Wed 8th Sep, 2021
Evening Meet: Hobson Moor
Rory Marsden, Caro C, Steve Lopacki, Jim Symon, Dave Wylie
Alexandra Lancaster, Daniel Arrowsmith, Holly Warder, James Pike
A very warm evening at Hobson Moor saw a decent turnout from the KMC, with a good mix of existing and prospective members - including a new face in the form of Alex on her first time out with the club.
Most of the favourite routes were ticked, including: Pocket Wall, The Harp, Epitaph Corner, Foghorn Groove, Parker's Eliminate, Tighe's Arête, etc. Members who led routes then provided ropes from above and plenty of encouragement to those who were still getting used to outdoor climbing on proper rock, or whose ability to lead V-Diff seemed to have melted away in the heat...
People continued to climb until (and, indeed, after!) the light began to fade. The dreaded midges were also attempting to join the meet by this point, so most attendees headed off - some in the direction of a local watering hole for refreshments.
It was an excellent evening's climbing, enjoyed by everyone. Let's look forward to more of it next week, at New Mills Torrs.
Hobson Moor is a sheltered gritstone quarry in Stalybridge, with easy access from Manchester. The walk in can be measured in seconds which makes it is perfect for a late season evening climb. It possesses a really good selection of really quality routes at all grades, staked belays, and some good bouldering too. Details can be found here:
The meet will begin at 4pm, although some of the locals may be there a touch earlier. Keep an eye on scribble for updates. Please bring a warm layer, bug spray and a headtorch just in case. We may pop to the Waggon and Horses after…..