It’s clear that a few people are now starting to return to the crags where they’re able to do so responsibly and safely.
Personally I’ve been using the opportunity to explore some quieter crags and been finding all sorts of lichen covered horrors.
I’ve also noticed that the quieter crags tend to be quiet for a reason, usually:
a) They’re not known about and we like to go to the same spots we’re familiar with;
b) They’re a pain to get to, but well worth the trip and great for social distancing;
c) They’re shit.
Flicking through guidebooks it can be hard to tell if you’re dealing with a, b or c - but I’m sure there’s plenty of people on here with far more knowledge.
I’m mainly around Yorkshire/Peaks/South Lakes & Lancashire, but if anyone knows of/is discovering some quieter crags please post below! Long walk ins welcome!
Whilst I’m bias - and it’s impractical for those in London - a lot of Yorkshire grit does seem exceptionally quiet with hundreds of routes to go at!