Meets Calendar 2014


24 Jan 2014 - 26 Jan 2014

Climbing trip to the Lake District. Staying at Lancashire MC Hut, Little Langdale



15 Feb 2014 - 16 Feb 2014

Caving trip to Yorkshire Dales. Staying at YSS hut at Helwith Bridge. The caves in the area will allow trips of all standards. This is the best area for SRT caving in the country so if you need some practise or training, we could visit the Kelsey Kerridge one evening this week. We also have a permit for Easegill.


21 Feb 2014 - 23 Feb 2014

Climbing trip to North Wales.

Some of you may have noticed that the weather hasn’t been particularly clement so far this winter, but Snowdonia gives us a good chance to make the most of whatever conditions we do get – big-boots mountaineering routes, quick drying sport cragging, proper winter climbing, south-facing multipitch trad, bouldering and good old-fashioned stomping around the hills are all possibilities. So we should find something fun to do whatever the weather does.

We’ll be staying at the LMC hut, Fronwydyr, at Nant Peris. This is particularly handy for the Snowdon and the Llanberis Pass, the slate quarries and (importantly) the Vaynol Arms. The accommodation will cost £15 per person for the weekend. Bargain!

Places are limited, so get in as soon as possible!



01 Mar 2014 - 02 Mar 2014

Clouds in the evening light.

Winter walking and climbing trip to Scotland. Staying at Fort William Backpackers Hostel. Weekend 1st-2nd of March plus a few extra days. Winter Skills courses could be arranged for winter newbies.

The Scottish mountains are an amazing place to visit in winter, with options ranging from technical ice and mixed climbs and exciting scrambles to big snowy mountain walks and multi-day bothy expeditions. Fort William is a great base, with loads of walking and climbing options: Ben Nevis is on the doorstep, offering generally reliable winter climbing plus the option of ticking Britain’s highest peak, the Mamores and the Grey Corries are close at hand for big ridge walks, while the peaks of Glencoe, winter climbing at Creag Meagaidh and the remote mountains around Loch Quoich and Ben Alder are also within striking distance. There’s even the possibility of skiing at the Nevis Range.


15 Mar 2014 - 16 Mar 2014

Caving trip to Yorkshire Dales. Staying at YSS hut.

The caves in the area will allow trips of all standards. This is the best area for SRT caving in the country so if you need some practice or training, we could visit the Kelsey Kerridge one evening (probably not a Wednesday as too busy) . We also have a permit for Easegill.

Let the caving secretary know if you need to borrow caving clothing, SRT kit and lamps. There is also plenty of walking near the hut plus climbing on Limestone & Grit.


28 Mar 2014 - 30 Mar 2014

Climbing trip to Swanage.

The Swanage area features a range of limestone sea cliffs, many of them south-facing sun traps that make for good early season venues. The real classics here are the big, scary adventure routes – generally at VS and above – but the smaller crags have some more accessible stuff, and even some low-grade sport options.

We’ll be camping at Tom’s Field in Langton Matravers.



18 Apr 2014 - 21 Apr 2014

Cornish belay

Traditional Easter climbing trip to Cornwall.

West Cornwall is one of Britain’s great climbing areas, and this is normally one of our most popular trips. The area is famous for big, serious multipitch adventures in dramatic locations, but there’s also a lot of excellent climbing at amenable grades in less committing situations. On top of that, there are plenty of extracurricular options including walking, surfing and the ever popular pasties and cream teas.

We’ll be staying at the Seaview Holiday Park, near Sennen on the Land’s End peninsula


26 Apr 2014 - 27 Apr 2014

Caving trip to the Peak District. Staying at the 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 and cycling near the hut plus climbing on
the western side of the Peak district. Please let me know ASAP but definitely by noon on Tuesday April 22nd  if you want to come on this trip.



02 May 2014 - 05 May 2014

Early May bank holiday. Bouldering trip to Fontainebleau.

Probably the best bouldering area in the world, set in a beautiful forest south of Paris.


17 May 2014 - 18 May 2014

Caving trip to Yorkshire Dales. Staying at YSS hut at Helwith Bridge.

Let me know if you need to borrow caving clothing, SRT gear and lamps. (There is a choice of caving shops close by so this is a good trip to bring your credit card along!)

There is also plenty of walking & climbing near the hut.

Please let me know ASAP but definitely by noon on Tuesday May 13 if you
want to come on this trip.


23 May 2014 - 26 May 2014

Pembroke cliffs – lifetime worth of climbing.

Bank holiday climbing trip to Pembroke.

More big adventurous trad, this time on the superb limestone sea cliffs of South West Wales.


31 May 2014

Novice climbers’ meet in the Peak District.


This is what rock climbing is like

This trip provides an opportunity for total beginners to get their first taste of real rock, for people with a bit of seconding under their belt to have their first go at trad leading, and for inexperienced leaders to build their confidence with some more practice under supervision. This is a really good way for beginners to get closer to being self-reliant climbers, and is normally a good day out for everyone involved.



07 Jun 2014 - 08 Jun 2014

Caving trip to South Wales. Staying at SWCC hut.

We have a permit for Ogof Ffynnon Ddu which will allow trips of all standards.


28 Jun 2014 - 29 Jun 2014

Climbing trip to Gower.

The Gower Peninsula is ringed by limestone sea cliffs and sandy beaches. It’s sometimes seen as a baby version of Pembroke, but unlike Pembroke the approaches to the routes tend to involve a short walk across a beautiful sandy beach rather than a committing abseil onto a tidal ledge. This easy access combined with a lot of good low and mid grade climbing (there are even a few easy bolted routes around!) generally makes for a fun and relaxed trip, although gluttons for punishment can still find some classy harder testpieces and mini-adventures (from caving squeezes to swimming pitches) to push themselves on.

We’ll be camping at Nicholaston Farm, which is right next to the beach at Oxwich Bay, and within easy walking distance of the climbing at Three Cliffs Bay. Their pricing structure is a bit complicated, but it should work out to less than £15 a head for the weekend.



26 Jul 2014 - 27 Jul 2014

Climbing trip to North Wales.

Most people won’t need telling how good North Wales is for climbing – if you do, then you basically just need to know that it’s one of the best and most popular climbing areas in Britain, with top class mountain trad, bouldering, walking and scrambling options and even a bit of sport climbing if you know where to look.

We’ll be camping at Dolgam campsite in Capel Curig.



15 Aug 2014 - 17 Aug 2014

Joint Climbing and Caving trip to Wye Valley. Camping at Beaches Farm.

If the weather is good we’ll have a BBQ on the Saturday evening.

The caves in the area will allow trips of all standards. I’m getting keys for Miss Graces Lane Swallet & Slaughter Stream Cave.

EeFu has “volunteered” to organize climbers, so if you fancy some nice limestone cragging in the sun, email him with the usual transport details.

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22 Aug 2014 - 25 Aug 2014

For the Bank Holiday weekend, 22nd – 25th of August, we’re heading off to the South West Lake District. This area has some of the best big mountain crags this side of Scotland, plus spectacular walking and scrambling options. People who own more beanies than shirts might also be interested in the top-class bouldering at St Bees and in Eskdale.

We’ll be staying in the Parkgate Farm Campsite in Irton. This gives us easy access to both Wasdale and Eskdale. It’s fairly basic, but allows open fires (wood can be bought on site) and, according to their website, has the largest herd of donkeys in the area!



13 Sep 2014 - 14 Sep 2014

Caving trip to Yorkshire Dales. We will stay at the Red Rose caving club hut (*Bullpot farm*) and we have permits for *Shuttleworth Pot* (Saturday 13th) and *Notts 2* (Sunday 14th).

These are both very interesting caves. Shuttleworth requires SRT gear, Notts 2 does not.

Also, this area is very beautiful for walking. Non-cavers are of course welcome to come on the trip – please let me know.


20 Sep 2014 - 21 Sep 2014

Climbing trip to South Devon (Dartmoor / Berry Head)

We’re staying at Churchill Farm Campsite in Buckfastleigh. This is well placed for:

  • superb finger shredding bouldering and classic granite outcrop climbing on the high moor
  • sheltered, low lying cragging at Chudleigh and the Dewerstone
  • meaty coastal limestone around Berry Head and Torquay (Moonraker at Berry Head has been called the best HVS in England)
  • loads of bleak moorland, cute ponies, historic clapper bridges, cream teas etc so we should have something to keep us entertained whatever the weather does.

Buckfastleigh has a good collection of pubs, curry houses, chip shops and so on. Any neds in the club can also make a pilgrimage to nearby Buckfast Abbey, the home of Buckfast Tonic Wine.

Beginners: there’s a decent range of fairly approachable climbing around South Devon (although the sea cliffs tend to be a bit serious and committing) so there’s potentially good stuff for you to have a go at, but the usual disclaimer applies: while we’ll do the best we can, there’s no guarantee that anyone will be available and willing to lead you up stuff unless you’ve planned it with them beforehand.



11 Oct 2014 - 12 Oct 2014

Caving trip to Mendips. Staying at Wessex hut.


25 Oct 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

Annual Dinner.

The main event in the CCCC 50th Anniversary celebrations will be the Annual Dinner on Saturday 25 October, at The Royal Oak, Hurdlow in the Peak District.

We have their 34-bed camping barn booked for the nights of Friday 24 and Saturday 25th with space for overspill into the on-site campsite. You’ll be glad to know that the pub really knows their beer and the food is both generous and excellent!

As this is a big year for the club, we’re hoping for a good turn out. This is a great opportunity to encourage lapsed members to rejoin the club and join us in celebrating 50 years of adventures and camaraderie.



06 Nov 2014

BMC – Sherpa Lecture Series 2014, University Plant Sciences Large Lecture Theatre


In association with the BMC and Sherpa outdoor gear, Cambridge Climbing and Caving club presents an evening with Kenton Cool and Neil Gresham.

Venue:  University Plant Sciences Large Lecture Theatre


  • 7.00pm – Intro & Lecture 1 – Neil Gresham
  • 7.45pm – Break with raffle prizes
  • 8.00pm – Lecture 2 – Kenton Cool
  • 8.45/9.00 – Finish

Ticket Price: £6 (£3 – concessions)

UDPATE: Tickets now also available through our local independent outdoor shop! If you live, work or shop in the area, you can now buy tickets at Open Air, Green Street, Cambridge who have very kindly agreed to sell tickets for us without charging a fee.


14 Nov 2014 - 16 Nov 2014

Joint climbing and caving trip to Yorkshire. Staying at YSS hut.

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23 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014

Trip to Sicily. Flights are cheap at the moment. A few people have already booked Stansted to Palermo. Accommodation will be sorted soon.



02 Dec 2014

AGM. Maypole at 7pm.