Wed 2nd Jun, 2021

Evening Meet: Horseshoe Quarry

Horsehoe Quarry  / Burbage North – Midweek 2nd June 2021

Horsehoe-ers - Members: Adam McCudden, Jed Farmer

Burbage - Members: Andy Stratford, Jim Symon, Nils Elgar

Burbage - Prospective members: Rory Marsden, Steve Torley, Jacob Torley, Ian Bennett.

A breakaway contingent decided on the trad grit of Burbage North, advertising the alternative on the KMC scribble page.

Horsehoe still attracted a couple of members who both live much closer and an excellent evening's sport climbing was reported.  

It’s a good while since the meet that this is being written up so memories have faded as to exactly who did what that gorgeous sunny evening – Andy’s routes included Black Slab (Vs 4b), Sentinel Chimney (HVD 4a), Lieback (HS 4b), Black Slab variation (Diff, sol’d by a few of us), Big Chimney Arete (HS 4b) and the intimidating off-width of Hollyash Crack (VS 4b).

Other routes climbed were  Still Orange (S 4a) and Green Crack (VD).

The most notable event of the evening was Rory Marsden’s appearance with a rack of cams…. (refer to the meet report for the Stanage Newcomers meet, 1st May 2021).

Another fine evening of climbing, in great company at a fabulous venue.


Andy Stratford

Meet Promo:

Horseshoe Quarry

Horseshoe quarry is a BMC owned limestone quarry near historic village of Stoney Middleton in the Peak District. The quarry is mostly sport climbing in the low to mid range, and possess some really good outings up to 23m in length. It is well maintained by the BMC and is sheltered and warm. The approach takes only a few minutes and lots can be done here in an evening. Details can be found here:


We will aim to meet at 6pm although it is likely that people will arrive earlier. There is only parking for 12 cars at the quarry so please park responsibly. Please bring some midge cream, a warm layer and a head torch. Please also bring a helmet; while the quarry is well maintained the risk of falling rock cannot be eliminated! See you at the crag everyone.


Jared Kitchen, Outdoor Meets Secretary,

Ready to head home after an evening bolt-clipping on The Costa Del Horseshoe (Adam McCudden)

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