BOULDERING

RoCs - bouldering Oops!

Get outside and boulder. Many RoCs members are keen boulders who also have mats

Trad

RoCs - Pete's trad gear

RoCs get out trad climbing regularly, whether multipitch in Lakes District or abroad or single pitch. Regular trips to Peaks, Lakes and Spain to name a few of the organised trips

Sport

Romsey Climbers - Coral East, El Chorro, multipitch sport climbing

This photo of Coral East in El Chorro which had some great multipitch routes from a recent RoCs trip. Also many local sport crags to explore too

Place a post in the RoCs Forum to find a climbing partner/s or to suggest a new crag to climb.
We organise novice meets where trad climbing is introduced, keep an eye out for these dates.

Outdoor meets

Jun
23
Wed
Llanberis, Snowdonia
Jun 23 – Jun 30 all-day

Organiser: John H

We’ve got a new venue for this year’s Snowdonia meet! We’re staying at The Barn climbing hut at Capel Curig, which belongs to North London Mountaineering Club. It sleeps 30 in three bunkrooms and we’ve got the whole hut to ourselves so there will be plenty of space. The barn is set in a beautifully secluded location with wonderful mountain views and only five minutes’ walk from the Tyn Y Coed Pub and A5 lay-by (GR: SH 737572, postcode: LL24 0DT). It’s centrally situated, very handy for climbing in Ogwen and has mountain walks from the door. More details:Guest Barn – North London Mountaineering Club (nlmc.co.uk) Our booking is dependant on the rules being relaxed on 21 June, but it’s looking good at present.

 

 

Who’s going?

1 Dave R 2 John H 3 Jon G 4 Caron 5 Ivan 6 Jim 7 Hannah 8 Mandy 9 Stu 10 Jamie 11 ..

Jul
16
Fri
Wye Valley/Symonds Yat
Jul 16 – Jul 18 all-day

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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: Volunteer needed!

Members going:

Jul
25
Sun
Fairy Cave – July @ Fairy Cave Quarry
Jul 25 all-day

This meet is aimed at outdoor novices and anyone else who needs to ease themselves back into climbing after a long layoff, although all club members will be very welcome. Fairy Cave is one of our favourite ‘local’ venues and is about an hour and forty minutes from Romsey. There are many lower-grade routes to learn or refresh techniques and plenty of harder routes, virtually all on amenably-angled slabs, if you want to push yourself.

Organiser: John H

Members going:

1 John H

Jul
31
Sat
Portland, Dorset @ Portland, Dorset
Jul 31 – Aug 1 all-day
  • 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

Members going:

  1. Jamie