Trad Meets

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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 a 1 hour 40 minutes drive from Romsey so suitable for a day trip.

Members attending are:

Wye Valley – September
Sep 4 – Sep 6 all-day

Meet organiser: Patrick

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. Patrick
  2. Ivan
  3. Sarah
  4. Tony
  5. Mandy
  6. Hannah
  7. 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?
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. Pete
  3. Matt