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Hampshire Mountaineering Association

9 hours 7 minutes 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

1 week 4 days 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.

Don't forget to renew or join in January to get the discount price of £23.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

2 months 6 days 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.

2 months 2 weeks 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

2 months 2 weeks 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

3 months 4 days 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

3 months 2 weeks 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.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association is with Caroline Hopper.

3 months 2 weeks ago

Enjoying the sunshine and gently lapping waves at Godnor, Portland. The approach resulted in some wet feet, much to Steve's amusement! Dinner and wine definitely warrants a Top 50.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association is with Caroline Hopper.

3 months 2 weeks ago

Ok, it's not the South of France...but it's still a holiday! We spread out and and climbed some superb routes. Portland without the drive there and back, a real treat - such a good place to climb.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

4 months 1 day ago

A good day for some action shots in the sun on Portland. We climbed at several sections around Blacknor, seeking out low grades and exciting long routes, including a couple of deserving top 50s.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

4 months 1 week ago

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

4 months 3 weeks ago

To attend the vast majority of our outside meets, you need to be able to lead belay.

Chichester climbing wall has set dates for a new adult lead climbing course: 22nd and 29th September.
Full details on their website: www.chichester.ac.uk/the-sports-centre/climb-chichester/
if you want to know more, but it will include lead belaying!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

5 months 1 week ago

We finally saw some sun today! But there was no hanging around, as we quickly completed 8 quality routes at Burbage North. All in all a superb long weekend on "god's rock".

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

5 months 2 weeks ago

Off the beaten track today at Dovestone Tor battling the weather, but a great location, and a nice (long) walk. Rain eventually ended play so we retired to the pub, you can't win them all...

Hampshire Mountaineering Association is with Martin Lennon.

5 months 2 weeks ago

Off to a good start in the Peak District, Stanage was reasonably quiet perhaps because it was blowing a gale...leaving all the classics free for us! Lots of 3* routes, extreme fish and chips, and a top 50 pint!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association is with Ruth O'Brien.

5 months 3 weeks ago

It was great to be climbing with more members again on Saturday. For some, it was a return after a long year, others even longer... With lots of successes including a first 6a lead! In all, 9 of us enjoyed the leafy views and convient sport climbing at Wyndcliff Quarry.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association is with Caroline Hopper.

6 months 1 week ago

Last day in Dartmoor at Haytor, found a breeze, but the routes weren't...so some stiff "warm ups" were quickly followed by the warm downs. A fun, social, and adventurous weekend.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association is with Steve Sutton.

6 months 1 week ago

Dartmoor meet is going well, a long day 2 at Luckey Tor. Beautiful crag, nestled along the river Dart. Some great climbing and even a few falls onto trad gear. All done safely! Tom did his first trad lead too 👍.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

6 months 3 weeks ago

Sandstone was rained off so we pulled some moves at Parthian Southampton instead, a good turnout and lots of fun.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

7 months 1 day ago

Last week's Lake District meet went well, 4 members enjoyed 3 days of trad climbing on and around Hare crag, Wallowbarrow Crag, and Long Scar. Hopefully one we'll repeat in the future!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

7 months 3 weeks ago

Six of us managed to make it out to a beautifully tree covered and sun dappled Symonds Yat today in the Wye Valley. We found some fantastic trad routes, a great bit of exposure on the Pinnacle, and..some toilet roll?!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association is with Steve Sutton.

8 months 2 weeks ago

"Are the grades harder on short routes?" was Tom's perceptive question after a few routes at Dungecroft Quarry, we soldiered on climbing 13 of the little blighters..."Can you see scratchy bottom?" and "Heros of Swanage/Portland" were favourites, nice cracks that get no stars in the guidebook?!?

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

9 months 2 days ago

Just in case you missed it.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association is with Gemma Louise Flear and Steve Sutton.

9 months 4 days ago

A successful return to rock climbing🪨🌞! Nice to meet new members and those we haven't seen for a while. The Lost Valley, Portland provided a quiet venue ideal for getting back in the swing of things. Also great to see some impressive first lead climbs outside!

Hampshire Mountaineering Association is with Martin Lennon and Steve Sutton.

9 months 2 weeks ago

First meet of the year! A stroll in Hampshire from Buriton, good views of the rolling downs and warm in the sunshine. Accompanied by skylarks we spotted a hare, and a few swallows. Hopefully the next meet will be back on rock.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

11 months 3 weeks ago

We can't get out climbing, but we do have some events online.
Last Month saw Gear Up for Ice Climbing, and the Virtual Pub Quiz.
Tomorrow evening we have Equipment Care and Maintenance - Part 1.
Please check your email for invites.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 year 2 months ago

In case you haven't seen the latest from BMC, news about access at Southern Sandstone which we need to pay attention to: thebmc.co.uk/modules/article.aspx?id=9067&utm_source=BMC+Email+Subscribers&utm_campaign=73b5509d97-lockdownlowdon_nov&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_06481fa93e-73b5509d97-1812325&goal=0_06481fa93e-73b5509d97-1812325

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 year 2 months ago

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 year 3 months ago

It was a little busy, but we found enough space at the far end of Subliminal, Swanage. We climbed lots of mainly lower grade routes, all on good rock.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 year 4 months ago

It was a fine day for climbing at the Cattle Troughs, Swanage. Everyone enjoyed the pleasant climbs in the main area, with a couple of us also checking out Flake Ledge. A long day in the sun, perfect.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 year 5 months ago

Anyone else interested in climbing on Sunday?
The weather forecast is looking good.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 year 5 months ago

Lovely sunny finish to a day's climbing on Portland, shame about the heavy rain to start! We slid around in the mud before getting up a few good routes.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 year 5 months ago

Any more people interested in climbing next weekend?
Email by 2pm on Thursday.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association is with Ruth O'Brien and Steve Sutton.

1 year 5 months ago

We're back! First outside meet of 2020 at Ban-y-gor. Down from 6, 2 of us made it to the delightfully quiet crag. Lots of variety and good routes, including slabs, cracks and overhangs, requiring footwork and thuggery in equal measure. (The sock is evidence of litter picking, starting as part the HMA's 50th Anniversary)

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 year 6 months ago

3 places are still available and the weather is looking good.
Get in touch before 2pm tomorrow if you would like to go (if there are still slots, then after this will be OK).

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 year 6 months ago

Just in case you haven't seen this, Chichester climbing wall is open again.
We believe they intend to offer two sessions from next week onwards 6-7.30pm as well as the 7.30-9pm.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 year 6 months ago

Just in case you haven't seen it there is a temporary closure of Erridge Rocks. Read full details here: www.thebmc.co.uk/temporary-restriction-of-climbing-at-eridge-rocks
Luckily lots of other crags are open for social distanced business as usual but it is worth checking the latest access permissions www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/RAD before heading out.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 year 8 months ago

Inspirational watching on BBC 4 tonight.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 year 8 months ago

Despite the slight relaxation around exercising, club meets are clearly still a no go. If you are thinking about heading out on your own, the BMC have issued very clear advice which we would encourage you to follow. Also bear in mind that a number of crags remain closed.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 year 10 months ago