Although it’s cancelled this time round, we’ve left the details on so you can see what we will have coming up in the future. We hope this will give you some idea of the fun and format of this particular meetup, giving you something to look forward to. Until then, take care of yourself and your wellbeing.
With best wishes from the Womenclimb team
This is going to be an absolute corker that you should not miss!!
Sport climbing, trad climbing and surfing on the beautiful Gower Peninsula in South Wales.
Surf Lesson – Morning
Climbing from 3pm (low tide is 6pm)
Surf Lesson – Morning, meet climbers in the afternoon
Climbing – all day (non tidal venues)
Climbing – all day (non tidal venues)
Surf Lessons: Booking info to follow
Where to climb
Tide Times Here
There are so many places to climb on Gower. We’ve done a bit of research into the best areas for grades up to VS. Here are some suggestions of places we might head to for learning to lead, first leads and Intro to Climbing courses:
Three Cliffs (reachable approx 2.5 hrs either side of low tide)
Little tor (3 hrs)
King Wall (2hrs ish)
Lewes Castle at Fall Bay
Jacky’s Tor Upper
If you’re looking to push your grade there are LOADS of places to climb – sport and trad. At the start of the weekend we will meet up and make firm plans.
On the Day
If you’re new to our meetups please arrive in plenty of time to ensure you join us for our safety briefing and intro. For safety reasons, the organisers rarely use their mobile phones once at the crag, so if you text or call, you are unlikely to get a response. If you have questions, please ask in advance, and if you’re running late, text well before the start time of the meetup.
Tickets for this Meetup are free for Womenclimb members who can tie in and belay. Information about different Meetup Ticket Types can be found here.
For everyone else, join our Introduction to Climbing course which gives you 3 glorious hours of instruction with an understanding instructor, around the safety aspects you will need to know to climb independently in the future. Usually, climbers are able to attend our meet-ups independently after this session (with a ‘Competent’ ticket), but this is not guaranteed, because people learn at different paces and sometimes need an additional session to feel confident in their skills.
Please only order tickets for meetups you 100% intend to attend. If you do need to cancel, please do so at least 7 days in advance, to give others the opportunity to take your place. Thank you for your help in making this a positive experience for everyone – mutual respect and understanding makes Womenclimb work. Tickets are limited, so that the ratio of competent leaders and climbers stays on the right side of safe and happy. Most leaders are happy to help new climbers, but sometimes they just want to smash out routes for a day with a competent friend. To give this flexibility and respect each others’ needs, we have the tickets system. If you order a ticket and don’t turn up for the session, you are taking a ticket from someone else who would love the ticket.
Whichever option you choose you will get:
A personal welcome by Womenclimb at the car park at 10am
A friendly, welcoming environment
A supportive group of people to climb with
If you join the Introduction to Climbing course you will get:
All of the above plus:
4 hours with an instructor
Instruction on how to belay & tie in safely
Safety information to climb independently in the future
Who is the host / instructor?
Emily Pitts, Womenclimb Founder & CEO will be your host. If you’ve chosen the Introduction to Climbing course, then Emily will also be your instructor. She is a qualified, experienced and insured Rock Climbing Instructor. Your needs are at the heart of the instruction. For those who choose to climb independently, Emily will help you to find other people to climb with if this is something that will help you. If you have additional needs and want more information about how we can support you, please get in touch with Emily: firstname.lastname@example.org. Emily is passionate about inclusion and will do her best to adapt her session to meet your needs. Please read our info about dogs at meetups if you are considering bringing a dog to a Womenclimb meetup.
Where to stay
There are a number of Airbnb places to stay on the Gower Peninsula, or you can camp in various places. the closest to climbing is Hillend Camping. You can’t pre-book spaces, so get there early before climbing and surfing to bag your space (minimum two nights)!