Dominic Oughton

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Date registered: 04/04/2011

Latest posts

  1. Gogarth Meet 17 and 18 June – Don’t forget to book your BBQ! — 16/05/2017
  2. Hobson Moor – and the Wednesday Evening Meets are underway — 08/04/2017
  3. Wednesday Evening Climbing Meets start next week at Hobson Moor Quarry on 5 April — 30/03/2017
  4. Rope Race – Special Offer for Club members — 04/01/2017
  5. T-Shirts – order by 9 December — 27/11/2016

Most commented posts

  1. Mile Climb Challenge for Cancer Research – Done :-) — 5 comments
  2. Outdoor Program for 2014 – 2015 now on the Blog – now you can plan where to Get Out There! for the next year! — 3 comments
  3. Sun Rock 2015. 7th to 14th and/or 14th to 21st February UPDATE — 3 comments
  4. Troy Quarry – Wednesday Climbing Meet. Rain stops play :-( — 3 comments
  5. The Back-Bench Blogger – Peak Ice-Climbing — 2 comments

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May 16

Gogarth Meet 17 and 18 June – Don’t forget to book your BBQ!

A reminder that this year’s Gogarth meet is on 17 and 18 June. Get in touch to book your BBQ. Usual format: Breakfast at the cafe on Saturday at 10, BBQ on Porth Dafarch Beach, Camping at the Valley of the Rocks campsite. Full details in Meetstaff. As a reminder of the fun from last …

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Apr 08

Hobson Moor – and the Wednesday Evening Meets are underway

The ‘official’ climbing season got underway with the first Wednesday evening meet of the year, at Hobby by tradition. Despite the spring weather earlier in the month, it was all looking a bit green, and the biting wind wasn’t helping. Nonetheless, Hobby was rammed as we’d managed to double book the place with a Karabiner …

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Mar 30

Wednesday Evening Climbing Meets start next week at Hobson Moor Quarry on 5 April

Message on behalf of Andy: You can download a full list to stick on your notice board: Wednesday Evening Climbing Meets 2017

Jan 04

Rope Race – Special Offer for Club members

Happy 2017. My name is Sharon and I am the club co-ordinator for the Rope Race climbing centre in Marple. I have noticed that you have put together your 2017 indoor wall meets, and was hoping that you would be able to include Rope Race into your programme. I would like to offer your members …

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Nov 27

T-Shirts – order by 9 December

I’m planning to place an order for Rucksack Club T-Shirts. If you would like to add one or more of these iconic fashion items to your wardrobe, or have run out of ideas for Christmas presents, then here’s your chance!  You just need to let me know what you want: Style: Regular T  /  Ladies …

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Oct 06

​Sunrock 2017.

The votes are in and the dates that work for the most people are Saturday 11th to 18th February. We’re planning to return to the Costa Blanca for 2017.   We already have about 20 definitely needing accommodation plus some van dwellers. I’ll be booking the accommodation in the next week or so, so let …

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Sep 24

High Moss Painting Meet in November is now full

Message from Ellie Howarth – she’s got 19 attendees and is closing the booking.  Have a great weekend! 

Sep 17

Hot at Hobby

​The September heat wave served up a sizzling send off to the official Wednesday evening meet program, and Andy’s Hobby meet attracted a huge turnout of about 20 members and guests. If the heatwave continues we’ll have to get together for an impromptu gathering next Wednesday – New Mills Tor anyone? Watch this space! 

Sep 03

Stanage Plantation, Wednesday Evening Meet

After four days of great climbing on Lundy, and arriving home in the wee small hours, the sensible thing would have been a day off. However, it was my birthday and also Jeff’s evening meet at Stanage, so we had to put in an appearance for the social, if nothing else! Jeff and Liz had made …

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Sep 03

Lundy – Great job, Steve. Thanks for an awesome meet!

Twenty Rucksackers, mostly Lundy “virgins”, boarded the MS Oldenberg for Steve George’s 3rd Octanual Lundy Meet. We had fantastic weather for the next 4 days, combined with great company and awesome rock in the simply magical surroundings that this 3-mile lump of granite offers. Here are a few pictures as memories for those who went, …

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