Welcome to the 2018 ladies meet!
Dartmoor is a beautiful place, well known for its wild ponies that are roaming through the rocks. There are plenty of places to climb for all levels.
For those that want to try outside for the first time, you are very welcome and we will happily show you what it is all about. For those that want something more advanced – there will be a range of skills levels on the meet, so either way there will likely be someone you can pair up with for your climbs.
Typically we go to one area as a group and all climb together. Sometimes if people have specific climbs in mind they may go off on their own for a day. There are just so many options!
It is trad – if you don’t have trad gear don’t worry, we can bring club gear.
For online information about routes (if you don’t have a Dartmoor guide book), UKC is a good place – https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/map/#main Just search for dartmoor in the ‘search by location’ box and you will see the crags
We will be staying at the Old Shippen at Rummage Barns. This barn is on a farm set well back from the road. If we fill the barn, we shall have it all to ourselves. If we don’t, there will be a chance of sharing it with other passing travellers.
We have our own fully kitted kitchen and standard bunkhouse beds, separated into areas with a few beds in each area. There are standard (basic) bathroom facilities shared between our bunkhouse and the one next door, including toilets and shower.
There will be a shared meal on the Saturday (included in the price for the weekend) as always, volunteer chefs are always welcomes with open arms!
What to bring
For Sleeping – items such as sleeping bags and pillows are a good idea. The beds will have mattresses.
For Climbing – harnesses / climbing gear / helmets / shoes (if you don’t have a helmet or harness, do get in touch as ask to borrow a club one) – a bouldering mat if you have one may also come in handy.
Other – warm clothes and food to eat during the weekend is always recommended. Packed lunch is generally the way to go on a crag as we won’t be near cafes or shops when we are on the rock.