Sport Climbing Day – Winspit, Swanage

Date/Time
Date(s) - 27/09/2020
All Day

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Location: Winspit Quarry, Swanage

Time:  9.30am

Meeting Place: Car park in Worth Matravers*

*Please note: due to recent government guideline changes, please observe the ‘rule of six’ and appropriate social distancing when meeting in the car park. There will be a meet briefing on the day before climbing starts.

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:

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

 

About

Fed up of being indoors? Itching to get outside? Want to make the most of the last of the summer sun? Then this is the meet for you! We are heading for some sport climbing at Winspit Quarry in Swanage where there is a variety of grades so it is an ideal meet for climbers who are comfortable with sport leading but also for those keen to get more time on real rock. Given the current situation, unfortunately this meet is not suitable for beginners training is not possible on this meet.

To finish up the day, we’ll head to the Square & Compass in Worth Matravers for a pasty and a pint.

Being Mindful

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. The nearest toilet will be at the Worth Matravers car park.

Kit – where possible please bring your own equipment*

  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing rope 
  • Sport quick drawers
  • Spare slings and carabiners
  • Clip stick
  • Helmet
  • Your own chalk/tape (liquid chalk if possible)
  • Pack lunch & water
  • Layers – just in case it’s cold!
  • Waterproof – just in case it rains!
  • Sun cream – for all that sunshine!
  • Sturdy pair of walking/approach shoes
  • Personal alcohol gel/hand sanitiser
  • Personal first aid kit

*Club equipment is available on loan, please see https://southamptonclimbingclub.org/club-gear/scc-equipment/ for more information

Weather

In the event of a bad weather day, this meet will be cancelled and rescheduled if possible.

Travel

Please travel in same households only. If travelling by public transport, please ensure a face covering is worn and there is appropriate social distancing in accordance with the government COVID guidelines.

Directions

Follow the A351 towards Swanage, pass through Corfe Castle before turning towards Kingston on the B3069. Keep following the B3069 and follow signs to Worth Matravers (if you reach Langton Matravers you’ve gone too far). The car park is located just by the Square and Compass pub. This car park is a payment by honesty box that goes towards the upkeep of the carpark and the toilets so please contribute if able.

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