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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Tremadog Rockfall: Big changes

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14/06/2019

The classic VS climbs, Shadrach and the Brothers at Craig Bwlch y Moch are sadly no more. As previously reported, some very loose dangerous blocks were identified on these routes. After a thorough inspection, the BMC had no option but to commission a professional rock-engineering company to remove the blocks. Further works remain to be done and the area remains unstable - keep clear until the works are completed!
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COMPETITIONS

British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships 2019

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07/06/2019

Let's get pumped up! The second of our major National Championships featuring both the BLCC and BSCC is scheduled to take place at the Beacon Climbing Centre in North Wales on 21-22 September 2019. Find out what you need to do to join.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Meet Lisa Watson: female winner of the legendary Dragon's Back Race

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05/06/2019

Sheffield-based Lisa Watson was hoping to get round the gruelling Dragon's Back Race last month - she never expected to top the female podium. One of the world's toughest mountain races, it's a 315 km, five-day journey along the spine of Wales from North to South. We find out more about Lisa, how the race went, and her tips for anyone thinking of entering next year. She's definitely one to watch.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Tremadog warning: Updated

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10/05/2019

BMC has been warned of a very large unstable and dangerous block on the route Shadrach at Craig Bwlch y Moch, Tremadog. It is strongly advised that the routes Shadrach and Brothers are not climbed. This is an update following inspections - do not climb these routes!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC campaign wins open access to the Welsh coast

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11/04/2019

In a big win for a key part of a long-running BMC campaign to improve access in Wales, walkers and climbers should be able to freely access coastal areas and sea cliffs as a part of a shake-up of access law recently announced by the Welsh Government.
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COMPETITIONS

Report: Welsh Climbing Championships 2019

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11/02/2019

An army of welsh warriors gathered this weekend to see who would be crowned the Welsh Climbing Champion of 2019. It sounds grim, but in reality it was an epic weekend of friendly competition, with lots of smiles and support from all involved. Read the report to find out the results.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Pembroke: 2018 success and 2019 Range West

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07/01/2019

Climbers and wildlife both had a great year at Pembrokeshire in 2018. With some great ascents, a successful bird and seal breeding year and climbers sticking to the agreed restrictions, it was a "win-win" for all! Read on also for details of the 2019 Range West access briefings.
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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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