A weekend of lead climbing on trad and sport at the wonderful Brimham Rocks. There is lots to go at whether you’re new to leading or an old hand. It’s going to be fun!
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CANCELLED: Yorkshire Trad, Sport & Bouldering Weekender
18 April @ 10:00 am - 19 April @ 4:00 pm BSTFree – £40
Meet: 10am at Brimham Rocks Car Park (bring cash for parking!)
Where we will climb: To be confirmed on the day depending on what we fancy, therefore you’re advised to arrive in plenty of time, so we can make a plan and situate ourselves where will work best.
Afterwards: a meal at The Half Moon Inn – bring cash and book a ticket below, so we reserve enough spaces at the table!
On the Day
For this meet we recommend everyone arrive early. 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 and you may not be able to easily locate us at this particular crag as there are many different areas. 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 on Sunday which gives you 4 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.
Need a train station pickup?
If you need to come by public transport, we can collect you for free from Harrogate train station at 9.15am. Email email@example.com to reserve your space.
Where to stay
There are several campsites nearby. We are suggesting New Causeway Farm, as it’s close to our meal venue on Saturday night: