We are a group based near Bradford, for people who want to climb or have days out in the hills and mountains. The group has being going for about 2½ yrs. now(as at Aug.’13). We have found that there are lots of people who want to climb but don’t know where to start or have ‘had a go’ and aren’t sure what to do next. Or, you might have some experience and have been ‘out of action’ for a while or have no-one to climb with, or you might simply want to have fun days out on the crags.
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. Recently we have had several residential meets in the Lakes and Snowdonia, staying in YHA or bunkbarn accommodation. We are becoming a very busy group and various members are giving some thought to walks and social events.
We've recently introduced a membership - £8 for 6 months or £15 for the full year - to cover the costs of the Meetup fees and the purchase of a new rope and guidebooks. This replaces the ‘subs’ we charged for every meet and give new members a chance to try out climbing (and the group !) . After 3 or 4 sessions, you could then decide whether to become a member or not.
Just a cautionary note to say we are not professionally qualified and are not insured but the members now have a very wide range of experience and abilities so we hope that we are welcoming and can pass on our advice and enthusiasm. So, if you think this is for you, come along and experience the fun of being ‘out there’ !