Sun 26th Jun, 2011

Impromtu Stanage meet

A rare weekend in the diary without a KMC meet. That could only mean one thing....fantastic weather...well on the sunday anyway! An impromptu meet arranged via the KMC 'scribble' page was mooted on thursday with a great turnout for such short notice. As there was no Stanage meet in the club diary, a trip there was in the offing with Gareth Williams promising an attempt on Flying Buttress Direct (E1 xx)


Members: Andy Stratford, Gareth Williams, Carolyn Mills, James Williams, Dave Wylie, Roger Dyke, Oi Ding Koy, Mark Ashley, Nick Adamson, Jim Symon, Rob Clark

Guests/Prospective Members: Lucie Crouch, Jamie Ledingham, Sarah White, Jason Harry? (please check Dave shottons Dovestones report for correct name )


I don't have details of who seconded up the routes. Leaders were as follows although not all routes were recorded:

  • Flying Buttress (HVD) Nick Adamson, Jim Symon, Mark Ashley
  • The Wedge (VS 5a) Gareth Williams
  • Beech Tree Wall (HS 4b) Andy Stratford, Mark Ashley, Rob
  • Right On (HS 4b) Andy Stratford, James Williams
  • Via Media (VS 4c) Andy Stratford, James Williams
  • Right Hand Trinity (S 4b) Mark Ashley
  • Narrow Buttress (VS 4c) Gareth Williams, Dave Wylie, Jim Symon
  • Hargreaves Original Route (VS 4c) Andy Stratford, Mark Ashley
  • Hollybush Crack (V Diff) Mark Ashley, Nick Adamson
  • Christmas Crack (HS4a) Mark Ashley

Gareth did attempt Flying Buttress Direct (E1 5b), watched by a bit of a crowd, and got off the slab, onto the ledges - heel hooks and all - but couldn't quite pull through. Several falls on his gear later and he called it day - abbing down for the gear.

This was a very good example of how well the new 'scribble' page is working for organising things at short notice - a huge advantage considering the changeable weather. I would urge people to consider using it more - it seems especially useful if you have mobile email or are often by a computer and you switch the auto email option on as well.

Andy Stratford

Please note:
Due to Covid restrictions many meets have been cancelled and remaining meets are members only. Please check back after the restrictions are lifted.

Carolyn on Queersville (Roger Dyke)
Gareth on Flying Buttress Direct (Roger Dyke)
Gareth Flying from FBD (Roger Dyke)
I'll give it one more go (Roger Dyke)
Here we go (Roger Dyke)
JamesW & DW on Via Media (Roger Dyke)
JamesW on Via Media (Roger Dyke)
Jim on Flying Buttress (Roger Dyke)
Jim finishing Flying Buttress (Roger Dyke)
Ding's exploded pomegranate (Martin Heaton)
Mark landing his 8th second (Martin Heaton)
The long reach (Martin Heaton)

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