Sun 10th Sep, 2023
PLEASE NOTE: LADDOW MEET MOVED TO WINDGATHER DUE TO RISK OF THUNDERSTORMS/DOWNPOURS TO ALLOW FOR EASIER ACCESS/RETREAT (update as of 17:25 Saturday 9th September).
Traditional KMC meets don’t come much more traditional than this one. Laddow has long been a popular venue with generations of KMCers, and rightly so.
So join me in taking the well-trod track from Crowden (or Greenfield) to enjoy fine routes such as Pillar Ridge (HS), Long Climb (S), Priscilla Ridge (HVS), Tower Face (VS), Cave Crack (HVS) or, maybe, even Modern Times (E3), and plenty more.
Park at Crowden in Longdendale, pick up and and follow the Pennine Way north to the crag on the crest of the moor. Skirt above the crag and descend to the usual meeting point by the cave. Alternatively, you can hike over the top from Dovestones Resevoir. The 45-60 minute walk will be good for your legs and you’ll be rewarded with classic routes in a fine location. Or maybe just come for the walk and a cup of tea.
In time-honoured style hot drinks will be brewed in the cave from mid-morning onwards. Volunteer water carriers and cake bakers would be much appreciated – would-be porters please apply to the meet leader.
The really keen might even fancy a traditional bivvi in the cave to ensure an early start on the crag!
For further details see - https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/laddow-132/#overview
I hope a good crowd will come and join me for either a trip down memory lane or perhaps a new experience for some. Either way you'll have a good walk and quality routes.
I’ll probably be setting off from Crowden about 10.00am.