/ On average how often is North Wales in condition?

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jafferton91 17 Jun 2019

Curious how often winter climbing can happen through a season. How often do people get out?

Climbthatpitch 17 Jun 2019
In reply to jafferton91:

I'll ask the magic 8 ball now 😁

I've tried twice to go and both times ended up not climbing anything but then I only have a a select few weekends I can get out. I suppose if you live there and can chase conditions you might get some climbing in

I suppose the answer is depends on the year and how good a winter we get 

Dan Arkle 17 Jun 2019
In reply to jafferton91:

Snowed up rock climbs and ridges - 20-30 days a year. 

Good conditions with frozen turf and a bit of ice - 0-15 days a year.

 Central Icefall Direct being in - a few days every few years.

Central Icefall Direct (VI 6)

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ianstevens 17 Jun 2019
In reply to Dan Arkle:

> Snowed up rock climbs and ridges - 20-30 days a year. 

> Good conditions with frozen turf and a bit of ice - 0-15 days a year.

>  Central Icefall Direct being in - a few days every few years.

Most years you can half that by my reckoning

Dan Arkle 17 Jun 2019
In reply to ianstevens:

I'm happy to be corrected, I only really know about when Kinder Downfall will be in. 

ianstevens 17 Jun 2019
In reply to Dan Arkle:

> I'm happy to be corrected, I only really know about when Kinder Downfall will be in. 

Equally just my opinion! Only really based on the last 7 years or so, an quite possibly pessimisitc as the lst few years have been  bit pants

TobyA 17 Jun 2019
In reply to jafferton91:

Some years (2017/18 for example) - quite a lot. Other years (2018/19 for instance) not much.

Have you read https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/chasing_the_very_bloody_ephemeral_scottish_winter_climbing-11510 ?

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