Meets Calendar

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The Rucksack Club is privileged to have one of the biggest and most varied programme of meets of any British mountaineering club. Our outdoor meets programme has over 50 meets (weekends or longer) throughout the year. We have a regular programme of Wednesday evening climbing – outdoor during the summer months and indoor during winter – and there is a very active Wednesday Walkers group. In the winter months we have a regular mid-week indoor lecture programme from both members and invited national and international speakers.

 

Meets Calendar: Hover over any event to see details. Click to open event (then scroll to see more info).
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  • Local Walk (Wetton)

    All day
    02/02/2019

    Coordinator Tim Taylor

    Meet at Wetton car park at 09:30, grid reference SK109551. We’ll head north over point 372m then east to Gypsy Bank, traversing the dale’s edge before crossing to the other edge on Pinch’s Bank. From there westerly to the edge of the Manifold at Castern taking in Thor’s Cave and back to Wetton and perhaps the Royal Oak. Should be 20Km or so and manageable in daylight

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  • Indoor Meet: Harriet Tuckey “Everest: the first ascent…the untold story of Griffith Pugh, the man who made it possible”

    19:30 -22:00
    05/02/2019

    Tuesday 5th February 2019. Harriet Tuckey: “Everest, the first ascent; the untold story of Griffith Pugh, the man who made it possible”. This lecture is based on the book of the same title by Harriet Tuckey, Griffith Pugh’s daughter. She shows how, using science and technology to prepare and equip the team, Pugh played a pivitol role in ensuring the success of the 1953 Everest expedition. His influence spread well beyond high altitude climbing; he was intimately involved in the investigation, research and subsequent recommendations that followed the tragic death of 3 young adults from hypothermia during the four Inns walk in the Peak in 1964. Harriet provides a fascinating insight into this enigmatic man whose life’s work has had an effect on all who enjoy the mountain environment, whether in the UK or the greater ranges.
    All Indoor Meets are held at Heaton Moor Sports Club SK4 2NF. Bar and raffle: prizes welcome. 7.30pm start. For members and non-members: please tell your friends.

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  • Climbing: Awesome Walls, Stockport

    18:00 -22:00
    06/02/2019

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    Awesome Walls, Stockport from 6pm.

    After, at The Railway, Avenue Street, Stockport SK1 2BZ.

    Co-ordinator: John Jefferies.

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  • Craigallan joint meet with Manchester University Mountaineering Club

    All day
    09/02/2019-10/02/2019

    Coordinators Steve Gregory & Jack Helliwell

    This will be predominantly a winter climbing/mountaineering meet. I will cook a meal on Saturday night which will be suitable for veggies, but let me know if you have any other dietary requirements. Please try and let Steve know around a week in advance if you will be attending so he can buy food and give any extra beds to MUMC.

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  • Craigallan joint meet with Manchester University Mountaineering Club

    All day
    10/02/2019-10/02/2019

    Coordinators Steve Gregory & Jack Helliwell

    This will be predominantly a winter climbing/mountaineering meet. I will cook a meal on Saturday night which will be suitable for veggies, but let me know if you have any other dietary requirements. Please try and let Steve know around a week in advance if you will be attending so he can buy food and give any extra beds to MUMC.

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  • Skiddaw House

    All day
    13/02/2019-15/02/2019

    This meet at Skiddaw House is midweek for the nights of Wed 13th and Thursday 14th February, it has proved very popular and all the places have now all been filled. Those joining Betty will have received additional information via email.

    Skiddaw House is in a fantastic setting, remote and surrounded by the higher hills of the northern fells. It sits at 470m above sea level and is approx. 3-4 miles from the road. Access and parking are available at Threlkeld, Latrigg, Mosedale or to the north at Peterhouse Farm near Bassenthwaite.

    The young wardens, who previously ran Black Sail Hostel, have made it a welcoming and homely place to stay. There are washrooms and showers, a large kitchen area with hobs, a very comfortable lounge and drying areas. The kitchen and lounge have stoves and there are even hot water bottles in the bunk rooms!

    There is no need to carry in all your food as they keep a well-stocked shop where it is possible to buy food for your evening meal and breakfasts. There is usually a good range of bottled beers, wine and spirits should you wish to lighten your load further.

    There is plenty of walking from the door with Skiddaw, and Blencathra both close. On my last visit I noted that Suzy, one of the wardens, held the record for the fastest round of the sky line around Skiddaw House.

     

  • Climbing: Awesome Walls, Stockport

    18:00 -22:00
    13/02/2019

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    Awesome Walls, Stockport from 6pm.

    After, at The Railway, Avenue Street, Stockport SK1 2BZ.

    Co-ordinator: John Jefferies.

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  • Skiddaw House

    All day
    14/02/2019-15/02/2019

    This meet at Skiddaw House is midweek for the nights of Wed 13th and Thursday 14th February, it has proved very popular and all the places have now all been filled. Those joining Betty will have received additional information via email.

    Skiddaw House is in a fantastic setting, remote and surrounded by the higher hills of the northern fells. It sits at 470m above sea level and is approx. 3-4 miles from the road. Access and parking are available at Threlkeld, Latrigg, Mosedale or to the north at Peterhouse Farm near Bassenthwaite.

    The young wardens, who previously ran Black Sail Hostel, have made it a welcoming and homely place to stay. There are washrooms and showers, a large kitchen area with hobs, a very comfortable lounge and drying areas. The kitchen and lounge have stoves and there are even hot water bottles in the bunk rooms!

    There is no need to carry in all your food as they keep a well-stocked shop where it is possible to buy food for your evening meal and breakfasts. There is usually a good range of bottled beers, wine and spirits should you wish to lighten your load further.

    There is plenty of walking from the door with Skiddaw, and Blencathra both close. On my last visit I noted that Suzy, one of the wardens, held the record for the fastest round of the sky line around Skiddaw House.

     

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  • Skiddaw House

    All day
    15/02/2019-15/02/2019

    This meet at Skiddaw House is midweek for the nights of Wed 13th and Thursday 14th February, it has proved very popular and all the places have now all been filled. Those joining Betty will have received additional information via email.

    Skiddaw House is in a fantastic setting, remote and surrounded by the higher hills of the northern fells. It sits at 470m above sea level and is approx. 3-4 miles from the road. Access and parking are available at Threlkeld, Latrigg, Mosedale or to the north at Peterhouse Farm near Bassenthwaite.

    The young wardens, who previously ran Black Sail Hostel, have made it a welcoming and homely place to stay. There are washrooms and showers, a large kitchen area with hobs, a very comfortable lounge and drying areas. The kitchen and lounge have stoves and there are even hot water bottles in the bunk rooms!

    There is no need to carry in all your food as they keep a well-stocked shop where it is possible to buy food for your evening meal and breakfasts. There is usually a good range of bottled beers, wine and spirits should you wish to lighten your load further.

    There is plenty of walking from the door with Skiddaw, and Blencathra both close. On my last visit I noted that Suzy, one of the wardens, held the record for the fastest round of the sky line around Skiddaw House.

     

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  • Sun Rock Meet – Leonidio, Greece

    All day
    16/02/2019-01/03/2019

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/category/greece/leonidio. There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.

     

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  • Sun Rock Meet – Leonidio, Greece

    All day
    17/02/2019-01/03/2019

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/category/greece/leonidio. There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.

     

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  • Sun Rock Meet – Leonidio, Greece

    All day
    18/02/2019-01/03/2019

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/category/greece/leonidio. There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.

     

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  • Sun Rock Meet – Leonidio, Greece

    All day
    19/02/2019-01/03/2019

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/category/greece/leonidio. There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.

     

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  • Sun Rock Meet – Leonidio, Greece

    All day
    20/02/2019-01/03/2019

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/category/greece/leonidio. There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.

     

  • Climbing: Manchester Climbing Centre

    18:00 -22:00
    20/02/2019

    The Meet is at the Manchester Climbing Centre for this evening [as usual from 6pm onwards].

    After at The Vale Cottage, 1 Croft Bank, Gorton, M18 8EU

    Contact co-ordinator John Jefferies if any queries.

     

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  • Sun Rock Meet – Leonidio, Greece

    All day
    21/02/2019-01/03/2019

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/category/greece/leonidio. There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.

     

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  • Sun Rock Meet – Leonidio, Greece

    All day
    22/02/2019-01/03/2019

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/category/greece/leonidio. There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.

     

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  • Craigallan Winter Climbing

    All day
    23/02/2019-24/02/2019

    Coordinator Jim Paxman

    A repeat of last year’s wall to wall sunshine and excellent winter mountaineering conditions are not guaranteed for the upcoming meet at Craigallan over the last weekend in February. What I can guarantee is a plentiful supply of nosh on the Saturday night. The lamb chilli proved popular last year and may be repeated, so warn me if you are veggie. Let me know if you intend to join me

  • Sun Rock Meet – Leonidio, Greece

    All day
    23/02/2019-01/03/2019

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/category/greece/leonidio. There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.

     

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  • Craigallan Winter Climbing

    All day
    24/02/2019-24/02/2019

    Coordinator Jim Paxman

    A repeat of last year’s wall to wall sunshine and excellent winter mountaineering conditions are not guaranteed for the upcoming meet at Craigallan over the last weekend in February. What I can guarantee is a plentiful supply of nosh on the Saturday night. The lamb chilli proved popular last year and may be repeated, so warn me if you are veggie. Let me know if you intend to join me

  • Sun Rock Meet – Leonidio, Greece

    All day
    24/02/2019-01/03/2019

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/category/greece/leonidio. There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.

     

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  • Sun Rock Meet – Leonidio, Greece

    All day
    25/02/2019-01/03/2019

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/category/greece/leonidio. There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.

     

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  • Sun Rock Meet – Leonidio, Greece

    All day
    26/02/2019-01/03/2019

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/category/greece/leonidio. There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.

     

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  • Sun Rock Meet – Leonidio, Greece

    All day
    27/02/2019-01/03/2019

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/category/greece/leonidio. There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.

     

  • Climbing: Awesome Walls, Stockport

    18:00 -22:00
    27/02/2019

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    Awesome Walls, Stockport from 6pm.

    After, at The Railway, Avenue Street, Stockport SK1 2BZ.

    Co-ordinator: John Jefferies.

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  • Sun Rock Meet – Leonidio, Greece

    All day
    28/02/2019-01/03/2019

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/category/greece/leonidio. There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.

     

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