Barnes Family Climbing Activities

We are fortunate that the local Herne Bay High School has both an indoor and an outdoor climbing wall. This runs a weekly open session on Wednesdays during term time. Our nearest local real rock is Southern Sandstone which we get to when we can. In Summer 2002 and 2004 we had family holidays in the Peak District, which gave Hannah, Ben and Sarah their first taste of gritstone climbing. We are far from being brilliant climbers, but we enjoy ourselves. Below are some pictures of where we have been. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger version of each.

There are some more photos in my UKClimbing photo gallery.

Sarah on 20 foot crack, Burbage North (Martin belaying) John on Promenade Direct, Birchen Edge John bouldering at Herne Bay High School Ben bouldering at The Castle Climbing Centre, London
Ben on High Neb Buttress, Stanage Hannah on Monument Chimney, Birchen Edge
David on Scoop, Harrisons Rocks David bouldering in Flagstaff, Colorado David bouldering above Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, California David leading Chiming Crack HS 4b, Millstone
David on Three Pebble Slab, Froggatt
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Last updated: 26th September 2005