Peak Boundary Walk continued


Adrian and Keith 1-1 in Lockdown

Still in lockdown, we saw the weather was going to be excellent if a little chilly at the outset. So we decided on the Wildboarclough to Bollington stretch of the path. We were not disappointed, great views—8.5 miles, 470m ascent. Shots are Top of Shutlingshoe, looking south from Tegg’s Nose and Keith by White Nancy above Bollington. And, a beer in Bollington Brewery shop at the end! An excellent day and closing in on ending in Buxton. 


Adrian and Keith

Well it’s been a different year

So 2020 started off wet and drizzly and then….the world broke.

 

Coronavirus put paid to all of spring and much of early summer…. while some of us managed to get out cycling or walking it was late on before climbing restarted. It wasn’t all wasted time though, Stuart and Dell got involved with making some homemade PPE while Tim got reacquainted with his kiln.

Eventually though members started to get out climbing though still mainly in small groups. Tuesday nights have restarted but often s crags ….so Same.Same.But Different.

Harborough

 

Intake

 

Bamford

 

Newstones

 

Hopefully this is start of a good late summer and autumn for climbing even if it is harder to meet up and climb like a club. Please continue to be safe both in the the ‘normal’ sense when out but also in the new world affected by coronavirus

 

Thanks to Tim for all the photos, if any one else has anything to say or show, please send your photos and some text to me.

The Damp Squib of Winter

Will it EVER EVER EVER stop raining. This year seems overly damp, and its not just that its rained a lot, its that any dry day seems to have fallen on a weekday.

So what have we been up to since the outdoor season stopped…

AGM – The (ahem) highlight of the club year was held in October. All the committee appointments were re-elected and plans were made for the both the winter and for the following year.

Weekend Meets These continue throughout the winter and the highlight is always the Christmas meet

 

Boundary Walks – Caroline has continued to organise and lead the ‘walking the boundary’ walks.

Club Bonfire – Its a great tradition, fire, chatting and snacks…. what could be better

Indoor Climbing – The club have been out most Tuesdays to a variety of walls.

Christmas Drinks –  A fabulous night at the Old Clubhouse in Buxton with a buffet, quiz and just a great chance to chat and catch up. Thanks to Tim for arranging.

 

So as we head into 2020 we have a few things to look forward to;

  • Burns Weekend Meet
  •  Self Rescue session at Whitehall
  •  More indoor climbiong
  •  Full Moon walks
  •  Hopefully some winter weather
  •  Outdoor climbing

Baking Bamford

Tuesday night saw the club heading to Bamford… it was forecast to be a blistering one but in the end turned out to be merely really hot.

Bamford is always a treat to visit with it usually being quiet with lovely views and relatively polish free climbing and it didn’t disappoint. There was a good BuxtonMC turnout with some new and new-ish members making the trip to both climb and walk.

Most action centred on Neb  and Gun Buttress areas. The classics of Bamford Wall and Bamford Buttress saw many ascents

But also Neb Buttress Direct by Saffra, Jo and William

and Joy strong-armed James into leading Oracle

So a pretty cracking night with the breeze high on Bamford making the heat bearable. Admittedly me and James ended the evening with a 40 minute operation to free a cam I got stuck.… but still better than any other way of spending a Tuesday evening.

Busy Day at Birchen

There has been a lack of posts about Tuesday Meets… so I’m going to prove that true by giving some info about today (a Sunday) at Birchen.

So with these sort of things a message will go round saying a and b are going to Stanage, and then c, d and e say they need to stay local so are going to Castlenaze, f and g say they don’t fancy either and are going bouldering to Roaches and x, y, z decide they fancy Horseshoe….. it then rains and no one goes anywhere.

But today all stars aligned and we had at least 15 people out at Birchen, spread all out along the crag.

 

The weather stayed nice, a bit of a breeze and the crag was not overly crowded (despite our attempts). A lot of action was around the Emma’s area and Crows Nest had a few ascents

 

It was great to see so many people out together on a weekend especially as there were a few newer members out too.

 

Well lets hope the nice weekends continue for a few months yet