Lake District Activity Week (Sun) climbing (MultiPitch/Trad)
6 people attending
2 places left
Join us for a day's outdoor climbing in Langdale. We will climb on one of the great mountain crags in the area (such as Gimmer, Pavey Ark or Bowfell). We will make a final decision on the day depending on the recent weather, weather forecast and what people feel like. (Click on the Crag Names to see the UKC Guides!)
The number of places available is dependent on the availability of suitably experienced lead-climbers, for those looking to 'second' places will be on a first come first served basis, with more spaces being made available if possible.
To attend this event you should have some prior experience of outdoor climbing, preferably with outdoorlads. This is because the climbing available is mainly multipitch climbing, so involves an element of commitment not present when climbing on short single pitch crags - message the event leader if you have any questions. Please note that this event is subject to change / cancellation depending on weather conditions so please check your email in the days before the event for any message from the event leader, who will keep you informed of any changes.
This event is part of the Lake District Activity Week (Click here to see what else is going on) so we will meet at the National Trust campsite at 9:30am before making our way to the crags. No transport is required to get to the crags from the campsite (It is just a walk in from there).
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COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:
- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
- The main symptoms of COVID-19 are a high temperature, a new continuous cough, and a loss or change to your sense of taste and/or smell.
- You may be subject to local lockdown restrictions, which you must fully comply with. Details of the location of these restrictions can be found here for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
- We do not encourage car sharing to events during the pandemic. Please comply with the safety travel guidance for England, Wales, and Scotland. Face coverings should be worn on public transport.
- OutdoorLads will support the tracing systems in place across the UK and attendance at an OutdoorLads event is considered permission to use contact details for this purpose if requested by the appropriate authority.
- All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop. Remember: Face, Hands, Space.
- Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
- Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed. Please bring any other PPE items required. Bring a disposable bag for any used PPE.
- Members are advised to bring their own small first aid kit for personal use..
- Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
- Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
- Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!
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What to bring
Hand sanitiser and a face covering: whilst we are living with Covid-19, please bring your own to events to help keep everyone safe
You will need a helmet, harness & rock boots to climb, and ideally have your own Belay plate and Screw gate karabiner too. If you have ropes and other climbing gear, please do bring these too and let the event leader know what kit you are bringing if possible, as it will help us to plan the day.
Please check you're equipment fully before attending the event.
Gimmer and Pavey Ark are an hour or so's walk from the campsite, Bowfell is further so bring suitable clothes and footwear for a full day's hiking, including appropriate warm, preferably windproof. A waterproof jacket should also be bought in case of rain unless the weather forecast is particularly good.
It can be advisable to use insect repellent to help ward off the midges!
Sun lotion is best applied before, to avoid greasy hands on the crag.
If you do not have a climbing Harness or helmet, please message the event leader in plenty of advance warning as it ay be possible to source some kit from Outdoorlads own stock.
Food & drink
Bring whatever food and water / beverages you would normally take for a full day out in the hills, and extra water if forecast to be hot.