It all started back in 2018, Amanda got in touch looking for accommodation and Y3P guides. Friday evening briefing at the Marton Arms. Thanks to Heather and Co for allowing us to use the spare rooms at the back. Challenges with the evening traffic, Nando’s and various other factors, meant for a less than ideal

Junes trip to the Peak District,  Touching Rock Weekend was amazing. Not just for the bizarre and short rain downpours. Gritstone climbing at Bamford and Stanage Edge. We were soon tackling a wide range of climbs, outdoor technical grade 4a through 5a. Some excellent climbing, a 50th birthday celebration and lots of laughs.    Rain

Sport Climbing in the peak district. Steeped in history, folklore and tales of endeavour. But what about if you are climbing nowadays, where would you go for your first lead or first climb. Horseshoe Quarry on a week day, quiet, secluded, loads of routes, varying in grade and length. Everything from 7metre tasters to 32m

Mays trip to North Wales,  Touching Rock Long Weekend was amazing. Lots of new faces and some regulars too. Sunny, Windy, Blustery, Overcast & Rainy. Rhyolite, Igneous, Volcanic, Quartzite and Limestone rock types. Sport climbing and top roping. First time out on rock for many, but the weather was so nice and the walking so

The 65th Annual Three peaks race – 27th April 2019 The second year I’ve entered and completed the run around one of the countries oldest and most famous fell races. Supported by my super family, I set off for the registration tent and several trips to the toilet pre-race starting. Pen-y-ghent The most iconic looking

What a difference two days makes. Earlier in the week, sunshine but chilly. Today, I wake up to 2 inches of snow in Ingleton and nearly 6 inches of snow on the hills. The local passes, Newby head pass in particular, were pretty unsafe. So two of our walkers travelling from slightly further North had

Martin and Liz started the day at Ingletsport Café, before heading out on this sunny, but chilly day. Leaving the Café at 9:30, we headed up to Storrs common, home of quarrying from century’s gone past. Myths and lime kilns. Plus some intro climbing and abseiling venues. Then on past the working Quarry, gritstone pits,

Aprils Touching Rock Weekend was amazing. Lots of new faces and some regulars too. Sunny days and nice temperatures at Stanage and Froggatt. First time out on rock for many, so a gentle beginning for all. But we were soon tackling a wide range of climbs, 4a, some 5a and 6a climbs with grace and

A Fantastic group of climbers, some had climbed outside before, some had never climbed outside before. All booked on a friendly climbing trip to Kalymnos. So two days in the peaks, brushing up on climbing before the trip was in order. Fantastic to have YiJing along, a very talented climber in her own right. Add

Claire & Luke got in touch with us to have an introduction to climbing experience. Neither of them had climbed outdoors previously. A trip to Twistleton Scar best suited the days weather conditions, slightly sheltered from the wind, enabling them to have a truly great experience outdoor climbing in early March. We looked at basic