Sun 10th May, 2015

Newcomers Climbing Meet: Burbage North

Emily Pitts

Andy Stratford

Members:  Aleksandra Pawlik, Dave Wylie, Dave Dillon, Dave Shotton, Christine Beeston, Laura Collier, Nils Elgar, Paul Evans, Roger Dyke, Cathy Gordon, Andy Stratford, Matt Harrigan, Rob Clark, Emily Pitts, Graham Hazelhurst, Jo Perry, Phil Hartwell, Colin Maddison

Guests:  Sam Bland, Angela Gallagher, John Evans, Martin Heaton, Zoe Talks, Alex Heaton, Jasmine Pitts, Jim Smith, Beth Thomas, Rachel Ketley, Elizabeth Wilson, Paul Evans


Mr Dillon salvaged lost gear.  Everyone went up twenty foot crack (S 4b). 

Beth led the Chant, Greeny Crack and big chimney arête.  

Roger seconded cranberry crack and the face to the left. 

Matt Harrigan led the classic Knight's move. 

Laura took her first leader fall. 

Emily Pitts

Meet Promo:


Come and find out more about the club and meet members new and old.  Situated in the astoundingly beautiful heart of the Peak District this natural gritstone outcrop is described as having friendly routes in a picturesque setting.  So, if you want to dust off your rock shoes and test your mettle on the grit, you are very welcome to join the fray on the top or bottom of the rope.   

Parking can sometimes be an issue if you arrive late.  

Meet from 10.30 (ish) around triangle buttress, which has a fabulous selection of Diff, Vdiff, Severe, HS and VS climbs all in a hair's breadth of each other.  Perfect for enjoying the splendour of the Peak with a friendly bunch.  As usual meet leader will aim to provide cake.  Bring a flask in case there's a chilly wind.  

Wet weather option is Manchester Climbing Centre followed by soup at Soup Kitchen in Manchester - exceedingly tasty.  Watch the scribble for an update, which will be posted either the night before if certain or at 9am if it's uncertain. 

For meet info or to arrange a lift contact meet leader Emily  on (the meet is for women and men!).  

Emily Pitts

Dave on Route 3 (Philip Hartwell)
Colin on The Chant (Philip Hartwell)
Emily on The Chant (Philip Hartwell)
Going for it! (Roger Dyke)
Everyone should have one (Roger Dyke)
You told me this was Diff! (Roger Dyke)
Got you, you little darling! (Roger Dyke)
Christine on ?????? (Roger Dyke)
Come out, you **********! (Roger Dyke)

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