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The Castle Mountaineering Club is a BMC affiliated, Sheffield-based mountaineering club.

Our members undertake a wide range of activities including rock climbing, walking, trekking, backpacking, ski mountaineering, ski touring and mountain biking.

We’re a sociable and supportive club with a lot of combined experience – get in touch to find out how you can join in and enjoy the outdoors with us. CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK.

There are WhatsApp groups for Walking, Climbing and Cycling, coordinated by Ali Milne, Mark Proctor, Mary Reape, respectively, whom members should contact if they wish to join, and the Message Board is provided for broadcasting information to the membership.

Meets List

Live Calendar

 ICS files: Away meets | Climbing | Indoor Climbing | Walking

Climbing and all other activities:

Indoor climbing: Tuesday evening winter meets starting in October; Held @ The Foundry (Gordon) on the first Tuesday of the month with the remaining days at Awesome Walls (Kial).
Fridays @ Awesome Walls from 10am

Indoor Bouldering: Wednesday evenings throughout the winter; These will alternate weekly between The Depot & The Climbing Hangar, starting on 3rd October @ The Depot, Lorna & Simon

Walks: every Thursday, 5-8 miles, Rosy Smith. Please see the Thursday Walks page.

Cycle Rides: Saturdays, Elen Rees

(In the listings below, click on the date for more information)

2024

Meets January – March 2024 (PDF)

February

Sun 4: Scramble Dark Peak, Wessenden Moor, Paul Gibson
Thu 8: Slide evening, 8 pm Clubroom, Vanda Boyd – postponed
Sat 10 – Fri 16: Roy Bridge trip, Geoff Nichols
Sat 17: Rehab walk, Chris Kell
Sun 18: Dark Peak walk, Gordon Riley
Sat 24: A long walk around Derwent Edge, Chris Lunn
Wed 28: Evening, torchlit walk, Wheel Stones, Cutthroat Bridge, Steve Warwick POSTPONED

March

Sat 2: Walking: From Calver Bridge. Leader: Lorna Nicholson
Thu 7: Slide evening, 8 pm Clubroom, Vanda Boyd
Sat 9: Walking: Hathersage to Edale (train return). Parking: Hathersage station. Leader: Hazel Laddiman
Tue 12: Deadline for photo competition entries to Dave Crowther
Sun 17: White Peak walk, Andrew Milne
Sat 23: Ceilidh, St Timothy’s Church Hall, Crookes, Sheffield, S10 1NZ, Helen Dunnett
Sun 24: Dark Peak scramble, Jaggers Clough, Paul Gibson
Thu 29 – Mon 1 (April): Capel Curig, Geoff Nichols

April

Meets April – June 2024 (PDF)

Tue 2: Climbing: Burbage North, North Triangle Buttress. Parking: Burbage Bridge. Leader: Rosa Vilaseca. Norfolk Arms
Sat 6: Cycling: Chesterfield Spire ride + Spire tour. Parking: Rother Valley country park. Leader: Ali Milne.
Sun 7: Climbing: Stanage – Unconquerables area, Plantation. Parking: Hollin Bank car park, Stanage. Leader: Bill Boley.
Sun 7: Historical walk, Steve Warwick
Tue 9: Climbing: Yarncliffe Quarry. Parking: below crag (only 6 spaces!). Leader: Rosa Vilaseca. Fox House
Sun 14: Climbing: Harborough Rocks. Parking: Manystones Lane, Longcliffe. Leader: David Pendlebury
Sun 14: Aircraft wrecks walk – Bleaklow, Gordon Riley
Tue 16: Climbing: Lawrencefield, Pool area. Parking: Surprise view car park. Leader: Rosa Vilaseca. Millstone Inn
Sat 20: Navigation Day, Edale, Pete Hammond
Sun 21: Climbing: Bamford Edge. Parking: New Road, Bamford. Leader: Pete McGlynn
Sun 21: Dovedale walk, Mike Doyle
Tue 23: Climbing: Millstone Edge, Hell’s Bells area. Parking: Surprise view car park. Leader: Rosa Vilaseca. Millstone Inn
Wed 24: Bouldering: Birchen Edge, Three Ships boulders. Parking: NT car park, B6050. Leader: Julian Brooks. Wheatsheaf Inn
Sat 27: Walking: Edale Skyline. Parking: Hope School (08:00). Leader: Pete Hammond
Sun 28: Horseshoe Quarry, Paul Embley
Tue 30: Climbing: Froggatt Edge. Parking: Off A625. Leader: Rosa Vilaseca. The Grouse Inn

May

Fri 3 – Mon 6: Cracoe, Yorkshire Dales, Charlotte Evans
Tue 7: Climbing: Gardoms Edge, Nowanda Buttress. Parking: Junct off A621. Leader: Julian Brooks. Wheatsheaf Inn
Wed 8: Bouldering: Carr Head Rocks, Stanage. Parking: Hook’s Carr car park, Stanage. Leader: Julian Brooks
Fri 10: Climbing: Newcomer’s weekend. Awesome Walls. Parking: Awesome Walls, Sheffield. Leader: Lorna Nicholson
Sun 12: Chinley walk (return train journey), Chinley Station, Fiona Johnston
Sun 12: Climbing: Newcomer’s weekend: Stanage Popular End. Parking: Hook’s Carr car park, Stanage. Leader: Lorna Nicholson
Tue 14: Climbing: Horsethief Quarry. Parking: off A623. Leader: Julian Brooks. The Moon
Wed 15: Inner City bouldering: Sheffield University , Julian Brooks
Sun 19: Climbing: Froggatt Edge, Pinnacle area. Parking: off A625. Leader: David Pendlebury.
Tue 21: Climbing: Rivelin Edge, Needle area. Parking: Over dam, off A57. Leader: Julian Brooks
Fri 24 – Mon 27: Northumberland – Hadrian’s Wall. Location: TBA. Leader: Paul Embley
Tue 28: Climbing: Pleasely Vale.  Leader: David Pendlebury
Tue 28 – Wed 5 (Jun): Braemar. Location: Muir Cottage (Cairngorm MC hut). Leader: Richard Pegram

June

Tue 28 (May) – Wed 5: Braemar. Location: Muir Cottage (Cairngorm MC hut). Leader: Richard Pegram
Sun 2: Climbing: Windgather Rocks. Leader: Julian Brooks
Tue 4: Climbing: Bamford Edge, Great Tor – Lower Tier. Parking: New Road. Leader: Bill Boley. Angler’s Rest
Wed 5: Bouldering: Burbage boulders. Parking: Burbage Bridge. Leader: Julian Brooks
Sun 9: Climbing: The Roaches. Leader: Bill Boley
Tue 11: Climbing: Stanage Popular, Christmas Crack. Parking: Hook’s Carr car park, Stanage. Leader: Bill Boley. Scotman’s Pack
Sun 18: Climbing: Standing Stones, Chew Valley. Parking: Wessenden Moor, A635. Leader: Leon Dowling
Tue 18: Climbing: Birchen Edge, monument area. Parking: NT car park, B6050. Leader: Bill Boley. Robin Hood Inn
Wed 19: Bouldering: Robin Hood’s Stride/Cratcliffe Tor. Parking: Cliff Lane, Harthill. Leader: Julian Brooks
Sun 23: Climbing: Harpur Hill Quarry. Parking: Harpur Hill Ind Est. Leader: Andrew Milne
Tue 25: Climbing: Stanage End. Parking: Off A57. Leader: Bill Boley.  Strines Inn
Sat 29 – Sun 30: Chapel Stile, Langdale, Lake District, Geoff Nichols
Sat 29 – Sat 13 (July): Alps trip, Aosta Valley, Italy, Pete McGlynn

July

Meets July – August 2024 (PDF)

Tue 2: Climbing: Stoney West. Parking: off A623. Leader: Rosa Vilaseca. Red Lion, Stoney
Wed 3: Bouldering: Over Owler Tor. Parking: Curbar gap. Leader: Julian Brooks
Sun 7: Climbing: Dovestones Tor. Parking: Cutthroat Bridge. Leader: Robin Marsh
Tue 9: Climbing: Curbar – Calver Wall. Parking: Curbar gap. Leader: Rosa Vilaseca. TheWeatsheaf
Wed 10: Bouldering: Stanage Plantation. Parking: Hollin Bank car park, Stanage. Leader: Julian Brooks
Sun 14: Climbing: Stanage – High Neb. Parking: Dennis Knoll, Stanage. Leader: Andrew Milne
Tue 16: Climbing: Wharncliffe – Hell’s Gate Gully. Parking: Station Road, Deepcar. Leader: Rosa Vilaseca.
Sat 20 – Sun 21: Dentdale, Yorkshire Dales. Location: Conder Farm, Cowgill. Leader: Leon Dowling
Tue 23: Climbing: Froggatt – Chequers Buttress area. Parking: Off A625. Leader: Rosa Vilaseca. The Grouse Inn
Wed 24: Bouldering: Rabbit Warren, Beeley Moor. Parking: Beeley Lane. Leader: Julian Brooks
Sun 28: Climbing: Aldery Cliff. Parking: below crag. Leader: Bill Boley
Tue 30: Climbing: Stanage – Causeway / Secret. Parking: Dennis Knoll, Stanage. Leader: Rosa Vilaseca. Scotsman’s Pack

August

Wed 7: Inner City bouldering, Julian Brooks
Fri 23 – Mon 26: Llangrannog, Central Wales, Andrew Milne

September

Fri 27 – Sun 29: Dumfries and Galloway, Steve Leather

October

Sat 5 – Fri 11: Kintail, Scotland , Mary Reape
Sat 12 – Fri 18: Sicily, Lorna Nicholson

November

Fri 1 Sun 3: Langdale, Geoff Nichols

December

Thursday: 5 to 8 miles. 11am. See here for details. Rosy Smith

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