After spending Xmas day in the Peak it was a quick about turn to Kendal before being Scotland bound - The Moffat Hills and Gray's Mares Tail being the target for Boxing Day. I've been slowly, currently into it's tenth year now, working my way through Cold Climbs and GMT is many of the great unticked..
Possibly the shortest walk in, bar Tebay, it's if you're still working on your winter fitness as you're no more than 400m from the car park at any point!
The car park being half full was a good sign that things would be in and we weren't disappointed as we were greeted by two magnificent falls and only a wee bit of water flowing down the centre of the main line. The climbing was just perfect - we did the right hand fall taking all the difficulties direct which included a sweet steep section rather than following the main gully round to the right. After the recent mini-heatwave I reckon most of the ice is now heading out to Ireland but as its still
so early in the season you've got to hope that it'll be back in the not to distant future:)
The three lines on GMT - Right Hand Gully with two climbing on the steep line going direct and the main fall with the right and left hand lines.