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L'etape du Tour 2017

Briancon > Izoard It's 7am, the sun lights the mountains in the distance, but here it's cold. Metal barriers line the wide road and a huge crowd is gathering. Three riders cross the barrier, mount their bikes and gently melt into the back of a...

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Climbers Club/Pinnacle Club Joint Meet

The meet was as busy as ever this year – with an average of around 35 attendees with peaks on the first weekend as we hosted a Rucksack club expedition team, and on the Wednesday of the barbecue. The cast list (see below) included regular...

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Meet Report Culm Meet - June

Unfortunately the weather was not kind to the large group of climbers and others who assembled in North Devon. Both Saturday and Sunday started dull and damp and did not clear up until later in the day when the tide was already fast coming in...

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Canadian Ice Climbing

At Smiler's request, on his and Peri's 2016 Rjukan Norwegian ice climbing meet, I gave a short presentation to the assembled gang about ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies. My credentials being that I've been lucky enough to enjoy seven winter trips to the area....

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Lewis Trip Report

In summary... The meet was in the first week of June, hoping for better things after the end of May rainy weather. Much fun was had. There was sunshine. British politics became more complicated. The end. Or in more detail... Sixteen CC members and friends...

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Jamfest Meet 3rd and 4th June

Attendees: Peri Strachiano; Megan Beaumont; Malcolm Streeton; Ky Aizawa; Ray Sharples; Alastair Hudson; Alison Atroll; Kevin Raisin-Moss; Alison Cairns; Mark Kemball; Lee Bartrop; Keith Turton; Nigel Bassam; Graham Titterton Despite the heavy rain on Friday evening, the Peak District kindly laid on perfect weather for...

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L’etape du Tour 2017

Briancon > Izoard It’s 7am, the sun lights the mountains in the distance, but here it’s cold. Metal barriers line the wide road and a huge crowd is gathering. Three riders cross the barrier, mount their bikes and gently melt […]

Grade Warning, Giltar Ramp, Pembroke Stackpole & Lydstep

A climber, Howard Jones, has notified us that Giltar Ramp at Pembroke Stackpole & Lydstep graded as VD in the original CC Pembroke Guide but upgraded in the later CC Pembroke Rock guide to VS 4c is indeed now VS. […]

Missed out on the CC Lundy Meet?

Fear not – my other club the London Mountaineering Club have two spare places. Some CC members are already booked on this meet. The LMC has 2 unfilled camping places in Lundy between 2 and 9 September this year. Details […]

Downes Closed 2-7 October 2017

Please note the hut will be closed between Monday 2nd October and Sunday 7th October to enable contractors to re-lay the drive. In case of delays please keep an eye on the Web Site or Facebook. Clair Wilson – HMSC […]

Rex Nieto – Legacy for Ynys Ettws

The Club has been informed that Rex Nieto has left a legacy to us in his will. Rex was the custodain of Ynys Ettws from 1966 to 1970, his wish is that the legacy is spent on Ynys Ettws. We […]

Climbers Club/Pinnacle Club Joint Meet

The meet was as busy as ever this year – with an average of around 35 attendees with peaks on the first weekend as we hosted a Rucksack club expedition team, and on the Wednesday of the barbecue. The cast […]

A record of some Costa Blanca mountain crag routes

I have created a web site detailing some of the great Costa Blanca crags. View … A record relating to early climbing on the Aitana mountain crags of the Costa Blanca, Spain involving: Joe Brown, Claude Davies, Les Brown, Pete […]

Yorkshire Offwidthing Meet

Britain’s typically short lived summer seemed to fall over the weekend of the club’s Offwidthing meet at Brimham, a select group of 7 members arrived ready to get involved with some of Brimham’s wider offerings. Peri Stracchino and Alastair Hudson […]

Meet Report Culm Meet – June

Unfortunately the weather was not kind to the large group of climbers and others who assembled in North Devon. Both Saturday and Sunday started dull and damp and did not clear up until later in the day when the tide […]

Hamish Nichol Meet

We had a good day out on Saturday setting off from Ynys and straight up the hillside to below Clogwyn y Person. Then traversed across to scramble up the ridge to Crib Goch. The queues there were tremendous! After continuing […]

Canadian Ice Climbing

At Smiler’s request, on his and Peri’s 2016 Rjukan Norwegian ice climbing meet, I gave a short presentation to the assembled gang about ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies. My credentials being that I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy seven […]

Footpath Closures – Bosigran Ridge

NOTE: Updated Film Notice. I have been told that a film production company is filming on Bosigran Ridge on the dates of Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th July. This has been arranged in conjunction with the National Trust. There will […]

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