Lake District Winter Climbs is a joint production by the Fell and Rock Climbing Club and Cicerone Press. It is the definitive guide to winter climbing in the Lake District; every known winter climb from every part of the Lake District is described - nearly 1000 routes in all, illustrated on detailed colour photo-topos. These range from classic high-mountain gullies and buttresses on crags such as Scafell, Pillar, and Great Gable to frozen watercourses and icefalls including Great Gully on the Wasdale Screes, Launchy Gill, Low Water Beck and Cautley Spout. And, of course, popular venues like Great End and the Eastern Coves of the Helvellyn Escarpment are described in detail. Included too are several routes in outlying Cumbria. 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.
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.
Acknowledgments Maps and diagrams in this guide Location map Map key Editor's note Introduction Conditions Winter ethics Winter climbing styles Where to climb? Equipment Winter grades Dry tooling grades Using this guide First ascents or first claims? South Lakes Langdale Oxendale Bowfell Langdale Pikes Coniston Dow The Old Man Of Coniston Wetherlam Tilberthwaite and The Slate Quarries West Lakes Eskdale Little Narrow Cove Wasdale Scafell Massif Scafell Scafell Pike Lingmell Mosedale Western Wasdale Ennerdale Mirklin Cove Mirk Cove and Wind Gap Cove Pillar Great Gable and Kirk Fell Gable South Gable North Kirk Fell Buttermere Honister Pass Fleetwith Pike - North Face Warnscale Bottom Birkness Combe Bleaberry Combe Grasmoor Newlands Coledale Whinlatter North Lakes Borrowdale Borrowdale East Great End Area Borrowdale West Northern Fells Skiddaw Blencathra (Saddleback) Carrock Fell Thirlmere East Lakes Helvellyn Massif Helvellyn Nethermost Cove Ruthwaite Cove Cock Cove Dollywaggon Patterdale and Adjacent Valleys Patterdale - East Patterdale - West Grisedale Deepdale Sleet Cove Dovedale Kirkstone Pass Far Eastern Fells Mardale Blea Water Riggindale Whelter Bottom Swindale Longsleddale Kentmere Outlying Areas The Howgills Northern Pennines Dry Tooling Routes First Ascents Appendix A Winter Climbing and Nature Conservation Appendix B Procedure for Mountain Accidents Appendix C Useful Contacts Appendix D Campsites and Camping Barns Appendix E Climbing Walls Index of Routes