Dartmoor – July CANCELLED
Jul 3 – Jul 5 all-day

For this regular Dartmoor we will be staying at the usual “glamping value” site at Langstone Manor, Moortown PL19 9JZ about 2 miles east of Tavistock on the western edge of Dartmoor in the grounds of an old manor house. 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 owners are Jane and David. (See the website The contact details for the site are 01822 613371 and

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 lose 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.

Dartmoor is an ideal climbing area for members who have not climbed outside before. The climbing will be either at Dewerstone Rocks, Sheeps Tor 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.

Anyone wishing to attend this meet can you please post on this page your intention, including when you plan to travel down, and which nights you plan to stay. We will be trying to car share as much as possible to save on fuel costs. We hope to negotiate a single person price per night of about £7 per night by sharing pitches. I will provisionally book places soon, so will need to know the final camping numbers nearer the time to ensure there is enough spaces for all the members to be together.

Meet organiser: Pete T

Members attending:

  1. Pete
  2. Helen F
Roaches – July
Jul 16 – Jul 19 all-day

Meet organiser: Hannah

The Roaches are in the ‘White Peak’ area of the Peak District National Park and although less well known as a climbing venue than their cousins in the Dark Peak they offer some excellent routes on Gritstone in great settings.  The climbs are virtually all single pitch trad routes, with a few double pitch routes on good quality rock with plenty of choice at the lower end of the grading scale.  What is there not to like about it?

For those of you thinking of coming on the Roaches trip, we are ON – as a camping meet.
I’ve spoken to Jane at Hazel Barrow farm, and she is ready to open the site again. We will have sole use, and people can camp for as many nights as they need. We also have use of the bunk barn for gear storage and charging phones, and cooking if it rains.
The campsite costs ten quid per person per night (NOT a bargain), and if we book the bunk barn it will be another couple of quid on top of that.
I’ve made a provisional booking for Thursday to Saturday nights. All I need now is to get an idea of who is interested. I’ve told Jane that I will get back to her in a couple of days with an idea of numbers. There’s no deposit to pay, but please only commit if you are fairly certain that you’ll be able to come. Obviously, you don’t have to come for all three nights.
The legendary Winking Man pub will be open, and I will reserve a table there for all three nights.
Car sharing will be at people’s discretion – if you are happy to share/ offer lifts, please post below.

Members attending:

    1. Hannah
    2. Caron
    3. Jon
    4. Sarah
    5. Helen
    6. James
    7. Jamie
    8. Matt
    9. Pete
    10. John
    11. Patrick
    12. Ivan
    13. Naomi
    14. Roland
Keswick – August
Aug 8 – Aug 15 all-day

Meet organiser: Matt

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. Matt
  2. Hannah
  3. Mr Hannah
  4. Caron
  5. Mandy
Pembroke – August
Aug 21 – Aug 23 all-day

Let’s see if we can get enough people to run this trip! Could those of you who expressed interest early in the year (seems so long ago!) confirm whether you’re still interested, and anyone else add your names here so there’s a rough idea of numbers. Ta!

Organiser – Matt

Members attending:

  1. Matt
  2. Jon
  3. Jim K
  4. Pete
  5. Helen
  6. James P
Fairy Cave – August – Outdoor Novice @ Fairy Cave Quarry, Somerset
Aug 30 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 1 hour 40 minutes drive from Romsey.

Members attending are:

  1. John H
  2. Pete
  3. Lloyd
  4. Tim
Wye Valley – September
Sep 4 – Sep 6 all-day

Meet organiser: Ivan

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.

Members attending:

  1. Ivan
  2. Sarah
  3. Tony
  4. Mandy
  5. Hannah
  6. Matt
Scotland – September CANCELLED
Sep 12 – Sep 19 all-day

Ben Nevis





Scrambling on Aonach Eagach Ridge







Curved Ridge, Buachaille Etive Mor



A week-long walking/scrambling/easy climbing trip to the Highlands. We’ll be based in the Fort William/Glencoe area surrounded by lots of big mountains (or hills, as the Scots call them!) with a fantastic choice of activities for days out.

We’ll stay in a cottage or other self-catering accommodation.

Update 25 March – along with all the other RoCs meets in 2020 this meet is tentative and a decision will be made nearer the time whether it will go ahead or be postponed until 2021…

Organiser – ?

Members attending:

  1. Mandy
  2. Hannah + 1
  3. Matt?
Sep 16 – Sep 19 all-day

A long weekend bouldering in the woods at Fontainebleau, an hour south of Paris.

For those unfamiliar with it Fontainebleau is the best bouldering location in the WORLD! Really pleasant location for a very sociable trip that can be as easy or as challenging as you choose. And they sell lovely cheese.

Contact Stu for more information.

Organiser: Stu

Members going:

  1. Stu
  2. Jon
  3. Adam
  4. Matt
  5. Darren
  6. ….
Peak District – September @ Peak District
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day

Meet Organiser: Ive

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.

Exact venue to be decided…

Members attending are:

  1. Ive
  2. Helen N
  3. Mandy
  4. Boyd?
  5. Matt
  6. Helen F?
  7. Pete
  8. Hannah
Baggy Point – Experienced
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day

Meet Organiser – TBC

Members attending:

  1. Mandy
  2. Matt