Club Meet

The Roaches - Climbing

Sat 5th Aug - Sun 6th Aug, 2017

Nils Elgar

Meet Promo

The Roaches – Superb Western Grit Venue…

(Updated 27 July)

I was here in June and it was great!

There are routes here for all abilities so, regardless of where you are at with your climbing, there will be something here for you!  Upper Tier details on the UKC website can be found at: To steal a few lines from Roger’s meet promo from last year:  400+ routes, endless bouldering, excellent walking.  A café just half a mile away, a decent pub one mile.

Although I’ve book-marked this meet for both days (Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August, the aim will be to climb on Saturday 5 August, if at all possible, keeping Sunday as the reserve day.  Meet at the Black and Tans area on the Upper Tier, from 9.30am.  (To find this, walk up the main path leading to the Don Whillans Memorial Hut, but by-pass this and go up through the pine trees and up 'The Steps' to reach the upper tier.  The Black and Tans area is to the left of where you emerge.)

The Roaches can be found near the village of Upper Hulme, off the A53 between Buxton and Leek:  OL24 (White Peak Area) SK 006622 to SK 005624.  Parking is available below the crag but be warned, this fills up fast on weekends.

I will aim to finalise the arrangements via an update to this promo / club email nearer the time and a scribble based on the weather forecast.

Nils Elgar

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