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Newsletter 02/03/2018

Roaches The Roaches is a classic venue that has never failed to be wet every time SUMC go! That didn’t stop us from making the most of the day though. Saturday morning began with teaching our newer members the dos and don’ts of gear placement and anchor building. Following that, the send train up the classic squeeze, Sifta’s Quid Inside Route (S 3a), was a great struggle for everyone involved. Saturday night had games of Touch the Cup and Mafia to keep us entertained while we tried to ignore the ... read more

2018 AGM Positions

This year's AGM will take place on Wednesday 7th March, you can find the details here: https://su-mc.org/events/category/special-event/ Every position below is up for grabs and must be filled, so run for any position you fancy and we'll vote on who we think is the best person for the role! President The big, bad boss of the committee. The main job is to take care of the committee, keeping them on track and helping them out where they need it. The rest of the role consists of all the jobs that ... read more

The Dangerous and Addictive Realm of Gear Ownership

As you progress with your undying love for climbing you may begin to feel an irresistible urge to spend all your money on shiny things which will undoubtedly make you climb much harder. It is often a source of much heated discussion as to what gear is currently ‘in’, what you’re going to buy next and which cams are best (Dragons FYI), just get in a car with Rob Mills, Carl and myself to enjoy these debates for hours on end. We do however know that maybe not everyone is ... read more

Newsletter 02/02/2018

Hello everyone, Apologies for the awkward timing of this Newsletter - I was waiting on a few things so that they could be included. A busy few weeks coming up! Wye Valley A big bunch of buddies bundled into the Botany Bay Hut last weekend. Those of us in cars had already set to work warming up (smoking out) the hut with the fire-place that caused the death of the toaster the previous year (read the journal!). On Saturday morning, in classic SUMC 2017/18 style, the weather was rubbish in ... read more

Newsletter 29/01/2018

Hello everyone, To start with I’d like to welcome everyone back. I hope everyone had a great time over the holidays and that exams/deadlines all went well. After a very busy Semester 1, I imagine you’re all as excited as I am for the second half of the club and to welcome more people into the club as we say goodbye to some of our oldest members. Before we get into what’s to come in the next couple of weeks, I’d like to say a big thank you to Iain ... read more