Rock Club: Get outdoors with Castle MC

Posted by Jane Thompson on 05/01/2017

Get involved and get outdoors with Sheffield's Castle Mountaineering Club. They are holding two open rock climbing weekends in April and May 2017, providing the opportunity to find out more about the Club, meet some of its members, and get out climbing.

These weekends provide the opportunity to meet fellow climbers of a range of abilities and ages, first at the climbing wall and then outdoors.

We plan to meet at Awesome Walls, Sheffield on Friday 21 April from 6pm onwards and then at Stanage Edge on Sunday 23 April from 10.30am.

For the second weekend we plan to meet at Awesome Walls, Sheffield on Friday 12 May from 6pm onwards and climb at Birchen Edge on Sunday 14 May from 10.30am.   However, it might be raining, meaning a change of outdoor venue, so it is important to contact us in advance (see below).

President Linda McLeish said: "It can be daunting to move from the security of the climbing wall to placing your own gear, setting up a safe belay, and working out where a route goes in the outdoors.  Joining up with our club members, who have been there before and often have many years experience, can ease this move.  Our members are able to offer informal advice, mentoring and climbing partners while Club membership provides access to BMC membership and to BMC training courses." 

What you need

Ideally you will have, as a minimum, climbed indoors, have your own harness, belay device, helmet,and shoes and can tie on safely and belay someone competently. However, the club has some equipment which will be available on both weekends. If in doubt, please speak to Andrew (see below). 

Who we are

Castle Mountaineering Club members undertake a wide range of activities including rock climbing, walking, trekking, backpacking, ski mountaineering, ski touring, cycling and mountain biking.  We are a sociable and supportive group with a lot of combined experience.  What unites us is our love of the outdoors, whether it's the great countryside on our doorstep in the Peak District or adventures further afield.

Andrew Milne, membership secretary can be contacted on 0114 268 6605 or via our website.


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