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We are an active and friendly club of around 160 members, based on the Fylde Coast, Lancashire. We offer a warm welcome to walkers, climbers and mountaineers of all abilities, who share our enthusiasm for the outdoors.

If you would like to find out more, please explore the rest of the website, come along to one of our meets, including winter social meets in Poulton-le-Fylde.

You can contact us here or find us on Facebook here.

The club meets regularly most weekends throughout the summer and winter months at venues around the UK and at the Club’s two huts, both of which are situated in the English Lake District.

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This is a live feed from our Facebook group. Unfortunately, recent changes to the Facebook integration have prevented us from displaying some individual member names & photos.

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A few from the scrambling meet at Coniston yesterday ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Great day on the hill with FMC friends

Who were the fearless members, Neil Paul Baines ?

A few more from yesterday

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The last big job!

The boulder wall from @walltopia is here and construction has begun.

Stay tuned for 'the' big announcement tomorrow.
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2 days ago

Living the life (again) (at last) ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
Living the life (again) (at last)

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What on earth did you put on here Martin Dale as fb has removed it due to "hate speech" 😳 A new 1st for you

Great app. Turn every trip to the wall into a competition. Or just log all your climbs.As our routes are still being set, it's a great time to announce that we'll be running the full Griptonite package here at PrestonWall. With an interactive app that allows you to scan a QR code placed at the start of a climb, the app will load that climb and allow you to log your send! More than that it has a huge array of data to allow you to track your progress against your friends or just yourself. We're excited for it! ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago
Great app. Turn every trip to the wall into a competition. Or just log all your climbs.

Joanna Goorney and John Hickman completed the Lakeland 50 this weekend in rather warm conditions! 50 miles and 10,000 feet of ascent. ... See MoreSee Less

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Joanna Goorney and John Hickman completed the Lakeland 50 this weekend in rather warm conditions! 50 miles and 10,000 feet of ascent.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Well done both, very impressive!

Well done both πŸ‘πŸ₯‡πŸ‘

Wow, respect

πŸ™Œ very impressive πŸ™Œ!

Well done.

Oh my word thats amazing! Well done guys x

Bonkers - mug of the year ? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰

Wow..... Thats so impressive.

Great effort. πŸ‘

Awesome πŸ‘πŸΌ 😁⭐️

Wow, well done.

Superb effort and well done.......it must have been grueling in those conditions πŸ‘

Worth all the hard work John Hickman! Well done to both of you!πŸ˜‰

well done!

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Scafell (Again)
1,000 ft of climbing with Graham Callender
Moss Ledge Direct & Jones' Arete
Botterills Slab
Moss Ghyll Grooves
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7 days ago

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Jealous. That is a fantastic day's climbing

Quality day out that

CB had been on the wish list but the mist never really cleared until we set off walking back to the car! Still quality routes and rock.

Great effort lads!

Epic day........

Great outing....thanks for being led round the Crag

Every credit heading up into the mists lads. A long time since I had the optimism to do that! All good routes too.

Proper day out guy's πŸ₯‡

well done!

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**Evening Climbing - Thursday 29th July**

We had planned to go to Winewall Quarry, near Colne this evening. Weather is looking very wet so probably not worth going. I'm working this evening and can't make it, but people may want to organise something indoors?
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5 days ago

**Big Walk - 6th/7th Aug **

**We are still looking for a volunteer to coordinate this!**

- Richard Duerden is now unable to run this meet and has asked if anyone would be happy to step up and organise it. The idea of the meet was to tackle one of the bigger Lakes walks / horseshoes. Based at Langdale.
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6 days ago

FMC Evening Climbing - Thursday night!

Trowbarrow

The first official evening meet for some time has been moved to this Thursday at Trowbarrow! All welcome! There are routes there of all grades to suit all tastes, and a nice pub to visit afterwards! It will be hot! Please bear in mind though that The Woodlands Hotel does shut at 10pm.
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2 weeks ago

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It'll be bloody hot. Just been in lakes and climbing after 1pm, even in shade, was 😎

More Dow Crag pics.
Martin & myelf followed Nick & Alison up Nimrod
Nick on P3 of Nimrod, Martin on P1 & 2 of Nimrod.
Also Martin on P1 of Leopards Crawl
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2 weeks ago

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Happy Caver I first did Nimrod and Leopards Crawl (on the same day) in 1978! Over 40 years ago!!

Routes goin up!The walls are beginning to look more alive with so many routes going up! ... See MoreSee Less

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Routes goin up!

Helvelyn from St.Sunday Crag yesterday. Amazing weather. Random post but don't suppose anyone is up for an easy mountain trad day on Thursday? Henry Iddon ? ... See MoreSee Less

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Helvelyn from St.Sunday Crag yesterday. Amazing weather. Random post but dont suppose anyone is up for an easy mountain trad day on Thursday? Henry Iddon ?

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Mmm - I’ve done youth work training on Thursday - I’ll have a think.

'Fraid not for Thursday. Work πŸ™„

High Crags Meet - 24th & 25th July

This coming weekend is our first official post-lockdown hut meet at STAIR. Myself & Martin Dale were due to coordinate this, but Martin now has other commitments and I can only come along on Sunday.

Currently the weather looks cooler but ok for the weekend and obviously the high crags will have had a good dry spell. That’s the aim, but can be adapted dependant on who is coming.

The hut is open to members in the traditional way. Members may wish to adapt things to be more cautious. We should be able to spread out and keep the windows open for ventilation. Camping or personal vans to sleep outside at Stair is possible. Just coming up for either day to walk or climb would also be most welcome.

It would be great if someone can step forward and arrange things on Saturday. Anyone keen and suggestions for crags please?
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2 weeks ago

More P wall news!That's it folks! Our new lead wall is complete and the renovation of the old blue walls as well. With ANOTHER hold delivery arriving today the setters are in heaven. New walls, new holds, no problem! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
More P wall news!

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Looks like by the time it’s up and running I should be up to making my climbing comeback πŸ‘πŸ€£

Dow Crag, Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Gutted I missed this one damn covid 😫

Looks like a grand day out! Sorry I couldn't be there πŸ™

Ditto

Great day oot! Cheers Stephen Clark for organising!

Did you do the E4?

The gear people are wearing on some of these pics, suggests that it wasn't that hot and humid up there? The last couple of times I've been out have been so unpleasant (despite climbing in morning shade). that I decided to knock it on the head until things cool down a bit.

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Nick Hepburn - I took some photos of your friends on Catacomb, Dow Crag on Sunday. They may see them here or please pass them on via Ali. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Nick Hepburn - I took some photos of your friends on Catacomb, Dow Crag on Sunday. They may see them here or please pass them on via Ali.Image attachment

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Thanks Steve, good shot. Another route I've done on Dow that I can't remember a thing about! I'll see if I can get these across.

More P wall stuff!Where new meets old, with the renovation works of the old blue walls nearly complete it's hard to tell where they end and the new lead wall begin... ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
More P wall stuff!

Members on Attermire last night enjoying the sun! Happy Caver and Simon Fenna. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Members on Attermire last night enjoying the sun! Happy Caver and Simon Fenna.

FMC Evening Climbing tonight.

Witches Quarry

The meet is cancelled due to Covid, however nowt stopping individuals going! Good forecast!
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3 weeks ago

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OK as we don't have much interest tonight and some can't make it we have a breakaway 'non' meet at Attamire tomorrow evening. Messrs Fenna, Clark and Fenna will be going. Get in touch if you fancy some Yorkshire bolt action, or go for a walk and wave at us πŸ™‚

Would you look at that, we're nearly there!

The new lead wall from Kong is nearly finished and looking fantastic!

Alongside that they've been installing the angle changes on the back walls and painting. Champions!
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3 weeks ago

East Buttress Scafell
Dry rock and sunshine up on Scafell. Met up with Dave Cundy and had a great day on 'The Centaur' and 'Mickledor Grooves'. two cracking routes. 'The Centaur' has to be one of the best HVS's in the country weaving up a very steep piece of rock. James McHaffie was up there as well trying out Dave Birketts New Horizons which goes at E8 6C, he decided to leave the lead for another day.
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4 weeks ago

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Fab dudes

Centaur is fabulous, I did it with Nobby and Nick a few years ago and got done for speeding on the way home😩😩

The reason James Mchaffie didn't lead it was probably because he'd had too much beer in Stuart Wood's bar the night before!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

'Caf' working New Horizons

looks good!

Well done Happy Caver. Glad you got Centaur done eventually.

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It might not look like much, but this represents a mammoth step forward to getting the wall up and running. The reception desk is the hub of any good climbing wall and how it flows for staff and customers is key. ... See MoreSee Less

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Preston Wall news.The magic is happening with our route setting team create a rainbow of colour on the mosaic @entreprisesclimbing wall. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
Preston Wall news.

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Awesome πŸ‘

Can’t wait πŸ˜›

Better get out to some crags and get some practice in for the real thing Iggi Moore.

....'em pink uns 'll give you climbing wall segs....

FMC Evening Climbing - tonight

Humphrey Head

Of course the meet is cancelled due to Covid, but nothing stopping individuals going. A lot of work has been done here since our last visit when it was a jungle! Re-bolting and belay platforms etc! Sadly, I won't be going.
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4 weeks ago

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Well, I'm upset that I didn't get there!

P wall stuffWe have a structure. The guys from Kong have gone all guns blazing this week and have the steel work for the new lead wall up and ready.

Tomorrow, the panels start to give the wall life.
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4 weeks ago
P wall stuff

FMC Evening Climbing - Tonight.

Widdop

This evening's meet is cancelled due to Covid, however there is nothing stopping individuals getting out climbing! Nick Hepburn leaving his mat far behind at Widdop boulders.
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1 month ago
FMC Evening Climbing - Tonight.

Widdop

This evenings meet is cancelled due to Covid, however there is nothing stopping individuals getting out climbing! Nick Hepburn leaving his mat far behind at Widdop boulders.

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Once had to carry a friend down from Thorn Crag who dropped off from that height .......

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