We are a group, based nr. Bradford, for people who want to climb or have days out in the hills and mountains. The group has been going for about 18 months now (as at Aug.’12) and we have found that there are lots of people who want to climb. So, if you’ve fancied having a go at climbing and don’t know where to start or are someone who has ‘had a go’ and isn’t sure what to do next, then this group is for you. Or, if you have some experience and have been ‘out of action’ for a while or have no-one to climb with, or simply want to have fun days out on the crags, then this is for you.
We meet twice a week to climb outdoors during the summer months and as often as the weather allows during the winter. Last winter we met indoors at climbing walls (excellent of course, for complete beginners) and because of demand these have continued during the summer. Last year we had several residential meets in the Lakes, Snowdonia and the Peak District and these will happen again (if only someone would arrange them !)
At present the ‘subs’ are £1 per session (to cover the fees set by the ‘Meetup’ organisation). From September, this will apply to members with their own ropes and equipment and for those who need to use other members’ ropes and equipment, the charge will be £3 per session (We have found that there has been heavy usage of just a few peoples’ equipment and this will eventually need replacing) (the £3 subs will not apply to climbing wall meets) ...Just a cautionary note to say we are not professionally qualified and are not insured..
So, if you think this is for you, join ! and come along and experience the fun of being ‘out there’ !