[SUMC] Weekly news- Gear night and day trip

SUMC Committee sumc at sumc.org.uk
Mon Oct 20 15:44:26 BST 2014

*Gear night at Dynamic Rock*
Our gear night IS tonight !!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS is the night you should attend
to get your own stuff, instead of the smelly club kit. Shoes that fit and
don't have holes and harnesses that do up with just one tug! No more
complicated double-backing! A lot of you have been asking for prices - Im
afraid we don't have any yet. All I can give you is a *rough* estimate
based on V12's website:

Harness £40 - £55
Shoes £40 - £60  (thats really approximate, but the more you pay the better
the shoe)
Belay Device - £10
Screwgate - £8 - £14
Chalk bag + Chalk - £15

Don't be put off by the money! Remember a few things. Firstly once they're
bought you wont need anymore for a long long time - particularly the
harness, chalk bag and belay device. Also these are rough prices off their
website, its likely to be cheaper on the night. After you have had a chance
to shop climbing will continue as normal.

*Day trip! Saturday 25th October*
Cost: *£5*
Time: Leave at 9am Fulton house
Sign up opens:* Midday *(12:00) today
*three cliffs or Rhossill -(both in Gower) *
Style: Leader/seconder
Kit list: *Every trip* and *Day trip* (www.sumc.org.uk/resources
Remember to ask for anything on the sign up sheet you dont have. If you
tick everything - you'll be given everything. If you don't know what it is
(and its not on the kit list) best not to ask for it ;)

*What is it?*
We won't be building top ropes and leaving you this time. On Saturday,
you'll be in groups of 2 or 3 with a trad leader. The leader will lead
climb the route, placing gear in on the way up while you lead belay them
up. Once the leader is at the top and safe and ready to belay you up
(you'll now be on 'top rope'), you climb up taking the gear out as you go.
Unless you already are a trad leader (and know what it is) you wont be in a
leading position, you'll just feel like you're on top rope.

If you have* someone you'd like to climb with* let us know on the sign up
sheet - then we wont split up a winning team combination! (and it makes our
job a bit easier later on).
If you're a *trad leader,* again let us know on the sign up sheet.
The sign up sheet opens at midday today (soon). Again, the number of places
will be dependant on car drivers, so *if you can drive* please let us know
on the sign up sheet (tick the car driver box).


SUMC Committee

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