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Oct
15

From resin to rock: Your first day outdoor climbing! (2) (38206)

Event Overview

The gentle gritstone outcrop of Windgatherr is one of the best and most popular rock climbing destinations in the peak district.  The crag has routes typically 10 - 15m high, at all levels of difficulty.  The gritstone rock is perhaps the grippiest and most solid rock you will ever climb on and the crag remains in good condition despite its enduring popularity for over a century!

The crag is a very short walk from the road, 5 km from Whaley Bridge and easily accessible from Sheffield, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Crewe.

To attend this event you will have climbed indoors (preferably with Outdoorlads) before ...

The gentle gritstone outcrop of Windgatherr is one of the best and most popular rock climbing destinations in the peak district.  The crag has routes typically 10 - 15m high, at all levels of difficulty.  The gritstone rock is perhaps the grippiest and most solid rock you will ever climb on and the crag remains in good condition despite its enduring popularity for over a century!

The crag is a very short walk from the road, 5 km from Whaley Bridge and easily accessible from Sheffield, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Crewe.

To attend this event you will have climbed indoors (preferably with Outdoorlads) before and you will be competent with tying in with a figure 8 knot and belaying. If you do not have this experience, it will depend on the availability of suitably experienced leaders, as to whether you would be able to attend this event. If that is the case please message the event leader to discuss, before registering. 

Whilst climbers of all levels of experience are welcome to register, we would like to give priority to those who have not climbed outdoors before.

*** More places may become available nearer the event, depending on the availability of leaders ***

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What to bring

Bring clothes suitable for spending the day outdoors (including a waterproof) and wear boots or trainers for the walk to the crag.  This crag in October is quite exposed to the wind and can  get a bit cold (this is the price we pay for selecting somewhere that dries quickly after rain) so make sure you bring some warm clothes.  Bring whatever climbing gear you have.  At the very least you need to have a harness and a helmet (message the event leader if you do not own these items as we have a few that we can lend out if requested in advance).  It is highly recommended that you have your own climbing shoes (message the event leader for options if you don't).

Food & Drink

You will need a packed lunch, and drinks to last you the day as we will spend the day on the crag. If you need to stock up on the morning of the event, there are shops nearby in Whaley Bridge.  There may also be the opportunity to retreat to a nearby pub in Whaley Bridge for food/drink at the end of the day.

Meeting & Times

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Participation statement

Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not necessarily qualified, do not need to be qualified, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as ‘technical experts’ but are amateur climbers with some experience and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.


Event Reference No:
38206