Got a plan for a night time excursion? If you have a good idea them post it Facebook or the forums. In the past we’ve had caving expeditions, stream scrambles, moonlight hikes and head torch climbing. Get psyched and get involved!
Meet Organiser: Sue Street & Maria Goggin
This year we are combining the ever popular Winter Walks with the Winter Lecture series to deliver a spectacular Social Sunday! Either head out for the walk or boulder before food at the pub and some evening entertainment from a guest speaker.
Winter Walk: TBA
Meet at 10.00am for a 10.30am start. Walks are normally 7-10 miles with plenty of pit stops. Walks usually finish at approximately 4.30pm.
Indoor Climbing: The Depot, Manchester
Arrive anytime after midday and stay as long as your arms will last!
Winter Lecture & Food: The Norfolk Arms, Marple Bridge
The pub is expecting us to arrive after 5.00pm for food with the talk getting underway around 6.00 to 6.30pm. Here’s some info about the speaker:
Tom Livingstone is climber and writer based in North Wales. He loves trad and alpine climbing and has recently exceled himself by climbing the North (impossible) Ridge of Latok I in Pakistan. A second ascent of that peak and a first from that side. Pretty impressive.
As well as being rather good at climbing Tom writes beautifully and talks eloquently about his adventures. He is an affable chap, and is doing this lecture for us as a bit of a special favour (he joined the Mynydd on a Lundy trip a few years back) – so we should consider ourselves pretty lucky! Get it in your diaries now so as not to miss out!
Work on Saturday, a music jam in the evening and then out to play on Sunday.
Meet organiser: Jules Lane
Come along and meet the Mynydd before the outdoor climbing season begins.
Meet organiser: David Kirsfelds
We’re deviating from the initial plan of staying at Eric’s in Tremadog and instead visiting ‘Snowdonia Parc REAL ALE BREWPUB & Campsite’ (http://www.snowdonia-park.co.uk/). It’s a short drive away from loads of great climbing venues including the Llanberis Pass and Dinorwic slate quarries (20 mins), Tremadog (30 mins) and Gogarth (45 mins).
If that’s not enough to whet your appetite then the start of the Nantlle Ridge is just up the road in Rhyd Ddu (10 mins), there’s a steam train station next to the campsite (https://www.festrail.co.uk/timetable-whr.htm) and the campsite is also a microbrewery and serves food and drink onsite – get in!
Meet organiser: Jules Lane
This year’s ‘Turn up and Tie On’ will be from 10am on 28th April at Stanage Popular (https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=104)
This is an opportunity to come along and climb with us to see how we roll.
Meet at the roadside parking (GR245829) at 10am or find us on the crag later. All we ask is that you have your own harness, helmet and shoes and can already belay safely.
If you’re interested please complete our First Climb Form (https://forms.gle/PiDgPqDtXJv3mmFRA) in advance.
Meet organiser: Liz & Dave Wilson
We will camp at the Beeches Farm campsite quite near Tintern and its fine ruined abbey.
The site is walking distance from the Abbey, and about a kilometre away from an excellent pub.
The Wye valley has a fantastic variety of quality limestone crags, to suit all abilities. About a mile walk away (down the Offa’s Dyke Path), is Shorn Cliff, where there is an excellent selection of middle grade routes (VS to E2). Further south toward Chepstow, about 3 miles by road is Wintours Leap. This is a superb crag, with a huge variety of multi-pitch routes of all grades, generally about 90 metres in length. In the Central and South bays there are plenty of stars in the amenable (even for me!) grades.
Further North is Symonds Yat, also with a good variety of grades, and there are even naughty bolted routes in nearby quarries!
Apart from climbing, there is excellent walking, and mountain biking in the Forest of Dean, where you can hire canoes on the River Wye.
The campsite people have asked us to make the bookings as a group if we want to be sited together, so if you’re coming contact me ASAP on firstname.lastname@example.org, or by replying to this posting. Say if you want electricity hookup.
Meet organiser: Paul Justin
Home to some of the best rock climbing in the UK and superb hill walking.