Outdoor Midweek Meets at Heptonstall


Heptonstall

Wed 22nd Jun, 2011

Another Wet Wednesday rollover


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In attendance: dave wylie, carolyn mills, andy stratford.

Shades of last year with the twice postponed meet finally happening with a reduced quotient of wednesday regulars. Carolyn showed us her Fairy Steps followed ever so daintily by Andy and Dave.

Andy led up The Main Line - the only slab route in the predominantly overhanging quarry and met the crag cat at the top.

As the last meet at Anglezarke was so slimy and wet we decided to give this excellent venue another chance.


Heptonstall

Wed 15th Jun, 2011

(Wet Wednesday rollover). Meet under Forked Lightning Crack


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Will it ever stop raining!


Heptonstall

Wed 8th Jun, 2011


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Rained off

Soggy yorkshire crags are not our bag. Andy Stratford and Blaise Harvey met potential new member Ozcan Yanik and did a fine evenings indoor routing at Stockport. Looking forward to the sun shining for heptonstall next week.


Heptonstall

Wed 28th Jul, 2010


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Attendees: Andy Stratford, Dave Wylie, Peter McNulty.

It was third time lucky for Heptonstall on the 28th, following bad weather which had put (nearly) everyone off for the previous two planned visits. The last of the day's showers blew past just as Andy and Dave arrived - but the rock was completely dry. Peter turned up soon afterwards and was pleased to see that he was not the only attendee this time - unlike on July 14th, when he was on his own and just got some bouldering done. Andy led "Fairy Steps" (HS, 4b) and "Curving Crack" (VS, 4c). Peter did "Trepidation" (VS, 4c). Dave just stuck to seconding. There were also three other, non KMC, climbers and a few locals out for their evening walks. An excellent evening's climbing, presumably the reason that there weren't more people in attendance was because all the other regulars are out in the Alps.


Heptonstall

Wed 5th Aug, 2009


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It was very wet in the afternoon of July 29th and, although it did brighten up later on, nobody went out to the crag to climb. August 5th, by contrast, was a dry day leading to a very warm and sunny evening. Seven people made it up to Heptonstall: Al Metelko, Jane Atkinson, Dave Wylie, Dave Dillon, Andy Grantham, Christine Stark and Trish Cranston. Two routes, "Fairy Steps" (HS, 4b) and "Trepidation" (VS, 4c) were the main focus of the evening, with Al and Andy leading them both and everyone else following up behind. There was an abortive attempt on "Curving Crack", but fading light meant that a full ascent will have to wait for another day. Jane and Dave W. also did a bit of bouldering on the Cubic Block - mainly on the easy side.


Heptonstall

Wed 26th Sep, 2007


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It had been too wet to go out climbing at Heptonstall on September 19th, but the evening of the 26th was bright and sunny at this West facing quarry - which was also nicely sheltered from the cool Easterly breeze. Dave Wylie arrived at around 5pm and spent about an hour bouldering on (the easy side of) the Cubic Block. Al Metelko and Andy Grantham then arrived, so attention moved to the main quarry. Dave led "Fairy Steps" (Hard Severe, 4b, two pitches). While Andy was seconding pitch 1, there was a short, very light, shower. This was, however, of no consequence as most of the route and the belay were completely sheltered under the overhanging top of the crag! Even the top pitch somehow managed to stay dry. By the time Dave and Andy had completed the route, it was dark. This didn't stop Al, though, who followed up the as third man by the light of his head-torch. An excellent route at this fine evening venue. A short walk into Heptonstall village for a quick pint at one of the pubs. The usual voting system fell by the wayside, as three people aren't really enough - particularly if they all nominate a crag... However, general consensus formed following a suggestion by Al: Den Lane Quarries have apparently been cleaned up and provided with lower-offs, so they must deserve a visit!


Heptonstall

Wed 6th Sep, 2006


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A warm, dry, sunny evening at Heptonstall. Just two KMCers ventured out, though - and only one of them did any climbing. The Webmaster arrived early and soloed "Peepod" (Diff, P1) on the Right Hand Outcrop, then did some low-level bouldering on the Cubic Block. A thorough exploration of the rest of the crag failed to reveal any other routes that were easy and inviting enough to be soloed. The Treasurer turned up later, but didn't climb.



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Beeston Tor (1)
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New Mills Torrs (9)
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Ramshaw Rocks (7)
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Reddyshore Scout (2)
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Staden Quarry (6)
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Stoney Middleton (1)
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