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West Cornwall - Chair Ladder, Lizard & South Coast

West Cornwall Volume 2 now in the eShop This guide has been edited by Des Hannigan and is in two sections: Section 1 covers Chair Ladder and the South Coast by Paul Harrison, Pete Greening and Tom Last Section 2 covers The Lizard Predonnock Head...

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Andrew James Walker

Here is a Xmas offering and a wee video about my friend and fellow CC member Andrew James Walker. Andrew is a gnarly "old school" climber with loads of bonkers tales to tell of a life less ordinary and has done oodles of big, serious...

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Halloween Meet Meet - 2017

19 of us turned up for the final meet of the year. Most of us arrived on Friday, armed with pumpkins and Halloween tat, and spent the evening fixing cobwebs, spiders and assorted rubber vermin about the hut. Graham even scampered up the ladder to...

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50th Anniversary Ascent of "Right Angle"

Finally here's the wee video I made to celebrate the 50th anniversary ascent of "Right Angle" at Gurnard's Head in Cornwall and first climbed on August 26th 1966 by my friend and climbing buddy Iain Peters at the tender age of 17! The rather ambitious...

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New Members Meet - 2017

A dozen members and an aspirant joined the autumn New Members Meet at Ynys Ettws despite an unfavourable forecast. Fortunately for the superstitious, we were also joined by (shh...) a non-member - Tim's climbing partner Callum - as the two were on their way back...

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September Count House Meet

A mixed 2 weeks of weather​, but we all had a fantastic time. A top score of 35 people attended for some of the time - 1 AC member. John Cleare and Ian Howell came along for the 2nd week and we all enjoyed his...

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Richard Gilbert

We are sad to report that Richard passed away on the 16th January. We offer our condolsnces to his family and friends.

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2018 AGM and Dinner

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West Cornwall – Chair Ladder, Lizard & South Coast

West Cornwall Volume 2 now in the eShop This guide has been edited by Des Hannigan and is in two sections: Section 1 covers Chair Ladder and the South Coast by Paul Harrison, Pete Greening and Tom Last Section 2 […]

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Andrew James Walker

Here is a Xmas offering and a wee video about my friend and fellow CC member Andrew James Walker. Andrew is a gnarly “old school” climber with loads of bonkers tales to tell of a life less ordinary and has […]

Bryan Grinyer

It is with great sadness that we report that CC member Bryan Grinyer died on Monday 18th December after struggling for a year with cancer. We offer our condolences to his wife Lin, his loving family and many friends. For […]

Tom Doldon

Tom Doldon’s funeral will be held on Thursday 11th January at 2pm at the Parish Church, Old Glossop. All welcome. I am really sorry to share the terrible news that Tom Doldon, who has been a very active member of […]

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Ynys Ettws Barrier – Access

Present the fob to the Salto end of the lock. When green LED shows, there is 3 secs. to turn the barrel Clockwise. A light pull will open the lock, if it does not open. Remove lock from barrier locking […]

Terry Bolger

Funeral: 1 Thursday 30th November 12.30pm Bramcote Crematorium Coventry Lane, Bramcote Nottingham, NG9 3GJ I have just received notice that Terry Bolger CC member from 1981 passed away at home in Sandiacre Nottinghamshire on Saturday 4 November 2017. Terry aka […]

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