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We regret to announce the death of Graeme Hughes who has been a member since 1963 and was active with the Southern Sandstone members. The Club offer condolences to his family and friends. The funeral is to be held on Friday 28th June at 11am at Golders Green Crematorium.
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.
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.
There will be no 2013 Members' Handbook as we are reviewing and updating the format and all content. Hence the publication of an up to date member directory which was sent to members with the May Newsletter.
The vehicle access to the Count House can now be opened via members key fobs - click for details
Bosherston Head, East Face - Zounds and St Govan's East Area
Goblin Combe, Airport Approach Buttress
Pen Llithrig y Wrach
Perfect Pitch Zawn
Ormuzd Zawn, Easter Island Gully
Craig Pant Ifan - Upper Tier
Mewsford Point, West Face
Saddle Head, Upper Tier
Wyndcliff Quarry - Lower Lift
Becks Point West (p 343) - Positively Barmy - Aspirants for this route may be alarmed to discover that at present starting from the beach involves 5 metres of unprotected VS 4c climbing!
Craig Rhiwarth - upper tier
The Range West briefing dates for climbers in 2013 are: 29th March, 25th May and 27th July at 09.00 hours at Castlemartin Camp SA71 5EB. Climbers now have 12 month access to Range West with restrictions marked by red pots as in Range East.
Pednvounder Beach Area
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.
Small buttress west of Parents, Priests and Politicians
The new guidebook to the Anti-Atlas by Emma Alsford and Paul Donnithorne is now out and available at www.moroccorock.com - the exciting new venue near Tafraoute with a meet organised for next spring (2013) - see meets list
The BMC are seeking a new Treasurer from April 2013 - click for details (login required)
Tryfan West Face
Midge Zawn, Geevor
Smiler is running his regular meet in Rjukan and would like to hear from those wishing to attend - click for details.
On the 4th September CC Member and hut lodger Nick Bullock launched his first book Echoes - One climber's hard road to freedom. Click to pre-order.
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
Click to view and feedback comments, corrections and/or anecdotes
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.
This June 2010 free download supplement has been updated and reset to look more like CC guidebook format
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