Who we are
We are a club that enjoys climbing and walking and is based in Bristol. Founded in 1972, we are BMC affiliated and over 150 members ranging from experienced climbers to seasoned mountaineers and walkers.
What we doOur members climb outdoors in the Avon Gorge, Wye Valley and local area throughout the year as well as indoors at Undercover Rock and The Climbing Academy. Our annual itinerary takes us climbing, bouldering, scrambling and walking in Wales, The Lakes, The Peak District, Scotland, Lundy Island, and many other places.
How we work
Our club trips are run by members on a voluntary basis. Each year we set out a calendar for weekends away and longer trips for the coming 12 months. We have a restricted Yahoo group / mailing list, which is used for announcements and adhoc or unoffical trips.
Please come to the pub to meet us; you can find us at the Pump House in Hotwells on the 1st Tuesday of the month. We generally start at about 8pm, but if you're heading along for the first time then please come along at 9 pm to give the membership secretary time to arrive!
If you would like to join or renew your AMC membership, which runs annually from January 1st to December 31st inclusive, you can download the Membership form on the documents page or you can join online
Type of event: Camping
Campsite TBD Phil Orwell
- 9 May 2013
In May the AMC went to the Lake District. These are some of the photos.
Kairn reports, Kevin Lopata has made the second ascent, post break, of Le surplomb de la mée assis, ~8B+, Rocher du potala, Fontainebleau. The problem has become a bit harder since one of the holds was broken, bumping the grade up from 8B to 8B+. Antoine Vandeputte made the first post break ascent in the beginning of April this year. Kevin, probably the tallest of the strong locals, specialize in crimpers and has repeated problems as hard as 8C (Satan i helvete assis), as well as opening...
On a recent short trip to Catalunya, Spain, Devonshire brothers; Peter and Luke Dawson climbed many hard sport routes including redpoints of up to 8b for 14 year old Team GB member Peter and 8b+ for 16 year old Luke. Peter's first 8b of the trip was the short and bouldery Le Bombi at Margalef, Peter redpointed the route very quickly in one session after just a few tries for his first ever 8b. Talking on his Blog, Peter reckoned: "It was more like a hard 8a". Later in the trip, Peter...