Spring has arrived – first visit to Hobby

Spring arrives and thoughts turn to. ..

… climbing at Hobson Moor Quarry, of course!

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An entertaining experience as the local fire brigade were practicing roped rescue work!

The routes were still a bit damp in places, but it’s great to be “home” at Hobby.

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This was our first opportunity for an “homage” ascent of Parker’s Eliminate after the sad passing of Al towards the end of last year – a candidate for the best HVS in the peak.

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Then a grapple with Dragon Route – trickier and scarier now a crucial hold and gear placement has disappeared.

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