Author Archives: John Horton

Meets news

There are still four opportunities to join us on a club meet in 2019: three weekends in September and October and the Spanish trip in November. The next is this weekend to Gower, a beautiful holiday area on the South … Continue reading

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New meet venue for 30 August-1 September – Dartmoor

Patrick has pulled out of organising this weekend’s meet because it clashes with a family wedding (Roland’s daughter). I’ve taken over the reins and have changed the venue to Dartmoor (because I haven’t been there this year). Take a look … Continue reading

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Fairy Cave outdoor novice meet – Saturday 25 May

The next RoCs meet is a trip to the Mendips for a day’s trad climbing. It’s very suitable for both experienced and novice outdoor climbers with some nice routes across the grades. Take a look at the meet webpage and … Continue reading

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Exciting meets news!

After a couple of years talking about it, a trip to Nepal is now on the RoCs calendar! It’s up a 6,461m/21,216ft Himalayan peak and takes place over three weeks in April 2020. More details on the meet page and … Continue reading

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New winter indoor wall meets

Following feedback from newer members, we’re going to introduce a new type of meet during the winter months. From November to March we’ll have a monthly daytime trip on a Saturday or Sunday to a different indoor wall than our … Continue reading

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Banff film festival – Salisbury

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Salisbury City Hall – 4th Mar & 14th April 2016 7:30 pm Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival. Follow the expeditions of some of today’s … Continue reading

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Andy Kirkpatrick – Wed 4 November, Andover

Andy Kirkpatrick, Cold Mountain Place, date and time: The Lights, Andover, Wednesday 04 November 7:45pm Tickets: £12/£11 concessions A unique story teller and comedian, described as being the “The Ranulph Fiennes of British Climbing” by the Today Program, Andy Kirkpatrick … Continue reading

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Dave and John’s North Wales trip – May 14

North Wales trip – 1st-6th May 14 Dave Rawlinson and I (John Horton) had spent the last few months talking about going up to Snowdonia to do some of the easier ‘classic’ routes in the mountains. We were unable to … Continue reading

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Spain meet – October 2012

RoCs weekend in El Chorro Our long weekend to Southern Spain started in the middle of the night. The time printed on our Gatwick car park entry ticket (04.56) indicates how determined we were to make the most of our … Continue reading

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