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INTERNATIONAL

Welsh trad climbing: join the BMC International Meet 2019

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04/12/2018

Connect with international friends, climb with like-minded people, go wild over Welsh trad: the BMC International Meet 2019 is returning to North Wales.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Is the secret of the Welsh slate quarries finally out?

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12/11/2018

The slate quarries of north-west Wales have just been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. How does that affect climbers and walkers?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

A brief history of the Welsh slate quarries

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12/11/2018

The slate quarries of north-west Wales have just been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Once, slate carved from here was sent all around the world, literally roofing the Industrial Revolution. Then the industry largely collapsed, leaving behind prescient apocalyptic wonderlands for outdoor-lovers to explore. The second-largest of these quarries, Dinorwig, has in particular become a climbers' paradise. But where did it all begin, and when did the climbers move in?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Castle Inn: free training for group leaders

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10/09/2018

BMC and Mountain Training Association Workshop Castle Inn Quarry: Best Practice for Groups. Do you take or lead groups climbing at Castle Inn Quarry? Do you know access to this venue could be in jeopardy due to over-use and behaviour issues? Do you want to know how to avoid these issues and protect access to this super convenient venue? Remember “Groups” include student groups, climbing clubs as well as organised schools, outdoor centres and instructor led groups! Read on for the details.
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COMPETITIONS

Welsh Climbing Championships

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30/04/2018

The BMC Welsh Lead Climbing Championships (Lead Cup Round 2) is being held at Rock UK Summit Centre, Merthyr Tydfil on Saturday 9 June.
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LOCAL AREAS

Latest online news from Wales: April 2018

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10/04/2018

The April 2018 issue of the BMC Cymru Wales Newsletter is now online, keeping you informed about what’s happening in Wales, including details of the next round of area meetings.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Celebrate Tremfest 2018: the climbing, gardening festival

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28/03/2018

It's back! Yes, once again it's time for the jamboree that is TremFest 2018. This festival is your chance to give something back to the crags you derive so much enjoyment from, when work and play combine to celebrate all that is good about Tremadog – 21-22 April, put it in your diary!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Tremadog Renaissance 2018

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06/02/2018

It’s all happening at Tremadog this year, Tremfest is back and the really big news is that after nearly 40 years of serving teas and chip butties to climbers at his Bwlch y Moch café, well known Welsh mountaineer Eric Jones has finally decided to take a well-earned retirement. But fear not, as the new owners Gareth Streatfield and his partner Jo, have exciting plans to continue to welcome climbers to Tremadog.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Pembroke: rockfalls, bombs and 2018 briefings.

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24/10/2017

Pembrokeshire, with great sea-cliffs and amazing climbing, standing out proudly into the Irish Sea on the western fringes of Wales has been given a bit of a bit of a battering by recent storms. The army have also left a few dodgy bombs on the coast that are best left well alone and for those seeking the delights of Range West, then read on for the dates the next round of the scintillating Range West briefing dates!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Warning: Storm Ophelia hits Tremadog

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19/10/2017

Storm Ophelia made quite an impact across the west coast of the the British Isles on 17 October and the BMC owned crags at Tremadog didn't escape unscathed. Damage to routes, trees uprooted and even some rockfalls were her legacy.
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