DMC Climbing

Climbing is one of the main activities of the club with many of the members taking part. The club have a wide range of levels of expertise from novices to E grade climbers. The club diary includes one Sunday a month at a local Peak District crag either limestone or gritstone and at least once a year we will diary a longer weekend further away to a venue such as Pembroke or Northumberland.

Monthly weekend meets, stopping over at climbing club huts in the Lake District and Wales, allow us climb, weather permitting, on the high mountain crags in these areas. On Wednesdays (club night) we can be found at the gritstone edges and limestone crags and quarries of the Peak District during British Summer Time and at the local climbing walls when the evenings draw in.
Recent events have included trips to the Ecrins (French Alps), Craig Lough (Northumberland), Almscliffe (Yorkshire), Stanage, Froggatt, Windgather, Birchens, HighTor, and The Cuillins (Skye).

Martin Wood on Wellington Crack (16m, E4 5c)

Cow and Calf, Ilkley, Yorkshire, June 2009

A line of flight is something that liberates us from the confines of modern life. Climbing then becomes a political act and free soloing is its most pure expression.


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Paul Trethewey on Castor Direct (E2 5b), Left Celestial Twin at Wolfscote Dale, June 2018.