North Wales trad youth climbing meet 2018

Posted by James McHaffie on 28/02/2018
Ellie Fuller on Bruvers, Holyhead Mountain on the North Wales Youth Meet 2016. Photo: James McHaffie
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The BMC & DMM are teaming up to offer youth climbing weekends in 2018. They are based at climbing huts and involve a weekend of classic climbs, a good social and an evening lecture by a DMM sponsored climber. The next meet will be held in the Llanberis Pass on 9th and 10th June.

It will be based at the fantastic Ynys Ettws climbing hut thanks to the support of the Climbers' Club.

Organised for young climbers (11 to 17-year-olds) wanting to make the step from indoor walls to getting outside on the crags, as well as those who already have some outdoor climbing experience, it is a great opportunity to enjoy some classic trad routes under the watchful eye of experienced climbers.

Overseen by the BMC’s youth and partnerships officer, James McHaffie, young climbers with suitable basic knowledge through to more experienced climbers can apply to join the meet.

A group of volunteer experienced climbers will be gathered together (minimum of five years climbing experience), who are known to the organisers and have been DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked (BMC do this free for volunteers). These experienced climbers will take the youngsters out onto the crags after taking account of their ability, aspirations and the weather.

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People can arrive from 19.30 hrs on the Friday 8th June and meet up with their climbing partners for the weekend. On the Saturday morning, James McHaffie will offer a short belay workshop before people head off to the cliffs.

Food will be supplied on the Saturday night and an evening talk will be given by a well-known climber. Youths and volunteers will need breakfast and lunch for both days. Sunday will involve more cragging with everyone expected back by 16.00 to be picked up by parents or guardians soon after.

The meet will cost £20 for the whole weekend. Click the button below to book your tickets.

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Please email parental consents to James Mchaffie. If you would like to volunteer at the event please get in touch: james@thebmc.co.uk.

 


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