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JUST TO WARNING.....Cwm Glas will be closed from 29th Nov until 9th dec whilst Cenydd (custodian) works with a joiner to replace the bunks and mattresses. If you are around that week and would be prepared to help taking out the old bunks please contact Cenydd (the Handbook has contact details) even if you only have a couple of hours spare. Once more our custodians doing plenty of hard work to keep our hut fees and membership fee down
Helyg warning of damp problems
Throughout this year, visitors to Helyg may have noticed a damp problem in the ceiling above the staircase. Eventually it was decided that the problem lay with the obsolete third chimney. The chimney can be seen from behind the hut or through the skylight of the left hand loo. Work is due to start on removing the chimney as soon as weather permits. It may be necessary to work through a weekend and this may be disruptive to those staying at the hut. We ask for members' and guests' forbearance whilst this is being done. Obviously, exact dates cannot be given until the last moment but it will be as soon as weather permits.
Members' Room at Ynys closed due to electrical problems
We apologies but due to water in the electrics we are having to close the Members' Room at Ynys until it has been fixed. We will update via the web site.
The dangerous looking overhang which formed the walkway across the top of the crag between the grey and red slabs at Porthclais was demolished recently by the National Trust on grounds of safety.
Membership Cards 2013/14
We apologies but there has been a delay with membership cards for 2013-14. New cards will be sent out when they are available.
Craig y Castell
Funnel Hole Zawn
Triple Overhang Buttress West
Point St John
Wintour's Leap, Woodcroft Quarry, Sunny Wall
Chair Ladder, Runnelstone Buttress
Goblin Combe, Airport Approach Buttress - "We have got tickets to ride" not new route.
Fairy Cave Quarry, WL Cave Area
Berry Slade - UXB Buttress
Dover Main Area
Craig Wen, Seler Ddu
Craig Nant Dwr Oer
We have not increased the hut fees for some time but due to increased cost of maintenance we regret that an increase is now required.
The Terrace Walls, Black Slab Bay and Small Buttress Bay
Narrow Zawn, Pencarnan Zawns
Fisherman's Point - Chocolate Brownies
The Range, Wensleydale Walls
Housel Bay Outcrops & Dog Fight Buttress
Thanks to Doug Kerr we now have an interim guide to Ynys Lochtyn. Climbing at both Pen Bilis/Lochtyn and Ynys Lochtyn will be fully detailed in the forthcoming Climbers Club Guide to Mid Wales.
We have had problems with keys not being returned. The codes will be changed more often. Members to take key only if booked to them and then please sign the book "in and out" and return on due date.
Plynlimon Area - thanks to Doug Kerr
Jo Astill is offering a range of CC Journals from 1977 -2006/07 for sale - click for details
Some recent developments, decisions and anecdotes should be causing concern in the climbing community. Click for a brief review.
As a special fundraising initiative for the Access and Conservation Trust (ACT) the BMC has commissioned artists, guidebook illustrator and CC member Phil Gibson to produce 100 limited-edition framed prints of Craig Bwlch y Moch.
Carn Cheer - Cheer Up and Cloudbreak
Main Wall - The Writing On The Wall - rock damage
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Climbing at Land's End
PLEASE NOTE: If you are aiming to climb at Land's End they will now charge you the normal parking fee of £4.00 with a voucher for a further day within 7 days.
Discovered during Guidebook checking by Gary Gibson. Does anybody want to claim the FA ?
A few Journals (1909 - 1996) remaining
Mount Sion Centre Access (Range West), Pembroke
Following a rockfall at the east end of Mount Sion Centre the approach traverse has disappeared. None of the routes are currently affected but access to the platform below the cliff will have to be by a direct free abseil from the currently limited number of stakes above the cliff. In case of failure on the routes swimming may be the only option.
An unmodified reprint of the Carneddau section of the 1993 Ogwen and Carneddau CC guidebook is published here with three aims:
- To make available this now out-of-print information pending publication of a new guide.
- To elicit feedback to assist in the preparation of the new definitive guide planned for 2014.
- Although the Club is totally committed to its conventional guidebook publishing programme, it wishes to ascertain whether electronic publishing of interim or otherwise unavailable information is helpful to climbers and, if so, which are the most useful formats.
Member of more than one BMC affiliated club? - claim refund- Word Format
Member of more than one BMC affiliated club? - claim refund- PDF Format