Last weekend saw the now annual Dry Tooling meet at White Goods Quarry (after last years inaugural event) organised by Dave Garry.
The disused quarry used to be a dump, hence the name White Goods, it was cleaned up a few years ago and has been equipped and developed by locals to become an accepted drytooling venue similar to The Works in the Lakes and Newtyle in Scotland.
A good crowd was there including Joe Browns staff Brian Seery and Will Hardy.
Here's Brian's report on the event:
"The highlight of my day was an onsight of a deceptively steep M6+ on the right hand end of the cave. Definitely a great route for getting used to torquing! With a few faces from the BMC meet I hadn't seen in two years and the meet based out of a pub Saturday night went sideways fairly quickly. I managed to fall off my warm up on Sunday two clips up and nearly fell again clipping the chains. Instead I managed to strain my shoulder and hang on, pull up and clip to finish.I was definitely trying to climb it like in the quarries instead of using the sometimes delicate technique required. Oh and I was very hungover. I can confirm that alcohol effects performance! I decided to feel ill for a while and watched Ramon establish Careful Torque a new M11 traverse of the lip of the main cave. It was really impressive to watch and defiantly has me psyched to train harder. It was a great event and I'm really psyched to try a few of the harder lines. It was also great to meet some new people and catch up with some old friends.
Both Will and Brian used tools from DMM, Cassin, Petzl and E-climb throughout the event so if you want any info pop in and see them in the shops.