/ BMC WiltonFest, getting nearer!!
Free tea and coffee all day
BBQ (Black pudding swapped for burgers) and beer sorted for the Sat evening
Prize raffle has got loads of "goodies" in it, thanks to Wild Country, The Mountain Boot Company, Rockover and Awesome Walls (so far). You would be very unlucky to walk away without a prize!!!
Lots of the routes in all the Wilton quarries are very clean and just waiting for you to climb them.
For those comming from further afield, or wishing to camp, plenty of space within the quarry, but please be self sufficient for the Sunday Morning.
Why not come along? meet the "BMC" there will be plenty of BMC officers and volunteers there to answer your questions, point you at routes and debate the grades!!
Lets make it a fun day of climbing
less than a week away now!!
The good word has been spread around on various FB sites also, looking like it's gonna be a busy weekend :-)
More prizes have been donated to the raffle
Many thanks to John at the Manchester Climbing Centre
Also there is extra parking at at Horrocks Fold on the Scout Rd, it just means a 5mins walk to Wilton
Is there any camping?
Keep your eyes open for the Bumper Book of Climbing Fun at the Fest - one of the authors will be there for more fun!
Yes, lots of bouldering to do - all grades from easy to super hard. I'll be there just to boulder, and a few other people are bringing pads too. There are some fun lower grade problems around the prow - I'd be happy to show you around.
> Yes, lots of bouldering to do - all grades from easy, thats for me then
I'd be happy to show you around.
Excellent, thank you very much
Great, should be a few boulderers there! There's also a plan to dig out the 3m high buttress in the scree slope and unearth a few problems. Bring a spade if you fancy helping out...
might help out with the bolton midge!
wheres the scree slope?
might need pick axes?
Personally I think 'The WillyFest!' has more of a ring to it.
Might try to make it.....
Especially if I can camp in the quarry.
> wheres the scree slope?
Opposite the prow and to the left a bit. Scree is perhaps the wrong word - it's the spoil heap/mud bank which forms the side of the quarry. There's a small clean wall poking out that has a few problems on. The aim is to extend this. I'm not sure what the ratio of rubble to earth is. We'll find out...
Dunno, maybe. Do you have one?
hope no-one is put of by the weather
there will be plenty of food, beer, tea and coffee (you might want to bring a mug)
Lots of excellent prizes in the raffle
Catch up with friends old and new!
Great day, weather was good the rock was dry. lots of routes climbed,some that hadnt been done for at least 10years
Beer,Food, coffee and loads of prizes.
Well Done the BMC
I'd like to add my thanks to everyone concerned with providing us with such a good time. The quarry looked in great condition with climbers doing routes all over the place.
Good to see:
- Old friends;
- The amount of cleaning that has gone on - well done Mountaineering Club of Bury, Dave M and doubtless many more;
- Climbers from as far away as Scotland, Spain, France and Yorkshire enjoying themselves;
- Black Pudding barm cakes and beer;
- Mums, Dads, toddlers and babies;
- One of the authors of The Bumper Book of Climbing Fun having a good time and adding to the fun;
- Very impressive raffle prizes (I reckon Derek went home happy!);
- Guys camping overnight - hope you got everything packed away before the rain came on Sunday.
All in all, a great day - I'm already looking forward to the next one! Thank you to everyone who was there.
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