Outdoor Midweek Meets at Shining Clough Rocks

Shining Clough Rocks

Wed 18th Jun, 2014


George Williams G, Gaz Phillipson G, Melanie Séverin G, Matt Harrigan G, Bethan Thomas G, Stuart Hurworth M, Dan O'Brien M, Mirella de Jonge G, Matt Harrigan G, Al Metelko M, Emily Pitts M, Agnes Beviz G, Dan Metcalf G, Bron G, Doug G.

A splendid meet at a majestic location, a slightly less than majestic walk-in though, through human-height brash and ankle-breaking holes cheekily hidden by heather.

A very good number for a Wednesday meet at a location that can be described only as esoteric. The weather improved, with a slight wind blowing away the dreadful beasts that blight our beautiful sport, just in time. Topped off with a cracking sunset and superb gritstone.

Two prospective new members arrived a little after the rest of us, Bron and Doug. We didn't get much of a chance to talk. Hopefully we didn't scare you off - hope to see you again soon, if you're reading this!

A great number of prospective new members formed part of this meet, with four members and eleven guests. Great to see so many new faces.

Dan M and Mirella took on east rib in very capable manner, with Dan and al later shimmying up Pisa super direct in fine style. Various other pisa's were also overcome by various others.

Dan O led Phoenix climb vs 4c with composure and grace, followed up by Emily.

Stu gave Stable crack. Vs 4b a run for it's money, with Emily in tow behind.

Everyone else did loads of other routes and we left the crag at around 10.20, arriving back in the dark.

Next week's options were laid out: castle naze, teg's nose and Bamford edge, with the latter rising the victor.

The longest day approaches and our approaches will be reducing hereon in.

See you next week.

Emily Pitts

Shining Clough Rocks

Wed 5th Sep, 2012

Rolled over from last few Wednesdays


Rock types present: Gabro, Slate, Limestone.

Hazards present: Midge, Mosquito.

Three routes done and then out over the heather topped boulder field (easier out than in). No moonlight climbing (midge enforced). Voting in the Old Oak.

Shining Clough

Wed 17th Sep, 2008


Geraldine, Andy and Al did Phoenix climb. The crag was dry and not green as expected.

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Aldery Cliff (3)
Anglezarke Quarry (13)
Ashworth Moor Quarry (1)
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Beeston Tor (1)
Blackstone Edge (5)
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Coire an t'Sneachda (1)
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Denham Quarry (8)
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Harpur Hill Quarry (9)
Helsby (13)
Hen Cloud (2)
Heptonstall (7)
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John Wayne Memorial Crag (1)
Kinder Downfall (2)
Lester Mill Quarry (2)
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Millstone Edge (3)
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Moving Buttress, Cheedale (1)
New Mills Torrs (9)
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Pot Hole Quarry (2)
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Ramshaw Rocks (7)
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Reddyshore Scout (2)
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Rough Knarr (1)
Running Hill Pits, Saddleworth (15)
Shining Clough Rocks (3)
Staden Quarry (6)
Stanage Popular End (1)
Standing Stones - Chew Valley (5)
Stoney Middleton (1)
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