Roaches Weekend Meet

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 25/06/2021 - 27/06/2021
All Day

Location
Brooklyn Grange Farm
Leek
Staffordshire
ST13 7LP

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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 please 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 the links at the bottom of this page.

We are very excited to announce our first trip to the Peak District this year – it has been too long! Fantastic climbing in the epic setting of the Roaches – seeing is believing!

Accommodation

We will be staying at a newly opened campsite 2 miles outside of Leek and very close to the crag, Brooklyn Grange Farm , a short walk to the local pub and other amenities in the local village. There is even a farm shop onsite!

We have booked 5 pitches for 10 people – this is flexible, so if you are joining us please 1) book soon to avoid disappointment and 2) let us know in the facebook event or by email what your pitch preference is (i.e. one person in a tent, or sharing with others). Please note that everyone needs to book individually onto the meet, irrespective of whether you are sharing a tent or not.

Climbing 

Magnificent imposing buttresses of superb natural grit up to 30m high. Shaded in summer, but slow to dry and green early in the year. ‘Must do’ routes include Inverted Staircase (Diff), the astounding Valkrie (VS 4c), the delectable Elegy (E2 5c) and the immaculate The Swan (E3 5c). There is a grade to suit every climber!

Some of the best bouldering on grit can also be found both in the woods and on the spring boulders

The area faces southwest receiving the sun from mid-morning. It is often beautiful in late-afternoon sunshine. It catches the wind and dries quickly after rain but offers little shelter from bad weather. Most of the rock is clean although some north-facing sections can be green.

Other information

This meet is open to climbers of all abilities. If you are completely new to outdoors climbing, please get in touch via the facebook event or by email to make sure there are enough competent climbers available to help out.

Essential equipment

Camping equipment

Climbing shoes, harness and helmet.

If you need to borrow climbing gear (including trad rack, ropes, bouldering mat etc) please see here for more information.

 

Covid guideline information.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-phased-return-of-outdoor-sport-and-recreation

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing 

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

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