Xmas Climb and Curry Night 7th Dec.

Meet up at the Gecko wall and have a climb, then into Romsey for a beer or two, and a curry in one of the Curry Houses in Town. See the event on this website and on our Facebook page for details.

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RoCs renewal for 2019 season

Please be aware that we require ALL existing RoCs members who are renewing their Annual Membership for 2019 to complete a Renewal Form (which has been supplied to you via an E-mail) regardless of how you choose to pay (Cash, Cheque or On-line payment method).

Please send or give the completed Renewal form to me, (along with your cash or Cheque, or if paying On-line) for your registration with RoCs and the BMC for 2019. I am usually at Golden Gecko Friday evenings if you wish to save on a postal stamp.

Please renew before the end of December.



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RoCs AGM at Calshot wall Friday 16th November

Hi to all RoCs club members, the Romsey Climbers Annual General Meeting will take place at Calshot Climbing wall on Friday 16th November starting at 8-00pm in the Boothman room, which is down the side of the Ski slope.

The Agenda is not going to be too long winded, so you can enjoy the meeting, discuss anything RoCs related with everyone, and more importantly renew your RoCs membership for 2019 at a cost of only £20. We can accept cash or a cheque made payable to “Romsey Climbers” or you can now pay on-line. We will be sending out bank details to all members by e-mail soon. Please print off the  renewal form I have sent to all of you, and fill it in ready for the AGM. We need a renewal form from all members for 2019 season.

After the meeting (probably by about 9-30) we will retire to the bar for a drink some food and a chat.

Anyone who has ordered and paid for a RoCs garment (T shirt or sweatshirt etc) from Trevor should be able to collect it from him at the AGM.

We hope to see as many of you as possible for a climb beforehand, from 6-00 pm onwards, as well as at the AGM and in the bar afterwards.


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North Wales Weekend Trip Nov 2nd-4th !!

Another last minute North Wales trip is being planned for next weekend 3rd-4th November. It’s all a bit last minute but currently Darren, Pete, Charlotte, Stu? Are staying in a Mountain hut travelling up Friday for the weekend. Let Darren or myself know if you’d like to join us and we will send you some more info. You can also respond on the RoCs Facebook page where Darren has put this post. I have updated the meets page so it now appears for the new date in November so you can post on the meets page. Pete


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Dawn Wall – additional tickets available


The film Dawn Wall is showing in Southampton and has seen such interest that they have made more tickets available.

Take a look at the web site for more details but be quick … 


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October Committee meeting minutes

Hi all RoCs members. The minutes of the October committee meeting have been posted on the website under the “Members” tab- “Committee meetings”-“2018 October” for all to read, to see what we have been discussing about RoCs.

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RoCs Facebook page

The Outdoor climbing page has not been used for some time, so we have decided to remove it, and we will now use the RoCs group Facebook page for arranging ad-hoc day trips and reminders for weekend trips as well as for other social events plus posts about who is climbing where at one of the climbing walls more than we do at the moment, due to a change in the way people communicate socially. The page is a Secret one, so only current RoCs members can see it, and post messages or respond to events posted on it, so it is very secure. At the moment not all RoCs members are using the page (or even using Facebook at all.)

If you are a Facebook user, but do not have access to the page, you may well be missing out on information about meets, social events and day trips etc. To get access to the RoCs group Facebook page, contact Mark Griffiths and he will add you as a user. If you wish to be able to see all our information, and are not yet a Facebook user, create a Facebook account and contact Mark to be added to our group page.

We will still be using our Website for details of weekend meets, signing up for meets and all things to do with The BMC, indoor climbing dates and venues and RoCs News information, so still keep checking the RoCs website as well as the Facebook page.

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RoCs AGM notice

Hi all RoCs members.
Romsey Climbers will be holding the RoCs AGM at Calshot climbing wall in the Boothman room on Friday November 16th starting at 8-00 pm. The AGM usually only lasts to about 9-30 pm and then we retire to the cafe for a drink and a chat.
Prior to the AGM, we also invite all members to join us at Calshot for a climb from 6-00 pm to 8-00 pm. Put this date in your diary and please support us by attending the AGM, even if you can not climb with us that evening.
The AGM is a low key friendly meeting with not too much to discuss, other than closing the years outstanding business from the previous committee meetings (usually a very quick event!), voting in the new committee for 2109, and discussing any points raised by attending members. This is your chance to tell us of any ideas or thoughts you have with the way RoCs is run.
If any RoCs club member wishes to stand for one of the committee roles, can you please let me know so that I can put forward the proposal. The existing committee members will be asked if they wish to continue in their roles for 2019 at the next committee meeting in October.
The AGM is also an ideal time to renew your RoCs membership for 2019. It is still only £20 (Cash or Cheque only) for the year including your Club membership with the BMC, starting in January 2019. We hope you all will be renewing and I would really appreciate it if you can renew either at the AGM if you are attending, or certainly before the 31st December 2018. We require a new renewal form each year for our records, and so that we can accurately update the BMC details that the BMC hold as part of your BMC Club membership.
I also have to remind you that any club member who does not renew their existing membership by the 31st January 2019, will incur an extra £5 admin fee on top of the £20 membership fee if they then decide to renew after that date. We are expected to submit all our new membership to the BMC by February and it creates a lot of extra admin work for us and the BMC if that is not achieved.
If you are not wishing to renew your membership with RoCs for next year, please let me know so that I can remove you from our records and mailing list for 2019. This will also mean you loose your BMC Club membership for 2019.
Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the AGM. Pete
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Next day trip – August 26th

Hi club members, the “Beginners” day trip on Sunday August 26th is now at Fairy Cave Quarry. This trip is suitable for all levels of climbers, not just for those new to outside climbing as there are routes of all grades there. John Horton is organising this, and so far there are only 3 members attending. If you fancy a day out on rock for the bank holiday, post on the meets page on the website so that John can see who is going, so that lift sharing can be maximised as the parking at the quarry is very limited. An ideal venue for those newer members who wish to experience real rock!!

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RoCs new garments order

Hi all RoCs members. In case you missed the e-mail from Trevor, we will be ordering  a selection of garments with our Logo on. As we have many newer members since the last order, we hope many people will be placing an order. We have found a new supplier who is willing to print off  garments individually, once we have placed one bulk order. We need to get this going soon, so we ask anyone who wishes to order a T shirt, a Polo shirt or a Sweatshirt with a hoody, to do so with Trevor before the end of August. If you have lost the E-mail and wish to place an order, please contact me and I will send you the details on what to do. Pete

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