Meets Calendar 2013


18 Jan 2013

Winter social at the Cambridge Winter Ale Festival.  It’s at the University Social Club in Mill Lane, we’ll be there from 8pm.  There’s basic food available there. Personally I might head to Kelsey Kerridge wall beforehand to work up a thirst…


25 Jan 2013 - 27 Jan 2013

Climbing trip to North Wales.



15 Feb 2013 - 17 Feb 2013

Caving trip to the Mendips, staying in the Wessex Hut.


22 Feb 2013 - 24 Feb 2013

Heading to Portland for bolted sports climbing, hopefully catching some winter sun. Accommodation in Portland Bird Observatory ( and costs £40 for the weekend, plus food, beer & petrol.



01 Mar 2013 - 04 Mar 2013

Climbing trip to the Cairngorms in Scotland! As Scotland is quite far away, this is a 4 day trip travelling up during the day on Friday 1st March. We will then spend Saturday & Sunday playing in the snow before travelling back down again on the Monday 4th March. As there was a fair bit of interest from beginners, we’ve split the trip into two. Those of us who’ve never been winter climbing will be staying at Glenmore Lodge and receiving professional tuition from one of their guides ( For the more experienced, we’ll book places in a hut in or around Aviemore, close to Glenmore Lodge.

The cost of the trip for beginners is £245 per person + petrol. That price includes food, accommodation, equipment hire, a professional guide for 2 days & evening talks on avalanche awareness, etc. The cost of the trip for experienced winter climbers will be ~£50 + petrol & food.

If you want to join us beginners, please book (& pay) directly with Glenmore Lodge, mentioning that you are with the CCCC when you book (they are expecting us). Please also let me know to organize lifts, etc. If you just want to join in the bunk house, just contact me as normal and I’ll sort out the bunk house.


15 Mar 2013 - 17 Mar 2013

Caving trip to the Yorkshire Dales, staying at the YSS hut.


25 Mar 2013

Pub social at the Mill Inn on Mill Lane

This’ll be a good opportunity for the people who’ve been to El Chorro to show off  their sun tans, the people who’re going to Cornwall to discuss plans, and everyone else to have a nice pint and some tasty food.

Meeting there from about 7pm. Let Dave know if you’re thinking of coming, so he can reserve a table if necessary.


29 Mar 2013 - 01 Apr 2013

The club’s traditional trip to Sennen, Cornwall. Probably staying in the same static caravans as last year:



12 Apr 2013 - 14 Apr 2013

Caving trip to the Brecon Beacons, staying in the SWCC hut.


19 Apr 2013 - 21 Apr 2013

Annual beginner’s trip, either to Froggatt or Stanage in the Peak District. Travel up on Friday night and camp over night Friday & Saturday, coming home the end of Sunday.



03 May 2013 - 06 May 2013

Climbing trip to the lake district.  Camping.


17 May 2013 - 19 May 2013

Caving trip to the Peak District, staying at the Orpheus Hut.


24 May 2013 - 28 May 2013

Bouldering trip to world renowned Fontainebleau.



14 Jun 2013 - 16 Jun 2013

Caving trip to South Wales, staying at the Chelsea Hut.


28 Jun 2013 - 30 Jun 2013

Climbing trip to the Wye Valley for some quality single-pitch limestone at or around Symonds Yat



08 Jul 2013

CCCC Summer Picnic on Jesus Green. There will be food and drink (if people bring some) and silly games (if people play some). If the weather’s crap (as if…) then we’ll go and shelter in a pub instead.


26 Jul 2013 - 28 Jul 2013

Climbing trip to the sandstone of the North Yorkshire Moors North Wales, camping at Llyn Gwynan.



16 Aug 2013 - 18 Aug 2013

Caving trip to the Yorkshire Dales, staying at the YSS.


23 Aug 2013 - 26 Aug 2013

August bank-holiday climbing trip to Pembroke.



06 Sep 2013 - 10 Sep 2013

Caving trip to County Clare, Ireland staying at the Rainbow Hostel in Doolin.


27 Sep 2013 - 29 Sep 2013

A trip to the legendary Gogarth sea cliffs of Holyhead/Anglesey island. Not suitable for beginners or even intermediate climbers. The location requires abseiling down onto dangerous, tidal sea cliffs and there’s not many ways back up again below HVS. Might be scope to do a parallel trip to the near-by Holyhead Mountain which is far less serious, if there’s enough interest.



11 Oct 2013 - 13 Oct 2013

Caving trip to South Wales staying at the SWCC hut in Penwilt.


25 Oct 2013 - 27 Oct 2013

2013 CCCC Annual Dinner will be held on the 26th of October at a venue to be determined near/in Coniston. We’ve got accommodation for the weekend at the nearby Lancashire Climbing and Caving Club hut.



15 Nov 2013 - 17 Nov 2013

Caving trip to the Mendips staying at the Wessex hut in Priddy.


30 Nov 2013 - 07 Dec 2013

Climbing trip to Costa Blanca.  The Costa Blanca has a mixture of 100% bolted crags, mixed trad and bolts, top quality mountain routes, inland crags and sea cliffs. The climate is good (shorts and tee shirts are pretty normal) and there is a new Rockfax to the area. In the past, these ‘sun rock’ trips have been great fun with a good blend of climbing, socialising and relaxation!