Sun 7th May, 2000
Members Present: Vanessa Addison, Rob Allen, Kevin Anderson, Christine Beeston, Ken Beetham, Heather and Sue Brooke, Midge, John and Joanne Castick, Sabina Cosulich, Linda Crossley, Andrew Croughton, Rick Davies, Dave Dillon, Roger Dyke, John Evans, Joe Flynn, Dave Garland, Mark Garrod, Mark Gledhill, Kathy Gordon, Jim and Sandy Greg son, Mike Hall, Michelle Harvey, Duncan Lee, Roger and Bridget Mapleson, Craig and Sue Marsden, lain McCallum, Al Metelko, Dave Shotton, Joan Stewart, Mary Stuart, Dave Summerfield, Steve Taylor, Gary Thornhill, Peter Walker, Dave (Crash mat) Whittingham, Chris Williamson, Mark Wiltshire, Dave Wylie.
Guests: Lisa Cox, Anna Girolami, Emma Gledhill, Chris Hall, Jesper Jorgensen, Andy Lidstone, Carys Mapleson, Phoebe and Thomas Marsden Ed Mould, Justine Rhodes, Steve, Helen, Daniel and Lowrie Swygart, William Taylor, Rupert Walgram, Kevin? (Friend of Rick).
Apologies to Uncle Ken who I missed seeing at the crag through being a sluggard and not getting up early enough and many thanks to everybody else who turned up on such a fine day. The sun shone, the rock was lovely and warm and there was plenty of good company. Because of the sheer numbers attending, the day became as much about socialising as climbing, and it was wonderful to see so many friends, old and new. Despite this there was plenty of climbing done with many of the classic routes surmounted by several parties throughout the day. I~ sorry, but it was an impossible task to try and keep a record of what everyone was doing to give a more detailed report. I just hope that everybody enjoyed the day as much as I did
Thanks Dave for catching Heather. She still says that your her hero!
I reluctantly give a tick for attendance to Rob and Chris for walking across the bottom of the crag on their way to Gardoms.
I hear that Roger is taking part in the early trials for a new sport of Baby Rolling. Could this catch on in time for the Olympic Games 2004!
I'm sorry Sheena and Neville, turning up at the Whalley Bridge café on the way back from another crag does not constitute attending the meet!
Many thanks to young William for the tips on how to climb. I'm sorry the adults were such a disappointment to you and I'm sure that they will do better next time!
Grid Ref SK 279728
This is a traditional gritstone beginner's crag with numerous routes, many of which are in the lower grades. The crag also offers plenty of bouldering opportunities for tinies and good picnic spots, which makes it family friendly. I'm not sure what the crag offers the Duncans and Kevins of this world but I believe there are routes up to E4 in standard. Parking is by the Robin Hood Inn, or for late arrivals wherever you can find, and the crag is approached by walking up the B6050 for 50m to a stile on the left. From here there is a 15-minute walk through woodland to reach the crag. I will be aiming to arrive by about 11:00am and will locate myself around the base of The Promenade, as this is probably the only route I'm capable of climbing on the crag.