The usual ‘early season’ Hobby Meet this year will have the extra attraction of being specifically open to Associate Members and the MUMC – not that AMs aren’t welcome on EVERY Wednesday Evening Meet, but you’ll be EXTRA welcome on this one!
If you haven’t been to Hobby (or Hobson Moor Quarry as it is more accurately known https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=151 ) then it is a really user-friendly venue. It’s the nearest decent bit of rock to Manchester (a few mins from the end of the M67 ); easy access (just minutes from the car); catches the evening sun; and has classics of all grades from VDiff upwards. A great place to get a first taste of climbing outside; well protected routes ideal for getting back into placing gear after a winter on the wall; and trickier options if you want to push the boat out! A few pics below to get you inspired!
No need to bring a partner – if you’ve got a harness, and know how to tie into it, I’ll make sure you get something done.
Even better, it’s then just a few minutes walk down to the Waggon and Horses https://goo.gl/maps/SUwvo8MtM1Q2 for some post-climb refreshment and banter.
Looking forward to seeing lots of you there! Get in touch if you need more info or help with transport etc (I could even run a shuttle service from Broadbottom Station if anyone is coming from Manchester by public transport).
M: 07778 873512