Easter Weekend Outdoor Climbing - DAY 1 @ Froggatt Edge
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PART OF THE EASTER TRAD CLIMBING WEEKEND:
Froggatt is a popular edge, with a fabulous view over the Derwent Valley. The cliff is relatively low lying which means it escapes the worst of the weather, faces the afternoon sun, and has many routes of a slabbier nature than is usual for gritstone. The main edge has a wide range of routes in the lower to mid grades as well as harder routes. Lots of 3* routes to choose from.
To attend this event, you will need to have attended an indoor climbing event with OutdoorLads, and be competent in tying in with a figure 8 knot, and Lead-Belaying a climbing partner. If you are unsure about the difficulty of the event, or whether you have necessary skills & experience, please message the event leader with your questions.
We will meet at 10am and go over arrangements for the day, and walk up to the crag at 10.15am, so please be on time or be prepared to make your own way to the crag if late.
DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY OF LEAD CLIMBERS, THE NUMBER OF SECONDER CLIMBING PLACES MAY NEED TO BE RESTRICTED AND THIS WILL BE DONE ON A FIRST COME-FIRST SERVED BASIS.
What about Accommodation? This isn't a full hostel or camping weekend in the usual OutdoorLads style, so you're free to pick your own accommodation according to your preference (requirement for comfort or luxury), budget and location. However, most of us will be staying nearby for the weekend. Those camping will at Hardhurst Farm Campsite a few miles up the Hope Valley, and a few others will be at a bunkhouse at Thorpe Farm, Hathersage. Please Message the Event Leader if you're interested in either of these options.
As a BMC Affiliate member, Outdoorlads draws your attention to the fact that climbing is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death. You should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for your own actions and involvement.Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not necessarily qualified, do not need to be qualified, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as ‘technical experts’ but are amateur climbers with some experience and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.
What to bring
Harness, Rock boots, Belay plate and Screw gate karabiner, and a Helmet. If you have ropes, and climbing gear, please do bring.
There are limited ropes and harness/Karabiner/belay plate sets and helmets available from the group's stock. These will only be brought if requested in advance, so message the event leader to request as early as possible.
You will need BOTH a helmet & harness to climb.
Appropriate warm, preferably windproof, clothing will be needed. A waterproof jacket should also be bought in case of rain.
Sun lotion is best applied before leaving home, to avoid greasy hands on the crag.
It can be advisable to use insect repellent to help ward off the midges!
Food & drink
You will need a packed lunch, and drinks to last you the day as we will spend the day on the crag. There may be the opportunity to retreat to a nearby pub for food/drink at the end of the day, and a chance to brag about the days achievements!