This essential guidebook to winter climbing in the Lake District is a joint production by the Fell and Rock Climbing Club and Cicerone.
It’s the definitive guide to winter climbing in the Lakes and every known winter climb from every part of the Lake District is described.
The climbing areas in the guidebook are generally based on the valleys from where there is access the various cliffs described. A brief description of the approach to a climbing area is given at the beginning of the valley chapter, with any specific crag approaches being included at the beginning of that crag section. Where not obvious, the descent from each crag is also given. The crag grid reference, altitude and aspect, and, where relevant, an indication of the weather conditions likely to bring the crag into climbing condition, have also been included. For completeness, a few other routes within Cumbria, but outside the Lake District, are also covered.
There are also sections on winter equipment, winter climbing and conservation, climbing walls, accommodation, and a first ascent list that includes masses of interesting historical research.
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The Fell and Rock Climbing club was founded in 1906-07, and membership has since grown to well over 1000 members worldwide who found their mountaineering origins in the Lakes. Its aims are to encourage rock climbing and fell walking in the English Lake District and to act as a bond of union for its members. The club publishes a number of guides to climbing in the area, as well as a bi-annual supplement to new routes. This guide is an exciting project by author Brian Davison, editor Stephen Reid and Cicerone.