A possible new winter route on the Helvellyn massif?

After an interesting drive to Thirlmere (but that is another story!), a quick yomp up to Brown Cove Crags and a decision to climb away from the existing routes – off we climbed and picked our own way straight up the face. A lack of permanent evidence of previous attempts and a check of the guide book indicates a new possible route in between Stepped Ridge and Left Buttress. Time to send off a letter to Fell and Rock Climbing Club to get it verified!