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Lake District Trad Climbing W/E

May 31 @ 8:00 am - June 3 @ 5:00 pm

June Bank Holiday Meet to The Lake District. After a gap of some years, we are reviving this meet, which has been held for over forty years. The dates in question are Fri, Sat, Sun, May 31st, June 1st & 2nd, returning home on Bank Holiday Mon, June 3rd.

The Lake District is home to England’s highest mountains and many of England’s finest crags. Here, in 1884, the first ever roped-up climb was recorded. Now, 140 years later, climbers are spoilt for choice, with over 2000 climbs listed in the district. There are single pitch and multi-pitch climbs in every grade from Diff to E9. There are roadside crags, valley crags and remote mountain crags to choose from, many of them in wonderful surroundings, in an area famous for its natural beauty. (Dow Crag, one of the area’s biggest, is situated on the mountain above our base).

Accommodation.We will be based in Low House, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8ER Grid ref SO 302974 (courtesy of the MAM club. Check out http:// www.TheMAM.Co.UK for hut location). The hut has separate dorms and wash rooms for men and women, a drying room, common room and a well stocked kitchen, with everything needed for cooking and eating. You will need to bring your sleeping bag, pillowcase and a tea towel.The hut fees are 12 Euros per night, i.e. a total of 36 Euro for the 3 nights and payment is in Euros, not sterling.

Places in the hut are limited to 15 and will be allocated on a first come, first served, basis. So please don’t register unless you are definitely coming.

Coniston village has pubs serving grub, cafés, restaurants,a grocery store, an  ATM and a filling station. So you can choose to eat in or eat out.

Guide Books. For the casual visitor the best bet is Lake District Rock published by the FRCC (available from Easons), or Lake District Rock published by Rockfax.

Maps. The Lonely Planet Lake District and Cumbria touring map is available from Easons and should help for getting around.For hillwalkers maps can be purchased in the village.

Hillwalking. The Old Man of Coniston group of mountains are directly above the village and there are many more fine options.

Getting There.
By ferry to Holyhead followed by a drive of three to four hours. It makes sense to pool resources and share cars. Alternatively, fly/drive via Manchester or Liverpool.

NOTE. This is a club meet and is confined to Club members. While every encouragement is given to newer members, if they intend climbing they must be capable of the basics i.e. belaying, handling ropes, extracting gear and generally taking care of themselves.



May 31 @ 8:00 am
June 3 @ 5:00 pm


Lake District
United Kingdom


Private: Gerry Moss

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