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
Location: Nr St Just, Cornwall
Summer is slowly coming and that means one thing… Cornwall!!! One of the most beautiful places in the UK best known for it’s sandy beaches, super surf and tasty top class pasties… and it just so happens to have some of the most amazing climbing too! If we’re lucky, La Frowda festival may also be running on the second weekend too!
Although it is planned for a week away, many people may not be able to stay for the whole week due to other commitments and go for a shorter time. So do not worry if you can only come for some of it!
To put it simply, it’s absolutely gorgeous granite! There’s a wide range of grades, both overlooking the sea and further inland. We are spoilt for choice in the area, for all levels of experience and skill. If you would like to have a look at the range of climbing available, please take a look at the UKC website: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=667#maps
The Club library has a small selection of Guidebooks available for loan here: https://southamptonclimbingclub.org/club-gear/scc-equipment/
Traditionally we have stayed at Trevaylor campsite near the coast and just outside the beautiful, small town of St Just and this is where we aim to be again! Due to group booking restrictions this year, there are no bookings organised by the club so you will be responsible for booking your own accommodation. Camping availability this year may be more popular than usual due to the pandemic and restrictions on holidays so a range of different campsites have been suggested…
A short walk from St Just…
Trevaylor Campsite – https://www.cornishcamping.co.uk/
YHA Lands End – https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-lands-end
St Just RFC campsite – https://www.stjustrfc.co.uk/camping/
A short drive from St Just…
The Old Coastguards Campsite – https://theoldcoastguardscampsite.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral
Roseland Caravan and Camping – https://www.roselands.co.uk/
Kelynack Caravan and Camping – https://www.kelynackholidays.co.uk/
As always, please be considerate for other campers regarding noise and general behaviour.
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.
Kit – where possible please bring your own equipment*
- Climbing shoes
- Climbing harness
- Climbing rope
- Trad rack… including:
- Your own chalk/tape (liquid chalk if possible)
- Pack lunch & water
- Layers – being quite exposed to the wind it might get chilly
- Waterproof – just in case it rains
- Sun cream – just in case it’s sunny
- Sturdy pair of walking/approach shoes
- Personal alcohol gel/hand sanitiser
- Personal first aid kit
*Club equipment is available on loan including guidebooks, please see https://southamptonclimbingclub.org/club-gear/scc-equipment/ for more information
Cornwall is easily accessible by car with Penzance also having a main line train station if you wish to use public transport. Where possible, please travel in same households only. If car sharing from different households or travelling by public transport, please ensure a face covering is worn and there is appropriate social distancing in accordance with the government COVID guidelines. This guidance may change depending on any government updates closer to the time.
Please note: booking will close 24 hours before meet is due to begin to allow for completion of the risk assessment.