We are an active friendly mountaineering and climbing group of around fifty members, check out the RoCs social events calendar for any new meets.

Sarah Beasley – RoCs Social Officer
Sarah Beasley Romsey Climbers social organiser

I’m Sarah and I organise the socials for RoCs

Climb and Curry

Most of our socials tend to include climbing and eating. The “Climb and Curry” is a popular favourite amongst club members, choose a climbing wall and a curry house close by, what could be better go climbing then chat about it over food and a pint after.

Adventure talks

Some of our members are experienced mountaineers and adventurers who have given talks about their experiences about their mountaineering adventures.

If you have any suggestions, jot your ideas down using the form below, plus keep checking the RoCs calendar for the next social.

El Choro 2021 – CANCELLED
Mar 3 – Mar 10 all-day

[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

Members booked:

  1. John
  2. Mandy
  3. Matt
  4. Hannah
  5. Jon
  6. Sarah
  7. Tony
  8. Patrick
  9. Adam
  10. Emma
  11. Stu
  12. Roland
Keswick, Lake District @ Stu's Flat
May 8 – May 15 all-day
Keswick, Lake District @ Stu's Flat | Keswick | England | United Kingdom

Staying at Stu’s flat in the heart of Keswick. It’s got four beds so, depending on numbers, some people may be sleeping on the floor.

The Roaches, Staffordshire @ The Roaches
Jun 10 – Jun 13 all-day

Staying at the atmospheric Don Whillans hut.


Llanberis, Snowdonia @ Cae'r Fran
Jun 23 – Jun 30 all-day

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.


RoCs Socials