CC/Pinnacle Club Joint Meet, Portland - 8-10 Mar 2013
For the third year we will be running the popular spring joint meet in Portland over the weekend of 8th-10th March 2013. Dust off that sport climbing gear and get out on the rock to hone your fitness ready for that Easter 'sun rock' trip. Last year was almost over-subscribed, and once again Saturday saw superb weather, and lots of routes ticked by all. See the meet report complete with pics on the CC website at http://www.climbers-club.co.uk/meets/pinnacle-rep.html. A repeat of this good weather is not guaranteed, however as there are routes of all grades, facing east or west, you can generally follow the sun or shelter from the wind as necessary.
If the weather really isn't fit for climbing there is superb walking along the famous Jurassic coat, or you can explore Chesil beach, or if you want something more adventurous on the climbing front Swanage is less than an hour's drive away.
Once again we have booked the Portland YHA for the weekend (exclusive use) at the only slightly increased cost of only £15 per night bed and breakfast. This not only gives us luxurious accommodation but also makes for a very sociable meet. If enough people express an interest nearer the time I will also arrange a meal out at a local pub/restaurant on the Saturday night. Additionally a 2 course evening meal is available at the hostel but this must be pre-booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
This year we have to confirm numbers more definitely at the beginning of January, so it would really help if as many people as possible could book before then. In addition, because the meet was so popular last year I will be asking for a deposit of £10, which will be non-refundable if you cancel after the beginning of January and all the hostel places are not subsequently filled.
If anyone would like to make it a longer break I will be checking availability of the hostel immediately before and after the weekend. Alternatively there is also the option of booking a caravan for a few days either before or after the weekend. Let me know if you are interested in either of these.
I will also co-ordinate car-sharing so let me know when and where you are coming from and if you would like or can offer a lift.
Remember - places are limited, first come first served so book now! Tobook a place contact me by