Pembroke meet 11-14 August 2022

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    David Pendlebury

    After the success of the meet to Pembrokeshire last August, we are planning to repeat it again this year.
    The meet will be based at the Bosherston site again, which is cheap and basic and requires no booking.
    This area of Pembrokeshire offers superb coastal scenery and beaches together with some of the best climbing in the UK. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path traverses the area. It’s position generally means better weather than the rest of the country.
    We have chosen this long weekend due to the favourable tides required to access some of the cliffs. The military firing ranges are also fully open during August allowing wider access.
    There are literally thousands of routes in this area, but last year the climbers were particularly keen to climb in Range West, which is a highly restricted area due to the use of live ammunition. Range West sees far fewer climbers than elsewhere because of the difficulties in access. It also contains many great easier routes. Speak to one of the climbers who went last year for more information.

    Due to the pandemic we were able to do an on-line training course to allow us access.
    Unfortunately, if you wish to climb in Range West this year, you need to attend a briefing in person, as before the pandemic. These area held once per month, but not during August. This means à trip to Pembroke before the August meet.
    Dates for the briefings this year are: 15 April (Good Friday), 28 May, 16 June and 16 July, held at the Castlemartin range.
    At present Linda and I hope to attend the June briefing as the tides are favourable. This will mean missing the Duddon Valley meet.

    To be clear, there are many brilliant routes in Pembroke outside Range West. If you have never climbed there, the area should be high on your list.
    Please contact me, or others who have climbed in the area, if you want more information.

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