Hairy laybacking at the top of Parachute (VS 4b), Stoney Middleton
Nick Smith - UKC, Aug 2006
This weekend is The Stoney Middleton Climbers Reunion - a social climbing event for those who love and have climbed at what was once, for a short while at least, the epicentre of British Climbing.
Climbers, many of them pioneers of new routes at Stoney or who just spent far too long there, will be making their way from all over the UK to reunite at their old stomping ground.
All are welcome, from young to old. Don't worry about the chance of rain - Stoney is well known for having several all-weather pitches, and there will be shelter under some tent canopies at the base of Prayer Wheel Wall Area.
Food is being provided (see below for details) and kicks off with hot drinks and muffins from 9am onwards on Saturday.
If you are coming along, bring your camera and take some photos and upload to the UKClimbing.com photo galleries after the event.
Full itinerary below.
9am - ish: Meet up in the area under Om, Mani & Padme (Prayer Wheel Wall Area) for coffee and pastries supplied by UKClimbing.com.
Climbing in the shaded limestone dale of Stoney Middleton.
BMC Barbecue and Wild Country Free Raffle
Late Afternoon/Early Evening: Meet up in the area under Om, Mani & Padme for refreshments and some burgers. A great opportunity for socialising and networking, rubbing shoulders with both stars, woodshed regulars, windy ledge wanderers and Stoney cafe dwellers. Wild Country will be giving some freebies away.
Followed by: Evening in the Moon Inn, Stoney Middleton
Wild Country Breakfast
For those who decide to stay over and/or appear on the Sunday morning, breakfast will be provided under the soaring majesty of the Mani headwall sponsored by Wild Country.