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  • Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    I haven’t done Cut Gate, but everywhere else around it is incredible at the moment. I can’t see why it would be any different.
    Probably the best it’ll be all year!

    steel4real
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    Do it – went last Tuesday evening and it was very dry, just a splash here and there on the worst bit. N.America was a bit damp.
    It hasn’t rained since then so it’s going to be almost completely dry 🙂

    andeh
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    Yep, was up on Tuesday (having never done it before) and it was running saweeet. A few puddles at the top, but nothing too bad. The bogs were drying out nicely too.

    It’s a bit of a bugger of a climb though, I tagged it onto my Ladybower loop (ended up about 40 miles 😯 ) and it really took it out of me. I think the constant small rocks and embedded boulders got the better of me on the hardtail, climbing back up 🙁

    Incidentally, which is the better fork to take down to Langsett? I went right (east?) and came back up the other.

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    Cheers chaps, that could be decision made!

    andeh – Member
    Incidentally, which is the better fork to take down to Langsett? I went right (east?) and came back up the other.

    The one time I’ve been before I went right as per the guide book I was following.

    banks
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    Don’t straight down towards the bottom on the woods where the bride crosses the river, not near the damn bcos It’s a full on flat out dh with little rocks to pop off then straight into the rocky wide bends.

    Oh and conditions are incredible – my advice – do it twice, three times or more dont bother with other ladybower stuff

    Premier Icon Baldysquirt
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    I used to go that way round, but now prefer descend and climb back on the left hand side heading towards Langsett. It’s nice and fast and rocky with a superb finish down to the bridge at the bottom (well beyond North America, but definitely worth it). It’s also a more manageable climb back up again.

    banks
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    *didn’t mean to say don’t meant do. The fork right towards the damn isn’t as good as a dh

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    Apologies as this get asked a lot but has anyone been up recently?

    I know it’s often bad hence the question and the reason I’ve only done it once but my mate has never done it and said he fancies it on Sunday.

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