Back in the Lakes after a failed new route mission to the Ben, the crag was quite icy with alot of verglas which put us off the main objective. Failed on the second choice route because it was too hard. Climbed Glovers Chimney, Tower Ridge and Number Three gully buttress as consolation.
On Tuesday the freezing level shot up and it was raining on the plateau. Some good ice forming and freeze thaw cycles will only do this good. Hopefully the thaw will get rid of some of the verglass. Picture taken on the plateau on Tues look closely and you'll see the post at the top of NO 4 gully.