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Transpennine Meet Revival (Cross Keys, Uppermill) - Sunday 22 December, organised by Caroline McCann

Found this one with a bit more notice than the quiz this Saturday - both events will be excellent no doubt. I'm trying very hard to be at both.

We used to have a regular UKC Transpennine Meet - climbing, walking and / or beers - for people living across the transpennine corridor mostly between…


Added by Matthew Nuttall on December 4, 2013 at 0:35 — No Comments

Chew Valley Amazing Prize Quiz of the Year is on Saturday 7th December (7.30pm at The Cross Keys, Uppermill)

below is a copy of the text from Martin Koscis on Facebook - am keen, anyone wanna join my team, camp in the Cross Keys beer garden for nowt has been offered by landlord,,, n free pie, chips and peas. Am I selling this to you? 

Remember that the Chew Valley Amazing Prize Quiz of the Year is on Saturday 7th December (7.30pm at The Cross Keys, Uppermill). There'll be 50 questions testing your knowledge of Chew Valley routes & history, local folklore,…


Added by Matthew Nuttall on December 4, 2013 at 0:27 — 2 Comments

Longsleddale Outdoor Pursuits Centre - Near Kendal

Longsleddale Outdoor Pursuits Centre is a voluntary outdoors centre based just North of Kendal in the Lake District. It was formed 40 years ago to provide free or cheap access to the outdoors for the underprivileged youth of Bolton / Manchester.

However, we are in a very bad way at the moment and may close down very soon. We need volunteer instructors (It's a great place if you are looking for log book time),…

Added by Dave Clark on November 11, 2013 at 23:47 — No Comments

old times... going digital

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Am finally filling in my logbook - only up to early 90's so far but if you climbed with me you will be there.

Matt N

sorry to people whose names I have forgotton - lot of water (and stronger liquids) under the bridge :-)  

Added by Matthew Nuttall on September 21, 2013 at 10:22 — No Comments

Sunday Climbing

Anyone free to get out on Sunday either routes or bouldering ? Happy to do either !

Added by Scott Dunkley on August 30, 2013 at 19:53 — No Comments

Bridestones Tonight

Short notice but going to take advantage of the gap in the poor weather and head up to bridestones for some bouldering , will be there from 6 onwards if anyone wants to Join me

Added by Scott Dunkley on August 6, 2013 at 15:35 — No Comments

The Gritstone Trail

Thirty five miles in a day was a tough call and the longest I have ever considered. Throw on top of that the hottest day of the year and lack of reprovisioning stops.

The route runs between Disley and Kidsgrove Train Station so is easy to access but given the distance it is for the summer only needing at least 14 hours of daylight.

The route runs through quiet rural Cheshire along a gritstone ridge for a lot of its length. The two of us took a south-north route though most do…


Added by Nigel Blandford on July 28, 2013 at 22:01 — 1 Comment

West Nab Bouldering

Sit-starts, injuries, and an unmentionable incident with a chalk bag - all in a short evenings work for a MoB midweek raid into West Yorkshire.

West Nab is the highest point on the West Yorkshire moors. Derek had been given the heads up by Dom and we had the Over the Moors guide to point us towards a huge number of problems, so off we went. Jordan and I navigated while Derek drove so, obviously, we were a bit later than planned, but eventually me, Derek, Jordan and Ivan met…


Added by Graham Stevens on July 4, 2013 at 17:48 — 1 Comment


Does anybody know Dom's contact details, if so, can you message them on to me.



Added by Tim Greenhalgh on May 25, 2013 at 17:41 — 1 Comment

Roaches Pic's

Hi All,


Had far to many pictures from Roaches to upload, so click on the link below to go to the drop box


you can then download any you might want for yourselves

Added by Scott Dunkley on May 20, 2013 at 22:47 — 1 Comment

Phase Two Deeply revamp

After last years revamp of Deeply by the members of the Mob, we decided to start on phase two  project of digging out the next bouldering bay on the left.  After doing an exploratory dig last year I knew that the going wouldn't be that hard, that said it still needed shifting and my back always complains afterwards Emoji . We decided that rather than barrowing all the soil away we would just pull the soil away from the face and while making the face higher it…


Added by Derek Kenyon on April 18, 2013 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Mountain Biking Dalby Forest Friday 27th Sat 28th Sun 29th September 2013

I have secured exclusive use of Dalby Forest YHA for the above weekend.  21 places are available. The date set was the only one available around the time we normally go and I hope it fits with as many people as possible. The Hostel is SELF CATERING.  There is enough cycling for one day at Dalby on marked tracks for all abilities which is only 2 miles from the YHA.  Ian Boddy is in the process of sorting a Cross Country ride for the other day.  There is a Pub near by as I realise this is a…


Added by Mark Davies on April 5, 2013 at 16:40 — No Comments

MOB minutes 02.04.13




hi everyone.

it's minutes time again.

since the last meeting,…


Added by geoff proctor on April 4, 2013 at 16:54 — No Comments

Hadrian's Wall Direct - V 5

Perfect conditions on the Ben, blue sky, hard freeze and only a light wind. The walk up to the CIC hut was a joy, full of stories from the past and expectation for the day ahead. My motivation was just right, I felt confident in my partner, Graeme (over 15 years expereince on Ben Nevis, he'd had his eye on Hadrian's Wall for 10 years!), everything felt like it was coming together perfectly.

We chatted with other climbers at the CIC hut, checking the conditions, asking about other… Continue

Added by Stuart Jones on March 29, 2013 at 9:00 — 1 Comment




hi everyone.


  yet again, not much to report because we didn't have the usual formal meeting due to the table top sale and a surprise talk/slide show by ian brewster. (surprise to me anyway).



Added by geoff proctor on March 23, 2013 at 10:49 — No Comments

MOB minutes 060313



hi everyone. hope you are all well.


not much to report this week, we condensed the meeting to get going with the talk/show


 we had a bumper meeting, not much space in that big room. the…


Added by geoff proctor on March 8, 2013 at 15:20 — No Comments

mob minutes 20.02.13


hi everyone.

it seems everyone is giddy with the winter conditions holding out.


the two teams have returned from norway with tales to tell. i understand a separate blog is coming our way all about…


Added by geoff proctor on February 25, 2013 at 20:04 — No Comments

MOB minutes for meeting on 06.02.13



hi everyone. it's a little daunting sitting back in the hotseat after a littlr time off.

it feels as if so much has changed.  i'm glad to see so many new members. in time, i will get to know all your names and reportable bad habbits lol.…


Added by geoff proctor on February 11, 2013 at 20:13 — No Comments

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A Rite of passage

It was the Friday night of our February winter meet . We were the first to arrive at the Alex McIntyre hut near North Ballachulish and had ventured out in search of somewhere to eat . As we doubled back from a wrong turn in search of the Loch  Leven Hotel  John B took a call from Andy A suggesting the forecast for the following day favoured doing the  Aonach Eogach ridge. The conversation continued and the next thing I knew we were committed !

The following day we rose at…


Posted by MIKE SLATER on February 24, 2018 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

Man Versus Horsepower

Man verses Horse

Saturday night a post came through via Whatsapp about a Mob MTB ride on following morning buthe forecast was for a winter front to push through turning to rain later did nothing not the most inspiring. Awoke 6.30 and peered out of the window expecting the worst but it wasn't that bad so by 7am l was up and breakfasting but still unsure whether to join the boys. Having Ridden up past Tottington to Holcombe for 9am there was no sign of anyone so a quick check of the phone…


Posted by Derek Kenyon on January 24, 2018 at 17:16 — 1 Comment

6 Men and a Bothy

The day and date Friday 19th January 2018.

Destination Greg's Hut on the side of Cross Fell.

The team Mark Davies, Ian Brewster, Mike Slater, Jon Waring, John (Johan) Brandon and Dave Owen.

Myself, Ian and Dave boarded the Black Stallion and headed North. Jon, Johan ( Only called this because Jon thought it would reduce any confusion in general conversation) and Mike headed for the nearest Mini-market to buy whatever they bought and then headed North.

Snow fell as we…


Posted by Mark Davies on January 23, 2018 at 15:55 — 4 Comments

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