Get outside and boulder. Many RoCs members are keen boulders who also have mats
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
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
[caption id="attachment_2703" align="alignnone" width="351"] Village sign[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2700" align="alignnone" width="352"] John at the top of the second 40m pitch[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2704" align="alignnone" width="351"] Naomi belaying Mike at Valle de Abdalajis[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2708" align="alignnone" width="351"] Mark, Stu and Darren at Los Cotos[/caption]
Late autumn in Spain – the rock’s warm, the beer’s cold and the pool has had eight months to warm up. If you fancy a week sport climbing in a T shirt in October, this is the trip for you! El Chorro has dozens of crags with thousands of routes and RoCs has a copy of the new (December 2018) Rockfax guidebook. We’ll explore several areas, perhaps including some long (40m+) and multi-pitch routes. For more inspiration see https://mojagear.com/sport/2017/06/01/climbing-destination-guide-el-chorro-spain/.
Eight of us went in 2019 and had a brilliant time!
This year quite a few of us have already booked Ryanair flights from Bournemouth to Malaga, but there are plenty of flights from London airports if you want more options. I’ve booked a large villa: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10456446, which has plenty of space and flexibility. It’s also got several fun activities for entertainment including ping pong so from now on will be known as Ping Pong Palace! We’ll self-cater (well, Hannah organises it with our assistance!) and rented several cars for flexibility (volunteer drivers needed…).
Meet organiser: John H
Staying at the atmospheric Don Whillans hut.
Staying at the climbing hut of the Merseyside Mountaineering Club, known as Cae’r Fran, grid ref SH570595. The hut is about 1km from Llanberis. Directions are below:
The hut is formerly a shepherd’s cottage, Cae’r Fran has been refurbished and extended and is subject to a program of continual improvement. The Hut has four dormitories, one for the exclusive use of women and another only for MMC members, a dining/sitting room, drying room, boot room, a large kitchen and separate male and female toilet and shower facilities.