Outdoor Midweek Meets at New Mills Torrs

New Mills Torrs

Wed 28th Sep, 2016

Perma-dry quarried grit with traditional and sport options


Members: Clay Conlon, Duncan Zerafa, Cathy Gordon, Andy Stratford

Guests: Elliot Brown, Isobel Prause, James Duthie, Pati Xariklia, Alastair Philp, Jack Jarvis, John Smallwood.

The equinox has passed and with it the final advertised Wednesday outdoor meet for a while. There’s always the options of night ascents of Thors Cave and The Bat, and hopefully we’ll get out for a night ascent of some ice in Wildboarclough, Wilderness Gully or maybe even the legendary Downfall... but for now here are the antics of the final eleven (not some football reference for those following the England manager debacle).

Clay managed an early arrival before 3pm and after some bouldering led the pumpy Alcove Crack (HVS 5a) with James Duthie. Later on Pati made a fine lead utilising the kneebar rest for two hands off, Duncan followed. Elliot was up next and made another fine job of it again with the kneebar, Alastair struggled to follow but did manage to second Elliot up Piggy Crack (VS 4c) as did Cathy.

Over on the bolted grit bridge pillar, James Duthie led The Thin End of The Hedge (F6a) with Isobel providing support. Jack Jarvis and John Smallwood arrived very late and tried another bolted route but backed off after 2 clips – both finished the evening bouldering until the holds faded!

On the trad wall nearest the bridge James Duthie led Deception HVS 5a, Andy The Foundling VS 4c and Duncan Cracked corner S 4a. Various members of the team seconded.  The Rock Tavern seemed a suitably monikered establishment, and the democratic and unanimous vote was to head to Awesome Walls at Stockport next wednesday – The indoors is back on!

Andy Stratford

New Mills Torrs

Wed 30th Sep, 2015

Perma-dry sport, trad and bouldering under a floodlit viaduct...


Due to various transport issues NMT was abandoned by both Dan and Andy. However Sean Kelly did turn up and found himself at the crag with 60 MMU geology students!

Andy headed for Hobson Moor to meet Emily and managed to lead Crews route (VS 4c), whilst it was light then Epitaph Corner (HS 4b) by headtorch. We we joined by Gowry Sisuplan who followed Andy up both routes - the second of which was her first route climbed in the dark! Gowry's friend Rachel and ten week old Bella decided to give the climbing a miss this week.

Stockport Wall is still the venue for next week.

New Mills Torrs

Wed 3rd Apr, 2013

Trad, sport, bouldering and some of it floodlit...and sheltered from the rain


Attendees: James, Ozcan, Polly, Dave.

An enjoyable evening had by all. With a number of local climbers at the crag.

New Mills Torrs

Wed 17th Oct, 2012


There was a bit of climbing...

New Mills Torrs

Wed 14th Sep, 2011


Members: Gareth Williams, Carolyn Mills, Andy Stratford, Mark Ashley, Oi Ding Koy

Guests: Ozcan Yanik

Genius idea to bolt those routes on the bridge pillar. Made for some very interesting 'dressed gritstone sport climbing'.....Gareth managed to lead each of the 4 aretes on the main pillar and Andy one, with most others toproping at least one. The last one started in the dark with a headtorch (Where was Nick?) Roll on winter!

A couple of Trad routes on the loose steep cliff under the viaduct included Ozcan's first HVS lead 'Deception' at 5a. 'The Overlooked Groove' (HS 4b) Andy & Ding , Cracked Corner (HS 4b) Mark & Ozcan.

Pride of the Peak hosted the voting with 'The Pumphouse', Fallowfield winning over Hobson Moor.

Voting was swayed by an agreement to be at the 'Tai Pan' (81-97 Upper Brook Street Manchester M13 9TX) at 8.30pm for an ''end of season'' meal for the regular wednesday crowd (and any others who want to join us). Ding recommends the ''Showboat'' meal to share....

New Mills Torrs

Wed 7th Sep, 2011


New Mills Tors rained off.

Stockport Wall for Andy Stratford, Carolyn Mills, James Williams, and guests Ozcan Yanik & Andy Coulson

New Mills gets another chance.

New Mills Torrs

Wed 27th Oct, 2010


Attendees: James Williams, Katharine Bagshaw, Nick Adamson, Al Metelko, Helen Maunders, Cathy Gordon, Louis Martin, Dave Dillon.

A warmer experience than last week. Lots of lovely cracks, some illuminated and others on the dark side. Bonus free abseil with every route ticked. Voting in the Pride of the Peaks. Decided to continue through the winter, going to a wall if it rains on the day.

New Mills Torrs

Wed 28th Oct, 2009


A nocturnal climbing meet that turned out to be the last one of the year. 6 Climbers, 5 Routes, Excellent conditions. 

New Mills Torrs

Wed 4th May, 2005

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