BMC Gower Climbing Festival is This Weekend

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The third BMC Gower Climbing Festival is being held - THIS WEEKEND - the 9th – 11th September. It will be based at Pitton Cross Campsite near Rhosilli, not far from Swansea.

The Festival is an opportunity for you to experience what the Gower has to offer on its limestone cliffs and beautiful beaches. There's climbing for everyone, with trad routes ranging from Diff to E8, sport routes from Fr3 to Fr8b, and a handful of bouldering areas too. It will be the 3rd time this very successful event has been run and there are a few new features this year to keep everyone on their toes.

Everyone is welcome, and the event is free of charge.

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© Andy Say, May 2009

All the information (accommodation, crags, venues) you could ever want about the event is on the Festival Website

Locals will be on hand to offer advice and full colour topos for the visitor, as well as providing a free breakfast of bacon/egg butties and endless brews. All in all this is the friendliest festival around, and the company is generally agreed to be welcoming, enthusiastic and slightly mad (in a good way).

Events kick off on the Friday night with a cosy gathering at The Countryman, and things rapidly escalate from there on in. The weather has been ordered well in advance and is predicted to be excellent.

Check out what went on a couple of years ago:

VIDEO: Gower Climbing Festival

News Report by Martin Kocsis of the BMC

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