Previous Trips


Posted by Phil Wadsworth on 2018-06-25

Sicily ‘Hot Rock’ trip. 7-14 May 2018.



Posted by Phil Wadsworth on 2017-04-27

SOC Moroccan hot rock, March 2017.

Castleberg Crag Sunday 27 November

Posted by Carol Burgess on 2016-11-28


Trowbarrow Sunday 30 October

Posted by Carol Burgess on 2016-11-03

Seven of us went to Trowbarrow. We all had a good day. I have never seen the crag so busy. I put it down to the new Lancashire Rock guidebook which recently went on sale. The Saxby family first got started with Astrid leading Coral Sea. Subsequently Phil and Andy led the same. Phil also led Harijan and Ramp Ant. Ian and Andy led Barrier Reef. I also led Ramp Ant and a severe under the "diving board" but the name escapes me. At the end of the day Phil was relieved to see his phone still on the roof of my car where he left it.

Pinnacle Ridge

Posted by Phil Wadsworth on 2016-10-24

Pinnacle Ridge October 21

A small but select group of climbers fitting the spectrum of age and ability tending towards ‘mature’ has evolved in recent years. ‘Coffin Dodgers’ was the name that stuck, shortened to ‘Dodgers’ more recently.

Shepherd's Sunday October 2nd October

Posted by Carol Burgess on 2016-10-03

Buckbarrow near Kendal 18 September

Posted by Carol Burgess on 2016-09-21

It was a good turn out for Harry's meet to Buckbarrow. Eight of us met at the A66 at Melsonby in beautiful sunshine. We were Harry and Ian, Phil and Janet, Ray and Will and Andy and me. However the weather was an East and West divide and the lovely hot weather disappeared at Stainmore.

Wednesday August 17 August Eston Nab

Posted by Carol Burgess on 2016-08-21

About a dozen SOC members turned out for tonight's session at Eston Nab. Pleasantly quiet summer evening. Views of industrial Teesside instead of moors and mountains for a change.

By John Birtill

Anglezarke Sunday 14 August

Posted by Carol Burgess on 2016-08-16


Birchen Sunday 31 July

Posted by Carol Burgess on 2016-08-02

Seven of us met at the A61 layby to head for Birchen Edge. We picked up Callum at Sheffield and Emma met us later at the crag after she finished work. Ray and Stuart were tempted by harder climbs at Gardoms (same car park). The remainder of us did the classics such as Top Sail, Powder Monkey Parade, Sail Buttress, Trafalgar Crack and Wall. All climbed in near perfect climbing weather conditions. The nearby Robin Hood Inn called to us at 5pm but it was shut! This required a search of Baslow to rehydrate. Phil.