Jingle bells jingle bells, jingle all the way!
Location: Hatherage, The Peaks
COVID-19: If you plan on coming to this meet, please make sure you sign up below, as this will aid track and trace if required. Please remember to adhere to government social distancing rules and do not attend if you have a shielding letter or if you have or live with anyone who has any of the symptoms of coronavirus.
For further information Club members are directed to:
BMC document entitled ‘COVID-19 guidelines for groups of outdoor climbers and hill walkers’ found on: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/covid19-restarting-club-meets
The bunkhouse is based just outside of Hathersage, very close to the beautiful Stanage rocks. Weather permitting, there is suitable climbing for all levels. There’s bouldering, trad and top roping to be had!
In the past there was a surprise flurry of snow so be prepared for sledging action!
We shall be staying 2 nights at the Old Shippon on Thorpe Farm near Hathersage. The Old Shippon sleeps 32 between 2 floors and has a lounge/dining room area for all our christmas celebrations and shenanigans. Bringing warm and comfy bedding in the form of a pillow and sleeping bag is highly recommended (mattresses are provided). There are wall heaters and electric storage heaters, so first person in, please turn them all on!
As is the SCC tradition we shall have a secret Santa and Christmas dinner on the Saturday, there is a suggested £10 budget and will be organised nearer the time.
As always we are planning a Christmas feast, for meat eaters and veggies alike! The booking includes the cost of the food for the Christmas dinner.
Being Mindful and Environmental Considerations
For those new to outdoor climbing – We are given access to many crags by land owners, and are expected to treat the land with respect. Please be mindful of any litter (you will see many of us picking up and taking litter home, to help keep the area clear). There are no toilets once we are at the crag so please be prepared for this. It will be cold, very cold! Bring warm stuff and lots of positive enthusiasm. However, on a more serious note cold fingers are no excuse for leaving rubbish, so please as always, be considerate of the crag and surrounding area.
What to Bring
Warm things! There is bouldering, trad and sport, so bring what you have and what you need. Do remember waterproofs and your best christmas jumper, I also recommend fingerless gloves!
Kit – where possible please bring your own equipment*
- Bouldering mat (there will be a few going so don’t worry if you don’t have your own)
- Climbing shoes
- Climbing harness
- Climbing rope
- Trad rack
- Your own chalk/tape (liquid chalk if possible)
- Pack lunch & water
- Layers – being quite exposed to the wind you might get chilly in-between problems.
- Waterproof – just in case
- Sturdy pair of walking/approach shoes
- Personal alcohol gel/hand sanitiser
- Personal first aid kit
*Club equipment is available on loan, please see https://southamptonclimbingclub.org/club-gear/scc-equipment/ for more information