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mike lawrence? - on 12 Apr 2019

Off to Lakes (Borrowdale) from Saturday through to Friday. It all looks dry but quite windy (17-24mph, from SE/E). Any suggestions as where would be amenable to climb (VS to E3)?

thanks

mike

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Mark Eddy - on 12 Apr 2019
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Also heading to Borrowdale tomorrow, will be taking plenty warm clothes! The valley crags of Langdale were very chilly today, even though it's been sunny. Rock and ground is all very dry though

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pasbury on 12 Apr 2019
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Shepherd’s, Black Crag If you’re lucky? 

Quayfoot buttress.

Just thinking the trees might keep the worst of the wind off.

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Rog Wilko on 13 Apr 2019
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What you have to remember is that Borrowdale runs basically N to S, and the majority of the crags are on the east side of the valley, so well sheltered from easterly winds. However, the downside of this is that most of the crags don't get any sunshine till the afternoon, but they do mostly get plenty of afternoon sun in the summer half of the year. In winter, the sunny slot is very short as the sun sets behind the Cat Bells Ridge on the other side of Derwentwater. At the moment the days are getting longer and the sun getting higher in the sky at a rapid rate of change, so I reckon you might have potentially 5 - 6 hours of sunshine and no wind on crags like Shepherds, Black Crag (RH end). Quayfoot Buttress gets the sun a bit later I believe. Good luck.

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