guhj wrote:I need to get off my skinny butt and go travelling/climbing this spring, but I'm not at all decided on where to go and when. I'm not leaving until the end of february, or maybe even later.
I'm fairly openminded as to what I'll climb. Pure snow slogs and glacier walks are not interesting, but single pitch sport and trad, multi-pitch sport and trad, moderately technical snow/ice/mixed, and ski mountaineering are.
What's Scottland like in march? Is there still any gnarly Scottish winter climbing to be done, or is it too warm by then?
The Pyrenees seem to offer some decent sport climbing. Is it warm and snowfree in march? Is there anything else to do?
I've been looking at maybe being in Chamonix in april for... well, the typical Cham stuff, ice-tools and crampons, fairly steep snow, ice and mixed.
The Julian Alps (Slovenia?) look beautiful. What are conditions like in may? Is Slovenia cheap like Czech Republic and other eastern european countries?
Any resources, links, tips, opinions are very appreciated!
Boydie wrote:Looks like we are going to get a cold snap, with a ton of snow predicted for this weekend.
guhj wrote:Boydie wrote:Looks like we are going to get a cold snap, with a ton of snow predicted for this weekend.
Did you get that "ton of snow"? How does this affect ice and steep gully climbing in march?
Also, do you have any tips for online climbing guides / topos /other useful info on Scottish winter climbing? I've had a hard time finding sites with route-specific info *and* decent coverage.
Similar info for any other "must see areas" in the UK is also very appreciated.
Planning for the later stages (april, may) is, I guess, not top priority right now, but input is of course always welcome.
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