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Colette O’Neill

I have been climbing since 2006, but only discovered my love of trad climbing in 2011. Favourite locations include Cornwall, Pembroke and Snowdonia for multi-pitch, adventurous climbs. I also enjoy the more esoteric crags away from the crowds. Basically, point me at some rock and I’ll be happy!

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Simon Powell
Vice President
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Mary Slingo

I’ve been climbing since 2010 and joined SCC in 2018. It’s a brilliant club! I love the adventure, intricacies and history of trad climbing, especially here in the UK. Sea cliffs, mountain crags, isolated outcrops – you’ll always have a brilliant day out regardless of the grade. Looking forward to lots more adventures in 2022!

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Sanja Barkovic
Training Secretary

I started climbing in 2011, first by bouldering indoors and then moving to outdoor sport, bouldering and finally trad. Trad quickly became my favourite as every climb takes you to a new adventure on rock, particularly on multi-pitch routes. I had brilliant support from the SCC learning the ropes and wouldn’t have had the confidence to do half the things I do now without them.

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Matt Burrows
Meet Secretary
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Jo Payne
Gear Secretary
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Sarah Whitehouse
Social Secretary
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Sophie Taylor
Social Secretary
In 2020 I decided to pick up climbing properly and having moved to Southampton in August I joined SCC. Within a month I had been taken on my first outdoor day and went on a lead belaying course! I’ve been climbing multiple times a week since then and at meets all around the country. We are a friendly bunch so come and say hello!
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Tim Cottee
Byte Wrangler and Bot Herder

My earliest climbing experience was apparently at the age of three somewhere in the Gower, I probably haven’t improved much since then but have managed to drag myself up a few routes across this country and others in all seasons (sometimes all in the same day).