CRAG ATTAK, CHEDDAR, July 1st
On July 1st, Cheddar Caves Crag AttaK will take place at High Rock in the Cheddar Gorge. This is a major climbing festival and will raise money for charity and celebrate the successful first year of the new climbing regime.
Crag AttaK features
CLIFFHANGER, SHEFFIELD, July 14th & 15th
Next up is Cliffhanger – Sheffield's Outdoor Event for Outdoor People at Graves Park over the weekend of July 14th & 15th. Cliffhanger, organised by Sheffield City Council & Heason Events, features the British Bouldering Championships and a whole host of activities for everyone to enjoy and also you can support the Marie Curie Cancer Care by participating.
THE GLORIOUS FIRST FESTIVAL, GOGARTH, August 4th & 5th
Gogarth's first festival. Adam Wainwrigh writes, " In Llanberis August 1st has traditionally been a day of celebration. Throughout the 80's and 90's the day the bird ban lifts from our best sea cliffs has always marked a procession across Anglesey by climbers young and old to do battle with South Stack, armed with little more than a rack of RP's.
On the first weekend after 1st August (the 4th and 5th), as the first happens to fall on a Wednesday and will be classed as a local day for local people we will gather ourselves into a loose group of disorganised Gogarth campaigners and make the most of this new phase in Gogarth's life."
We will give more details nearer the time.
DEEP WATER SOLOING FEST, PEMBROKE, August 11th & 12th
This years Deep Water Soloing Festival will take place in Pembroke over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of August. More details as we get them but the venues are Newton Head on Saturday and a new area, Barrel Zone (a great introductory area for DWS neophytes).
HARD ROCK FEST, DEVON, August 18th & 19th
You may have heard of this summers Hard Rock Challenge where Mark Steveson and Rich Mayfield are attempting to climb all the routes in Ken Wilson's Hard Rock, first published in 1974 (see http://www.hardrockchallenge.org.uk). That's sixty routes spread all over the UK and the boys are attempting to do it in five weeks starting Friday 13th July 2007 at Cheddar Gorge. They'll need a party after all that and you can join in at the Hard Rock Fest a weekend of climbing and partying fun over the weekend of 18-19th of August at The Mill Adventure Centre, North Devon.
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