Location: Subliminal cliff, Swanage
Meeting Place: Durlston Country Park Car Park, Swanage
DISCLAIMER: This location is very exposed to the weather, so in case of rain, high winds or waves this meet may be cancelled or relocated.
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:
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
We always say ‘the sun always shines in Swanage’ and hopefully this meet will be the same! The cliffs at Subliminal provide all the things for a good day out… atmosphere, sea and most of all trad with the added excitement of an abseil too!
This meet is suitable for those who have experience of abseiling with a prussik, knowledge of setting up a abseil is not essential as there will be experienced club members who will be able to do this.
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 Durlston Country Park.
Kit – where possible please bring your own equipment*
- Climbing shoes
- Climbing harness
- Climbing rope
- Abseil rope
- Trad rack
- Your own chalk/tape (liquid chalk if possible)
- Pack lunch & water
- Layers – being quite exposed to the wind you might get chilly in between climbing
- Waterproof – just in case it rains
- Sun cream – just in case it’s sunny
- 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
Where possible, please travel in same households only. If car sharing from different households or travelling by public transport, please ensure a face covering is worn and there is appropriate social distancing in accordance with the government COVID guidelines.
Head west towards Wareham, through Corfe Castle and onto Swanage. From the edge of Swanage, follow the brown signs to Durlston Country Park which has a pay and display car park. Charges are £5 for all day and two of the machines take card.
Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage BH19 2JL
*Please note: sign up for this meet will close by 6pm on Friday 14th May*