Sun 26th Mar, 2017

Yorkshire Bouldering - Shipley Glen

Daniel O'Brien

As part of an ongoing strategy to drag the KMC out of its Peak District comfort zone I present you with Yorkshire Boulering 2017 at Shipley Glen.  Described on UKC as "A low crag only really suitable for bouldering or soloing” Shipley Glen boasts a high concentration of good clean problems around the 4b-7b range.  There is lots of variety too.  Many of the problems involve climbing up small holds on numerous breaks, but there is a mix of sit-downs, traverses, slabs, arêtes and overhangs for everyone to get their teeth into…

I intend to arrive around 10.30 and will focus, initially in the John area for a warm up before following our noses for the rest of the day.

Essential equipment includes a warm jacket, a chalk bag, a wooly hat, climbing shoes and a flask with a warm drink.  The more ambitious boulderers might want to also bring a towel, a toothbrush and a bouldering mat.

More information and some inspiring photos can be found on UKC here -

Hope to see many of you there,


Daniel O'Brien

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.

Sam on Slab Right (Dave Wylie)
Caro on Centre Slab (Dave Wylie)
Dan on Green Arête (Dave Wylie)
Caro on Dogger (Dave Wylie)
Caro on the arête of the Dogger block (Dave Wylie)

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