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  • Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Seems a bit mean. Are you trying to put him off? 🙂

    Yarncliffe should be fine, but even if it is a bit green, manky and loose, like normal, Froggatt will be fine.

    EDIT: Scrub that – was thinking of Tegness!

    daftvader
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    I really like yarncliff and its easy to set up top ropes on the first few pitches. recommendations welcome tho for some nice easy climbing with easily set up top ropes… suitable for a 5 year old….

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    It’s OK, I had the wrong quarry in mind. Yarncliffe is nice.

    mt
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    watch out for the giant ants at the top.

    daftvader
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    Afternoon. …

    Anyone know what yarncliff quarry conditions are like atm? Want to take minivader there for his first taste of real climbing. …

    Cheers.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Too right. This is my missus topping out at Yarncliffe the other day:

    Premier Icon Nipper99
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    Ant Crack was my first ever lead dum de dum years ago followed by Latecomer. ?There was also a great hvs called Zaplle I think and all just up the road from Grindleford cafe (if its still there).

    daftvader
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    I like ants aret and ants crack was also my first lead! I remember looking for the ant nest… then finding it… martinhutch isn’t far off! Grindleford wasnt too good last time I was there but then I tend to use the cafe at carver (used to be the outside shop now the spar) as my sister runs it. 8)

    Premier Icon Nipper99
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    Have you been to Windgather, might be better for the youngster?

    daftvader
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    Where’s that nipper99??

    Nonsense
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    Zapple is a really nice climb just round the corner from the first bit. Can get packed very quickly if a minibus turns up though.

    Nonsense
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    Windgather is only about 8ft* high isn’t it?

    *Slight exaggeration

    daftvader
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    Just looked it up… looks ok might give it a go. Whats it like for setting up there?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Windgather can be tricky for setting up belays. OK if you’re confident, with a decent rack. I recall a spare rope might be useful there. Are you looking to bottom-rope or sit at the top?

    daftvader
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    Bottom rope as mrsvader will be belaying me and I’d rather she was on the ground!!! 😯

    Premier Icon Nipper99
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    Windgather is a great little crag and one of my favorite spots in the Peak. As above, belays should be fine if you have a reasonable rack – i think ‘on peak rock’ had as a good begginer crag.

    daftvader
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    My rack isnt too bad… basic but I also have 2 spare ropes… tbf i reckon we will stick to yarnclif as we will be camping at coopers in edale and give windgather a go next time as I really like the sound of it

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