Peaks Meet


22/08/2014 - 25/08/2014    
12:00 am - 11:30 pm


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Heathy Lea hut
The Saw Mill, Baslow , Darbyshire

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Join us for 3 days of fabulous grit climbing in the Peak District and find out why many regard it as the home of British rock climbing. 


We will be staying at the Heathy Lea hut, which is situated in the heart of the Peaks near the crags of Birchens, Gardoms, Froggatt, Stanage and Millstone. As a special bonus Chatsworth Edge, a quiet gritstone crag with routes from Diff to E-silly is in the back garden of this hut, so roll out of bed and bag an early climb before breakfast 🙂

There are 12 spaces (MAX) on this trip so book now to avoid disappointment. Two rooms in the hut each sleeps 5 to 6 people.  Kitchen with 1 cooker and all utensils etc. The lounge has a wood burning stove, fan heater, and a small climbing book library.

Sleeping bag (only mattresses and possibly a pillow are provided)
Harness, rock shoes, belay device
Warm clothes
Desirable (bring if you have these):
Trad rack, half ropes, single rope
Boulder mat
Guide books

Skill Level:
This is a trad climbing trip and not a beginners meet i.e. no formal training.

Beginners are of course still welcome to come since:
1) If you are inexperienced and wish to learn please buddy up with someone (who has experience lead climbing trad) who is happy to climb with you and hopefully disseminate some knowledge!.
2) We will have some top ropes set up and if you ask nicely for a belay there will be lots of opportunity to climb routes.

A note on food:
Since this is a hut meet and space is limited we advocate cooking as a group.
By division of labour we will cook an evening meal on Saturday and Sunday and a porridge breakfast from Saturday through to Monday.
Cooking in a group is cost effective, social, and efficient (less time in kitchen) and we would envisage cooking simple but tasty vegetarian meals for all that wish to participate.
Shopping will be done in advance (2 cars to split load) on the way up (e.g. at Winchester ASDA or Tesco) and we settle up at the end of the trip. We will aim to keep the costs low, but will make sure the meals are of good quality.

Lastly the club has several good cooks! so its a pretty safe bet the food will be good!!

Hut: £27 per person for the 3 nights (payable direct to SCC through the web-booking form)
Transport: Car share: we work out ~£12.50 per person
based on 4 sharing a 50mpg car on a round trip of 400 miles and a generous pump price of £1:40 per litre, Driver’s discretion)
Food: Contribution at end of trip if you opt to share (likely to be less than £10 each, probably more like £5-6). Please provide your own lunch.

The hut we are staying in is now full… HOWEVER, fear not – there is a campsite just five minutes down the road from the hut in Baslow, where you can pitch up for just £3 per night!
Accommodation is basic, but perfectly poised for the excellent climbing available in the vicinity. The site apparently will not be busy, but if you are interested, I’d suggest giving Eric Byne campsite a bell on 01246 582277 to reserve your space.
If you will be camping then please still sign up to the event below for free. Then you will receive the relevant email information on plans and can also become part of a car pool if needed by you or others.
Colette and the SCC committee


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