm
Heard a rumour that there is a less snow up there than in the Peak? Worth trying Slipstones on Monday?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on December 27, 2014, 04:25:21 pm
Looking at the tweets.. If you're keen for grit Thorn might be ok. Snow up by the problems but didn't look like it was down in the valley (access etc..)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Stubbs on December 27, 2014, 04:51:18 pm
Just seen some FB photos from Slippies, looked like a bit of melt off the top but fine otherwise so should be good tomorrow
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 27, 2014, 05:54:49 pm
Was up on Barden Fell today but didn't actually see lords or Simon's close up. Where I was some of the north facing walls were plastered to the point of forming ice. There was quite a bit of melt on the top of the crag but once the top was brushed it took maybe an hour to come dry. Would be interested to know if people got anything done today as I'd like to get out tomorrow. The roads all seem to be clear.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on December 27, 2014, 06:15:42 pm
Eastern stuff e.g. Brimham didn't look too bad from the A1M. There was a LOT less snow than down by Sheffield.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: dunnyg on December 27, 2014, 07:25:54 pm
There is a hopeful morning session at woodhouse tomorrow Charles. Possible cows mouth the day after too.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on December 28, 2014, 11:11:20 am
Can people keep updating this, please. I'm supposed to be down on the grit Mon-Wed and Yorkshire is probably the only option...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: groovedog on December 28, 2014, 11:27:56 am
Hoping to get out tomorrow too. Has there been much snow in the Leeds area? Almscliffe, Caley?
Looking out in Sheffield I don't fancy sketching out to the peak going by the state of the roads in S8 currently.

Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Johnny Brown on December 28, 2014, 12:14:57 pm
Fox house and Froggatt road were fine yesterday. Our road got properly ploughed this morning so I dare say some of the Peak roads will be fully clear now. Expect Ringinglow will be the exception as usual.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: r-man on December 28, 2014, 03:29:06 pm
There is a hopeful morning session at woodhouse tomorrow Charles. Possible cows mouth the day after too.

Cows mouth? Was contemplating heading that way tomorrow. Forecast is for fog though.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: dunnyg on December 28, 2014, 03:55:06 pm
Yeah, woodhouse was pretty good nick in places today, so thats allways a bail out option. Not 100% where yet though. Maybe the fog will be low...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 28, 2014, 05:18:18 pm
Mwis reckons the tops will "almost certainly" be clear tomorrow with excellent visibility.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: dunnyg on December 28, 2014, 05:40:07 pm
Word
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: hstmoore on December 28, 2014, 06:58:12 pm
almscliffe has been fine over the past few days, only a tiny bit of snow on the ground. rest of the area seems much the same
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: willackers on December 28, 2014, 07:47:10 pm
Caley was pretty damp today but there were a handful of problems that were dry and climbable. Should be better tomorrow.

Some idiots had covered Scary Canary in chalk to try and dry it off, it looked a right mess  :wank:
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tommytwotone on December 28, 2014, 08:51:01 pm
As per the above - not that this will be news to anyone but Almscliff was great today, though western side of the crag was looking as shady and green as you'd expect. I went in up Gravelly Hill Lane which was fine apart from one icy patch where the shadows meant it hadn't caught the sun.


Only issue was the walk-in through the field, that was pretty muddy / slippery - probably as a result of every climber in the north having been there!



Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on December 28, 2014, 09:07:50 pm
Anyone from Brimham area?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tommytwotone on December 28, 2014, 09:13:16 pm
Saw Peewee of this parish today and he described it on his visit yesterday as "a bit drippy"...sounds like it'd be fine by now.







Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: peewee on December 28, 2014, 09:53:26 pm
at Brimham anything that didn't top out seemed ok untill the runoff from the melting snow started. Im guessing after no more snow and another day of sun it should be ok by now.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on December 28, 2014, 09:54:30 pm
It's a plan B for Tue if Rivelin is fucked, Castle Rock / Rotifer area....hmmm...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: mark20 on December 29, 2014, 08:08:02 pm
Slipstones was fine today
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: dunnyg on December 29, 2014, 08:14:33 pm
Woodhouse glorious, (as allways), cows mouth grim, stuck in heavy freezing fog
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on December 29, 2014, 08:41:28 pm
Definite fog/sun divide. Driving in from M6 to Skipton, anything in fog patches was foul, anything with a hint of sun looked good. Snow only East of Skipton, plus some up on Crookrise etc but that seemed to be above the cloud. Dovestones looked good. Hunter Stones good on the sunny faces, fucked on shady ones due to melt. Hunter's Roof well chalked. Recced Brimham by headtorch, lots of snow on shady ledges but S-facing stuff looked fairly decent. Pair In A Cubicle looked mint and I suspect other low-level problems would be good.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: B0405413 on December 29, 2014, 08:54:20 pm
crookrise was mingin today, except barry kingsize. The fly was dry until the snow started melting into the pocket.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: AlistairB on December 29, 2014, 10:28:26 pm
Almscliff unsurprisingly fine today, good conditions in the sun. The field was frozen enough to avoid sinking too much too which is always nice.

Saw 8-10 people at Caley on my way too, didn't look that appealing to my eye but there were people at New Jerusalem and the usual stuff around Forked Lightning. Looked mostly clear of snow but definite wetness and greeness on quite a bit of stuff.

Didn't bother looking in on Ilkley but there's still fairly uniform snow on the moors and they were blanketed with nice thick freezing fog most of today so probably safe to assume it's not good up there.

Spoke to some guys who'd been at Brimham this morning and found stuff to go at but very cold apparently.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Footwork on December 29, 2014, 10:41:35 pm
Was at Caley after 7pm, fair amount of green gop but Crystal method all dry (maybe not the last hold but we never found out!)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Duncan campbell on December 30, 2014, 12:07:58 am
Forgive my total ignorance, but how green/wet/Ming is psycho?

Would bleddy love to do that!

Having never been to caley I am well keen to get there... Any point having a first visit anytime soon or should I wait a bit?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Footwork on December 30, 2014, 12:16:46 am
Psycho is green/damp and 'orrible right now :( The whole slab is wrecked. I'd say wait a bit to go at the minute, haven't seen what the main crag is like but I expect just as green. Do you live locally?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Duncan campbell on December 30, 2014, 08:41:31 am
Live in Sheffield so no rush. Cheers for the heads up!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on December 30, 2014, 08:51:13 am
Widdop bad according to Fatnecks Twitter feed...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Duncan campbell on December 31, 2014, 12:07:29 am
Anyone know how Shipley glen is?

Looks to be Ming in peak tomorrow but have done a fair bit at the cliff so be good to go somewhere new...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: fatneck on December 31, 2014, 07:52:35 am
Widdop was umclimbable but I believe Scout Hut Crag was sound and saw a team head up to Scout Crag and not come down so maybe that was sound too...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 31, 2014, 09:00:12 am
I live very close by to the glen and the weather these past couple of days has been good and dry. It gets afternoon sun and the trees will be bare, so id say a good chance of it being dry. If that fails then Baildon would probably make a good alternative that id expect to be definitely dry -more exposed and more southerly aspect I think.
And then if they're shit then there is definitely stuff at Caley roadside in nick at the moment
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: James Malloch on December 31, 2014, 10:28:32 am
Not that it needs saying, but almscliff is pretty mint now with a nice wind blowing in. Few bits damp on the backs of boulders (morrells etc).

Also no one else here :)

Chalk bag left under demon wall also.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tommytwotone on December 31, 2014, 01:39:37 pm
Just checked and thankfully, this time it's not mine!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Adi Gill on December 31, 2014, 02:15:03 pm
Anyone know how Shipley glen is?

Looks to be Ming in peak tomorrow but have done a fair bit at the cliff so be good to go somewhere new...

Glen ok but not the best as its warming up this aft and feels a bit muggy damp. The usual ticks are all dry , vim, Red Baron , Parker . Save it for a promo day if it's your first visit unless your up here anyway
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Duncan campbell on December 31, 2014, 05:31:27 pm
Ended up there anyway and had a great day most stuff seemed in pretty good nick and got more than I expected done.

A great crag which is the perfect height too. Particular highlights were mansons wall, phill wall and Red Baron.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: James Malloch on December 31, 2014, 06:21:28 pm
 :please:
Just checked and thankfully, this time it's not mine!

Also a green evolve shoe on the wall next to the parking.

Chalk bag still under demon wall unless anyone collected it later on.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: moose on December 31, 2014, 07:33:12 pm
Particular highlights were mansons wall, phill wall and Red Baron.

Good work... I fell with distressing consequences from Phil's Wall on Sunday (a fun Monday filled with X-rays, hastily arranged GP appointments, blood tests....).  Still, I should be back there as soon as my foot stops hurting.  How do you finish it - I was gaining the RH mono, LH to a poor crimp (level with a crimp on Manson's), rocking up and bumping the RH to a crimp around 12" above.... and then running out of ideas and sliding down the wall.  Presumably the break out to the RHS, near the arete is the target, but how?  I am now understandably a little wary about trying to just pull hard, smear and slap!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 31, 2014, 08:46:10 pm
The crux is the right foot smear I find. Stand onto that, shit left hand crimp, snatch right hand up which I think is good isn't it? Once you've got your right hand up I think it should be all over.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: moose on December 31, 2014, 10:39:08 pm
Cheers, I can't recall seeing an obvious smear - though it was all a bit damp and unclimbed looking that day.  Bugger that it's a "snatch"... given the state of my ankle I might wait until other people are there with additional pads before trying again... or at least until it is reassuringly ticked-up!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: nathanie1 on January 10, 2015, 08:21:37 pm
recent video beta for Phil's Wall

Phil's Wall on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/115999307)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on January 17, 2015, 10:37:55 pm
Anyone got bright ideas for tomorrow? East is supposed to have nice weather, so obviously Almscliff will be in nick. Would rather avoid that if possible. Any idea what the roads are like up to nidderdale? Been sleet and snow all day here today and not sure if it's stuck up there.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on January 17, 2015, 11:20:07 pm
I'd also appreciate Nidderdale road condition beta please!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on January 18, 2015, 08:34:39 am
Nowhere looks too bad on here:
http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/outandabout/planningyourvisit/webcams (http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/outandabout/planningyourvisit/webcams)

Think I will give it a try.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on January 18, 2015, 04:57:03 pm
Was physically turned back from Brimham. Cleared the hill from Summerbridge with little problem and just a smidge of wheelspin. Got across the death crossroad. Just before the car park there is a slight rise and this was too much. Car slid back in a full skid, did a complete 180 and ended up facing up back down the hill. Took it as a sign and went to the Depot.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on January 18, 2015, 05:00:41 pm
My sister FB'd a very snowy looking picture from Ilkley...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Footwork on January 18, 2015, 05:25:17 pm
complete weekend right off :furious:

Did the same as Will, 3 point skid after death cross road and turned back first in mouth going down the death hill.

Cliff was black and blue :(
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: SA Chris on January 20, 2015, 02:48:14 pm
Get snow tyres guys! Gtit is not worth trashing your car and potentially yourself for. Or carry a bucket full of sand and a small shovel in the boot, only takes a minute to get some down.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: groovedog on January 22, 2015, 01:39:05 pm
Is there much snow up Caley, Almscliffe, Brimham.

I fear the peak will be fairly wet this weekend?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on January 22, 2015, 01:57:33 pm
Is there much snow up Caley, Almscliffe, Brimham.

I fear the peak will be fairly wet this weekend?

Looks nice out there doesnt it!

I'd put money on something at the Cliff being dry... Demon Wall roof area doesnt take much/any seepage and normally dries fast...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: dobbin on January 23, 2015, 09:11:31 am
Presuming you can get up to it of course!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on January 23, 2015, 09:13:46 am

Presuming you can get up to it of course!

One of the routes up is normally clearer so the milk tanker can get through..
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: dobbin on January 23, 2015, 09:27:17 am
ah ok - do you know which that is? i am very tempted to go and look later, but from what the metoffice tells me it could start (50% prob) raining at 1500 - which is when i would be going...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on January 23, 2015, 09:37:17 am
I think it's the road opposite the station - the one that doubles back (when coming from Leeds) - that's certainly the gentlest up to the end of the houses...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on January 23, 2015, 09:37:54 am
I suspect roads'll be fine now anyway...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tommytwotone on January 23, 2015, 10:33:58 am
ah ok - do you know which that is? i am very tempted to go and look later, but from what the metoffice tells me it could start (50% prob) raining at 1500 - which is when i would be going...


I gather the one through the village is generally the better if the roads are bad (Strait Lane I think). Basically, avoid Gravelly Hill Lane.

Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on January 23, 2015, 11:00:13 am

ah ok - do you know which that is? i am very tempted to go and look later, but from what the metoffice tells me it could start (50% prob) raining at 1500 - which is when i would be going...


I gather the one through the village is generally the better if the roads are bad (Strait Lane I think). Basically, avoid Gravelly Hill Lane.

That's what I meant ;)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Wood FT on January 23, 2015, 01:33:09 pm
Anyone care to hazard a guess as to what state Caley's in, specifically the Psycho boulder? The forecast looks great tomorrow and I have no idea what the melt scene is like over yonder.

Cheers
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Johnny Brown on January 23, 2015, 01:56:18 pm
Fucked I'd imagine. Anyone for Earl?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: willackers on January 23, 2015, 02:06:23 pm
The last few times I have gone past it's looked very green and damp. I reckon most of Caley will be out this weekend.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on January 23, 2015, 02:07:00 pm
From memory the Psycho boulder has not alot on top, so I think the worst enemy is the green spooge that accumulates in winter rather than water running off the top... But I may well (as in many other things) talking shite - so don't base a trip there on my account.. ;)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Wood FT on January 23, 2015, 02:08:05 pm
fair enough, ta all.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on January 23, 2015, 02:10:05 pm
Actually, it'll all be mint, but we're just trying to keep you peak lot away from our crags.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Zods Beard on January 23, 2015, 02:25:45 pm
I fancy using my Yorkshire Grit Volume 2 in anger. Any chance Shipley Glen will be dry?

Thanks.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: willackers on January 23, 2015, 03:30:11 pm
fair enough, ta all.

I'll probably be heading past it on Saturday so I will let you know. I'd be keen for the Psycho Block, I want to do Adrenaline Rush.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Wood FT on January 23, 2015, 03:45:44 pm
fair enough, ta all.

I'll probably be heading past it on Saturday so I will let you know. I'd be keen for the Psycho Block, I want to do Adrenaline Rush.

yes please
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on January 23, 2015, 05:17:14 pm
I doubt the Glen will be dry tomorrow, Caley might be alright in parts if it gets the wind but sometimes psycho is a little green which means it takes longer.

Just get to Earl.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Stubbs on January 23, 2015, 06:07:19 pm
Just to completely disagree with what Will said the Glen dries a lot faster than Caley at this time of year, and bits of it dry pretty quick. It is relatively high though, there may well be annoying bits of snow hanging about.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on January 23, 2015, 07:07:02 pm
Should be no snow at the Glen. None left in Bingley. Tis raining now though. My thoughts on the Glen is that it gets most sun in the afternoon (should get a good bit tomorrow afternoon) but it's a little sheltered.

Do what Stubbs says.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Zods Beard on January 23, 2015, 07:37:27 pm
OK, would Earl not be pretty green atm? Excuse my ignorance, I haven't done proper climbing in a while.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Stubbs on January 23, 2015, 07:44:58 pm
Sorry the Earl thing is a joke arising from when Will asked how long it would take to dry when it was raining!

Looks like rain is due to continue into the early morning, a day for a lie in and a hopeful afternoon sesh by the look of it!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on January 23, 2015, 07:45:02 pm
All roads lead to the cliff in these sketchy connies. Enjoy you lucky souls. I shall be non foam roller ing my back :)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tommytwotone on January 23, 2015, 08:08:29 pm
Brimham Bat Buttress or Whitehouses might be worth a speculative punt if you don't fancy the Cliff. Why anyone wouldn't fancy the Cliff is beyond me though. In fact, there is a slim chance I may be there too.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on January 23, 2015, 09:10:51 pm
Sorry the Earl thing is a joke arising from when Will asked how long it would take to dry when it was raining!

 :lol:

I do look forward to your great anthology, Tim. "Stupid Things That Will Has Done".
Bird's Nest Crack, Earl Crag, I wonder what the next chapter will be?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Footwork on January 23, 2015, 11:15:11 pm
See you lot at the cliff tomorrow  :wave:
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Stubbs on January 23, 2015, 11:41:49 pm
Earl Crag

Hey, I did not bring this up this time, just correcting any mispercieved connies forecasts.

I offer a session in the depot board to make up for your hard feelings :)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on January 24, 2015, 08:14:40 am
Is it raining down there this morning?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on January 24, 2015, 08:31:52 am

Is it raining down there this morning?

Depot board is still dry I hear... :p
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on January 24, 2015, 10:25:53 am
Earl Crag

Hey, I did not bring this up this time, just correcting any mispercieved connies forecasts.

I offer a session in the depot board to make up for your hard feelings :)

No hard feelings at all! I hail from the north west so take it as a sign of affection!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Footwork on January 24, 2015, 04:57:25 pm
Almscliff dry and looking good. Caley a wet mess with quite a bit of snow melt still.

Guy - had a look at Psycho. Looked damp and very green. Adrenaline Rush and Marrowbone were soaked. 

Anyone try Brimham or Simons seat today? I heard Brimahm was icy and might need thawing out.

Thanks
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on January 24, 2015, 05:54:09 pm
The pics I received from Clarkey of Simon's Seat last weekend showed fully plastered rock. Scottish Winter style.
If Brimham hasn't thawed and dried I shouldn't think Barden will be better.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Stubbs on January 24, 2015, 06:04:16 pm
The Glen was piss wet through today. Tales abounded of Eiger Nordward style conditions on Barden!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on January 24, 2015, 06:18:18 pm
Ilkley dryish, but damp in a few crucial places, such as crux holds. Almscliff was in nice shape, but really breezy. Surprisingly quiet too, I thought half of Yorkshire would be there!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on January 28, 2015, 12:52:38 pm
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcwdfr8pd (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcwdfr8pd) - doomed for this weekend?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: James Malloch on January 28, 2015, 01:01:37 pm
Currently alternating between a rainy hail and sun in Leeds. Bloody windy though so the cliff might be fine (as ever). But the forecast does get worse...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: mark20 on January 30, 2015, 09:46:49 am
How's it looking up there after the snow? Webcams in Leeds suggest it might not be as bad as the Peak?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: HANKSIE on January 30, 2015, 10:12:41 am
I'm hoping to go to almscliffe tomorrow so any update on conditions  would be great, thanks
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: ctodd on January 30, 2015, 12:59:43 pm
Bits of snow in Shipley - looks like bit more up on the moor, but nothing like in Sheffield/Peak. Really sunny and cold today. I imagine there'll be something to go at tomorrow...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: HANKSIE on January 30, 2015, 01:37:24 pm
Cheers ill give it a whirl ;)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Luke Owens on January 30, 2015, 10:42:39 pm
I was hoping for a first visit to Stanage on Sunday but I heard the weather was bad that way? The forecast shows it as clear and sunny from today until then. Anyone been or is going tomorrow? It's quite a long drive from North Wales... Cheers.

Also if it's a complete no go other recommendations would be good.

Cheers
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: abarro81 on January 30, 2015, 10:54:09 pm
Judging by facebook you wont even get close to the crag without snow tyres. I'd stay in Wales!
This is the relevant thread: http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,11733.1800.html (http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,11733.1800.html)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: ashtond6 on February 01, 2015, 08:06:57 pm
Hawkcliffe mostly dry today
also, not much snow in the surrounding area - i'd say most crags are a good bet
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Zods Beard on February 05, 2015, 07:34:33 pm
Shipley Glen all dry yesterday just a bit of green.

Is Ilkey likely to be in tomorrow?

Cheers.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: B0405413 on February 05, 2015, 11:03:36 pm
Anyone know if Simon's/Lord's seat will be in nick at the mo? Ta
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on February 06, 2015, 07:35:48 am
It's very quick drying as it catches all the wind. It catches all the wind though, so it may be Baltic..
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on February 06, 2015, 10:01:23 am
The only thing I would worry about is snow clinging to the shadier faces. Most of the good stuff gets the sun so you should be OK.
The sun is being a bit inconvenient to the Skyreholme webcam at the moment. Give it a bit of time to move around and you should get a decent look at snow conditions on the fell.
http://www.skyreholme.org/webcam.html (http://www.skyreholme.org/webcam.html)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: DaveyDave on February 06, 2015, 10:03:14 am
Caley roadside was nice and dry on Wednesday. Anyone know how crookrise fairs in this weather? Is it freezing?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: B0405413 on February 06, 2015, 10:35:18 am
Cheers guys. Gonna head up there so i'll let y'all know how it is.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: B0405413 on February 06, 2015, 10:37:23 am
I think most of Crookrise will be OK, Barry Kingsize was perfect when we went in thick snow a few weeks ago, as was the fly until the snow started melting on it, so should be fine today.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: webbo on February 06, 2015, 12:26:05 pm
Caley roadside was nice and dry on Wednesday. Anyone know how crookrise fairs in this weather? Is it freezing?
Crookrise is usually a suntrap.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Footwork on February 06, 2015, 12:37:55 pm
For a night session this evening,

Hunters Roof or Ben's Groove SS, which will be most dry?

Have to get my fill as won't be climbing this weekend.

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on February 06, 2015, 12:47:12 pm
It was ming tastic yesterday afternoon - lots of drizzley mizzle - but nice today.
Have you got a spotter? I'd do Ben's Groove if you haven't as there's lots of potential for spine fuckery on Hunter's if you haven't got a spot (as you know).

I've got nothing on tonight so could potentially come out and spot at Caley. No climbing though as my skin is still in a state of utter fuckery since last Saturday  :wall:

Plus you can always jump on Secret Seventh if the connoirs are right.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Footwork on February 06, 2015, 01:26:42 pm
No spotter, but I don't find Hunter's too bad on my own.

I'd rather try that as quite close, but the last 2 holds are persistently wet...

Would like to do Secret 7th. Can't you tape up?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on February 06, 2015, 01:34:07 pm
Maybs. I might as well try but I do climb crap with taped tips.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: nathanie1 on February 06, 2015, 01:37:15 pm
If Ben's Groove isn't in nick, you could always have a play on the first half of zoo york. The holds always appear dry and should keep you occupied for long enough  :)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tim palmer on February 06, 2015, 05:42:06 pm
If Ben's Groove isn't in nick, you could always have a play on the first half of zoo york. The holds always appear dry and should keep you occupied for long enough  :)

tbh I think it is not a great idea climbing on a semi-wet problem.  If the crag is wet go somewhere else
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Stubbs on February 06, 2015, 07:20:05 pm
What Tim said. There are a few patina like holds on ZY that could easily snap off, and the '10 p' crimp is also quite fragile. 
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Johnny Brown on February 06, 2015, 08:11:26 pm
You do like to exaggerate in Yorkshire. It's at least a tuppence if not a £2 coin.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: B0405413 on February 06, 2015, 08:18:37 pm
Simon's seat in good nick for bouldering; McNab, Whaleback and Galaxy all dry. The routes are all covered in snow though unfortunately.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: nathanie1 on February 09, 2015, 12:39:41 pm
If Ben's Groove isn't in nick, you could always have a play on the first half of zoo york. The holds always appear dry and should keep you occupied for long enough  :)

tbh I think it is not a great idea climbing on a semi-wet problem.  If the crag is wet go somewhere else

apologises, I wasn't trying to advocate climbing on wet/semi-wet rock, I just wanted to get Footwork keen for zoo york so I'll have someone to work it with.

Whilst I'm here, I was at Brimham yesterday and all the snow has gone and the conditions were perfect.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: iwasmexican on February 09, 2015, 12:53:44 pm
If Ben's Groove isn't in nick, you could always have a play on the first half of zoo york. The holds always appear dry and should keep you occupied for long enough  :)

tbh I think it is not a great idea climbing on a semi-wet problem.  If the crag is wet go somewhere else

apologises, I wasn't trying to advocate climbing on wet/semi-wet rock, I just wanted to get Footwork keen for zoo york so I'll have someone to work it with.

Whilst I'm here, I was at Brimham yesterday and all the snow has gone and the conditions were perfect.

zoo york was pristine on saturday, a bit scrittly at the top but...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: nathanie1 on February 09, 2015, 01:04:08 pm
If Ben's Groove isn't in nick, you could always have a play on the first half of zoo york. The holds always appear dry and should keep you occupied for long enough  :)

tbh I think it is not a great idea climbing on a semi-wet problem.  If the crag is wet go somewhere else

apologises, I wasn't trying to advocate climbing on wet/semi-wet rock, I just wanted to get Footwork keen for zoo york so I'll have someone to work it with.

Whilst I'm here, I was at Brimham yesterday and all the snow has gone and the conditions were perfect.

zoo york was pristine on saturday, a bit scrittly at the top but...

was it you who joined us on Ju Ju and Crystal Method? I thought I recognised you, must have been from your Tour du North vimeo :beer2:
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Zods Beard on February 09, 2015, 05:33:20 pm
Widdop was all wet today sadly, crazy wind too.

Woodhouse Scar all dry tho.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on February 09, 2015, 05:35:52 pm
Widdop was all wet today sadly, crazy wind too.

:( I have a grudge match to settle with Fight on the Black - so asking some Widdop locals, does it ever dry during cold times of year? Or is this something to do on the cusp of spring/summer when its had a good dry run...?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: nathanie1 on February 09, 2015, 05:55:03 pm
Widdop was all wet today sadly, crazy wind too.

:( I have a grudge match to settle with Fight on the Black - so asking some Widdop locals, does it ever dry during cold times of year? Or is this something to do on the cusp of spring/summer when its had a good dry run...?

Likewise, I went to try Fight on the Black by myself twice over the christmas period, including on christmas day. The protocol was to park up, get blown around on the walk in, find the climb dry, celebrate, check the top out, warm up for 15 minutes, pull on feeling strong and then instantly get pissed on by newly arrived rain clouds.

Earlier sessions have seen me leaving with the mother of all flappers on my index finger, twice.

I don't have it in me to return any time soon.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Stubbs on February 09, 2015, 07:15:05 pm
FoB dries out pretty well in winter when it's a bit warmer (I did it in Jan '13 apparently) there is a bit drainage line onto the top holds though, I think with it being so high and out west it can get a lot more rain (and obvs the snow hangs around longer).
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on February 09, 2015, 07:22:41 pm
Flapper on the left index from that bug pebble? I found I could climb it fine to the break with that pebble finger taped up. Damp above there when I last tried :(
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on February 14, 2015, 04:55:12 pm
Did anybody succeed at climbing rocks today?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Zods Beard on March 21, 2015, 07:42:07 pm
Perfect at Widdop today. The bit of wind blowing onto the boulders made it extra grippy. Get up there while you can.

Took a walk to Lower Gorple which was all dry apart from the start of Trouble With Tribbles. Stunning venue too, I will be returning...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Footwork on June 20, 2015, 01:31:55 pm
Any Ilkley locals know if it will be dry late afternoon today? Sweet dreams block and first arete area.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on November 01, 2015, 09:03:35 am
Is there anywhere that won't be completely fucked by fog today?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andyd on November 01, 2015, 09:28:42 am
What fog? No fog in ls20
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tim palmer on November 01, 2015, 09:46:40 am
muckle fog in ls21 but blue sky is beginning to be visible through the pea soup
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on November 01, 2015, 10:27:04 am
Be warned - once out of the fog it's scorchio... Tops off and sweaty grit over in Lancashiresville. #CallingOfTheGritMyArse
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on November 01, 2015, 10:46:18 am
Sacked off trying to get down this weekend due to forecast fog. FFS.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on November 01, 2015, 10:55:47 am
https://twitter.com/thedaveparry/status/660766538522353664
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on November 01, 2015, 11:02:45 am
Fogless in Otley now but the only dry place will probably be roasting.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on November 01, 2015, 11:04:54 am
I think there's some premature anticipation shooting off about Grit Connies the last couple of weeks..
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on November 01, 2015, 08:26:45 pm
Went to Sigsworth in the end. The north facing walls were completely soaked. Completely coated in water from clagageddon. The walls that got the sun were scorchio.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Durbs on November 06, 2015, 09:26:55 am
Any chance of anything being dry this weekend?

Taking some colleagues up for their first grit outing but the weather appears to be conspiring against us :( Based near the the Roaches but happy to travel for dry rock!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: 36chambers on November 06, 2015, 10:46:20 am
Any chance of anything being dry this weekend?

Taking some colleagues up for their first grit outing but the weather appears to be conspiring against us :( Based near the the Roaches but happy to travel for dry rock!

It's been a very misty wet week in Leeds. Almscliff will obviously be your best bet, but the current forecast doesn't look very promising. It doesn't take much for the cliff to dry, but at the very least it needs to stop raining :(.

Places like Caley may take weeks to fully recover.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andyd on November 06, 2015, 12:25:15 pm
Any chance of anything being dry
No. Nothing.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on November 06, 2015, 02:26:43 pm
Excuse the profanity - but its a fucking shite forecast... rain then showers then rain then showers. Bits of the cliff will dry in 30-40 min in a stiff wind but (a) the Cliff when its windy can be an opressive place and (b) the showers seem to be set to rattle in too fast - it dries it gets wet it dries it gets wet it dries it gets wet. Plus its warm and been misty - so I suspect most lime in the UK is fucking condensed to fuckety fucking fuck at the moment.

Written from the climbing wall - where I've had to go yesterday and today. Bah fuckinghumbug.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on November 06, 2015, 02:32:26 pm
It feels like a bad dream that I can't wake up from. Every time I check the weather I'm convinced that it's all been a big practical joke and that it'll be sunny with a nice breeze.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Durbs on November 06, 2015, 02:34:27 pm
Glad it's not just me who hacked off with the shite weather...

Slightly galling as previous weekends have of course been dry and sunny (albeit warm), but the one we've booked in for as the Mrs & bubba are away for a weekend is the dampest squib ever seen.

Pub and boardgames it is :(
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on November 06, 2015, 02:57:50 pm
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcwdfr8pd it is fucking vile  >:( :sick:
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: SA Chris on November 06, 2015, 02:58:47 pm
Mrs & bubba are away for a weekend

This sounded so wrong when I first read it!

http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=2
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: nai on November 06, 2015, 02:59:22 pm
Written from the climbing wall - where I've had to go yesterday and today to avoid making eye contact with my Beastmaker. Bah fuckinghumbug.

How are those back2 hangs coming on, tt?
 
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tommytwotone on November 06, 2015, 03:09:32 pm
Glad it's not just me who hacked off with the shite weather...

Slightly galling as previous weekends have of course been dry and sunny (albeit warm), but the one we've booked in for as the Mrs & bubba are away for a weekend is the dampest squib ever seen.

Pub and boardgames it is :(


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Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Durbs on November 06, 2015, 03:23:04 pm
Would 3 Ships at Birchen have any chance? Overhanging (in places), exposed...

Where's the clutching at straws emoji?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on November 06, 2015, 04:26:08 pm

Written from the climbing wall - where I've had to go yesterday and today to avoid making eye contact with my Beastmaker. Bah fuckinghumbug.

How are those back2 hangs coming on, tt?

I did some work on them on Monday. Harmers Tues. work weds - wall thurs and fri. Toyed with BM instead of wall today but fingers felt worked - so figured overhangs and big jugs at the wall to get the arms/shoulders a work out.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: cheque on November 06, 2015, 04:32:49 pm
Would 3 Ships at Birchen have any chance? Overhanging (in places), exposed...

Where's the clutching at straws emoji?

Unlikely to be drier than anywhere else and not in Yorkshire.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Plattsy on November 06, 2015, 04:50:36 pm
Burglar buttress at Bell Hagg is perma dry.
One low traverse. Make up your own up problems.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Durbs on November 06, 2015, 05:29:30 pm
Would 3 Ships at Birchen have any chance? Overhanging (in places), exposed...

Where's the clutching at straws emoji?

Unlikely to be drier than anywhere else and not in Yorkshire.

Ah yes - sorry.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on November 20, 2015, 10:47:27 am
This weekend then. Sunny cold breezy etc etc blah blah.

Except it's been wet for a fortnight and the forecast is rain/sleet showers overnight:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcw9dpxk0

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcwdfr8pd

NNWly wind tomorrow so the sunny faces won't get that dry breeze. What, apart from A******f, are the best options??
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on November 20, 2015, 11:00:25 am
Anybody know how Caley might be looking? Could be risk-worthy.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: 36chambers on November 20, 2015, 11:22:33 am
Anybody know how Caley might be looking? Could be risk-worthy.

No idea, but someone's got to be the first to test the waters :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: turnipturned on November 20, 2015, 11:25:50 am
Anybody know how Caley might be looking? Could be risk-worthy.

Probably Illuminous green and wet. It shouldn't be on anybody's list for tomorrow!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on November 20, 2015, 11:30:54 am
Given the wind direction, it might be OK...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on November 20, 2015, 12:09:28 pm
I was going to post something similar here earlier but was sure I would be the subject of intense ridicule for basically answering my own question in the same post.

There is due to be heavy rain overnight, driven by a strong northerly, so anything north facing will be piss wrapped in the morning. Those faces aren't going to get any direct sunlight. Even though it is due to be dry and stay windy I am not convinced that anything north facing will be dry tomorrow, until at least the very late afternoon (by which time it will be getting dark) - especially if it takes any drainage at all. Caley will be awful.

South faces will dry in the sunshine but may not be very cold since they will be sheltered. It is due to be very cold though so connies could win out. The northerly is going to make any long walk in murderous so I'm thinking Bat Buttress. Its close to Brimham also where there is bound to be something facing the correct direction and dry.

West facing crags have great potential. They will take some afternoon sun and will catch some wind but perhaps not feel its full force. I'm considering Yeadon tomorrow with a possible trip on to scout Cow Close. Kind of thing you'd be interested in, Fiend?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on November 20, 2015, 12:22:47 pm
Sounds like a day to be nestled in at Demon Wall Roof then...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andyd on November 20, 2015, 12:58:23 pm
Anybody know how Caley might be looking? Could be risk-worthy.
Dampness reigns at present. Like will said, rain forecast in the wee hours.

On a separate note, I think it's worth putting it out there that Brimham, whilst drying fairly quickly, is quite fragile after a prolonged amount of rain. If you climb there and constantly feel scrittle it's probably not appropriate to carry on climbing. The same should be said for similar venues like Whitehouses.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on November 20, 2015, 12:59:01 pm
Damn forecasted rain!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on November 20, 2015, 01:55:52 pm
I'm considering Yeadon tomorrow with a possible trip on to scout Cow Close. Kind of thing you'd be interested in, Fiend?

Translate that for me please! ;)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on November 20, 2015, 02:01:32 pm
Do you want to climb esoteric scrittle tomorrow?

P.S. its looking more and more like Whitehouses will win out.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on November 20, 2015, 03:37:22 pm
Nah, shitehouses will be shite.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on November 20, 2015, 03:40:26 pm
But you think Caley might be good?

Explain please.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on November 20, 2015, 04:28:22 pm
I wondered if Caley might be dry as I've been out of the country for the past few days and didn't know if it would rain. Shitehouses will be shite translates to "don't go there as it's on my list and I don't want there to be thousands of people there"
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andyd on November 20, 2015, 04:32:46 pm
Nah, shitehouses will be shite.
Yep. Don't go there. It won't cope well
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on November 20, 2015, 04:49:31 pm
Nah, shitehouses will be shite.
Yep. Don't go there. It won't cope well

Go and showboat around DWR...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andyd on November 20, 2015, 04:57:33 pm
Yes. Please can everyone go to the cliff tomorrow?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on November 20, 2015, 05:28:37 pm
Nah, shitehouses will be shite.
Yep. Don't go there. It won't cope well

I don't buy this. The crag faces south so will dry quickly and thoroughly in the bright sunshine. There's softer rock out there where I'd agree with you on but I'm not convinced Whitehouses needs such a cautious approach.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on November 20, 2015, 06:01:05 pm
No one has mentioned Earl yet....
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andyd on November 20, 2015, 08:15:08 pm
Nah, shitehouses will be shite.
Yep. Don't go there. It won't cope well

I don't buy this. The crag faces south so will dry quickly and thoroughly in the bright sunshine. There's softer rock out there where I'd agree with you on but I'm not convinced Whitehouses needs such a cautious approach.

Ok.
You are wrong though. Such comments are misleading and irresponsible.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on November 20, 2015, 10:15:28 pm
I don't think that's a fair assessment. Obviously if you get to any venue and its not climbable then you move on, but you're advocating not even turning up. The best chance of getting on dry, climbable rock tomorrow is to go somewhere exposed and south facing, and Whitehouses fits the bill. It rains loads in the UK, and people use quick drying crags to great effect with no consequence. I'm all for taking a cautious approach when the rock is concerned but if we're all terrified to touch grit lest it should fall to pieces then nobody would ever go climbing.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andyd on November 20, 2015, 10:49:25 pm
I know this because I've observed this. It's an observation. I've studied geology so you could suggest that this is a scientific observation.
Hard problems with pointy downturned boots on small holds when the porous rock is dry on the surface but saturated underneath. Encouraging others to go because 'you don't buy it' is irresponsible.
Your point about not touching grit is dumb. You don't play tennis on a damp clay court.You wait for it to come into condition. I'm not commenting on this anymore as I've said all I have to say.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Denbob99 on December 04, 2015, 04:17:27 pm
Up in Yorkshire tomorrow, looks like a bit of rain in the morning but then possibly clearing up with a decent amount of wind coming in. Any thoughts on what might be dry? I have serious real rock withdrawal symptoms at the minute.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on December 04, 2015, 04:51:56 pm
Cliff.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Denbob99 on December 04, 2015, 05:02:42 pm
Forgive my ignorance, but I don't know the Yorkshire crags that well, are we talking Almscliff?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on December 04, 2015, 05:10:21 pm
Yup. It's the fastest drying assuming there's a wind...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Denbob99 on December 04, 2015, 05:13:10 pm
Excellent, looks like the wind is going to be about 30mph, so a fair breeze
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on December 04, 2015, 06:07:10 pm
Ok - i have to let you know that it can be bleak up there in the wind... Though there is normally some "sheltered " spots..
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 04, 2015, 07:43:12 pm
Have a closer look at the wind forecast. Mwis were saying 90mph gusts for tomorrow. Cliff would be the last place I'd go in wind like that.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: moose on December 04, 2015, 07:47:25 pm
Almscliff is a omni-directional wind-magnifier - anything above around 10mph and you're in for some mat chasing (unless there is enough cow shit to stick it down!).
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: saltbeef on December 04, 2015, 08:51:32 pm
pretty fierce up there today... i imagine tomorrow could be pretty hard work
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Denbob99 on December 05, 2015, 06:56:33 pm
Ok, well today was a bit of a write off and we didn't head over, but will see tomorrow. Would like to go to Almscliff, but will see about the wind!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: ctodd on December 05, 2015, 08:50:26 pm
Any thoughts where might be good tomorrow thats not almscliff? Widdop?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: dunnyg on January 19, 2016, 05:07:58 pm
Anyone been near brimham recently? Keen for pinky trav really. Cant remember if it takes any drainage...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: PipeSmoke on January 19, 2016, 11:16:37 pm
anyone know if crookrise will be okay tomorrow? cheers
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: dunnyg on January 20, 2016, 11:10:07 pm
Cliff dry today. Brimham was spoogy and damp. Didnt chech crimpy roof but all else was wet. Not sure what crookrise will be like, more wind tomorrow should aid with the drying, though less sun...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on February 13, 2016, 11:38:16 am
Latest beta please. Is anything going to be okay given the 3 months of rain (I'm thinking greeness, seepage, grit washed down things, no chalk) and the current sleety bollox................
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on February 13, 2016, 01:16:46 pm
You should be fine tomorrow. No rain the rest of today and no rain tomorrow. Even looks quite dry (humidity wise) tomorrow. Usual drill. Somewhere fast drying should see you right. Wind blowing from the east/north east so west facers possibly not coming into condition, though they might catch a whisk of afternoon sun today.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: abarro81 on March 06, 2016, 11:28:14 am
Anyone know if it's snowy almscliff way?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on March 06, 2016, 03:52:49 pm
Dry apparently, but probably too late for you by now!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Footwork on March 10, 2016, 09:41:37 pm
I saw four geese flying North today  :whistle:
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: andy_e on March 10, 2016, 09:44:36 pm
Fear not, four swans flying east today.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on December 27, 2019, 10:12:59 am
Bump. Hit me with the knowledge. What will be good this weekend?? West-side from Widdop Scout Shipley to East-side Brimham maybe. Not interested in Almscliff nor other such festering pits of cuntitude tho. Ta x
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: teestub on December 27, 2019, 10:26:20 am
Current forecast, whilst theoretically dry, is high humidity and low wind so it could be another clag fest.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bradders on December 27, 2019, 12:22:08 pm
Bump. Hit me with the knowledge. What will be good this weekend?? West-side from Widdop Scout Shipley to East-side Brimham maybe. Not interested in Almscliff nor other such festering pits of cuntitude tho. Ta x

Widdop will be a soaking, green, spooge-fest. Scout and Bridestones best bet in Calderdale, probably Buckstones as well. Depends on cloud level, if it's low everything will be wet. Same applies to Crookrise and all the high moors stuff around Barden and Slipstones. It does look like there's a chance the cloud might break though so may be worth chancing it, particularly further North.

Caley is in a dreadful state and has been pretty much all season. Brimham hasn't been much better and with the lingering dampness best avoided given the soft nature of the rock.

Sunday looks best; stronger breeze forecast.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on December 27, 2019, 12:28:59 pm
Yeah I was only thinking of the open bits of the Widdop boulders, not the edge. Brimham outliers were mint several days ago but I didn't dare try the edge for the same reason. Hmph.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: gollum on December 27, 2019, 12:34:13 pm
Anything in Calderdale will be very claggu, if the view out of the window is anything to judge by
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: teestub on December 27, 2019, 01:22:08 pm
Yeah I was only thinking of the open bits of the Widdop boulders, not the edge.

Due to the boulders being in a bit of a dip and right next to the plantation they can be worse than the edge.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 27, 2019, 02:11:35 pm
I was thinking of going to Baildon Wank tomorrow if you're psyched, Fiend. Mainly to look at Steve's Wall on the right hand end (there's another great highball there called Suggy's Wall), but there's other decent stuff to go at. Should be clearer tomorrow and there's a southerly wind to dry it.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Johnny Brown on December 27, 2019, 04:55:23 pm
Was considering Slipstones or the cliff so any reports appreciated. Wankfest down here.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on December 27, 2019, 06:10:49 pm
Baildon bouldering looked pretty decent when I recced it the other week. I'll have a think about it. I presume I'm forgiven for being an arse then!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on December 27, 2019, 06:24:34 pm
Lagers said ilkley is 💩

Iím there at the moment and itís claggy. No idea for tomorrow. Needs some wind and the low cloud to shift etc.. etc...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 27, 2019, 06:38:14 pm
Baildon bouldering looked pretty decent when I recced it the other week. I'll have a think about it. I presume I'm forgiven for being an arse then!

I don't think there's any need to forgive. You're a cunt, I'm a cunt. I wouldn't change it for the world.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: moose on December 27, 2019, 10:32:15 pm
I was thinking of going to Baildon Wank tomorrow if you're psyched, Fiend. Mainly to look at Steve's Wall on the right hand end (there's another great highball there called Suggy's Wall), but there's other decent stuff to go at. Should be clearer tomorrow and there's a southerly wind to dry it.

Are you still planning on Baildon? If so, mind if I join you? I'm also an arse but I can contribute mats and spotting for the highballs!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 27, 2019, 11:39:19 pm
Of course, that would be great. Not sure on timings yet but might be arriving around midday. Send me a message/I'll send you a message on Facebook to say which bit of the crag we're at.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: moose on December 27, 2019, 11:47:10 pm
Coolio, I'll probably be there mid-morning, mooching around and warming up.  I'll be the person who who looks like me.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bradders on December 28, 2019, 11:46:35 am
Almscliff = soaking... even under Demon Wall Roof and Crusis. Bit of a breeze so might improve later but wouldn't hold my breath.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 28, 2019, 12:01:33 pm
Moose has been to Baildon. Damp in places but apparently possible to "eke out half a session".
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on December 28, 2019, 12:36:18 pm
Fiend is at Baildon now. Might just sit in the car and crack one off.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on December 28, 2019, 12:51:33 pm
Almscliff = soaking... even under Demon Wall Roof and Crusis. Bit of a breeze so might improve later but wouldn't hold my breath.

Itís really shite weather isnít it... Iím at Helsby and itís all condensed out here. Fucking bollocks conditions. Canít bear to go to the wall again.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: gollum on December 28, 2019, 01:14:56 pm
Calderdale looks damp
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on December 28, 2019, 01:22:29 pm
Moose still in-situ at Baildon. Even more cheerfully morose than usual. Cloud is lifting and breeze picking up.  I reckon 3/4 of a session is maybe more likely.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bradders on December 28, 2019, 01:49:30 pm
Almscliff = soaking... even under Demon Wall Roof and Crusis. Bit of a breeze so might improve later but wouldn't hold my breath.

Itís really shite weather isnít it... Iím at Helsby and itís all condensed out here. Fucking bollocks conditions. Canít bear to go to the wall again.

Never seen the Cliff so badly condensed. Temp rise + high humidity though so not that surprising. Doubt it'll dry today but probably good tomorrow.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 28, 2019, 05:33:18 pm
Did Almscliff come good in the end?

Baildon Bank was OK. 3 ascents of Who Are We. Fiend did his best to be a grouchy old grump but you could tell he was psyched. Moose inched his way up WAWWM in characteristically epoch-spanning style. It were great.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: moose on December 28, 2019, 06:00:29 pm
True, I came away from the crag surprisingly stoked, considering I was tempted to walk away 10 minutes after arriving. I think of my climbing style as human glaciation - slowly eroding the rock down to my level.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on December 28, 2019, 06:13:07 pm
Note that Fiend was not one of the ascents of WWWAMWM, he instead clawed his way up a nice 6C sqiudgy thing after much sieging. And I was psyched - just not for "Sector r-man" when darkness was falling.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Johnny Brown on December 28, 2019, 07:46:27 pm
Slipstones was disappointingly damp at midday but by half two there was sun, a breeze and good nick. Last hour properly mint conditions.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: teestub on December 28, 2019, 09:14:36 pm
Slipstones was disappointingly damp at midday but by half two there was sun, a breeze and good nick. Last hour properly mint conditions.

Glad you got some in JB, big call driving up there from Sheff today.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Johnny Brown on December 29, 2019, 09:27:11 am
Time wise it's no further than Ilkley/ Skipton, and a fair bit less than Malham etc. Just relieved we didn't sack it for the 'cliff.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on January 02, 2020, 06:16:07 pm
Woodhouse extremo primo today. Blowy as fuck and bone dry.

Shipley also dry but considerably less windy and less crispy. Both would have been more tolerable than Almscliff I suspect.

Scout Hut surprisingly dry and clean on NYE. Rest of Calderdale in world class clag but might well have been blown dry now.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bradders on January 02, 2020, 07:28:12 pm
Raining in Halifax now.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on January 02, 2020, 09:50:34 pm
If it's anything like early, the rain hitting the ground there will have come from clouds in Oldham!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on January 03, 2020, 08:16:13 pm
Brimham mint as a scrittley pack of rounded extra strong mints today, on anything clean. Lots of Yorkshire should be good tomorrow I think.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Duncan campbell on January 04, 2020, 10:25:46 am
Earl was mint/Baltic yesterday. Although was green in places and some things were wet. Was drizzling in Silsden this morning.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: iwasmexican on December 14, 2020, 10:54:41 am
anyone know how quick drying Jason's roof is? been raining all weekend but there's a good breeze and no rain all day Tuesday wondering if that will be enough for it to be climbable
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: turnipturned on December 14, 2020, 11:47:30 am
anyone know how quick drying Jason's roof is? been raining all weekend but there's a good breeze and no rain all day Tuesday wondering if that will be enough for it to be climbable

Maybe, but it's currently absolutely pissing down. Quite humid tomorrow as well, so god knows how much drying will be happening. Eastby will be dry if not, ill gotten gains is very good.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: iwasmexican on December 14, 2020, 12:16:58 pm
sweet thanks, that is also on the list but isn't it quite crimpy right hand? rh knuckles are a little inflammed hence was keen for squeezing on Jason's...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: turnipturned on December 14, 2020, 12:28:40 pm
New sequence doesn't use the crimp, not tried this so can't comment on how crimpy : https://m.epictv.co.uk/video/climbing/high-season
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bradders on December 14, 2020, 12:43:09 pm
Jason's does dry a lot quicker since the trees around it were cut down. Still might not be a great idea tomorrow though, it's been so wet recently.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: iwasmexican on December 14, 2020, 02:09:31 pm
New sequence doesn't use the crimp, not tried this so can't comment on how crimpy : https://m.epictv.co.uk/video/climbing/high-season

ahh nice that looks like theres less boning involved

Jason's does dry a lot quicker since the trees around it were cut down. Still might not be a great idea tomorrow though, it's been so wet recently.

poop
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Adam Lincoln on December 14, 2020, 10:59:28 pm
You do still use the crimp a bit. Be 8A without it.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Adam Lincoln on December 14, 2020, 11:02:41 pm
New sequence doesn't use the crimp, not tried this so can't comment on how crimpy : https://m.epictv.co.uk/video/climbing/high-season

He uses crimp in that vid btw
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: mrjonathanr on December 20, 2020, 09:10:06 am
Thinking of Caley today. Does anyone local have any info on whether itís dry?  Or would Almscliff be the better choice? Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: 36chambers on December 20, 2020, 10:41:00 am
Thinking of Caley today. Does anyone local have any info on whether itís dry?  Or would Almscliff be the better choice? Thank you in advance.

Walked the dog around Caley roadside about half an hour ago, most of the things that I saw were pretty dank, but the usual reliable problems were fine (Breakfast, Blockbuster). Clear blue skies by the Chevin right now, but as usual there's not much wind around. Almscliff should be bone today.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 20, 2020, 11:10:34 am
Word on the street is that the cliff parking is already rammed so best bet would be parking in the village and walking up, which isn't as long a walk as you might think.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on December 20, 2020, 11:30:04 am
Showers heading that way on the radar..
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: dunnyg on December 20, 2020, 11:46:57 am
Is there a ticket system yet for DWR?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: 36chambers on December 20, 2020, 12:00:05 pm
Word on the street is that the cliff parking is already rammed so best bet would be parking in the village and walking up, which isn't as long a walk as you might think.

Surprised by this, it was relatively quiet yesterday.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: mrjonathanr on December 20, 2020, 12:05:53 pm
Cheers. Thanks for the replies. Sounds like the Cliff then. Might leave it till later and take a lantern.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: moose on December 20, 2020, 12:10:05 pm
Aren't lamp sessions banned at Almscliff?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: dunnyg on December 20, 2020, 12:10:17 pm
Yes
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on December 20, 2020, 04:54:34 pm
West Vale was mint of that helps  :2thumbsup:
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on December 20, 2020, 05:17:43 pm
Is there a ticket system yet for DWR?

Apparently the Almscliff police can only issue penalties for dabs, not matching and incorrect use of eliminate holds. Parliament is rushing through legislation so they can enforce a one person per pad spacing policy.

There are plans to install a van with lateral flow tests by the parking.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: mrjonathanr on December 20, 2020, 06:00:33 pm
Aren't lamp sessions banned at Almscliff?

Ah ok cheers. In any case; it rained.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tommytwotone on December 20, 2020, 06:59:34 pm
West Vale was mint of that helps  :2thumbsup:

I was moments away from deciding on going there too!

Ended up at Shipley which, after lunchtime, was also decent.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: mrjonathanr on December 20, 2020, 07:37:32 pm
There are plans to install a van with lateral flow tests by the parking.

There is plenty of lateral flow at the parking already. Wellies advised!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: dunnyg on December 20, 2020, 07:58:08 pm
Are lateral flow tests some kind of lattice (tm) mental state test, or do they just monitor the mudflow down the field?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tomtom on December 20, 2020, 08:08:42 pm
Are lateral flow tests some kind of lattice (tm) mental state test, or do they just monitor the mudflow down the field?

Oh no, theyíre designed to test whether you would walk along the top of the wall or not.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on November 27, 2021, 03:43:24 pm
What's the current score for Yorkshire connies given that the Peak is wanked and the M62 was blocked with jack-knifed lorries earlier??
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: teestub on November 27, 2021, 04:18:37 pm
Crookrise looked v snowy earlier and doubt itís been above freezing today, likewise Earl 🥶🥶🥶. Decent sprinkling of snow on the tops driving through Shipley etc, so assume there will be a lot of dampness about tomorrow.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Fiend on November 27, 2021, 05:35:37 pm
Yeah I wasn't thinking Earl.... :ninja:
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Wellsy on November 27, 2021, 06:16:13 pm
Attempts to find dry rock in Stanton Moor/Stanton in the Woods failed drastically
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bradders on November 27, 2021, 06:27:00 pm
Attempts to find dry rock in Stanton Moor/Stanton in the Woods failed drastically

They're a fair way from Yorkshire  :lol:
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Wellsy on November 27, 2021, 06:31:01 pm
Ah I got my threads mixed up!

Well anyway was piss wet through
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: teestub on November 27, 2021, 07:03:45 pm
Yeah I wasn't thinking Earl.... :ninja:

I note that itís meant to be less sunny and a bit more windy than previously forecast tomorrow now, I guess this could potentially mean there will be options to brush dry snow off stuff rather than dealing with seepage
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: dunnyg on November 28, 2021, 11:32:36 am
Snowing at Brimham. Roads ok. Tiny bit icy on the flat bits near brimham. Caley reports dry.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: teestub on November 28, 2021, 12:01:24 pm
Was dry, now snowing heavily across Barden through to Caley 👎
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bradders on November 28, 2021, 01:51:12 pm
Yep, several cms of snow now even at low levels. And doesn't look like stopping!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: dunnyg on November 28, 2021, 02:01:52 pm
Driving back from Brimham provided some interest...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: spidermonkey09 on November 28, 2021, 06:50:23 pm
Driving back from Brimham provided some interest...

I had a bit of an engaging drive to Froggatt today after Google maps inexplicably sent me along some back roads. Making it back onto an A road was a relief...
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: chickencurry60 on December 20, 2021, 08:52:52 pm
What are conditions like at hunter's stones? Not been before but thinking of checking out hunter's roof/X-calibre after work tomorrow - reckon it will be dry?
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bradders on December 20, 2021, 09:40:57 pm
Top of everything at Ilkley was wet today, would be very surprised if Hunter's was any different.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: edshakey on December 20, 2021, 10:44:15 pm
Think it was dry at Almscliff today though, which is quite a bit closer to Hunter Stones. Not been up there myself, but if there's a lot of traffic on top ascents on the other channel, it must be pretty dry :shrug:
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: chickencurry60 on December 20, 2021, 10:53:00 pm
Might give it a go just in case, any other shouts of what might be in alright condition (and lamp-able?)
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tim palmer on December 20, 2021, 10:57:33 pm
Miracles aside you might be better going to a wall/ board session/ fingerboard.  The rock in wharfedale will be utterly saturated
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 20, 2021, 11:31:07 pm
I'm not sure I'd choose a lamp session as my first trip. The trees around the boulders have grown a LOT since the post-harvest and it's now very easy to get lost stumbling among them.

Also, Hunter's Stones was sent from Hell to extract blood tribute to Beelzebub from vainglorious climbers seeking big grades. Each hold in the rock is like a little set of gnashing teeth that will strip your flesh to the bone in a matter of seconds. I fucking hate the place and if I never went back I wouldn't be in the least bit sorry.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Liamhutch89 on December 20, 2021, 11:51:16 pm
Archemedes at Norwood is worth a look too. It's technically a different crag but I bet it's barely more than 200m away from hunters roof. Can't imagine it taking long to dry and it's not as sharp.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bradders on December 21, 2021, 07:45:09 am
Think it was dry at Almscliff today though, which is quite a bit closer to Hunter Stones. Not been up there myself, but if there's a lot of traffic on top ascents on the other channel, it must be pretty dry :shrug:

Almscliff is a lot more exposed though, and as Will says the trees at Hunter's are now pretty tall so it's quite closed in for both the roof and the X wall. Needs a really good breeze to dry quickly.

Norwood will be drier, but as Tim says it's all pretty wet out there. Only perma-dry stuff or Almscliff really worthwhile.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tim palmer on December 21, 2021, 08:24:23 am
Miracle occurred it would seem  :-\ I am really surprised that the cliff was dry,  it was pretty grim all day in otley.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bradders on December 21, 2021, 08:29:13 am
Front face of the Calf was all good too, decent conditions actually. Everything else was damp.

Either way doesn't mean Hunter's will be dry!

Sounds like someone had a good day at the Cliff actually, Canine doesn't get done very often.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 21, 2021, 10:21:14 am
Sounds like someone had a good day at the Cliff actually, Canine doesn't get done very often.

Tim Blake in the place.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bonjoy on December 21, 2021, 10:26:48 am
If it's anything like the Peak I'd guess there's plenty of dry rock and lots of wet rock at the moment. The dry bits are actually very dry and conditions very good (when humidity isn't actually 100%). The trick is finding problems which are entirely dry, rather than bits of problems. Generally steep clean rock is dry, topouts and green bits are not. Some woodland stuff is dryer than exposed rock. At the weekend whilst folk were taking nice photos and climbing tops-off on warm sunny rock, it was possible to find dry rock and lower temps under the cloud level, the photo ops were rather limited though and there was no way I was taking many layers off.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: teestub on December 21, 2021, 11:40:02 am
Thereís got to be something to say for taking the dose of sunshine and poorer conditions, versus hiding in the murk if you have the opportunity this time of year!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 21, 2021, 11:48:56 am
Absolutely. I don't remember such a widespread inversion since I moved to Yorkshire in 2007. And I was in no fit state to pull hard so a warm few hours pottering in the sun was just what was needed.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bradders on December 21, 2021, 11:54:48 am
Sounds like someone had a good day at the Cliff actually, Canine doesn't get done very often.

Tim Blake in the place.

Strong chap!

It does seem drier today than recently, and next few days look awful so may well be worth chancing it if you can today.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: teestub on December 21, 2021, 12:00:53 pm
Likewise over here, cloudbase a lot higher and roads etc dry.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bonjoy on December 21, 2021, 01:08:24 pm
I agree. But I also have projects.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Will Hunt on December 21, 2021, 01:23:38 pm
I was just at the Glen. Cold and dry.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tim palmer on December 21, 2021, 02:33:15 pm
I was just at the Glen. Cold and dry.

I should try and be more optimistic shouldn't I ha ha
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: chickencurry60 on December 21, 2021, 10:45:17 pm
Hunter's was generally dry, only lichen-y stuff that was wet. Didn't even get that lost in the dark!
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: edshakey on December 25, 2021, 04:24:59 pm
Sounds like someone had a good day at the Cliff actually, Canine doesn't get done very often.

Somebody managed it today, Christmas day treat  :strongbench:
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bradders on December 25, 2021, 05:51:43 pm
Yeah Sam Lawson today. Often the way with these things isn't it.
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: jamesturnbull97 on December 25, 2021, 05:58:29 pm
Yeah Sam Lawson today. Often the way with these things isn't it.
He was close when Tim did it so not a big surpise. Don't be fooled it's still really hard..
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: Bradders on December 25, 2021, 07:51:18 pm
Oh I'm under no illusions  :lol:
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: tim palmer on December 26, 2021, 03:38:50 pm
This is probably just the frustration of not being able to do the problem but it always seemed that if you are below a certain height canine is massively harder.  If you can get that toe hook in well it seems ok but if not it is way harder than 8a? 
Title: Re: General Yorkshire grit conditions??
Post by: teestub on December 26, 2021, 04:44:53 pm
Tim with you being local, normal sized, not weak, and having done everything else at the crag, I donít think anyone will be better qualified than you to comment!
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