Wed 5th Aug, 2020
Evening meet: Pule Hill
Members: Jared Kitchen and Gareth Williams
Having remained dry most of the day, a mighty cloud arrived the second we left the house, and by the time we arrive at arrived at Pule Hill the crag was dripping. However, the rain had stopped, and with the a brisk wind we hoped that the rock would dry quickly; we walked up the hill and arrived to see dry patches emerging! Feeling keen, we walked around to The Sentinal area where Jared racked up for a quick send of Treverse Not (VS 4c). At the top we rigged a top rope on the infamous Overlapping Wall (E1 6b); an impossible stopper of a problem that kept us puzzled for the next hour or so.
We then headed around to the Quarry in search of more action, but another great cloud gathered it's strength and soaked the crag for a second time. We sheltererd in the cave under Delilah (E1 5b) for a bit chatting away, but after 30 mins conceded defeat and returned to the cars. We arrived home just in time to log into the KMC's virtual meet for a chat.
It was great to get out and catch up with friends, even in the rain! It was a good evening.
Pule Hill sits proudly at the head of the Colne valley, Kirklees, and when approached from Manchester, looks foreboding as it appears across the wild moorland. Luckily, the crag is actually home to a large number of good quality, amenable trad routes on both natural and quarried gritstone. Given the epic landscape, it is a very cool place to climb and hang out in the evening. I should know, I live at the bottom of the very same hill! Details can be found here:
Climbing will start whenever people arrive, but 6pm is always safe bet. Keep an eye on scribble for updates though, and let me know if you have any questions. I hope you will all consider coming up the crag for a evening out. See you soon.
The KMC are running this meet in accordance to government and local Covid -19 restrictions. You must contact the meet leader before attending this meet. Thank you.
Jared Kitchen, KMC Outdoor Meets Secretary, email@example.com
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