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Climbing Team Names

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 Will Hunt 19:47 Fri

Bear with me. Mick's Vector Generation article got me thinking about the names given to associations of friends and climbing partners over the years. I've heard loads of these names but the "membership" doesn't stick in the mind so easily. Unfortunately my friends and I have only ever been dubbed "those punters". What well-known "teams" have there been and who was in them? Off the top of my head:

The Rock and Ice (a club rather than a nickname really)

The Alpha Club

The Burnley Lads

The Black Pudding Team

The Steam Team (Scottish, but who were they?)

The Well-Oiled Machine (was that Berzins and Sowden?)

The High Moors Society (Franco, Warbs, Marks and...?)

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 Andy Hardy 19:48 Fri
In reply to Will Hunt:

Altrincham All Stars (now the Tuesday Nighters)

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In reply to Will Hunt:

'Dawson's 94th' a band of bogtrotters led by 'Colonel' Cecil Dawson in the early 1900's who first completed the Colne to Buxton walk. He also held the record for an early version of The Bob Graham Round in 1916. This is from High Peak by Eric Byne & Geoffrey Sutton - well worth a read if you can get a copy.

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 Rick Graham 20:57 Fri
In reply to Andy Hardy:

> Altrincham All Stars (now the Tuesday Nighters)

Some are now Grump members.

Also the self styled,

Grand alliance 

Tristars

Cream team

Black and tans.

North lakes team.

Other groups are the Edinburgh squirrels , south lakes team , the divots , clean hand gang.

Andy burnell and mark spreadborough completed the well oiled machine. 

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 Fredt 21:01 Fri
In reply to Will Hunt:

The Clean Hand Gang

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 webbo 21:21 Fri
In reply to Rick Graham:

Tony not Andy and Nick Hallam.

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 Lankyman 09:06 Sat
In reply to Will Hunt:

When I was a caver in Manchester (MUSS) we used to refer fondly to our Lancaster rivals (LUSS) as 'W*nkfaster'.

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 DaveHK 09:22 Sat
In reply to Will Hunt:

Lecco Spiders

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 Pedro50 09:25 Sat
In reply to Will Hunt:

The Vulgarians from the Gunks, and their short lived magazine the Vulgarian Digest. Worth a Google.

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 myrddinmuse 10:09 Sat
In reply to Will Hunt:

Based in Cardiff there is an AC/DC (Advanced Climbing/Drinking Club)

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 Lankyman 16:36 Sat
In reply to Rick Graham:

> Andy burnell and mark spreadborough completed the well oiled machine. 

Wasn't Graham Desroy 'well oiled' as well? Also, Tony Burnell, Rick (not Andy).

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 Rick Graham 19:04 Sat
In reply to Lankyman:

> Wasn't Graham Desroy 'well oiled' as well? Also, Tony Burnell, Rick (not Andy).

Correct.

Just dug out my 86 frcc journal.

The component parts are ,MB,CD,MS,TB.

Spare parts,

Gordon Higginson

Nick Hallam

Graham Desroy .

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 Steve Clegg 22:42 Sat
In reply to Rick Graham:

CD or CS?

Steve

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In reply to Will Hunt:

The Z team - a bunch of old MUMC climbers.

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In reply to Will Hunt:

The Bradford Lads - Denis Grey referred to them

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 Red Rover 08:43 Sun
In reply to Will Hunt:

Not very well-known but I'm in the Technical Winter Alpinism Training Society

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In reply to Will Hunt:

When I was at Uni in Norwich I was a member of the Cromer Ridge Mountain Rescue Team. Climber and Rambler published our appeal for new members but we got no replies so it just faded away..

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 Rick Graham 09:07 Sun
In reply to Steve Clegg:

CS, sc.

> CD or CS?

> Steve

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In reply to Will Hunt:

> The Steam Team (Scottish, but who were they?)

Pretty sure the Steam Team included Norrie Muir, formerly of this parish.

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 Sean_J 13:04 Sun
 Lankyman 15:48 Sun
In reply to keith-ratcliffe:

> When I was at Uni in Norwich I was a member of the Cromer Ridge Mountain Rescue Team. Climber and Rambler published our appeal for new members but we got no replies so it just faded away..


What? No mountain rescue in Norwich? I'm not surprised no-one goes there to climb!

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In reply to Lankyman:

What have you done on concrete? ;)

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In reply to Will Hunt:

>  What well-known "teams" have there been and who was in them?

I was a member of a group from Leicester who called themselves the FRCPA 

Fellows of the Royal College of Piss Artists. (Climb hard. Drink hard)

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In reply to keith-ratcliffe:

> What have you done on concrete? ;)

Brilliant!!!

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