we’ve added some extra spaces to the sign up in response to the meet filling up
floor space – the hut allows us to have 2 extra people on the floor, we’ve knocked a few pounds off to make up for the lack of a proper bunk
reserve ticket – just in case both floor spaces get taken, you can register your interest for a space if somebody drops out
We’ve booked the DPC hut in Stoney Middleton for the early May bank holiday, just minutes from Horseshoe Quarry, a large limestone quarry with an excellent spread of grades, and many routes re-bolted in 2017 🙂
It’s also a only a short drive from the grit if you prefer trad, or you for those with an aversion to daylight there is caving too….
Sport (3a-7b a few minutes up the road) and Trad (a bit futher afield) across a wide range of grades, and of course plenty of bouldering, the white peak has something to offer everyone. For more information see UKC Horseshoe quarry logbook
Upstairs there are bunks for 12 persons (plus mattresses for 2 more sleeping on the floor if required), alongside a washroom and 2 showers. Downstairs is a living-dining area, with 2 cookers, 2 fridges and everything else required for self-catering. There is electric heating throughout and a coal/wood burning stove downstairs for extra warmth in the winter months. If you can bring fuel for the stove it would be much appreciated.
If you are driving please read the parking information on the DPC website
Car sharing arranged on the Facebook group, train travel is an option, please ask if you need a lift from the nearest station
We plan to Cook a group meal on both nights, and of course lashings of porridge in the mornings. There is also the option of the local pub for a cheeky post dinner tipple.
The local environment
As more people discover the joys of climbing the pressure on popular areas like the Peak district increases, dirty climbing shoes can polish and erode the routes, thoughtless gear placement can not just be unsafe but also wear and break the rock, causing damage which lasts forever, if in doubt there are excellent articles on UKC and the BMC, or any of the experienced members will be happy to rant about these issues over a drink or two!
Please take your own litter home (if you’re old school enough to have any 😉 and pick up litter at the crag if you can, it costs us nothing to climb at these amazing places, so it is the least we can do.
£32 for 3 nights in the hut and food as described above