Sun 6th Jun, 1999
Members attending: Christine Beeston, Sheena Hendrie, Neville Macmillan, Rob Allen, Richie Johnson, Julie Johnson, Paul Harding, Julie Harding, Rick Davies, Al Metelko, Sean Kelly, Chris Williamson, Judith Symon, Jim Symon, Michelle Harvie, Mark Garrod.
Potential members: Dave Garland, Clive Turpin.
Guests attending: Jess Harding, Mike Howlett.
I have to say I didn't know what to expect. The tragic news from Pembroke had broken only 2 days previously, and the weather forecast was rubbish. In fact, a good number of people seemed to take some little comfort from sharing Norah's loss with each other.
In terms of climbing, the weather behaved nicely till 4pm, when the almost summer-like sunshine was replaced by wet rain, and a fair bit of it. Climbing? Yes, some got done, as did some walking, picnicking, chatting and simple reflection.
A classic gritstone venue with grades to suit most abilities. Routes include, Great Slab (S), The Mall (VS), Great North Road (HVS) and many more. This is an excellent place to hone your jamming skills and, if you are so inclined, to practice your aid climbing. Millstone is all of three minutes walk from Surprise View car park near Hathersage. Weather should be perfect i.e. not too hot for Goose's sweaty palms. Meet in Surprise View car park (£1 for 4 hours and £2 for the day) 10.30 or at the crag.