The Wrekin Streak is a 4.5km fell race taking place on the main NE track up and down the Wrekin with a total ascent of 247m. This race took places on Wednesday the 27th of April 2016 and included a junior's race for over 10's and over 12's.
We been getting a few messages of a major rockfall right of Kynaston's Cave at Nesscliffe, so I paid a visit. A few printer sized boulders have peeled off from near the top of the crag, but hardly a major rockfall. It's difficult to establish whether it's natural or something to do with a recent County Council crag inspection which took place on 18th April (notice displayed on gates). However climbing isn't really compromised but it is worth avoiding or adopting a common sense tip approach "stay alert" if feel you can't delay venting your bouldering addiction in the Cave area. Bit like climbing in The Alps !
Thanks to all who came along last Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd April '16 to get ‘stitched up’ or just marvel at the impressively equipped Patagonia WORN WEAR tour team van (Fuelled by CNG - Carbon Neutral Gas). The team came to repair our beloved ageing outdoor gear for FREE. If It’s Broke, Fix It. The enthusiastic team: Lisa, Becky and Pierre the van driver and climber from Chamonix who’d never been to the UK but now can’t wait to return, we even found time to launch him up a few Shropshire rock classics after work. 'Seamless teamwork' made sure that every repair was completed and no one left disappointed. But special thanks go to the ‘Thread Wizard’ Martina, the Worn Wear machinist, who was kept very busy. A big thanks also to STANS CYCLES for providing a van parking location when the NCP evicted us on the second day. Thank you for all voluntary donations for The Shrewsbury Ark.
A couple of the many satisfied customer feedback comments:
Can I say a massive thank you for hosting this. I couldn't believe how helpful Patagonia were in repairing my climbing clothes which have received such a battering over the years! Now they're like new! Further incentive (not that I needed it) to support Highsports and buy Patagonia kit. Cheers, Adam
Hi Stuart. - I took a fleece down to the Worn Wear van they said it could not be repaired BUT insisted it be sent away and they'll return it FOC to the shop, wow ! They were all very helpful, nice and chatty. Thanks Tony
On the 21st April 2016 the Patagonia Worn Wear Tour is coming to town!
9.30am to 5.00pm Thursday 21st April
9.30pm to 4pm Friday 22nd April
Based in the NCP opposite the High Sports shop.
The worn wear van will be with us for two days to repair your beloved outdoor clothes that are just too close to your heart to bin... for FREE!
Any voluntary donations will go to The Shrewsbury Ark for the homeless.
Save the planet, save your memories.
Sorry, High Sports will be closed as follows over the Easter 2016 period, so we can go out and play in the hills:
Closed - Good Friday 25th March
Open - Saturday 26th March
Closed - Easter Sunday & Monday 27th/28th March
We apologise if the extra closing days are an inconvenience but we'll resume normal daily opening days as from Tuesday 29th March onwards. Happy Easter.