- This meet is planned as single day trips over the weekend (Portland is 1hr 30mins from Southampton) however there are plenty of campsites locally (likely to be very busy) if people wish to stay.
- The aim will be to head to the quieter areas of Portland (such as The Lost Valley on the east side) with options to head elsewhere should people wish.
- There are a good number of easier grade 3, 4 and 5 slabs available, with plenty of top roping options. Or harder grades can be targeted, depending on what people wish to do.
- Bouldering is also an option – I will have a crash pad and the local bouldering guide book with me.
- Options for a swim in the sea at Ope Cove if the weather is nice.
- The plan will also be to stop at the Chesil Chippie after the days climbing for fish and chips on the beach (or a pint at The Cove).
Organiser: Jamie M
Welcome to the clubs first night climbing meet held at Portland. It’ll be running from 11:30pm till the early hours and be based on the many multi grade sport routes on the East coast of the island. Head torches will be used for the actual climbing as I’m not aiming to illuminate the entire crag all night but will have flood lighting available to check routes prior to ascent and when needed. Members of all abilities are welcome, experienced members will set the ropes. The aim is to enjoy climbing in a different environment and situation to the usual and have some fun. Obviously traffic and queuing for routes will not be a problem unless another club has the same plan! If you’re interested in coming along please add your name or get in touch via Facebook.
Only two hours from Romsey, this area offers climbing in a wide range of grades. There are single- and multi-pitch routes and some real gems in idyllic locations high above the river Wye.
Organiser: Jim Kearn
Spectacular sea cliff climbing on slab rock with great protection. I’m organising this trip on my local patch in North Devon, where we have some of the best trad climbing on the most spectacular sea cliffs. There’s also many beaches close by, so bring your wetsuits and surf boards.
DATE: 3-5 September 2021
ROUTES: from VD to E5
ROCK: Culm (compressed sandstone) with good protection
ACCESS: Abseil in after a 20 minute walk from the National Trust car park.
There can be two options for camping, which we can firm up nearer the time.
1. Freshwell Camping, is booked at Baggy Point