Meet Reports

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Hampshire Mountaineering Association

4 days 10 hours 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

1 week 2 days 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 weeks 2 days 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 weeks 3 days 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 weeks 4 days 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

4 weeks 14 hours ago

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

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 month 4 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

1 month 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

1 month 2 weeks ago

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

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 month 3 weeks ago

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

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 month 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

1 month 4 weeks ago

It’s a good day for climbing

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

1 month 4 weeks ago

Our playground for the day - Fairy Caves

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

2 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

2 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

2 months 3 weeks ago

Come join us this weekend for some indoor climbing.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

3 months 1 week ago

Matt and Christian getting some lean angle at Calshot

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

3 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

3 months 2 weeks ago

Beautifully unseasonal weather at Swanage today.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

3 months 2 weeks ago

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Hampshire Mountaineering Association

3 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

4 months 21 hours 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

5 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.

6 months 5 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

6 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

6 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

7 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.

Hampshire Mountaineering Association is with Caroline Hopper.

7 months 1 week 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.

7 months 1 week 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

7 months 3 weeks 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

8 months 5 hours ago

Hampshire Mountaineering Association

8 months 2 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

9 months 2 days 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

9 months 3 days 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.

9 months 4 days 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.

9 months 2 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.

10 months 6 hours 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.

10 months 1 day 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

10 months 2 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

10 months 3 weeks 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!