ICAS Climbing Club: Easter Portland trip

  • March 29, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Portland

ICAS Climbing Club: Easter Portland trip

THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL - PLEASE SPEAK TO THE TRIP HOST LISA

If you are planning to head down on the Thursday evening please tell your host (Lisa) or speak directly to the bunkhouse to pay the additional night.

Outdoor trips are open only to paid-up members of the ICAS Climbing Club (£30 per year plus £5 joining fee). Speak to our membership secretary Lisa Payne for more information on joining.

Area

Portland is justifiably famous for the wealth of quality sport climbing available on its lofty white cliffs. The West Coast in particular has now become one of the UK's best venues for well-bolted sport routes across the grades. The East Coast offers bouldering and deep water soloing into the mix as well as serving up its own excellent set of sport routes including many in the easier grades. If you haven't been to Portland before, then it may be useful to know that most crags have moderately easy access: you will have to scramble for up to 20 minutes to and from the climbing.

Accommodation

The Portland bunkhouse http://www.portlandbunkhouse.com/

Bedding is provided.

Costs £17pppn for 3 nights (Fri/Sat/Sun)

Accommodation is fully self catering so remember to supply your own food & drinks for the weekend (including pack lunches at the crag).

If we have good weather (or even if we don't) we could use the BBQ, there's a pub within walking distance and more a short drive away.

Please Please be mindful of the bunkhouse keys, they cost £30 to replace (as we found out last year!!)

DRIVERS

Tim, taking Stef, Ben & Ralph on Thursday evening (booking their accom for the extra night directly with the bunkhouse)

Steve, taking Christina and Thomas Friday morning

Caroline is taking Clara, Dan, Karl & Debbie from North London Thursday TBC (book extra night's accommodation with Bunkhouse)

Annie, Kat, Ed & Eddie leaving early Friday morning from Blackheath area

Katie, Jose & Cliff leaving Friday 8am from Woolwich area

Murray

Jenny & Dave have room going back Monday but are only arriving Sat.

Disclaimer:

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.

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  • Eddie M.

    Is anyone looking to get back Sunday evening? I'll make a great travel buddy!

    March 22, 2013

    • Katie S.

      I was speaking to someone, was it Murray?, who said he was coming back on Sunday.

      March 28, 2013

    • Murray

      Yes, was me...guess I'll be telling you in person in a couple of hourse..!

      March 29, 2013

  • Katie S.

    Before I start shopping and cooking, do people still want a communal meal on Sunday night? I would rather know now if you'd rather a night at the pub!

    If so I will be going for traditional British; no nuts, shellfish or spice. If you are vegetarian speak now!

    If we go ahead I will do the main cook on Wednesday evening at work if anyone wants to join me near Kings Cross I will have plenty of opportunities for kitchen assistants.

    1 · March 25, 2013

    • Ed

      I'm up for some of your tasty nosh on Sunday. I eat all.

      March 26, 2013

    • Ralph R

      SUNDAY nom,nom,nom,nom

      March 27, 2013

  • Ralph R

    As much as it pains me to say this for many obvious reasons.

    If the weather is not playing ball rather than risk DWS....again how about:
    http://www.rockfax.com/climbing-guides/miniguides/portland-bouldering-cuttings-boulderfield/

    March 25, 2013

    • Steven T.

      DWS?

      March 25, 2013

    • Lisa P.

      Deep Water Soloing

      March 25, 2013

  • Ralph R

    Again who wants to be broken???

    http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/set.php?id=497

    1 · February 14, 2013

    • Karl G.

      So do we have a team for this then?

      March 25, 2013

    • Ralph R

      Team = Sub Temperature Tigers

      STT's for short

      2 · March 25, 2013

  • Adam J.

    Hello, are there any spots left? Had to delay due to financial restraints but seeing as I'm in the green I'd really like to join in the fun.

    March 12, 2013

    • Karl G.

      Lisa mentioned tonight that there is 1 boy's space and 1 girl's space left Adam - get in touch with her as soon as you can.

      March 13, 2013

  • Katie S.

    Atleast you're not suggesting I cook for the whole bunkhouse!

    1 · March 10, 2013

    • Lisa P.

      hee hee I don't suppose they'd complain!! but no, just us reprobates!! I suspect a weekend of pubs, takeaways and frozen pizzs'a as it's going to be so full!!

      March 11, 2013

  • Katie S.

    I'll do a communal dinner one night, probably Saturday. If you have any dietary requests mail me soon so I don't plan inappropriately. And if you don't want to clear up after dinner I'm looking for some willing volunteers to help with prep.

    1 · February 27, 2013

    • Lisa P.

      Katie, we'll have to reschedule a communal meal for Sunday night when it's less busy, we have multiple climbing & diving groups staying including families so best to allow other paying guest access to the kitchen and communal areas Friday and Saturday nights.

      March 10, 2013

    • Ed

      Pub dinner then? Less washing up!

      3 · March 10, 2013

  • Lisa P.

    We're going to need a minimum of 7 cars, more if we have some cars going down Thursday night and might not be full. We have 6 cars with at least 2 of those leaving early and not potentially full. So any drivers out there, or anyone who can hire a car and share the cost with your passengers please have a think. Passengers it's up to you to get yourself in a car. Drivers so far, Steve, Tim, Cliff, Katie & Murray. Rik and I are heading down on Tues/Weds but can bring 2 people back if people are squeezed in on the way there.

    1 · February 15, 2013

    • katherine

      Can drive if desperately needed but as me and Annie live in the same house seems a bit crazy for us both too!!

      February 27, 2013

    • Jenny

      We can offer lifts back, but we're not arriving till Saturday so doubt we'll be much help for getting there.

      March 4, 2013

  • Christina D.

    May I beg a lift on Friday? I can leave anytime, from anywhere. Much obliged as always.

    March 1, 2013

  • Lisa P.

    I'll send out an email soon regarding lifts and who I'm aware of who's leaving early.

    February 27, 2013

    • Katie S.

      I have Friday off so can either leave on Thursday or Friday, whenever a car is required.

      February 27, 2013

  • Karl G.

    Can anyone offer me and Debbie a lift down Thursday night? Pretty please?

    February 27, 2013

  • Lisa P.

    Not many spaces left so try and pay to secure your space ASAP, demand is high, and bunkbeds are limited.

    February 25, 2013

    • Karl G.

      Not as limited as the showers ;0)

      1 · February 25, 2013

    • Lisa P.

      I was hoping to adopted half an hour timed slots in the evening for the main shower room but with another group staying there its not so easy...but if you guys want the girls to smell pretty you'll help us get some shower time!! :-)

      1 · February 26, 2013

  • Steven T.

    I am also available to drive for this trip and have the Friday off so if anyone fancies going earlier than friday evening / getting some climbing in on the Friday then let me know.

    February 14, 2013

    • Ben S.

      Lets go Thursday night and spend Friday smashim up the gaff! In the climbing cliffs sense of the word.

      1 · February 22, 2013

  • Karl G.

    paid in full

    February 22, 2013

  • Steven T.

    Paid in full.

    February 22, 2013

  • Christina D.

    Just paid in full, reference my name.

    February 20, 2013

  • Ed

    I have one Passenger/DJ seat available in my MINI - probably leaving about 6-6:30pm on the Friday. Might have room for a malnourished hobbit with extreme mastery of yogic contortionism in the back. I wouldn't fancy their chances of survival though. The ride in the front is quite pleasant however!

    1 · February 19, 2013

    • Lisa P.

      Nice one Ed, we may need all the drivers we can on this one!!

      February 19, 2013

  • Annie T

    ps with car

    February 17, 2013

  • Annie T

    all paid in Lisa with a ref that says Annie :)

    February 17, 2013

  • Katie S.

    First ICAS trip!

    As I am surrounded by food loving people all day at work; the type of people who enjoy planning menus, scaling up recipes, making adaptations for idiosyncratic allergies; I am happy to offer as much or as little help with food as people want – whether it be coordination of menus or chopping for breakfasts, elevenses, lunches, afternoon teas, suppers, mid-night snacks etc.

    1 · February 14, 2013

    • Rich M.

      OOhhh sounds like I'll be missing out here !!

      February 14, 2013

  • Deborah H.

    Paid in full :D

    February 13, 2013

  • Jenny

    Bookings are now open for this trip! If you're not at the Club meeting tonight (12 February), contact Lisa about making a payment to confirm your place.

    February 12, 2013

  • Caroline B.

    its my BIRTHDAY TRIP!!!

    1 · January 8, 2013

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