Force Crag

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Winter
Early morning sun
60 mins
Uphill

NY 197215 300m NE Facing Force crag offers a brilliant open ice route. Funny conditions are needed to bring the route into good condition. A prolonged cold spell with North Easterlies is needed. North Easterlies normally bring a dump of snow and aren't associated with long cold spells in the Lakes. Be patient. Approach: Go up Coledale on the miners track from Braithwaite. If there's not too much snow a bike will make the approach much quicker.

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Force Crag Top 50
250m. Short ice steps lead to the first 25m pitch. The stream widens above this and is followed to a vertical curtain of ice...
 
3 Stars
IV 4
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Pudding Beck
150m. The continuation of Force crag up onto the tops
 III
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