All Meets

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Feb
1
Fri
North Wales – Feb
Feb 1 – Feb 3 all-day

North Wales – February 1st – 3rd

Meet Organiser: Pete Telling.

The 1* camping

This Annual trip to the snow clad mountains of North Wales (hopefully) will allow any RoCs member to experience some easy winter mountaineering challenges without having to travel up to Scotland. We will be camping at Capel Curig in the 1* site next to the Bryn Tyrch Hotel on the A5, just before reaching the shops at Capel Curig. Camping conditions can be a bit windy and exposed sometimes, but not as bad as in the Ogwyn Valley. If you have a reasonable tent and a winter sleeping bag you will be fine. There are alternative options for accommodation either on site in one of the small bunk rooms where light and a bed is supplied (with mattress). There are also bunk rooms available in the bunk house adjacent to the campsite or a room in the Bryn Tyrch Hotel (phone 01690 720223 to make your booking), for the less hardy climber.

As it is a winter trip, bring with you suitable winter warm and waterproof clothing, a decent pair of mountaineering boots, crampons and a walking axe as a minimum set of gear. Quite often the snow does not settle (or even arrive) so then it can be a bit wet and wild. Be prepared to bring waterproof trousers and jacket and a set of dry clothes for the pub in the evening.

We do not need to book places for the campsite, but if the weather is forecast to be really high wind or heavy rain for the weekend, we may well cancel at the last moment, so be aware of this if booking rooms or paying a deposit for a room in the hotel or bunk house off site to the camping area.

Patrick and I will probably go up Thursday morning and return Sunday afternoon. Travel plans will be confirmed nearer the time depending on who is attending. Post if you are interested in joining the Winter crew on this mad adventure full of fun, possibly some winter mountaineering and more than likely a good time in the pub.

Members attending are:

  1. Pete (organiser)
  2. Patrick
  3. Hannah
Feb
9
Sat
Reading Climbing Centre – Indoor Meet
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Meet Organiser : James

This is a day trip to the Reading Climbing Centre, around an hour away from Romsey by car.  If you are interested, their web site is here.

More details to be provided later …

Members attending are:

  1. James
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
Spain
Mar 30 – Apr 6 all-day

Meet Organiser: Matt

Members interested in attending:

  1. Matt
  2. Mandy
  3. Hannah
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.  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.langstone-manor.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. Matt
  3. Charlotte
  4. Helen
  5. John K
  6. Patrick
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
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
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
  3. Pete
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
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 ??