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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 April – June 2024 (PDF)

June

Tue 28 (May) – Wed 5: Braemar. Location: Muir Cottage (Cairngorm MC hut). Leader: Richard Pegram
Sat 1: Walking: Peak bagging from Longnor. Location: Longnor. Leader: Ali Milne
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: Carr Head Rocks, Stanage. Parking: Hook’s Carr car park, Stanage. Leader: Paul Embley
Sat 8: Cycling: See WhatsApp Cycling group for details
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 16: Walking: Bus walk on Bleaklow. Start location: tbc. Leader: Geoff Nicholls
Sun 16: 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: Paul Embley
Sat 22: Walking: Lathkill Dale. Leader: Steve Warwick
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, see whatsapp group
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: Paul Embley
Sat 6: Walking: Eastern Peak, travel by bus. Start location: tbc. Leader: Rob Green
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: Paul Embley
Sun 14: Walking: Alport Castles (with optional scamble and wild water dip). Location: tbc. Leader: Ali Milne
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: Paul Embley
Sat 27: Walking: Marsden to Edale. Location: Marsden Rail Station (travel by train). Leader: Geoff Nichols
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

Sat 3: Walking: Dead Edge End and Snailsden Pike. Location: Holmfirth (Crown Bottom car park). Leader: Andy Milne
Wed 7: Inner City bouldering, Julian Brooks
Sat 10: Cycling: See WhatsApp Cycling group for details
Sat 17: Walking: Navigation Day. Location: Edale, main car park (08.30). Leader: Pete Hommond/Gordon Riley
Fri 23 – Mon 26: Llangrannog, Central Wales, Andrew Milne
Sat 31 – Walking: Half Edale skyline. Location: Edale. Leader: Rob Green

September

Sat 7: Walking: Aircraft wrecks, South Kinder and Brown Knoll. Location: tbc. Leader: Gordon Riley
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
Sat 26: Walking: Boundary walk. Location: tbc. Leader: Fiona Johnstone

November

Fri 1 – Sun 3: Langdale, Geoff Nichols

December

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

February 2025

Sat 8 – Fri 14 : Away Meet: Mill Cottage (MCoS Hut), Cairngorms. Location: Mill Cottage, Feshiebrige, PH21 1NF Leader: Geoff Nichols

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