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Of Mountains and Men

A new book, recently published by the Oxford Alpine Club (OAC), may be of interest to club members.

Calling all new climbers!

If you are new to rock climbing in the last year or two and have not yet ventured beyond climbing walls and, maybe, top rope protected climbing at Harrisons & Bowles Rocks, then our Club trip to the Peak District in the summer (see newsletter for dates) will be a perfect trip for you to come and […]

BMC London and South East mini guide and active outdoors campaign

Local news from the BMC: There is now an updated version on the London and South East mini guide. You may also wish to give the guide to new/beginner members to support their development in climbing, hill walking and mountaineering. Thanks go in particular to all those clubs that have supported the production of this […]

Cliff Collapse in Rock-a-Nore

Here is dramatic footage of a major cliff collapse in Hastings:  

2013-14 Committee

This year’s AGM has taken place, with the present committee being re-elected so the present committee for 2013-2014 is as below. Chairman Dick Gasson Vice Chairman Jean Reed Treasurer Mike Peak Secretary Jane Moseley Members Nick Warren, Kim Warren, Jill Leader, Simon Curd, Daryl Naylor The 21st January committee meeting will focus on planning events and trips for the […]

Club Competition – Design a new club poster!

The club needs a new publicity poster, so we’ve decided to ask you talented members out there to have a go at designing one. We need to especially promote the use of the climbing wall on a Monday night to ensure that we can cover the costs, now that the charges have increased. Please get […]

Pictures of the New Climbing Wall

For those who have yet to visit, for some pictures of the new climbing wall at the Edinburgh Road Campus of the St. Leonards Academy click here.

Climbing Kilimanjaro for Charity

Club members Daryl and Naomi are in the process of climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, if you would like to sponsor them visit their fundraising page at

Monday Night Climbing restarts Monday 9th September

The Grove is now closed. The good news is that the Club has applied to use the new wall in the Edinburgh Road Campus. This is in the new sports centre at what was known as Filsham Valley, and will be taller and wider than the old wall. It will have modern bolt on holds […]

BMC Climbing Courses

The BMC is putting on some highly subsidised climbing courses at Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig North Wales specifically for people who want to try climbing outdoors. The courses are particularly suitable for people, over 18, who have climbed indoors at a climbing wall but may have little or no experience of climbing outdoors. Further […]

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