Evening Meets


Next Evening Meet:

Witches Quarry

Tue 31st May, 2022


All welcome. Evening meets start around 6pm. Please bring suntan cream and wine. Manchester sunset is approximately 21:21, twilight to around 22:10. Please keep an eye on Scribble for wet weather options.


Previously:


Stanage Crow Chin

Wed 25th May, 2022

(No Reports)


Windgather

Tue 17th May, 2022

(No Reports)


Troy Quarry

Wed 11th May, 2022

Troy Quarry – Wednesday 11th May 2022

 

Attendees

Liam Brady, Dave Wylie, Jack Buczko, Daniel Arrowsmith, Mark Rothwell, Rory Marsden

 

Wednesday, 07.36. Raining. Outlook, climbing today seems unlikely.

Wednesday, 12.22. Absolutely chucking it down. Radio silence, looks like nobody fancies it.

Wednesday, 14:50. Andy S says it is dry at the crag but he can’t make it. hmmm.

Wednesday, 15:48. Jack says he is going. Boom, game on!

 

It was my first visit to Troy Quarry and initially looked like a remarkably popular venue thanks to the pupils on a climbing trip with a Bolton school (the wrong one according to Dave). Thanks to their boyish good looks it was tricky to spot Dave and Liam among the crowd but they made themselves known and then we were three. Noting that we had neglected to make an exclusive booking for the crag led us to the first philosophical question of the meet; is a quarry a crag?

 

With top ropes spread across the middle of the west face Liam took a line off to the right and got us started with Mucky Pups, VS 4c. Dave and I followed and before we had finished Jack and Daniel had arrived in time to get a rope on the route as well giving Liam a lead with four seconds. Just as well the sun was now shining in Lancashire!

 

Dave and I decided to get another route started, with me leading One Way Street, S 4a. By the time we were established on the route the school group were packing up, Mark (aka Bob) had arrived and we could split into three pairs to divide and conquer. Dan and Jack took on Cracked Wall, VS 4c with Dan taking the time to explore all of the route options. Liam and Bob meantime decided on a hybrid route combining Gopher, VS 4c, and Helen of Troy, VS 5a.

 

Next Dave decided to lead Left Siamese Twin, S 4a, raising the potentially thorny question of whether this is a politically incorrect route name. After agreeing that this matter was best left alone there was no further discussion of politically correct route names or twins, Siamese or otherwise.

 

With the place (is it a crag?) to ourselves and the evening sunshine beaming down the crew got stuck into the routes. Mark led Last Arete Left, VS 4c. Jack led Right Politically Correct Twin, S 4a. I led Overlooked Crack, HS 4b. Liam led a currently name unknown eliminate, HVS 5a. Mark led Troy Groove, VS 4b, and Dave led Stacked Deck, HS 4b.

 

With the sun getting low in the sky Dan and Jack decided there was still time for one last route and picked Bob the Gob, HVS 5a. As they started up the route there was an unrelated conversation about whether sandbag is written as one word or two.

 

Sandbag

/ˈsan(d)baɡ/

 

noun

noun: sandbag; plural noun: sandbags

 a bag filled with sand, typically used for defensive purposes or as ballast in a boat.

 

verb

  1. barricade using sandbags. "we had to sandbag the doors"
  2. hit or knock over with or as if with a blow from a sandbag. "he is a complex character who too often finds himself sandbagged by his own self-destructive tendencies"

 

With a fine display of traditional, modern and rarely observed gritstone techniques both Dan and Jack managed to overcome their self-destructive tendencies to get the better of Bob the Gob and brought the evening’s climbing to a close. A short walk down the hill in the moonlight and we were all soon back at the cars and on our way home. All in all a very enjoyable and worthwhile meet in spite of the inauspicious start to the day. Thanks to all who attended.

Rory Marsden

Robs Rocks Chew Valley

Tue 3rd May, 2022

(No Reports)


Castle Naze

Wed 27th Apr, 2022

(No Reports)



Pule Hill Marsden

Tue 19th Apr, 2022

(No Reports)


Brownstones

Wed 13th Apr, 2022

(No Reports)


Den Lane Uppermill

Tue 5th Apr, 2022

(No Reports)


Hobson Moor Quarry

Wed 30th Mar, 2022

(No Reports)


Depot bouldering

Thu 24th Mar, 2022

(No Reports)


Awesome Walls

Mon 21st Mar, 2022

(No Reports)


Depot bouldering

Thu 17th Mar, 2022

(No Reports)


Awesome Walls

Mon 14th Mar, 2022

(No Reports)


The Depot: Manchester

Thu 10th Mar, 2022

(No Reports)


Awesome Walls

Mon 7th Mar, 2022

(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."


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Wed 8th Jun 2022
Tue 14th Jun 2022
Wed 22nd Jun 2022
Tue 28th Jun 2022
Wed 6th Jul 2022
Tue 12th Jul 2022
Wed 20th Jul 2022
Tue 26th Jul 2022
Wed 3rd Aug 2022
Tue 9th Aug 2022
Wed 17th Aug 2022
Tue 23rd Aug 2022
Wed 31st Aug 2022
Tue 6th Sep 2022
Wed 14th Sep 2022
Tue 20th Sep 2022
Wed 28th Sep 2022

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.





Outdoor Climbing Venues Used:

Alderman Rocks, Chew Valley (15)
Aldery Cliff (3)
Anglezarke Quarry (14)
Ashworth Moor Quarry (1)
Bamford Edge (7)
Beeston Tor (1)
Blackstone Edge (5)
Bridestones (West Yorkshire) (1)
Broadbottom Quarry (2)
Brownstones (3)
Cadshaw Rocks (6)
Castle Naze (19)
Coire an t'Sneachda (1)
Cow's Mouth Quarry, Littleborough (14)
Deeply Vale (3)
Den Lane, Uppermill (13)
Denham Quarry (8)
Dovestones Edge, Chew Valley (14)
Dovestones Lower Left Quarry (1)
Egerton Quarry (4)
Froggatt Edge (2)
Harpur Hill Quarry (11)
Helsby (14)
Hen Cloud (2)
Heptonstall (7)
Hobson Moor Quarry (42)
Hollywood Park Boulder (2)
Horseshoe Quarry (5)
John Wayne Memorial Crag (1)
Kinder Downfall (2)
Lester Mill Quarry (2)
Longford Park Boulder (3)
Millstone Edge (5)
Misty Wall, Kinder Northern Edge (1)
Moving Buttress, Cheedale (1)
New Mills Torrs (11)
Pex Hill (5)
Pot Hole Quarry (2)
Pots and Pans Quarries (2)
Pule Hill, Marsden (15)
Ramshaw Rocks (8)
Ravensdale (1)
Ravenstones - Chew Valley (1)
Reddyshore Scout (2)
Roaches Lower Tier (1)
Roaches Upper Tier (4)
Robs Rocks - Chew Valley (6)
Rough Knarr (1)
Running Hill Pits, Saddleworth (17)
Shining Clough Rocks (5)
Staden Quarry (6)
Stanage North (1)
Stanage Plantation (1)
Stanage Popular End (1)
Standing Stones - Chew Valley (6)
Stoney Middleton (1)
Summit Quarry (2)
Swinton Boulders (1)
Tegg's Nose (2)
The Pump House (1)
Thors Cave (1)
Tintwistle Knarr (2)
Tissington Spires in Dovedale (1)
Tonacliffe Quarry (2)
Troy Quarry (28)
Victoria Park Boulder, Stretford (2)
Warton in Silverdale (3)
Wharncliffe Crags (1)
Wilton 1 (18)
Wilton 3 (9)
Wimberry Rocks (8)
Windgather (21)
Winnats Pass (1)
Witches Quarry (17)
Woodhouse Scar (2)
Wormstones (1)
Yellowslacks (3)


Climbing Walls Used:

Manchester Climbing Centre (118)
Marple Rope Race (3)
Rock Over Climbing (6)
Stockport Awesome Walls (140)
The Depot: Manchester (26)
Warrington North Face (3)


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