Sat - Swanage/Portland/Bowles


#21

@dadler great! Sounds like some car rejiggling could make sense depending on peoples’ plans… happy to be a rack-horse. Extra cams or exotic little nuts most welcome to supplement! :slight_smile:


#22

Anyone coming down with you and needing to get back on Sunday can come in my car.


#23

Hi @mikedlr - the more the merrier, but just wanted to confirm you are happy sea cliff climbing/abseiling/prussiking? Apologies in advance - just asking just because I don’t think we’ve met - but maybe you have climbed with other folks on this thread?


#24

looks like I’m the odd one out since I can only do Sat? not keen on coming back with public transport from Swanage as it takes ages with the bus to Bournemouth and train combined and not worth £50. What time would be the earliest people can come back to London on Sunday? are the current numbers odd or even? @andrew are you going for both days?


#25

This should be a trip where knowing how to prussik up a rope is known.


#26

Dude, I am bringing my petzl mini traxion and a flare gun after last time :slight_smile:


#27

I’m impressed that you are going back so soon. Make sure to take a camera as well as prussic!


#28

Kidding aside, here is where I think we are:

@johnw1 leaves from Colindale 7:30 am. @jobangles, @Kate_Davis and me will ride with John. @jobangles brings ropes and rack, @johnw1 brings rack, I bring ropes, @Kate_Davis brings ab rope. We will stay at swanage auberge - we have all stayed there before.

@andrew I think is coming just for Saturday? If so, then @Tutu and @andrew can coordinate?

@guyarnold comes down Sunday. @mikedlr to confirm his plans - could potentially ride down with @andrew and return with @guyarnold, but you guys can sort all that out in addition to confirming climbing goals are aligned.


#29

I might be able to come for the whole weekend if you guys are odd-numbered and there’s a space in a car which would be back in London by 7-8ish… or is it absolutely impossible?


#30

Hi Tutu, am setting off from mine at 5:45am along one of these routes - where can we meet?
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/13C+Vanbrugh+Hill,+London+SE3+7UE,+UK/Swanage/@51.3854106,-0.5498431,10.28z/data=!4m18!4m17!1m5!1m1!1s0x47d8a82f02b85a2d:0xf481ae2f0997d582!2m2!1d0.0081331!2d51.4810058!1m5!1m1!1s0x4873061926b019a5:0x9c096a2847a364c8!2m2!1d-1.960769!2d50.608277!2m2!7e2!8j1510983900!3e0!5i2?hl=en


#31

hi @andrew I can get to Elephant & Castle if you go via the M4 route (I know it’s the longest driving option but the only one via central London)
I could alternatively be at North Greenwich tube station at 5:40ish if you’d be able to pick me up from there? it doesn’t look too far from your place and the route via M25 would save us quite a bit of time. What would work best?


#32

Either option is perfect - let me know what you prefer - cheers!


#33

Ok, so for my own sanity:

Sat:
Kate
Dave A
John W (car)
Mike
Tutu
Andrew (car)
Johannes

Sun:
Kate
Dave A
John W (car)
Mike (car but going back Monday)
Tutu?
Johannes
Guy (car)

Looks like we are 7 both days, depending on whether Tutu can make it down. I will drive down on Sunday and can give Tutu and Johannes lifts as it seems otherwise they will be stranded. I will bring full rack ropes, and climbing rope I use for abbing.


#34

looks like I’m going on sat with @andrew, I’d only stay for Sunday if I could come back by 7ish, but I’m assuming people wouldn’t finish until at least 4:30pm so it’s unlikely with the sunday traffic… also not sure if Swanage auberge would still have bunks.


#35

@dadler I am probably not leading at any high level on UK trad right now but I should be fine (though maybe a bit slow to begin with) with prussiking out. It’ll be the first time I climb outdoors with the guys from the club but I’ve done plenty of that elsewhere and some sea-cliff climbing (even been to Swanage earlier this year)


#36

so…why do we have to prussik out in Swanage???


#37

Hopefully we don’t! (again…)

I’ll bring my full rack and double ropes. If we’re sans abseil rope, I can bring a hardy 60m.

Will have full rack sans micro nuts and tricams


#38

I’ll bring some random trad gear just so I’m not coming empty-handed.
do we possibly need at least two abseil ropes? which area is the whole-weekend team considering? there are a few routes at Boulder ruckle and Guillemot ledge I had an eye on before spraining my ankle at the bottom of the cliff… so I haven’t done much!


#39

Swanage auberge fully booked! Bring camping gear!


#40

Hi everyone. Just to confirm, I will be driving down on Saturday with @dadler from Colindale tube station. Coming back Sunday. So @andrew and @Kate_Davis you are coming with us right?