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.

Now that the pandemic restrictions are easing, the club trips are back in full swing again. But note that these are subject to change / cancellation at short notice if the government guidelines change, or if we’re unable to book a hut / campsite.

All participants on trips are expected to make every effort to ensure that they are in good health, both for their wellbeing and the wellbeing of fellow members.  It is reasonable to expect that participants on trips will at least have had a negative lateral flow test prior to joining a trip.  Drivers have every right not to accept passengers if they believe that those passengers have not taken every reasonable precaution to safeguard their fellow members.

We’ve also now resumed the weekly Kelsey Kerridge / Free Press meetups. We recognise that KK is, at times, a packed indoor space and we encourage members to take reasonable personal precautions. We look forward to seeing you at the wall.

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.

20 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Bouldering day trip to the Peak District

Weekend climbing trip to the Peak District
(Joint trip with cavers, camping near Whaley Bridge)

This might make a bit of a change from the usual trips to the Eastern Edges. We’ll be pretty close to several crags including Windgather, Castle Naze and the Kinder Southern Edges, which are pretty beginner-friendly.

For those that don’t like all this trad malarkey, it’s just a short drive from Harpur Hill Quarry, which has a number of lower grade limestone sport routes, and several good bouldering spots.

Contact: climbing@thecccc.org.uk
20 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Caving trip to the Peak District (Alderley Edge copper mines)
(Joint trip with climbers, camping near Whaley Bridge)

Looks like we have a guide for a return trip to the Alderley Edge copper
mines. This time to explore some of the flooded levels and adits in a
bathtub (that’s right, they have a bathtub with the plughole blocked that
you can row across across a small underground lake and down some of the
flooded adits!?).

Contact: caving@thecccc.org.uk
28 May 2022

Pub meet before Banff Mountain Film Festival (Blue Programme) screening at the Corn Exchange

Their website is https://www.banff-uk.com/

The Cambridge tickets are at https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/cornex/events-list?combine=banff&op=Search

Pub and timings to be determined nearer the time!

Contact: social@thecccc.org.uk
28 May 2022

Indoor day trip to a climbing wall

Beginners welcome

Contact: climbing@thecccc.org.uk