It’s time to sign up for the Peak Meet, come and sample the gritstone joys or, if you’re a bit weird or really strong, mess about on the Peak limestone instead!
We need to gauge interest and probably decide whether to go bunkhouse or campsite pretty soon, as the Peak seems to be very popular these days!
Meet type: trad single-pitch (grit) or possibly sport single-pitch (limestone) or even trad (limestone), also loads of bouldering
When: 29th April - 1st May
Location: Peak District, probably near Hathersage
Experience level: anything from none at all to loads, grit is easy to top-rope (with due respect to the rock and other climbers) or lead lots of easy routes on, or you can try that gearless E6 onsight and get really scared
Skills needed: lead belaying
Equipment required: basic (helmet, harness, belay device, rock shoes) ideally some advanced (prussik loops, slings, carabiners), bouldering mats might be useful
Hiya, I’m booked on the new members meet and would like to sign up to this trip. Can I sign up now, or should as attend the weekend, we establish I have sufficient marbles to come on future trips and then I can sign to future trips?
I’ve had 3 come back saying they are full already, many of the other available ones can’t take 20+ people. Several campsites are currently closed due to rain/mud, they may reopen in time but it could still be rather unpleasant.
Therefore, as Thorpe Farm is available I have committed to booking it. Because of the numbers (currently 21) we are committed to booking the Old Shippon, which sleeps 28 minimum (plus 4 on the floor if we’re desperate!). It is close to the climbing and also walking distance to Hathersage, although whether any of the food places in town can take a 20+ booking over a Bank Holiday weekend is another matter! We may need to volunteers to cook at least one dinner.
This means the club will be invoiced for £1200 (£400 per night, 3 nights). This will come to £57 each for the weekend at the moment, dropping to £37.50 if we max out the numbers.
The Committee has agreed that the club will pay this, and then anyone wanting to attend the meet will pay the club back. I will add bank details and a Paid/Not Paid column on the spreadsheet a week out from the Meet so we can confirm the final numbers and therefore amount. Your name on the spreadsheet means we consider you to be committed to the Meet and therefore to paying for the bunkhouse. We will not be able to cancel or be refunded if the weather is bad, so please be honest and pay!
Just put my name down - if it’s not too late / there’s enough room? It also wasn’t clear to me from the spreadsheet whether there were any spaces left in cars, but could have missed that.
If anyone else is up for a boulder for some of the time, then i’d be up for that as well. I won’t have a pad though as a) someone else has mine at the moment and b) doubt we’ll get one in the cars with all the trad gear people will need as well.
Hi Sean, still room, we have 25 people at most signed up. I’ve added a Transport tab to the spreadsheet and make it 9 people needing lifts with more spaces than that available, but drivers do please check and update if you’ve accepted lifts or have less space than I have assumed.