Outdoor Midweek Meets at Bamford Edge


Bamford Edge

Wed 21st Jun, 2017

Classic eastern grit and the longest day of the year


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Mambers: James Hall, Duncan Zerafa

Guests: JIm Duthie.

June the 21st: Midsummer, Summer Solstice or St Johns Eve by whatever name is the longest day of the the year. Setting out with high hopes for a clear, sunny evening's climbing and a chance to see the sun set spectacularly over Ladybower.  The first heavy rain hit on the drive out from Manchester, maybe at Bamford it would be better.

One thing it was was hot, swelteringly so. The twenty minute uphill, circuitous walk to the edge in a warm breeze didn't help cool things down. 

James and Jim were the first KMC arrivals and James was making an excellent lead of Neb Butress HVS 5a***. A meandering and sustained route seconded well by Jim. Next it was Jim's turn to lead with a go at Twin Cracks VS 4b* . This turned into a much longer and protracted affair than initially envisioned. Looking to the horizon west past Win Hill the clouds darkened. Jim had a problem with the route crux later saying  "I felt I was missing a move somewhere and it was harder than Neb Butress." By the time Jim had set up the belay the weather had changed for the worst. Duncan climbed second as the heavens opened. As a  heavy rain shower poured down on Jim at the top, at the base of the crag climbers scuttled for cover. A cam that had walked was proving really difficult to retrieve on the wet rock. Expert help in the form of James was needed, who released the stuck gear and then managed to climb the wet route in sandals!

Once the rain passed the crag dried quickly in the heat. James was ready to lead Bamford Rib HVS 5a**. A bold route on the early section James quickly finished it. The route was seconded by Duncan his favourite route of the evening and also by Jim. After this Jim went up as a second  with some other local climbers on a route and Duncan lead the enjoyable Bamford Buttress S 4a* as a quick last climb with James. It was still a hot evening upon leaving and alas clouds shrouded the sun as it set. 

Next week Running Hill Pits.

Duncan Zerafa

Bamford Edge

Wed 25th Jun, 2014

Bring bivy and bbq kit to enjoy the shortest midweek night of the year.


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Members: Dan O'Brien, Ding, Mark Ashley, Laura Collier, James Williams, Dave Wylie, Helen Boothman, Mark Pilling, Nils Elgar. Guests: Carrie Marr, Conrad Bower, Anna Fournier, Clare Hodgeson, Fruit and Andy(?) sorry didn't get a surname...

Midge Hell for the midsummer Wednesday!

A great turn-out and fantastic enthusiasm considering the number of glade-land filthies swarming around KMC-ers heads wrists and ankles though surprising few people were keen on the suggestion of and overnight bivvi... Loads of ascents including Gargoyle Flake, Neb Buttress, Bamford Wall, Bamford Rib and Browns Crack. After an hour of exsanguination the bulk of the party decided to retreat to the relative safety of the Yorkshire Bridge Inn whilst the hardier souls persevered, donning suitable PPE (midge nets, trousers tucked in socks and copious amounts of DEET) were last seen heading off in the direction of Wrinkled Wall.

In the pub, the candidates for next week were Tegs Nose, Rivelin Edge, Bridestones, Witches Quarry and Ramshaw. Tegs Nose, Rivelin and Bridestones fell at the first hurdle leaving an almost evenly divided vote until Nils jumped ship and swung it for Ramshaw - pack your tape, its Jamming time!

Conrad and I stayed in the pub until closing then headed up to the crag for a well deserved sleep. The midges had also retired for the night leaving us to enjoy a dram of old Scottish medicine before bed. The next morning dawned cool and dry and we bagged ascents of Bamford Wall and Bamford Rib before heading back to Manchester in time for work (and to escape the midges, who also rise early it appears...)

Dan


Bamford Edge

Wed 25th Jun, 2008


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James, Kasia, Trish, Mike, Andy, Richard, Bob, Charles, Sean, Al. Beautiful evenings climbing on the edge. Some of the grades on Gun buttress were a little perplexing and there was a slow drift to the more popular areas. As it was one of the longest evenings of the summer we sent Richard to the pub to get a round in before closing time, however this plan failed due to the lack of dosh so when the rest of the team arrived at 11:20 the vote for next week's crag was a bit subdued or it may simply have been past everyone's bedtime.


Bamford Edge

Wed 11th Apr, 2007


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A fantastic evening at Bamford Edge.

Trish, Keen Richard and James were there enjoying the evening sun.



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