About

The 4C’s, Cambridge Town’s friendly and active club welcomes members with all levels of experience. Club members participate in a wide range of outdoor activities, including rock climbing, caving, mountaineering, and walking.

Climbing with the CCCC

Caving with the CCCC

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The club holds regular trips at a wide range of venues across the country and further afield, as well as additional trips organised by members between official meets. Social meetings are also arranged.

bcamemberlogoClub members can usually be found on a Wednesday night at the Free Press from about 10pm. Parking opposite the main Police Station or in the Queen Ann car park. Prior to this some may be found at the Kelsey Kerridge climbing wall; see the climbing page for more details.

Upcoming trips and events.

08 May 2015 - 10 May 2015

Caving trip to the Peak.

Accommodation  at Orpheus hut south of Buxton.

We have no specific caves booked but could do SRT ones such as Eldon Hole or Oxlow or ladder trips such as Giants. There is also plenty of walking near the hut plus climbing on the western side of the Peak district.

Contact: caving@thecccc.org.uk
22 May 2015 - 26 May 2015

Climbing trip to the Isle of Skye, Scotland (extended trip, weekend + few extra days)

Skye is home to the Black Cuillin hills, and hence some of best mountain rock climbing and hard scrambling anywhere in the UK. The full traverse of the range – normally done over two days with a bivouac on the ridge – is probably the country’s greatest mountaineering expedition. If the weather’s crap in the Cuillin, there’s also some excellent sea cliff climbing at Neist and Kilt Rock, and all sorts of good hillwalking and easier
scrambling. If the weather really craps out, there’s also the Talisker Distillery.

However, all this comes at a cost – Skye is about nine and a half hours drive from Cambridge with no delays or breaks, so most people are probably going to want to take a few extra days beyond the Bank Holiday to make the trip worth it. I’m expecting most people to head up on the Saturday or a day or two beforehand and then either travel back down at some point during the week or stay on until the next weekend. Also, it’s not going to be a great trip for total novices, unless you’re happy to go walking a bit (and aren’t going to get lost if you do…)

We’re probably going to be staying at the Sligachan campsite, which is reasonably cheap and handy for the pub.

Contact: climbing@thecccc.org.uk
06 Jun 2015

Novice climbers’ meet.

Weather permitting, this will take the form of a day trip to the Peak District, and will hopefully give total newbies the chance to get a taste of real rock, more advanced newbies the chance to get some trad leading experience, and everyone else the chance to have a fun day out and to pass on some of their accumulated wisdom.

In a slight change from previous years, we’re going to require that
anyone coming on the trip as a beginner has already learned to put on a harness, tie in, and belay. If you’re thinking of coming along but can’t do that then come along on a Monday trip to Harlow and we can teach you the basics. If you can’t do Mondays, get in touch with me and I’ll try to sort something else out. In principle there’s no reason that you can’t learn this stuff outdoors, but in practice we’ll get more done at the crag if we don’t have to spend the whole time explaining how to tie in!

Contact: climbing@thecccc.org.uk
12 Jun 2015 - 14 Jun 2015

Caving trip to Wales, Chelsea hut.

Contact: caving@thecccc.org.uk