Evening Meets


Next Evening Meet

Windgather Rocks

Wed 24th Apr, 2019


All welcome. Evening meets start around 6pm. Please bring a head torch and thermals. Manchester sunset is approximately 20:22, twilight to around 21:01. Please keep an eye on Scribble for wet weather options.

Previously:


New Mills Torrs

Wed 17th Apr, 2019


Report

Members: Clay Conlon, Jack Buzcko, Jim Symon, Emily Pitts, Paul Evans, Jared kitchen, Adam McCudden, Jed Farmer

Guests: Josh Birchall, John Smallwood, Carla Wrigley,  Liam Brady, Mark Rothwell, Luke Weaver 

 

Sunshine!!!! Finally some warm climbing after a FREEZING weekend out on rock and members welcomed newcomers to a super duper popular meet with 15 of us enjoying a great evening under the yellow lamp, the sun.  

Jed and Adam basically found the most disgusting routes they could, including Unnatural Act, stated as VS, but evidently HVX with little gear and loose stones to at least half way up. The route’s popularity is clear from the UKC entries - it’s in a grand total of 1 person’s log book. 85,000 Members of the the BMC, tens of thousands of registered members on UK. One ascent recorded. Says it all.  After this, they decided on something more civilised - Original Route VDiff and then Cracked Corner HS 4b. 

Paul, Liam and Jim climbed The Price of Admission and This is not Cheedale. 

Adam and Jed put up a rope on Revenge of the Grit Bolting Antichrist. Various of us made our way to varying degrees of success. 

Jared started off on Alcove Crack (HVS) followed up by John and Me. He then led Foundling (VS 4c) with Carla and John. Luke led the Mather Crack (E2 5b), but he reckons it should be downgraded to a Mod!? Jared then went on the lead on Electric Circus. Again, Luke downgraded it from E3 5C to VDiff! Next time, I think Luke needs to carry a member on his back to slow him down. 

Mark led Piggy’s Crack (VS 4C) followed by Carla then some other routes, but I didn’t manage to get which ones before he left. 

Meirion led a mixup of Original Route and Cracked Corner (I think!) followed by Carla and Josh. 

Emily led up the same chossy corner that Mark led, which the guidebook said was a VS and was clearly a decent route! Dirty and grim. 

The light faded and people drifted away with only the hardcore (John, Luke, Emily, Adam and Jared) staying to the sweet end - a pint in the pub courtesy of Jared. 

It was great to welcome newcomers and to hang out at this fab crag. Can’t wait for next week. If you’re a newcomer and fancy joining us, next week is Windgather - friendly and fun. 

 

Emily Pitts

New Mills Torrs

Another brilliant low level crag. Warm and sunnny, approached downhill and a pub 2 mins away! What more can you ask for!? Well, the climbing is superb; a high quality mix of routes (both trad and sport!) and bouldering at all grades, all on quarried grit. I've climbed there a lot and I think its brillliant. It's a nice place to hang out, and for early season its a great crag to get a lot in quickly. Details can be found here:  

 

https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=149

 

It'll be great if you all came out, so bring your gear and I'll see you there. Keep an eye on scribble for updates and send me any questions you may have. See you soon.

 

Jared Kitchen, KMC Outdoor Meets Secretary, meets@karabiner.org


Brownstones

Wed 10th Apr, 2019


Report

Members: Jared Kitchen, Dan O'Brien, Mark Ashley, Emily Thompson, Helen Boothman, Tim Howarth, Jack Bukzo, Oi Ding koy
Guests: Josh Birchall, Camilla Mapstone, Carla Wrigley, Inan Middlehurst, Mark Rothwell, Fergus McCullough, John Smallwood

What an awesome evening! Great weather, great company and great climbing. 15 climbers came out to visit Brownstones, and before long a mountain of bouldering mats protected a lengthy section of crag! I dont think anyone looked through the guidebooks. We just climbed freely til around 8pm, then headed to the Wilton Arms for a pint and some dinner, and chatted while the sun set. Great evening, and great that so many people turn out! I'll see you all next time...    

Jared Kitchen

Brownstone Quarry 

 

The second midweek meet of the year is at Brownstones! The jewel of Lancashire bouldering. It's a great venue, sheltered with evening sun, where a lot can be done in a very short time, perfect for an early season midweek session (especially since the midges are still asleep!). Details can be found here:

 

https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=1131

 

Keep an eye on scribble for updates and if you have any questions please let me know. See you all there, and don't forget your bouldering mats...

 

Jared Kitchen, KMC Outdoor Meets Secretary, meets@karabiner.org

 


Hobson Moor Quarry

Wed 3rd Apr, 2019


Report

Members: Emily Pitts, Michelle Mudhar, Dave Dillon, Dan O’Brien, Jim Symon, Clay Conlon, Gareth Williams (cameo), Meirion Tanner (cameo)

Guests: Fergus McCullough, Girish Ramesh, 

 

The Glossop Massive in the form of Williams (Gareth) and Tanner (Meirion) made cameo appearances, a couple of hours apart, the former arriving just as the sleet and snow hit, the latter, as climbing wrapped up and the sun went down. Four seasons in one hour didn’t stop the rest of the motley crew from climbing, albeit with a hiatus as the heavens opened shortly after arrival. Jim and Clay managed to whip up The Harp, then onto Crew’s Route after the Squall. 

 

Dan, Girish, Fergus and I variously pootled around the right hand side of the traverse, trying out some fun moves and generally enjoying the company alongside the climbing. 

 

Meanwhile, Michelle and Dave created a handsome setup for Michelle to test out in her bid to get fit for the Old Man of Hoy, which she is aiming to climb in 2020. Check out https://www.routetothesky.co.uk if you want to find out more about the curious setup and Michelle’s ambitious adventure.

 

A great start to the 2019 outdoor meets calendar. 

 

Emily Pitts

 

A KMC favourite to start the outdoor mid-week meets 2019. This year the mid-week meets have been voted by members before the summer begins, and Hobson Moor Quarry came in second over-all!

The crag is very close to Manchester and the walk in can be measured in seconds. It contains a selection of really good gritstone routes of all grades, staked belays, and some bouldering too. It's a crag I've been too many times before and continue to go! In fact, I was bouldering there last Saturday...

I hope you will all consider coming out for the first mid-week of the year. We'll get a some routes in, and grab a pint after the sun goes in. Keep an eye on scribble for updates, and if you have any questions, just let me know. 

 

Jared Kitchen, Outdoor Meets Secretary, meets@karabiner.org 


Stockport Awesome Walls

Wed 27th Mar, 2019

(No Reports)


Manchester Climbing Centre

Wed 20th Mar, 2019

(No Reports)


Stockport Awesome Walls

Wed 13th Mar, 2019

(No Reports)


Manchester Climbing Centre

Wed 6th Mar, 2019

(No Reports)


Stockport Awesome Walls

Wed 27th Feb, 2019

(No Reports)


Manchester Climbing Centre

Wed 20th Feb, 2019

(No Reports)


Stockport Awesome Walls

Wed 13th Feb, 2019

(No Reports)


Manchester Climbing Centre

Wed 6th Feb, 2019

(No Reports)


Stockport Awesome Walls

Wed 30th Jan, 2019

(No Reports)


Manchester Climbing Centre

Wed 23rd Jan, 2019

(No Reports)


Stockport Awesome Walls

Wed 16th Jan, 2019

(No Reports)


Manchester Climbing Centre

Wed 9th Jan, 2019

(No Reports)



If you are considering coming along to a club meet, please read the following:-

Participation Statement

"I accept that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a risk of personal injury or death. I am aware of and shall accept these risks and wish to participate in these activities voluntarily and shall be responsible for my own actions and involvement."


Future Evening Meets

Pule Hill
Wed 1st May 2019
Troy Quarry
Wed 8th May 2019
Castle Naze
Wed 15th May 2019
Cadshaw Castle Rock
Wed 22nd May 2019
Wimberry Rocks
Wed 29th May 2019
Standing Stones
Wed 4th Sep 2019
Running Hill Pits
Wed 11th Sep 2019
Wilton 1
Wed 18th Sep 2019
Den Lane Quarry
Wed 25th Sep 2019

During the spring and summer months evening meets are held outdoors at local crags, usually on Wednesdays, weather permitting. Keep an eye on the scribbles for the latest information. Indoor climbing wall meets start again in the autumn.

Some lucky people may be able to get out climbing nice and early, but this will vary depending on work hours and the traveling distance. Generally you should find KMC climbers at the crag by 6pm and some might still be there after its gone dark.

If you have any questions about coming along to a meet, or if you want to try and arrange car sharing, etc., then just send us an e-mail. For the latest information check the Scribble pages.





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