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 and go towards the risk assessment. 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 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing and BMC document entitled ‘COVID-19 guidelines for groups of outdoor climbers and hill walkers’
Location: Near St David’s, Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire is the apple of most slab climber’s eye! With endless miles of beautiful cliffs there’s no wonder it’s been nicknamed ‘Slab Heaven’. Even if slab isn’t your thing, there’s tonnes of climbing to be done and plenty to keep any climber occupied for many years!
The majority of the climbs are on tidal sea cliffs with an abseil in so knowing how to abseil safely is a useful skill however there will be members there who will be able to help. Also some experience of belaying (including lead belaying) and seconding is also useful but due to the nature of the exposure on most of the cliffs this meet would not be appropriate for those who are brand new to outdoor climbing.
Please note: some areas have limited access due to being in a military training area with some areas requiring specific access training beforehand so please check your areas before travelling (this mostly applies to Range East and West).
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/map/?q=PEMBROKESHIRE&x=-4.911&y=51.836&z=10
The Club library has a small selection of Guidebooks available for loan here: https://southamptonclimbingclub.org/club-gear/scc-equipment/
We will be camping at St David’s Bunk Barns just outside St David’s on the South Pembrokeshire coast. The crags are accessible from the campsite on foot and via a short drive. We have reserved 30 places for the weekend, camping cost will be £30 for the whole weekend (three nights). The campsite will accept payment on arrival either cash or card and please state you are with Southampton Climbing Club. Once all these spaces are taken then please contact the campsite separately to see if they are able to accommodate extras. Please see info below…
Address and contact:
Phone: 01437 720978
For those becoming familiar 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
- Trad climbing equipment
- Abseil and rope protectors
- Abseil kit (Prussik, belay plate and carabiner)
- 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
- Suncream – just in case it’s sunny
- Sturdy pair of walking/approach shoes
- Personal alcohol gel/hand sanitiser
- Personal first aid kit
The club has some equipment that can be booked out on loan for the weekend. If you’re in need, please go to https://southamptonclimbingclub.org/club-gear/scc-equipment/
Please see the current government guidelines on travelling: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#history
To allow for completion of the risk assessment, sign up will close at 6pm on Thursday 26th August 2021.
Signing up to this meet you are confirming that:
- You do not currently have symptoms of COVID-19 (new persistent dry cough, fever, loss of
taste or smell)
- You have not had a positive test for COVID-19 or onset of symptoms of COVID-19 in the last10 days. (Individuals who have completed their period of isolation (10 days) and have no remaining symptoms (other than a dry cough or loss of taste or smell which can last for some time) may return to normal activities)
- No member of your household has had symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days
- You have not been contacted by a contact tracer from the Test, Trace and Protect Programme and told to isolate in the last 14 days as a contact of someone with confirmed COVID-19
- You have not returned from a country outside of the UK in the last 14 days, other than those on the exempt list (https://gov.wales/exemptions-self-isolation-coronavirus-covid-19-html)