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Mar
30
Sat
Portland – Outdoor Novice
Mar 30 all-day

Meet organiser: John

Day trip to Portland – a popular sports climbing venue where all the routes are bolted so no worrying about all that pesky trad gear. Its a great venue for all abilities – easy and short walk ins, single pitch routes so nice and sociable, a large spread of grades to suit everyone, and its own micro-climate that guarantees sunshine. If you’ve never climbed outside before this is a great location to start. Sport climbing particularly makes it very easy for people to climb as much or as little as they feel comfortable with – its the natural next step from climbing on an indoor wall.

Members attending are:

  1. John
  2. Patrick
  3. Jim K
  4. John D
  5. Hannah
  6. Matt
  7. Duncan
Apr
12
Fri
Dartmoor @ Devon
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day

The camping area

Sheeps Tor

Dewerstone Rocks

Meet Organiser: Pete T.

This is a weekend trip to Dartmoor camping at Langstone Manor, near to Tavistock. Due to the popularity of the site I will be provisionally booking camping pitches in early March to secure  our spaces.  The climbing will be either at Dewerstone Rocks, Sheeps Tor (images above) or on any of the numerous Dartmoor outcrops (Hound Tor or Hay Tor for example) where there are many single and multi pitch routes of all grades, from very easy to quite tough!! This meet is ideal for beginners and the more experienced climbers so if you are new to outside rock climbing it is an ideal meet  for you. Make sure you bring suitable food and cooking gear for breakfast and also food for mid-day as there are no facilities near the climbing areas for food and drink. We will be using the bar or a pub for evening food and drink.

We will be camping at the very posh Langstone Manor camping and caravan site, Moortown PL19 9JZ about 2 miles east of Tavistock. The location is shown on the map by the Orange marker. We have used this site for many years and we know the owners very well. The facilities are excellent with good shower, toilets and washing up, clothes washing and drying, as well as an on site shop, bar, lounge and eating facilities. The site is sheltered on the western edge of Dartmoor only about 2 miles from Tavistock in the grounds of an old manor house. The contact details for the site are 01822 613371 and the owners are Jane and David. (See their website www.langstonemanor.co.uk). As well as camping, there are some wooden Pods with power and lighting for the less hardy climbers. You will still need to bring sleeping bag, mattress and cooking gear. If you wish to book a Pod, please do this yourself as I will only be booking camping places with Jane. There will probably be a deposit to be paid for a Pod, so book early to ensure a bed for the night. Be aware that if we have to cancel at the last minute due to bad weather you may loose your deposit on a Pod booking. Please let me know if you are camping or using a Pod so I know how many camping spaces to book.

We advise you also bring along wet weather walking gear in case the weather turns damp as there are many miles of Dartmoor to explore if we cannot climb. All that is required is a waterproof coat, over trousers, some walking boots and a small ruck sac for food etc.

We will be trying to car share as much as possible to save on fuel costs. Please indicate which nights you will be staying for and when you wish to travel to help arrange lifts.

Members attending are:

  1. Pete T (Camping) Friday pm to Sunday pm – 2 nights
  2. Helen (Camping) Friday pm to Sunday pm – 2 nights
  3. Matt (Camping) Thursday or Friday to Sunday pm – requires a lift! – 2 or 3 nights
  4. John K (Camping) Friday am to Sunday pm – 2 nights
  5. Patrick (Camping) Thursday am – Sunday pm – car or Bike!! – 3 nights
  6. Bradley (Camping) Saturday am – Sunday pm – 1 night
  7. Dave R (Camping) Friday am – Sunday pm – 2 nights
  8. Ro ?? B & B
Apr
26
Fri
Cheddar
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day

This meet will combine a Day of Sport Climbing in Cheddar Gorge on the Saturday followed by a Day of Trad Climbing at Fairy Cave on the Sunday.

(There is a separate Meets page if you just want to come along to Fairy Cave)

Cheddar has a a bit of a reputation for being Polished – some of it is but there are still some good climbs, it just makes it a bit more fun. In terms of grades there isn’t that much below a 5 so i would say it probably best if you can climb grade 5 and above.

Accommodation: TBC, but most likely to be camping unless i can find a local bunkhouse.

Meet organiser: Jon G

Members attending are:

  1. Jon G
  2. Matt
  3. Hannah
Apr
28
Sun
Fairy Cave – April – Outdoor Novice @ Fairy Cave Quarry, Somerset
Apr 28 all-day

 

Meet Organiser: John H.

This is a meet for those members who have either never climbed outdoors before or are in need of a refresher.  The meet is open to all members, but its main purpose is to encourage newer and less experienced members of the club to come along for a safe and enjoyable introduction to outdoor climbing.

The location is Fairy Cave Quarry in the Mendips, near Oakhill in Somerset.  It is around a 1 hour 40 minutes drive from Romsey so suitable for a day trip.

Members attending are:

  1. John H
  2. Mandy
  3. Pete?
  4. Patrick
  5. Matt
  6. Jim K
  7. Duncan
May
3
Fri
Gower – May
May 3 – May 6 all-day

Meet Organiser: Matt

This is a weekend meet to the beautiful South Wales coast to the Gower Peninsula.  There are some very friendly routes with good rock that are climbable straight off the beach!  It’s a really good location for all climbing abilities…and also for bringing family along who love walking or beaches!

Camping will be at Nicholaston Farm which has really good facilities and is a short walk from climbing at and around Three Cliffs Bay.  Their details can be found at:  http://www.nicholastonfarm.co.uk/

Members attending:

  1. Matt
  2. Mandy
May
11
Sat
Lakes
May 11 – May 18 all-day

Meet organiser: John

Based in Stu’s lovely apartment in Keswick, this meet will take in some of the excellent Lakeland crags and offers numerous alternatives from scrambling and walking the Lakeland fells, to enjoying the honeypots of Keswick, Ambleside and Windermere.

In easy reach of the town are dozens of crags with hundreds of routes of all grades and you can even catch the bus to many of them! Most routes are multi-pitch and include many classics. Hopefully the weather will be kind but there are two climbing walls, some great walks, lots of gear shops and plenty of other things to do if we get the odd spot of rain…

The flat has three bedrooms and sleeping space on the living room floor; if more than six come we may need to have dormitories with people on the floor or there’s plenty of alternative accommodation nearby. At the flat we’ll mainly self-cater but there are plenty of eateries within walking distance if you want to do your own thing.

Members attending:

  1. John
  2. Hannah
  3. Matt
  4. Keith
  5. Lesley
  6. Mandy
  7. Mark
  8. Jon
  9. Pete
  10. Ivan
May
25
Sat
Fairy Cave – May – Outdoor Novice @ Fairy Cave Quarry, Somerset
May 25 all-day

 

Meet Organiser: John H.

This is a meet for those members who have either never climbed outdoors before or are in need of a refresher.  The meet is open to all members, but its main purpose is to encourage newer and less experienced members of the club to come along for a safe and enjoyable introduction to outdoor climbing.

The location is Fairy Cave Quarry in the Mendips, near Oakhill in Somerset.  It is around a 1 hour 40 minutes drive from Romsey so suitable for a day trip.

Members attending are:

  1. John H
  2. Pete ??
May
30
Thu
Peak District – May @ Peak District
May 30 – Jun 2 all-day

Meet Organiser: Pete T.

This is an annual RoCs weekend meet to the delights of the Peak District National Park. We plan to camp at North Lees Peak District National Park site just north of Hathersage. We will need to book places a few weeks in advance as it is now a very popular site, so put your name down soon.

This meet is suitable for all members as it is ideal for beginners and the more experienced climbers in the club. If you have never climbed outside on real rock, we can take you up some really easy nice rock. There is a wide choice of gritstone crags to choose from, some with a few multi pitch routes, but mainly all single pitch with a short walk in.
The campsite is a small friendly site with wash and shower facilities. It also has some wooden Pods if you prefer not to use a tent. All you will need for a Pod is a sleeping mat and bag plus your own cooking gear, just as you would for a tent. There is heating and lighting in the Pods. If you wish to use a Pod, please book this in advance yourself as I will only be booking camping spaces with the warden. A deposit may be required for a Pod booking. Please indicate to me if you are camping or in a Pod so I can give the correct camping numbers to the warden when booking spaces.

The contact details for the site are 01433 650838. To get to the campsite from Hathersage, go west on the A6187 Main Street and TR before the railway bridge up Jaggers Lane, then TR up Coggers Lane for about 1/2 mile, then TR into Birley Lane. After about 1/2 mile Lees site is on your left just before a left hand bend. There is a wooden gate (often closed) to enter the site. Ignore the “Campsite full” sign as we will have a booking for Romsey Climbers under my name. We will be car sharing as much as possible due to the limited parking spaces and to save fuel costs. The site location is shown on the map above by the orange flag.

Hathersage has a couple of pubs, (although the Robin Hood pub in Hathersage is now not very good for food and atmosphere so we may need to travel further afield to the one we used last year), food shops and a few Outdoor gear shops so all you need for a weekend away with RoCs. If you prefer the luxury of a proper bed ???? then there are B&B’s, hotels and Youth Hostels in and around Hathersage, but book early to ensure a room. Be aware if you choose to book accommodation and we have to cancel the meet at the last moment due to extreme bad weather, you may loose your deposit with your booking.

Bring along some wet weather walking gear as well, (water proof coat, over trousers and walking boots) just in case the weather turns damp and we decide to go for a bit of a bog trot up on the hills. You will also need to bring along breakfast and any cooking gear required, food for mid-day lunch as there are no food facilities at the crags. We will be eating at a pub in the evenings.

Members attending are:

  1. Pete T (Camping) Thursday – Sunday?
  2. Mandy (Camping)
  3. Mark (Camping)
  4. Patrick (Camping) Thursday – Sunday?
  5. Ivan (Camping)
  6. Sarah & Tony (Camping) Friday – Sunday
  7. Brad (Camping) Thursday – Sunday
  8. Helen? (Camping)
Jun
14
Fri
Cornwall
Jun 14 – Jun 16 all-day

Meet organiser: John

Hundreds of coastal trad climbs from Diff to E-whatever make this a very attractive climbing venue. Single pitch or all-day multi-pitches, there’s plenty to keep any trad climber satisfied! Amongst the classic crags are Bosigran and Sennen, but there are dozens more….

The meet is centred on Trevaylor Farm Camp Site (http://www.cornishcamping.co.uk/)  near St Just and a short drive from several crags. It’s got excellent facilities and a good pub within easy walking distance.

Members attending:

  1. John
  2. Pete (Provisional)
  3. Hannah
  4. Charlotte
  5. Matt
Jul
5
Fri
Wye Valley
Jul 5 – Jul 7 all-day

Meet organiser: Patrick

The Wye Valley is a brilliant place to climb!  Wintours Leap really does have something for everyone from total beginners to seasoned rock apes; Single pitch, multi-pitch, trad, sports and at all grades too.  If you want a safe introduction to multi-pitch climbing in a great setting then this is the place to do it.  The rock is quarried limestone, not too polished and generally fairly sound.  To top it all off there are spectacular views of the river Wye and the surrounding countryside to be had – watching the sun go down over the Wye is to die for (not literally of course!).  There are also the crags at Wyndcliff, Ban y Gor (mostly sport), Shorn Cliff and Symonds Yat, amongst others, to enjoy in the vicinity if you prefer.
The timing and location of this meet also provides the opportunity to travel up to North Wales on the Monday to join the Llanberis meet…

Members attending:

  1. Patrick
  2. Pete??
  3. Sarah
  4. Hannah
  5. Matt