Archive for the ‘Climbing’ Category

Here’s Winter and the Indoor Season is upon us

Posted: 1st December 2009 by admin in Climbing, Sport

The air is thick with chalk dust, the rain rattling down on the roof, a small leak drips near the front door (just above the box which contains my trainers), all around there is activity, either climbers on routes, or people waiting for routes. Its busy as expected on a wet post lunch Sunday afternoon […]

The Climbing Depot at Stanningley

Posted: 5th May 2009 by admin in Climbing, Sport

This weeks article is small diversion from the usual coverage of the outside world, with a review of the newly opened Climbing Depot in Stanningley near Leeds. The rain gods were cruel to us last week. Setting off from Bradford where it had been dry all day to Almscliffe, it was looking OK, a few […]

Why I climb

Posted: 23rd April 2009 by admin in Climbing, General

We don’t often think about why we pursue our interests, we just do. I didn’t think about why I climbed really, there are the obvious things like spending time with friends, the physical exercise element and being outdoors in great scenery, but these are the fortunate repercussions of doing an outdoor sport that requires another […]

Nine Edges Part 2 – The Photos

Posted: 21st October 2008 by admin in Climbing


The Nine Edges challenge is a 21 miles walk from Ladybower Reservoir to the Robin Hood pub near Baslow, taking in the 9 edges along the way, these being Derwent Edge, Stanage, Burbage North, Burbage South, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow Edge, Gardoms and Birchens. There are several ways of doing the challenge, running or walking with […]

Pillar Rock vs Me : Round 2

Posted: 25th June 2007 by admin in Climbing, Sport

Pillar Rock – Round 2 – Technical Knockout Around 14 months ago, me and my climbing partner Mike, attempted to ascend the only peak in England you could not walk to, Pillar Rock, however we were beaten by a combination of having constant drizzle on the day, making the rock unclimbable, and taking too much […]

A VDiff Epic

Posted: 23rd November 2006 by admin in Climbing, Sport

The names in this story have been changed to protect the embarrassed. We knew it wasn’t prime climbing weather as we approached the rock, in this case Mystery Buttress at Widdop. The first sign was that the rock was more green than grey, not a good start, getting to the base of the rock only […]