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Adam Ondra in Spain

A bit of sport climbing for you.

An amazing video of Black Diamond sponsored climber Adam Ondra repeating Chilam Balam (9b) and making the first ascent of La Planta de Shiva (9b) in Spain.

Watch it in full screen!

Life On Hold Trailer 1

LIFE ON HOLD is a new UK bouldering film from Outcrop Films.

After showing some of the sneak previews we've now got the first proper trailer. Showcasing some of the hardest British bouldering problems and some of the best boulderers around featuring: Ned Feehally, Dan Varian, David Mason, Jon Partridge, Michele Caminati, Ryan Pasquill, Micky Page, Miles Gibson and Ben Thompson

We can't wait!

Life On Hold Trailer 1 from Outcrop Films on Vimeo.

Holmfirth Cliff Bouldering from the 80's

A short film with a bit of classic 1980's bouldering on Holmfirth Cliff.

Nice to see some hard problems being done (e.g. Mad Mantle) and also some highballs, not a bouldering mat in sight!!

Thanks to Gav for letting us use this video

Yorkshire Three Peaks Sunday 01/05/11

A friend of Kirklees Climbing, Wayne North, is walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks on Sunday 01/05/11 to raise money for Action Duchenne, the charity trying to find a cure for Duchenne, a severe genetic muscle wasting disease.


Meeting about Cliff

At the recent public meeting with the Holme Valley Land Charity a number of proposals were made and some issues raised.

Local residents again pointed out the problems that they have parking outside their houses. From experience I'd suggest that the majority of the cars parked by non-residents at Cliff are actually people walking dogs or lazy cyclists who don't like going up hills, it would however be good if all climbers (and other Cliff users) could be aware of these issues and park well away from the houses on Cliff Road.

The issue of safety on the top path was raised, there seems to be confusion about who actually owns the land at the top of Cliff (Wooldale Cliff Road) and until this issue is sorted out it is unlikely that any new fences or walls will be constructed.

There was discussion about the selling of a plot of land adjacent to Cliff Road.

The general point of the meeting was to announce that the Holme Valley Land Charity wish to designate the majority of the Cliff site as Open Access Land, the management of this land would then be leased to the BMC. More details to come on this.

Outcrop Films at High Rocks

Something a bit different. A short video from Outcrop Films who are currently filming a new UK Bouldering movie.

A warm day at High Rocks near Tunbridge Wells in the south of England. Top British boulderer Jon Partridge manages the 4th ascent of Chimaera on the delicate sandstone.

A Day At High Rocks from Outcrop Films on Vimeo.

Public meeting - Cliff Quarry - 19/04/11 19:30

Members of the Land Charity’s Management Committee will be in attendance, to make a short presentation on the proposals. Residents and users will then be given the opportunity to express their opinions on the proposals.

In order to allow as many people as possible to have their say:
Each person will be allowed to speak for up to 5 minutes and where a group is involved, a spokesperson should be appointed.
Anyone wishing to speak should give their name to Mrs Sally Barber, Secretary to the Trustee, on their arrival; she will be available from 7pm.

A plan of the site will be available at the meeting. NB - This is not Cliff Recreation Ground.

The purpose of the meeting is to allow the Management Committee to hear a wide variety of views on the proposals regarding the future use of this piece of land and to gather information to assist it in making decisions in the future. No decisions will be made by the Management Committee at the meeting, which will last no more than two hours.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 7.30pm at Wooldale Community Centre Robert Lane, Wooldale

You can download a copy of the meeting poster here: http://www.holmevalleylandcharity.org.uk/documents/MeetingPoster19042011...

ROKT - Open!

Rokt Climbing Gym opened at 10am on Saturday 2 April.

After frantic weeks of preparation, with hordes of local climbers and even non-climbers queueing through the door to volunteer their help, Brighouse’s new indoor climbing venue was ready to go.

Despite last minute hiccups with the mat covering, the carpet team worked 30 hours a day to meet the deadline. Walls which were bare only a couple of days previously were besieged by enthusiastic route setters. Electricians, plumbers, joiners hung from every girder, day and night. This was community spirit unrivalled.

To complete the final tidy up on Friday night, a giant curry on the balmy terrace overlooking the Calder. So, get down there and try it… but remember this is only Phase 1!

Photo: Euan (left) and Leigh (right) addressing the pre-opening party.

Photo: The work force letting its collective hair down on the Calder terrace.

Huddersfield Wall Circuit Linked

The monster 113 move yellow stamina circuit at Huddersfield Wall has now had its first continuous ascent. Estimated grade is F7c but more ascents are needed to settle this, especially from non-Huddersfield 'outsiders', that is if there are any strong enough!

The below photograph shows a very focused Andy Shortt working hard on the Huddersfield Wall circuit:

ROKT - First Holds Bolted

On Tuesday the first holds were bolted onto the wall at ROKT.
There is still a load of work to do before opening night but at least a start has been made.




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