Day Climbing Meets

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Day Climbing Meets

Postby MW1989 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:54 pm

Following guidance from the BMC on running outdoor meets, the Club is looking to resume small ‘day climbing’ meets primarily for new joiners to get a taste of what we get up to and to meet some fellow climbers.

The aim is that a meet leader will organise a location and a competent second and will post up on the calendar and bulletin board with a list of places for others to join, filling these up as members post up (as usual). We’d like the existing active members to support this through offering to be meet leaders/seconds and help introduce new members to the club.

We want to keep these organised events small, as per guidance. So no more than 6 in a climbing group. If there are more participants then two separate groups/locations should be used.

The club Is taking all reasonable precautions against COVID, however, individuals should ensure they are happy and assess the risk with the activity they are undertaking in relation to COVID. Attendance at an event is purely at the risk of the individual attendees. All attendees should familiarise themselves with the latest government guidance and follow the guidance accordingly.

General approach (not exhaustive, continually to be updated/reviewed)
• We will be retaining records of who attended on a meet, and require your contact numbers to be up to date on the club database for purposes of track & trace.
• You should take Gel/Hand sanitiser and use regularly avoiding immediate contact with ropes/slings immediately afterwards.
• No sharing of food or drink
• Keep social distance
• Any sign of COVID symptoms from an attendee or a member of their household you should not join the meet
• Positive COVID test result – should not attend a meet until a health official has stated you can return to normal society !
• Follow government guidance on travel
• Meet leader – Welcome briefing to be held with focus on COVID/social distancing

Normal requirements
• Required - Harness
• Required - Helmet
• Required - Know how to tie into a rope
• Required - Know how to belay
• Preference : rock boots/chalk bag

The usual meet protocol will be followed. A BB post will go up, places taken, weather forecast watched, people drop in/out, rain will come, meets will be cancelled at the last minute, others will take place in glorious autumnal sunshine. Hopefully the weather will give us a few nice weekends before the end of the year.
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Re: Day Climbing Meets

Postby MW1989 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:12 pm

Latest calendar

Sat 5/9 Moughton Nab - Helen
Sat 12/9 Rylstone - Lucasz
Sat/Sun 19/9 or 20/9 Venue TBC - James
Sat 26/9 Witches Quary - Hayley
Sun 4/10 Peak - Helen
Sun 11/10 Venue TBC - Penny
Sun 18/10 Stanage - Martin (assuming toes recover !)
Sun 25/10 TBC
Sun 1/11 TBC


after that its anyone's guess as to weather snow/sleet/rain/hail - ideal Gritstone friction conditions...
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Re: Day Climbing Meets

Postby JR » Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:02 pm

If I run a meet on the w/e of 19th/20th Sept - what do people want? Sport climbing or trad climbing?

Just trying to decide on a suitable venue.

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Re: Day Climbing Meets

Postby hburns » Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:21 pm

trad climbing!
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Re: Day Climbing Meets

Postby Lindsay M » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:55 am

JR wrote:If I run a meet on the w/e of 19th/20th Sept - what do people want? Sport climbing or trad climbing?

Just trying to decide on a suitable venue.

JR.


Moughton Nab :P
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Re: Day Climbing Meets

Postby JR » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:28 pm

Ok, back to next w/e: looking at the long range forecast, we're expecting it to be dry, but with the wind from the East, so West is Best, which leaves me with a bit of a dilemma as to where to head to.

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Re: Day Climbing Meets

Postby hburns » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:23 am

JR wrote:Ok, back to next w/e: looking at the long range forecast, we're expecting it to be dry, but with the wind from the East, so West is Best, which leaves me with a bit of a dilemma as to where to head to.

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west? Chew valley? I never made it to Dovestones Edges earlier in the year :)
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