Thursday, 26 April 2012

Southern Sea Cliffs - Camping Meet 2012.

A previous, Friday 4th to Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2012 - Cornwall

The Southern Sea Cliffs Camping Meet in 2012.


This meet took take place in Cornwall since that gave the best chance of drier weather. Previous experience has shown that the weather isn't continuously bad in Cornwall at this time of year. Bad weather rarely lingers and showers generally blow through quickly, permitting some climbing to be done even on bad days. We usually use the well appointed Trevaylor Caravan and Camping Park. It has good showers and washing facilities, on-site shop, Wi-Fi, on-site bar and is near the Queen's Arms in Botallack.


The area is home to some astonishing routes, all with a big sea cliff ambience. The ocean is never far away but there are still plenty of little luxuries such as cream teas, good pubs and fine food. To see what is involved, try researching Bosigran, Chair Ladder, Sennen and Gurnards Head, or see elsewhere on our blog for reports and photos from previous trips to Cornwall.




Monday, 2 April 2012

Windgather Beginners' Climbing Meet 2012.

The Gritstone Beginners' meet is Sunday 29th March 2012 at Windgather Rocks.  organiser: Chris Manasseh.

Photos from the last Beginners' meet have been posted on Facebook but are reproduced here with the route names and grades for those who may be interested:


John leading Green Crack 10m Sev. 4a 2* belayed by Alan.

Dawn seconding Green Crack 10m Sev. 4a 2* and Alan seconding Chimney and Crack 10m VDiff.

John leading North Buttress Arete 10m HVD 4a belayed by Alison.

Dawn seconding North Buttress Arete Direct 10m VS 5a 2*.

Malcolm leading High Buttress Arete 12m Diff 2* belayed by June
 and Andy Taylor seconding Director 12m VS 4c 1*.

Alan seconding North Buttress Arete 10m HVD 4a.

Malcolm leading High Buttress Arete 12m Diff 2* belayed by June
 and Alan seconding Director 12m VS 4c 1*.

Chris solo on High Buttress Arete 12m Diff 2*.