GET YOUR YAK-TRAKS AND BEARDOS ON!! ITS TIME TO CLIMB THE BIG COLD GRITTY!!
After the success of last years freezing trip to the Roaches, we thought we'd do it all over again! So we're going TRAD climbing in February, in the Roaches. Huzzah!
Just to clarify, we will be trad climbing, because its GRIT and its going to be really sticky because its going to be COLD, REALLY COLD. Even if your nuts are frozen we will be ON IT.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
Really warm clothes, lots of base layers, gloves, hat and some funky knitwear
Trad climbing stuff - a rack (or organise to share with someone)
Sleeping bags / towels
Hot water bottle
WHERE ARE WE STAYING?
The Roaches Bunkhouse - in Upper Hulme, 50 yrds from the pub and at the base of the rocks. http://www.roachesbunkhouse.com/
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Easy - its £10pp/pn so that's a total of £20 per person for Fri/Sat.
I may organise a food kitty nearer the time dependent on opinion/numbers
Transport costs to be organised separately with your driver
WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?
Please add yourself to the waiting list to express an interest, I need to get an idea of numbers so I can confirm accommodation. You will be moved to 'going' once your deposit is received.
A deposit of £5 to be paid into the ICAS account by January 18th with the reference [NAME]GRITISTHENUTS
Full payment required by 8th February into the ICAS account.
WHO CAN COME?
This trip is for ICAS members only - with a priority given to full members with trad experience who have climbed with us before.
Please note that current ICAS memberships expire on 31st Dec 2012 so you will need to renew your membership (please refer to Lisa's email) to ensure a place on this trip.
The final attendee list is at the organiser's discretion.
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES:
Accommodation: The bunkhouse has a code for entry, I will give each driver this before we depart. because of the rooms we have, the following is a provisional split for rooms. Please let me know if you have any issues with this:
ROOM 1 / 4people:
DaveC; Ralph; DaveB; Ben
Room 2 / 4people:
Jenny; Caroline; Stephanie; Christina
Room 3 / 4people:
Rik; Lisa; Debbie; Karl
Room 12 / 2people:
DRIVERS: Please contact a driver to arrange a lift & a meeting point
DAVEB: Jenny + 2 spaces (pick up 6ish from New Cross/ N Greenwich)
DAVEC: 3 spaces
BEN: Caroline + 2 spaces (potential north london daytime pick up)
STEVE: 3 spaces (potential daytime pick up)
SATURDAY MEAL: I am cooking and promise not to poison anyone. Please let me know asap if you DONT want to come in on the meal. I'll let everyone know soon what the kitty cost will be.
Climbing is an inherently dangerous activity, which could cause personal injury or death. Attendees at any ICAS climbing club events should be aware of and accept the risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.