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#725 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 09:59:53 am
From the details Simon sent me, the Whack is on

Huddersfield quarry (and Vengeance) is apparently up the hill from Mumps Bridge roudabout. The roundabout is , not sure which quarry it is.

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#726 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 10:15:18 am
From the details Simon sent me, the Whack is on

Rman if this is correct then the discription that is give earlier is wrong.

This is a natural outcrop and not a quarry.

From what I can remember when I looked at this area sometime in 94-96 there was a wall that could have been as the description "Undercut wall (has a cave at the bottom) up the blankness.

I treid but could get no where near doing it so gave up. Plus lots of needles and used condoms to contend with.

Hope this helps the matter but I dont think it does.

T

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#727 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 10:20:42 am
You're right, the earlier description is different to the text I got. We'll have to wait for Simon to clarify.

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#728 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 10:29:36 am
My mistake, sorry. Yes it is a natural crag:

As I wrote at the time:

"Charles Cooper continues to develop minor gritstone crags in the Oldham area. His most recent conquest is situated just off the A640 Huddersfield road. To reach it from the centre of Oldham drive up the A672 for approximately five miles, turning right onto the A640 at Denshaw. Continue for a further four miles to Moss Moor, passing a large lone house; half a mile beyond there is a car park on the right (opposite a left turn). A one minute walk from the car park leads to a small collection of boulders. The Whack (V10/7c+), is the obvious thin undercut face problem with a crux pull on and an easier but highball finish. The blocks on the left and right are out of bounds. There is one other significant problem here; an obvious steep prow."

I think I've got a photo of this somewhere. I remember it looked like a good piece of rock.

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#729 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 04:52:12 pm
there are no quarries up the hill from mumps bridge roundabout, but there is a big sign saying "oldham home of the tubigrip". you could also say all the quarries are up the road from the roundabout, the same way you could say widdop is north of watford gap

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#730 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 05:00:26 pm
Could it be ? It's called Huddersfield Road Quarry, must be on Huddersfield road somewhere.

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#731 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 05:04:48 pm
nik i was talking out of my backside about the whack sounding the same as city wall, tho it does. i have tried to look a few times, on own, for the bit of bouldering on the a640 but never found it, me n jim have also spent a couple of hours going up and down that road looking for it. no joy.
so as far as i'm aware city wall is still up for grabs, seem to remember saying we would take a ladder, or rope to one of fences, and clean top. this is on the a62 between the spot that says huddersfield rd and new hook farm (?), basically opp the dowry reservoir on the rhs as you go up the hill. will be a decent prob, warm up elsewhere since theres no other decent bits

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#732 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 05:14:51 pm
that quarry doesn't seem to have rocks in, but i'm not really very good with google. i know there is a huddersfield rd quarry, there were rumours of an old school 6c there, back before cars, but again i couldn't find it. caveat, i can read maps and follow directions

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#733 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 05:29:18 pm
Cheers for the additional information various peeps. I will endevour to locate some of these problems next week and shall report back. This is all good fun, I feel like I'm in the Famous Five or something...

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#734 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 05:46:04 pm
Photos please.  :)

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#735 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 06:05:16 pm
Will do, unless I can't find anything in which case I will only be able to supply images of a fed-up looking scruffy short-arse and a dog delirious with exercise.

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#736 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 06:27:22 pm
I would be well keen to go looking for this stuff again, however I'm going to a place where you will struggle to not find good rock and excellent problems next week.
When I return I will however still be keen

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#737 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 06:28:02 pm
Oh yeah, if you find some good stuff, try and get a gps position or lat/long  ;)

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#738 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 06:45:32 pm
I'll have a scout about Jim and let you know what I find. I'll try and work out some GPS thing but it's not a sphere of technology I am especially au fait with...

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#739 Re: significant repeats
October 09, 2009, 06:47:53 pm
You can borrow mine.

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#740 Re: significant repeats
October 12, 2009, 05:08:03 pm
 :jaw: fairly significant me thinks.. a certain blackpooler has repeated Kaizan.. the proper way! effort! 14 v points there!

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#741 Re: significant repeats
October 12, 2009, 05:10:50 pm
:jaw: fairly significant me thinks.. a certain blackpooler has repeated Kaizan.. the proper way! effort! 14 v points there!

Effort Sam!

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#742 Re: significant repeats
October 13, 2009, 09:01:50 am
Is that the proper second ascent then or has anyone else done it? Really good effort!

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#743 Re: significant repeats
October 13, 2009, 01:05:10 pm
He's-no-one-trick-rocket-propelled-man-"Rocketman"- Rob Smith, may not understand "all this science" but that didn't stop him making the first rocketpack assisted ascent of Ray's Roof a few days back. Effort that (rocket)man!  :great:

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#744 Re: significant repeats
October 13, 2009, 01:13:45 pm
he's carrying the torch for laughter-stricken, jet-propelled midgets around the globe. nice work rob.


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#745 Re: significant repeats
October 14, 2009, 10:47:33 am
Thanks guys. Tell you what, I could have done with some rocket pack power to help with the final thrutch, two inches up....one down, two inches up....one down...and repeat.....until you reach the top eventually, exhausted and feeling about ready to throw up.

a great route and totally made up to do it. 

Jolly "the original rocketman" Roger

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#746 Re: significant repeats
October 14, 2009, 10:56:53 am
nice one rocketman, good send. We should all club together and buy you a salad.


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#747 Re: significant repeats
October 14, 2009, 07:18:23 pm
Great effort Rob,you can show me your scars - and nice to see the G's K get a repeat, Sam must be in the premier league now.

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#748 Re: significant repeats
October 14, 2009, 08:26:23 pm
Quote from: UTG
and nice to see the G's K get a repeat, Sam must be in the premier league now

Indeed. Some serious crushing that...

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#749 Re: significant repeats
October 14, 2009, 08:31:26 pm
Good effort from Weak Sam.  Anyine know if he's managed his mammoth link yet?  8b+ perchance?

 

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