Meet Reports

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Hampshire Mountaineering Association

3 days 18 hours ago

A club day trip to Blacknor North to avoid getting hit by the sun much and staying in the shade for most of the day! #sportclimbing #climbing #rockclimbing #dorset #dorsetclimbing #climbingdorset #weclimbuk #ukclimbing #leadclimbing #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #portland #portlandclimbing

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

2 weeks 4 days ago

Bit of an unusual crag today, Avon Gorge next to Bristol city centre. The climbing was brilliant, as was the reaction of the crowds and tourists. Surprisingly quiet with climbers, really quite noisy with the A4! With something for everyone, we even snuck in a couple of slippery sport routes...

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

4 weeks 2 days ago

Some more photos from the Peak District meet, we had a good turn out and climbed everything from V.Diffs to E1s. We spread ourselves out a little bit and climbed at Stanage Plantation and Popular, Bamford, Shining Clough, Yarncliffe, and Lawrencefield.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 month 2 days ago

A lovely day in the Peak District, most headed to Stanage (hopefully more photos to follow). Four of us escaped the heat at Shining Clough - once we'd found our way there, not easy...We were rewarded with long routes in the high moor. Followed by birthday celebrations at the curry house 🙂

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 month 3 days ago

Bamford Edge today for those that arrived early. Shameful posing on Gargoyle Flake, but it is very photogenic! Some great routes and we had crag pretty much to ourselves.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 month 2 weeks ago

The HMA in action at Portland today, a really good turn out including a some new members. We split up between the east and west coast, visiting areas down by the sea with appropriate grades.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 month 4 weeks ago

Some more photos from the recent North Wales trip where 7 of us climbed on and off over 5 days. We tackled everything from 150m multi-pitch Diffs, to hard quartzite cracks.

The crags we climbed at were; Craig Pant Ifan, Clogwyn yr Oen, Craig Bwlch y Moch, Holyhead Mountain, Tryan, Craig yr Wrysgan, and Craig y Tonnau.

Superb, we'll be back for more next year!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

2 months 4 hours ago

No prizes for guessing where we are! Lots of great multi pitches, loads of different rock types, and far too many midges...

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

2 months 6 days ago

Much better weather today for the rescheduled Fairy Cave Quarry meet. Slabs were climbed up, and descended in varying degrees of style...Rob's Crack was a pure delight again, well protected and highly recommended.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

2 months 3 weeks ago

If Easyjet must cancel your flight there could be worse ways to spend the night and day. Hilton and breakfast / wine, then Climb Up next to Bordeaux airport, which also has excellent beer! Hopefully tonight's flight won't be cancelled (it's already delayed....)

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

2 months 3 weeks ago

Penultimate day for the Ariège trip and final day for others who had to head home early. More grey and slightly wetter than other days 😔.

A couple went to do a 12 pitch route up a mountain but rain and fog stopped play! But the others headed to Calamès and had a great day on 2 & 3 star routes, with 4 golden eagles spotted too!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

2 months 3 weeks ago

Another super hot day, but careful planning meant we were as cool as we could be, in a beautiful green setting.
Lots of grades pushed, with post climb moaning about sand bagging and disgust about route down grades on UKC.
All followed by relaxing beers and a dip in the freezing river for the one hardy sole amongst us.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

2 months 4 weeks ago

First day in Ariege, it's really hot...Climbed together at Auzat on bolted granite. Featuring slabs, walls, and finger locks galore. It felt hard, but not surprising in the heat. Great day, followed by a team effort on dinner.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

3 months 4 days ago

Fantastic day climbing in the sun at Bowles.
All the normal sandstone highjinx: complete confusion on the double grades in Rockfax, no foothold starts, quickly followed by missing the huge footholds because you can't see them anymore, and continual hope you'll find something better for your hands.
In summary, great fun!! Let's go again soon!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

3 months 1 week ago

Wow, Sunday was a busy day with 17 HMA climbers heading out. Most headed to Swanage, spreading out between Subluminal, Boulder Ruckle, and Cattle Troughs, providing hard, committing, or slabbier climbing respectively. Another group headed to Portland for some low/mid grade sport climbing. Varied climbing from F3 to F6b+ and VD to E2 6a.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

3 months 3 weeks ago

Classic Cornish climbs today, 2 teams set off early heading for Commando/Bosigran Ridge, while another team headed to Gurnards Head for Right Angle. Plenty of traversing and exposure made for some of the best pitches of the long weekend.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

3 months 3 weeks ago

More climbing at Bosigran and the nearby Halldrine Cove. It was a little damp at times but the grippy granite helped. Lots of smiles as several more mutli- and single-pitch routes were completed.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

3 months 3 weeks ago

The Cornwall meet has got off to a good start, Bosigran today. Seals, Choughs, Gannets, Guillemots, Shags, Fulmars. The climbing was very good too!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

3 months 4 weeks ago

We have just heard that Chichester climbing wall will be shut tonight and tomorrow for route setting.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

4 months 5 days ago

...after the training day, we got down to business at the rock amphitheatre of Cattle Troughs, Swanage. For some, it was only day 2 of trad climbing and we were leading 20m routes. A bit of sea swell added to the excitement, everyone stayed dry despite a visit to a sopping wet Flake Ledge!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

4 months 1 week ago

Some pics from the HMA trad training day on Saturday. Lots of skills and technique being taught by Martin, and then practiced by our brave climbers. More to follow where it was put into action on Sunday...

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

4 months 2 weeks ago

For anyone interested and free tomorrow to help keep the climbing safe for everyone on #Portland

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

4 months 3 weeks ago

Several HMA members made their way down to Portland for some fun in the sun.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

4 months 3 weeks ago

A busy training session last night practising how to do the changeover on a sport route. Essential skills for sport climbing outside - hopefully that's another 9 members ready for the outdoors! Big thank you to Martin for running the session, and Richard @ Climb Hayling Climbing Wall for the venue 🙂

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

5 months 2 hours ago

It’s a good day for climbing

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

5 months 4 hours ago

Our playground for the day - Fairy Caves

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

5 months 6 days ago

Had to sit in the carpark waiting for the rain to stop, but it was worth it. Sun soon came out, and the rock was surprisingly dry. Usual "Cuttings" affair - some routes frustrating and punishing, others good and rewarding!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

5 months 2 weeks ago

Great day out at Calshot. 100% commitment and effort on show. We warmed up enough that hats were even disgarded! Thoroughly enjoyable time had by all.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

5 months 3 weeks ago

Come join us this weekend for some indoor climbing.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

6 months 1 week ago

Matt and Christian getting some lean angle at Calshot

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

6 months 1 week ago

4 of us have come to Calshot today. Some very tall walls but it’s a bit chilly in here!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

6 months 2 weeks ago

Beautifully unseasonal weather at Swanage today.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

6 months 2 weeks ago

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Hampshire Mountaineering Association

6 months 2 weeks ago

Come and join us at Parthian Reading this weekend for our first club meet of the year. New members are very welcome.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

7 months 1 day ago

Our first social meet of they year, good company, food, and gin...at the Gin and Olive in Southsea. Really nice to get together again, with everyone looking forward to this year's climbing season.

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Hampshire Mountaineering Association

8 months 3 weeks ago

Good conditions for our last official outdoor meet of the year at Winspit, Swanage. Good friction and being fairly warm out of the wind made it a pleasure ticking plenty of routes. Really made the most of a short winter's day in the sun!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association is with Ruth O'Brien and 5 others.

9 months 6 days ago

HMA smashing it at Montesa yesterday and Bellus today. Both fantastic venues, everyone is giving it their all and enjoying it. Shame it's only a week!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

9 months 1 week ago

More rock than you can shake a clip stick at. Loving Spain with quiet crags in the sun. The grades have been a bit stiff, but the routes are long and fantastic.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

9 months 3 weeks ago

Lots of good climbing yesterday at Winspit, Swanage. Most of it was steep, featuring tricky cracks that required careful footwork, and even a jump start!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

10 months 1 week ago

Another day on Portland, this time in Lost Valley.
Slabs were conquered, red crosses were turned into green ticks, brave juice was summoned and flakes overcome.
A great final day to the long weekend.