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UK Climbing partner wanted (July - September)
GusR
15/05/2007
11:05:20 AM
Hi,

Just thought I'd throw this out there... I am heading to the UK on the 3rd of July for 2-3 months and am keen to spend most of this time climbing. I am heading over on my own so I thought I'd just start a post in the hope that someone else of a similar standard (leading up to 15 - hope to jump a few grades - at least 2 - 4 overseas) might be up for it as well. I am really flexible about where I climb - doesn't even really have to be in the UK (I do only have a UK working visa though - and will need to make some money somehow). I was thinking somewhere in the Peak District but open to suggestions.

Cheers

Gus Robb
Dave C
15/05/2007
11:19:44 AM
I would suggest posting on the UK Climbing forum (www.ukclimbing.com/forums). If you want a couple of contacts over there just shoot me a PM and I'll see if one of the Sheffield crowd I know can help you out.

jkane
23/05/2007
11:53:21 AM
Hi Gus,

I am going to be in the UK and France for the last three weeks in July. I will have a wedding to attend and a few people to catch up with. I'm not exactly sure of my movements yet, but I intend to get some climbing in (hopefully N Wales). May be worth staying in touch. I'm a grade or two behind you in leading but am thinking of employing a guide to get me up some moderate classics and improve myself a bit too. Could split the cost if you are interested.

Jim
GusR
23/05/2007
9:36:34 PM
mate thats sounds really promising
do you wanna maybe have a climb together at a gym in the next coupla weeks?
for fox sake
24/05/2007
6:48:43 PM
If you are going to the peak district, then keep trucking up to the lake district. There's a VS (about 15) called "overhanging bastion" 90m long trad line and NOT overhanging. A pure classic

jkane
28/05/2007
11:57:30 AM
Good idea Gus, I will PM you.

Thanks for the tip "fox". Lake District would certainly be on my agenda for either this or another trip. Will probably look for a selected climbs guide for whatever area I go to so I can tick a few easy classics.

MisterGribble
28/05/2007
9:13:47 PM
If you're in the UK for only a short period, I'd certainly recommend the Peak Grit and the Southern Limestone (I was born and raised in Sheffield), North Wales round Llanberis, Tremadoc and Gogarth. South Wales - Pembroke is also worthy of a visit, but to be honest the Lakes climbing is not in the same league which is a shame as it's the nicest part of England!
It gets a lot of rain, there are some great climbs on great cliffs (Borrowdale, Sca-Fell, the Napes) but classic routes are not in such concentration as in the other areas. It also is one of those tourist areas that's been loved to death and on warm summer weekends, the narrow country lanes are packed solid on a scale not seen in Australia. If you fancy a bit of hill walking it's unbeatable though.
madtaffy1
20/06/2007
6:14:42 PM
I'll be in Wales and France for the Rugby World Cup in late Sep/early Oct. I'm keen for a few days in Pembroke from Sep 17 once I get over from my hangover after Wales defeat the Wallabies! (yeah I'm dreaming).

Robb
20/06/2007
9:36:39 PM
pembroke is awesome, been there twice so far. amazing trad limestone seacliffs.
few great trips to the peak too on the grit although its getting a bit warm for the grit now.
few snaps on here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_baker/sets/72157600393809653/

weather has been reasonable so far
for fox sake
27/06/2007
3:53:51 AM
On 20/06/2007 madtaffy1 wrote:
>I'll be in Wales and France for the Rugby World Cup in late Sep/early Oct.
>I'm keen for a few days in Pembroke from Sep 17 once I get over from my
>hangover after Wales defeat the Wallabies! (yeah I'm dreaming).

Oh god, how many nights in the slammer are you going to be spending Tony!!! Remember the pub landlords in wales punch back, not like those soft lot in tassie!!!

Robb
27/06/2007
9:14:15 AM
classic story about a pub owner in south wales when asked what the weather was doing the next day. he
said. "i hope it pisses down so everyone f-cks off"
so much for wanting more business. classic

Eduardo Slabofvic
27/06/2007
12:26:42 PM
On 27/06/2007 beefy wrote:
>classic story about a pub owner in south wales when asked what the weather
>was doing the next day. he
>said. "i hope it pisses down so everyone f-cks off"
>so much for wanting more business. classic

They could run the pub in Nati with an attitude like that.
surfinclimb
27/06/2007
3:24:36 PM
They could run the pub in Nati with an attitude like that.

You beat me to it Eduardo Maybe the old dragon must have some close relatives from Wales or did a "small country pub owners" course there. I have been verbally abused on a NUMBER of occasions from her for BRINGING up to 20 clients to her pub for a meal and a pot. Thats well over $600 in 3 hours and she cracks the shits when I want to pay for my meal by credit card. I tell you one more whinge from her and shes gunna loose me and my clients.

Eduardo Slabofvic
27/06/2007
4:35:55 PM
We could all retire and go on extended climbing holidays on the business they've lost.

Chuck Norris
27/06/2007
6:09:14 PM
I thiink the highs and lows of the nati pub landlords is the beginning of a new thread.

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