BMC Peak Youth Climbing Meet 2017

Posted by James McHaffie on 18/07/2017
Erin following Caff during the Lakes Youth Meet 2016. Photo: Video still.
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Join one of the BMC and DMM's youth climbing meets in 2017, a weekend of classic climbs, good socials, and an evening lecture on the Saturday night. The last one for this year will take place 23-24 September 2017 at Froggatt in the Peak District.

The BMC and DMM are teaming up to give youngsters the opportunity to take the step from indoor to out, with the last youth meet weekend of 2017 being organised at the Climbers' Club hut, The Downes Hut, located just beneath the excellent gritstone edge, Froggatt.

Organised for young climbers (11-17-years-old), 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.

WATCH: The BMC Lakes Youth Climbing Meet 2016 on BMC TV

Overseen by the BMC youth and partnerships officer, James McHaffie, the meet is ideal for young climbers with suitable basic knowledge through to those that are more experienced; as there are limited places, if you're interested get signed up now.

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.

If you would like to volunteer at the event please email James McHaffie: james@thebmc.co.uk.

People can arrive from 19.30 hrs on the Friday evening and meet up with their climbing partners for the weekend. On Saturday morning, James 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 mystery guest climber. Youths and volunteers will need to supply their own breakfast and lunch for both days.

Sunday will involve more cragging with everyone expected back by 16.00 hrs to be picked up by parents or guardians soon after.

The meet will cost £20 which goes towards the two-nights’ accommodation and the food on the Saturday night.

BOOK: YOUR PLACE NOW

Parental consent forms should be emailed to James Mchaffie: james@thebmc.co.uk


Youth Outdoor Climbing Courses

Whether you want to make the leap from indoor climbing into Sport or Trad climbing outdoors, we run many courses across the country and throughout the year that are specially for 11-17 year olds.

BOOK: Youth Trad Climbing Course

BOOK: Youth Sport Climbing Course

Subsidised Youth Course Places

There are a large number of free places on courses for families who may struggle to afford it. Any families who live in rented accommodation and who receive income support or universal credit may contact the instructor of a course or James McHaffie for a place.

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