Bays Brown camping meet, 5-6 July 2019

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Re: Bays Brown camping meet, 5-6 July 2019

Postby Luke J » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:59 pm

Norbert and I are leaving Otley around 6 so should be arriving around 8.30 - 9.
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Re: Bays Brown camping meet, 5-6 July 2019

Postby hburns » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:15 pm

Hoping to leave Armley around 5.30 so my ETA will also be 8.30-9 ish. Just in case I fail to find camp LMC my car is a grey Mazda with a roof box on top, I'll probably have a giant blue bouldering pad inside just in case I don't find anyone to climb with so should be fairly distinctive!

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Re: Bays Brown camping meet, 5-6 July 2019

Postby Luke J » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:02 pm

Norbert isn't coming any more so I'll be traveling by myself - if anyone wants a lift from Guiseley/Otley/Shipley area then let me know asap.
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Re: Bays Brown camping meet, 5-6 July 2019

Postby johnnightingale » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:13 pm

Successful meet. 8 of us made it. 7 climbers, plus me as the lone walker. We got horrendously midged on Friday night, and went off for a late drink in the pub. Saturday and Sunday both really good weather. Lots of climbs done. I managed Seargant man, High Raise and Lingmoor Fell plus an attempt at the Scale Gill scramble.

Attendees
John Nightingale
Penny Newell
Ian Ashman
John McMahon
Helen Burns
Cath Sanders
Luke Jones
Paul Cookson

Next time, get a very silly looking, but extremely effective, midge net for my head, like our 80 year old neighbour from Suffolk had!
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Re: Bays Brown camping meet, 5-6 July 2019

Postby CathS » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:04 am

Great weather and the best climbing location in the Lakes. What more could we have asked for!

On Saturday the climbing teams headed up to Gimmer Crag, Pavey Ark and White Ghyll. Sunday saw a trip up to Black Crag and Long Scar (Wrynose). I think between us we climbed every grade from VDiff to E1, with lots of stars ticked.

Fab weekend 8)
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Re: Bays Brown camping meet, 5-6 July 2019

Postby JR » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:50 am

Top stuff.

Btw, if you're wondering why Gimmer was so busy, it's because there was a BMC youth meet on - a friend of mine was part of the team.

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Re: Bays Brown camping meet, 5-6 July 2019

Postby CathS » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:06 pm

Not just the BMC Youth Meet but two other club meets too. I've never seen it so busy up there! There was almost a crocodile line of people walking up there on Saturday morning :shock:

Luckily Luke and I managed to get ahead of the crowds and straight onto the routes we wanted to do, but I think some folk spent a long time queueing, to the extent of binning it off in some cases! We had a great day though.
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Re: Bays Brown camping meet, 5-6 July 2019

Postby CathS » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:09 pm

The BMC Youth Meet seemed to spread themselves around quite thinly, and didn't all go to Gimmer, so I don't think they had too much impact in the greater scheme of things.

We met someone called Liz from Stafford, as well as James McHaffie and Ron Kenyon out with the kids.
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Re: Bays Brown camping meet, 5-6 July 2019

Postby JR » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:18 pm

Liz is my friend Liz Fowler - she's a bit handy (E7 headpoint last year!)

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Re: Bays Brown camping meet, 5-6 July 2019

Postby CathS » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:00 pm

Wow! That's impressive.

She seemed to be having a lot of fun dragging a couple of slightly shell-shocked looking teenage girls up some esoteric VS on Gimmer; raining clods of moss onto me on my belay stance in the process :lol: And she was the only one happily wearing a t-shirt when everyone else was stood around shivering in softshells and belay jackets.

Her blog looks quite inspiring - will have to have a read later.
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