Archive for November, 2016

Clapham – Yorkshire Dales Meet

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

The October meet had us returning to the hut in Clapham. There was an interesting start to the meet when we couldn't get into the hut!  A few phone calls later (and the correct code) we were in p1040296

Forecast was good for Saturday with mild and quite sunny conditions on the card.  So the climbers after a relaxed start (myself, Dave W, Rob, Justine, Gav and Karl) headed off to Twistleton which proved to be warm in the sun but a bit chillier when in the wind.   A good days climbing was had – ranging from quality more frequented routes, to some more obsure, somewhat vegetated climbs.  Rob managed to climb despite suffering with a dizzy head.  Meanwhile, Simon C nursing a dodgy knee took himself off for a 16 mile walk around the Forest of Bowland – which he rather enjoyed (made a change from the usual Dales hills).  The bikers (Annie, Pete E and Donal) went mountain biking in the Dales – which left Annie (recovering from a cold) totally exhausted.  As customary, we ate tons of food Saturday night – thanks to Annie's vast quantities of sausages, Yorkshire puddings and roasted vegetables (and Justine's gravy).  Of course that was after soup and followed by plenty of apple crumble and custard (thanks to Pete E and Donal).p1040287p1040315p1040294

Sunday was somewhat colder and declared too cold for climbing.  Gav and Justine headed back home.  The bikers – well they went out biking again – on a shorter possibly more enjoyable route this time.  Simon and I set off on a walk up Inglebrough on a circuitous route from the hut (passing Robin Proctor's Scar and Crummackdale en route).  Before we got to the summit ridge we bumped into Karl, Rob and Dave W so joined them in taking in an extra lump before the summit itself.  It felt absolutely freezing on the summit ridge in the Northerly wind – was a relief to drop down, walking  back via Gaping gill, Trow Gill and the waterfalls.  We also did our bit tidying up markers after an event held earlier that month.


A good weekend.