South Wales - Weekend Meet newsletter entry

South Wales - Weekend Meet

14/07/2018 – 15/07/2018

Written by: Ruth

Attendees: Adriana, Edward, Hannah, Jacqueline, Martin, Neil, Ruth, Steve and 1 Guest


Beautiful weather, cheap beer, tasty food, hot showers and great climbing.
It all came together to make a fantastic weekend.


Day 1 saw us climbing on hard sandstone. The venue offered something for everyone though with grades from 4’s to 7’s. There were a couple of stunning fliers showing that all of us were pushing ourselves, but Hannah and Steve deserve specially mention both achieving new successes at 6a and 7a leads respectively.

After a visit to the pub on the way home, most of us opted for a delicious and super value night out at the campsite clubhouse.


Day 2 we headed off to Gilwern Quarry to climb on limestone. Again a massive range of grades at the quarry provided something for everyone. Surprisingly despite our general familiarity with limestone, there was quite a bit of grumbling going on about the rock - it was very different to Portland. Most of us soon got the feel of it and, apart from Hannah who was soon drooping from her efforts the previous the day, squeezed in around 10 routes before heading back to the campsite to pack up, and head home.