/ Lakes Festival of Climbing, 25-27 June
Pub quiz at the Newfield Inn on Friday night around 9pm. We will have a board up at the campsite for people looking for climbing partners, information on crags in the Duddon and the surrounding area.
Lots of lesser-known crags nearby to climb at, and not too far from Esk Buttress, Dow, or Scafell.
The Newfield Inn will be doing a special climbers' meal on Saturday night until late.
Please bring a nylon brush to help clean up any routes you do over the weekend.
Go to http://www.lakesfestivalofclimbing.co.uk for more information, or post here.
Dow, Duddon and Slate guide is out of print, but we will have topos available at the campsite for a donation to Mountain Rescue.
I am going to come along to this, looks like a great event.
I will be looking for partners for mountain VSs weather gods permitting.
Sounds good, and my local valley! May well have a pedal down!
Fangs for the reminder!
Just out of interest, how busy is the campsite/pub likely to be?
Thanks for this. I've stayed at the site several times - my pondering was just because I was thinking of heading over with my boyfriend as he's not stayed there and it's my favourite campsite, but if the pub is likely to be heaving then we'll head elsewhere and go there another weekend. He's not a climber so it wouldn't be a climbing weekend for me.
Sounds like an excellent event though!
Are there any nice short climbs with a good base for non climbing 'other halves' to sit and read the papers at?
weather's looking beaut, and really want to come, but can't do great long multi pitches for hours.
Have a look at cockley crag, a 15 minute drive up the valley, 30 minute walk in but beautiful location and short single pitches. Check out the FRCC web page for new routes since the Dow, Duddon and Slate book was printed.
I'm a 'possible' depending on how I 'manage' all the other things I'm meant to be doing this w/e!
Would love to have gone to this, popped a rib so out of action :( So taking my daughter to the peak for bouldering instead (me spotting and feeling sad)
Sounds an amazing weekend, how far ahead were the dates set? memo to self pay attention for next year.
New festival beer - "After the Floods" available at the Newfield Inn.
Thanks for BMC support too.
Is anyone looking for a partner for tomorrow, I probably won't get to the pub until 10 ish tonight, so it would be good to establish some plans in advance.
Well I'll be arriving hopefully before 9p.m. so I may well be in the same boat as you...
Unfortunately, although I'm free to stay both nights, I'm only free to climb tomorrow (need to be back in West Yorks for Sunday afternoon).
Given the forecast, it'll be interesting to see just how busy this do is!
I am in a similar situation.
Remember to bring a plastic brush and please try to visit some of the lesser known crags to help keep them clean :)
If things go well at work - I shoudl be set up at the campsite and in the pub in time for the quiz tonight!
I've tried several times to get through to the campsite, but no answer, anyone any idea if there's still 'space'? (The 'official' website suggests booking... its a fair way to go to find there's no space...)
I haven't tried but on the website it says its big and can be expanded, so I'm going to play it by ear. I should think it'll be fine.
See you there.
For future reference the campsite is unlikely to run out of space.
I spent two days on Wallobarrow Crag and found it perfect for some pleasant multipitch star ticking from VD to MVS (and as a holiday from guidebook single pitch grit esoterica). Had almost as much fun in the pub. Thanks again to the organisers, you did a great job.
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