Outdoor Midweek Meets at Lester Mill Quarry

Lester Mill Quarry

Wed 6th Oct, 2010


Present: Nick Adamson, Dave Dillon, Gareth Williams.

Climbed Walk Up, above Evil Wall and the water features on sun dried rock and then Lester Rib as the darkenss descended. Set Back area looked interesting. (car park: pay and display, closed at 5pm). Voting in the Yew Tree pub.

Lester Mill Quarry

Wed 4th Jun, 2008


Rain on May 28th deterred people from climbing outside (though at least two of the regulars ended up at an indoor wall).

James, Kasia, Christine, Chris, Trish, Mike and Al all turned out on the June 4th. Two reports have been received:

The first from James: This week I forgot my machete and it took some time to get to Lester Mill Quarry. It then took another hour to find out which bit of rock the guidebook was on about! Most of the routes were heavily, and I mean heavily, vegetated. At least one person commented that they expected to see a T-Rex walk past at any moment. Routes climbed were Oak Tree Direct and Lester's Rib whilst Lester's Eliminate was seconded. Having had enough of the place we crossed the road to Anglezarke where the climbing was much better but the midges were horrific. We got bitten to pieces!

The second report is from Al: James, first on the scene, recommended machete and secateurs. Plenty of Jungle bashing got us to base of most parts of the crag, only Evil Buttress and the further reaches of Upper Right Tier repelled attempts to reach their base. After an hour or so of trying to match up guide book description to rock, a number of routes on Lester Buttress where identified and climbed. However, the Golden Tower was spotted, bathed in sunshine, by members taking the longer approach and a group decision was made to do a final route at what turned out to be midge hell at Anglezarke just as the sun was setting over Chorley. Interestingly Vicky never showed, hmm.

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