Wed 8th Apr, 2015

Hollywood Park Boulder


Hobson Moor Meet Report

Members: Dave Wylie, Emily Pitts, Gareth Williams, Andy Stratford

Guests: Mike Whitehurst (aka Mike the Bike), Beth Thomas, Alexandra Pawlik

Mike and Emily had an early start - with Mike opting to warm up on Drought E4 6a - those of you who followed KMC member Emma Timmis on her epic 4000km run across Africa will know MIke as ''the Bike'' - ie the greater part of Emma's support team. Emily chose not to follow an E4 as her warm up so Mike abbed for the gear. Given the weather it obviously had to be Bring me Sunshine at E1 5b for Mike, this time seconded by both Gareth and Emily. 

Dave and Alex teamed up - with Dave making a confident start to the outdoor season leading Epitaph Corner VS 4b and Foghorn Groove VS 4c and  Alex led Pocket Wall at VDiff. 

Meanwhile, inspired by Mike's reports, Beth led Bring me Sunshine followed for a second time by Gareth. Its that good!

Meanwhile Andy enjoyed Crews Route at VS 4c, then attempted Gideon at VS 5a which he dogged in two places. 

The Waggon and Horses saw all the members visit: Slawstone bridge in Leicestershire proposed by Gareth and Troy Quarrey proposed by Dave. Unsurprisingly Troy won!


 



Andy Stratford







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