York Alpine Club Blog

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Pendulum Gully

December 19th, 2017 by Mike Shaw

On Saturday Dave W and I headed to the Lakes to make the most of the wintry conditions before temperatures were set to rise. We decided to head to Scrubby Crag to look at Pendulum Gully, a route we attempted in January but due to poor visibility ended up climbing a nondescript gully and ramp further to the right.

An early start meant we were parked and ready to go […] Read the rest

Wales Early December Meet

December 10th, 2017 by Carmen

Seven of us made it to Wales for the early December meet – only to find that the cold conditions earlier in the week had gone and were replaced with somewhat milder and damp conditions- doh.

Not deterred by the damp – Paul, Rob and Mike went to do the grade 3 scramble the ridge on Carnedd y Filiast.  However, low cloud and a misreading of the guideback saw them […] Read the rest

Patterdale Pogg-out

November 23rd, 2017 by Mike W
This weekend we were at patterdale in the Cleveland clubs hut, but without the drunken offensive violent member in tow. Friday night's entertainment was Richard H's Pizza Carbonella. ... read more

The stars are out at Eastby

November 6th, 2017 by Jamie B

Unknown climber on Nose Climb
On Sunday Dave W, Mike Shaw and myself headed to Eastby. Rather a poor turn out given to gorgeous weather, but this may have had something to do with Dave's email getting caught by most people spam filters.

I arrived a little late to find Mike, having warmed up on Eastby Buttress (VD ***),  heroically retreating off Whaup Edge (VS 4b **) with some pathetic excuse about bold, unprotected moves […] Read the rest

Not so Long Sally

November 2nd, 2017 by Mike Shaw
With a good forcast for Sunday Rob and I made plans to head to the peak and Gav would meet us there.

Grey Scuggy

November 1st, 2017 by rob s

camo-paul

Paul and I headed up around lunchtime for an afternoon bimble at Scuggy. We packed our wellies(always a sound idea for the approach) a couple of mats and flask of coffee. There was one other team at he crag and no big surprise. It was grey, overcast but with a strong wind drying the exposed faces.

We ticked a few routes down the far end, kept out of the […] Read the rest

YAC meets Brian

November 1st, 2017 by Carmen

9 out of 15 who had originally signed up braved the trip to Wales to meet storm Brian.  Admittedly Wales was not the best place to be heading during the storm – but as it turned out -things were not entirely bad.

On Saturday Mike, Russ and Dave W complete with wet suits and buoyancy jackets headed off for a gorge descent – which they seemed to enjoy. Karl thought […] Read the rest

Mountain Bike Tour of the Yorkshire Dales 2017

October 25th, 2017 by leventhorpe

The Flying Herbert's are a Mountain Biking Group some of whom are or have been members of York Alpine Club. Every Saturday morning they do Mountain Bike ride somewhere in Yorkshire, last week from Gargrave, this week from Barnsley. In addition most years they do a multi day tour on Mountain Bikes. Some times we have a single base and other times we stop at a different place every night, […] Read the rest

Peak perfection

October 16th, 2017 by rob s
The change in forecast led Mike and I to abandon our Tower Ridge plans and head to the Peak which has the best weather for the weekend. With the autumn colours and warm sunshine, it was a good call. ...

Slip Sliding Away

October 2nd, 2017 by rob s
A change from last weekends day trip sport climbing Mike and I headed to Slipstones and bombarded Jamie with txts till he turned up (long story) ...