The Sorcerer, Ghost Valley

The Sorcerer, Ghost Valley

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Honister ice

After a late night seeing Weller it was an early start as we headed over to Borrowdale and up to Honister Pass.

The roads were plastered from the night before/little traffic and even with snow tyres, there was no way of getting up the steep road from Seatoller at the end of the Borrowdale Valley and on up to the Pass, so we parked up and walked.

We checked out the Upper Left Gantry Crag and found that none of the routes there were in condition with surprisingly little ice formed.  

Adrian Walter topping out on Quarryman's Falls

So we continued further up and right to Quarryman's Gully and found a beautiful 30m curtain of steep ice - Quarryman's Falls WI 4/4+

The route was dry and in great shape -  a curtain of 75 degree ice which steepened up to two vertical pillars of fragile, difficult ice.

Fantastic ice and great to be out in the Lakes winter climbing.

Have fun


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