Another busy couple of weeks for SUMC!
Almost 30 climbers made the trip over to Pembroke this weekend. Although the forecast was bleak, we headed out to Craig Caerfai and managed to get 1 or 2 climbs in each before the weather hit. However we made the most of the rest of the day by building dams on the beach, exploring caves and going on a very wet walk. Then it was back to the hut to dry everything off (with little success), games of Mafia, Pick up Sticks and knitting lessons.
On Sunday we donned our wet gear and headed to Carreg-y-Barcud. The weather was infinitely better and we all got going on the great climbs there, with send trains up Metamorphosis (HS 4b **), Beyond the Azimuth (E1 5b ***) and Yellow Wall (VS 4b *). Eager to make the most of the weather, people headed back down, blissfully ignoring the approaching darkness and tide. This of course led to both Sud and Ted getting wet feet and Luke VF having to second a run-out HVS traverse in the dark. Then it was off home, all feeling suitably weathered by the weekend.
Over the weekend of the 18th and 19th we were busy resetting the university bouldering wall. So head down and try the new problems that have been set for you all. Otto and Spooner also set up some circuits for you to follow, find details about these by the door (on your right as you head in).
My favourite social of the year: Climbing Films Night! From 8 til late we watched all my heroes crushing the hardest climbs in the world. Particular highlights were Pete Whittaker’s ring finger mono on cobra crack, Adam Ondra’s 9b+ drop knees and witnessing Chris Sharma’s Fitness.
What to look forward to:
BMC Winter Skills Lecture
There’s still a few spaces for the BMC Winter Skills Lecture on the 29th November! Get your places here https://su-mc.org/events/bmc-winter-skills-lecture/
This week's social is Garyoke at the hobbit, always a great laugh! Find out more here https://su-mc.org/events/garyoke-1/
In two weeks time, we’ll be heading to Clwyd in North Wales for Trad and Sport climbing in the Limestone Quarries! Sign up will be on the 27th of November here https://su-mc.org/events/snowdonia-1/
Make sure you’ve made your meal choices for the Christmas Dinner and paid Harry! You can find details on how to do both here https://su-mc.org/events/christmas-meal-2017/
That’s all for this newsletter! Enjoy all we have going on and I’ll see you all there!
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