COVID-19 Information

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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Here's some of my problems from the 90's finally been pinched and getting an airing on LakesBloc! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

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The Wrynose Breast stuff actually! I used the Little Langdale hut ladder to clean them up. And I did actually send the details in at the time! Not the first time that this has happened! Chisellers!!

Bentley Beetham did those and Dennis Gray repeated them in the 50s. 😉

I thought most of your problems in the lakes in the 90s involved pubs and beer and girls who wouldn't say "yes" 😉

Are battery powered fans now a must if you want to do these problems?

FMC Evening Climbing

No official meet tonight due to us being in a tier 3 high risk area.

However, this doesn't stop individual members visiting the bouldering walls! Blackpool Sports Centre and Boulder UK are both open for bouldering!
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3 days ago

Finally watched The Dawn Wall
Good film ✔️
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4 days ago

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Have you got it on DVD?

A better overall film than Free Solo in my view.

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6 days ago

Pendle Hill gallop, yesterday with fat lip Hal and Woody.Image attachment

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Gallop ?!

Nobby did you go to the pub in Sabden (think it is The White Hart)???

FMC Evening Climbing - Tonight!

Blackpool Sports Centre.

If you intend going, you will need a leisure card. You then need to book a slot (the best one is 7:30pm) on line or via an app on your phone. They do not allow walk ins. Please arrange with others on here if you are intending to go, so that folks know there will be someone there to climb with.

Nobody attended last week?
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1 week ago

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You can’t go! Due to the Tier 3 restrictions only one family can go! I went yesterday with my boys and because I was there no one else was allowed in! Check it out first but I think that’s the current situation. Bouldering though is okay (ridiculous I know) because you can stay 2m apart!!

Came across a huge film crew and riggers at Hodge Close today. Massive lighting rigs slung across the pool. Seemingly it's a Netflix production and they had been filming for 4 days. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Came across a huge film crew and riggers at Hodge Close today. Massive lighting rigs slung across the pool. Seemingly its a Netflix production and they had been filming for 4 days.

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Saw them setting up the zipline at the weekend. See photo

Did you climb?

We were walking but I don't think you could climb. Security guys said they had 'rented' the quarry for four days. The big lines across were not zip wires but for big lighting rigs as they were found night filming

Did they not approach the club ages ago about using Little Langdale as a unit base ?

I think my man Dan Robinson was helping out on the crew!

Bejasus! Not only do we have to contend with the influx of extra holidayers leaving crap everywhere and gumming up the roads & car parks, we've now got feckin' fillum crews! With a certain irony I arrived at Pelter Bridge car park last week to find it closed and full of big vehicles and Hi-Viz clad armband waving jobsworths telling me to turn round and go away. "What's the event" I asked. "They're making a film about fell walking". D'you see: to make a film about fell walking they'd made it more difficult to go fell walking! ☹️

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2 weeks ago

Level 3 lockdown hike! No Covid up here!Image attachment

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Parlick ?

Good call 🙂

That's a grand hike - starting up bleasdale? And visiting the henge?

Good hat btw!

That hat looks like it’s got Covid to me 🦠

Even less chance in the House of Lords??

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Another great hike with Nicolas, Andy and Christine. Col du Vialet this time. Bit chilly at the pass but amazing views all around 😍😍😍 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Boulder UK still open!🚨Customer Announcement🚨
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Following close discussions between the government and local leaders yesterday, Lancashire will move from local COVID alert level high to very high (Tier 3) from Saturday 17 October 20.
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For now, we are are feeling very fortunate that gyms in Lancashire still remain open.
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We are asking all of customers to help us to remain open, adhere to the rules and reduce the spread of the virus. This winter could be especially grim if we have nowhere to climb indoors!
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Please do not climb with people outside your household or your support bubble at Boulder UK.
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We also need you all to pay close attention to the signage that states the capacity of each area of the wall, particularly the back corridor area.
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Training area = maximum of 9️⃣people
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Hidden valley and low roof = maximum of 1️⃣0️⃣people
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Skip area = maximum of 1️⃣4️⃣people.
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As per our update yesterday, in accordance with ABC guidelines, we thank you for wearing your face coverings at all times around the centre which includes on the mats and walking between climbs.
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The only exceptions to this are:
- When on the wall climbing
- When using exercise equipment
- When seated eating and drinking
- If you're exempt (medical reasons, under 11s)
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Thank you to everyone for your continued support. 🙏
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#keepyourgymopen
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📸: @benjamincannonclimber
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2 weeks ago

Boulder UK still open!

This'd better be good - it was £4.80! Swan at Grasmere after me n dog up Silver How and round the pond. By the way it took AN HOUR to find parking. All car parks from Ambleside to Grasmere full! Ended up on grass verge on way to Dunmail Raise. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Thisd better be good - it was £4.80! Swan at Grasmere after me n dog up Silver How and round the pond.  By the way it took AN HOUR to find parking. All car parks from Ambleside to Grasmere full!  Ended up on grass verge on way to Dunmail Raise.

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Yep The Lakes should have a max capacity limit

Try this. Tells you which car parks are busy & full. www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/car-park-status

That's par for the course for Grasmere! And has been for yonks! Can't imagine the beer being much cop at that establishment!

Was working 😞 Saturday???

Hope you are well mate. 😃

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Short video from our caving trip last week. Valley Entrance Roof tunnel, ladder pitch into Kingsdale Master Cave and through the canals to the Rowten sumps. Waterslide action on the way out. (Would have been better if I hadn't drowned the light). ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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Rather you than me! Every credit 😉

My kind of fun 😁😁😁👏👏👏

See Matt Reed you could have come out to play. You'd love swimming underwater underground at this time of year. I'll make sure to give you plenty of warning next time

Nutters!!

This, I realise with some surprise, rather than engendering envy and relighting the fire I once had for caving, just makes me wonder if after all I should follow Ali Welsh, with whom I shared the moment of disaffection for the pursuit many years ago in some God-forsaken boulder choke, in putting my gear up for sale. Although (wistfully now) - a lot of it WAS fun! Many thanks to my mentors Tolley, Fenna and Wrigley. By the way Simon Fenna is that the water slide you beckoned us all down with a cheery wave and a yell of "it's fine" only to admit, when each of us complained of spraining an ankle on the submerged rock, that you had too! Then we all got out of cars to find as we walked across the road to the pub, that we were all limping on the same foot? !!!

Arrgggh - the Rowten Sumps... Still give me shivers.

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FMC Evening Climbing - Thursday night

Blackpool Sports Centre.

To attend, you need to have a Blackpool Leisure Card. You then need to book a time slot. The best one to meet up with others is the 7:30pm one. You can do this on line or via an app. Please advise others on here that you are going, so you can meet up for climbing.

If we do go to tier 3 of the government's new system, then the wall will be shut down.
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2 weeks ago

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Tier 3 is a coming! Last chance for indoor climbing!!

Working tonight, sorry.

No one going tonight?

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3 weeks ago

Breakfast for Simon Fenna!

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What am I eating? What a dreadful t-shirt? When and where was this? Had I left school yet? - I look so young

That's how I remember Mr Fenna!! Hope you are both keeping safe and well nobs.....

What year ... he’s a child!!!

I'll have to check the year! Same year Stuart Gascoyne took to bicycle theft!

think that is a nailed slug.

Strange bloke - cant stand bananas but show him a slug - stand back!!😂

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FMC Evening Climbing - Thursday evening at Blackpool Sports Centre.

You will need to book yourself a slot, if you wish to attend. The best time slot for us is 7:30 pm. You will need to have a leisure card to be able to book on-line or using an app. Numbers at the wall are limited to 12. Guidance suggests only 6 members can attend. I can't see why the number is only 6 when 12 can attend? If you intend to attend, please make sure you say so on here, so others know there will be someone else there!
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3 weeks ago

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I’m ill 🤒 so won’t be there unfortunately!!

Ive now got log in details.will try and book in for tomorrow night

Myself and Tony Hulme are going tonight! Anyone else?

Not me I'm afraid, need to be in Lancaster this afternoon

Well, myself and Tony Hulme went down and did some! The club needs some posters/info putting up down there! Potential new members are going regularly!

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3 weeks ago

What a day! Lingmoor Fell via Blea Tarn.Image attachmentImage attachment

I've unforgiveably lost the link Mark Harding sent me for the topo of mini climbs near Silverdale - can't even remember what it's called to Google it. Might take a walk along that way tomorrow so could do to know where it is. Can anyone help please? ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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You have email

I'll send you the latest version Martin Bennett!

Brilliant folks. Thank you. Loveley day for a walk. Not. Nonetheless we shall sally forth in the hope of 'better things' which is the name of a route - now there's a quiz question for today - which crag is it on?

As far back as I can remember "Dives/Better Things" is always what's appeared in the guide book. I guess originally there must have been a route called "Better Things" ... which had a really crappy start that had to be replaced by the first bit of "Dives" almost immediately?

I was forced to look this up! It seems that "Better Things" is not a whole route, just an alternative finish to "Dives".

That really does sound unnecessarily pedantic ... sorry ... I was a bit bored.

Did you get out for a walk Martin Bennett? It was all a bit muddy down there today.

Ooh yes Mark, thanks for asking, but Arnside not S'dale. Left here in pi**ing rain, dried up by the time we parked at Storth. Walked to Arnside, fish n chips (of course!) sat outside, coffee on the pier, sun came out for walk back. It were right grand. 😃

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A bit too wet for climbing this weekend but weather turned out to be ok for a great hike. Andy picked up the place, amazing rock formations at Les Mées 👌greetings from the French Alps 😁 ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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Pretty sure Andy's taken me there!

Kalymnos booked
with Jet 2.May 4th till 24th May. Good price. fingers X we can go
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3 weeks ago

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Wow 20 days in Kalymnos.......😲

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3 weeks ago

Pete Whillance beavering away at La Republica, this afternoon, Silverdale.

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Looks a bit like Humphrey Head. Where abouts is this? I thought I knew the area! 😮

Did you climb Martin

Must pay a visit. out of isolation as of Saturday yeah!!

Oh Dear ... We were due to fly out to Kalymnos tomorrow but decided to shift everything to 2021 for obvious reasons. Anyone fancy making it more of a team event? ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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Possibly, depends what happens to my planned Botswana trip in Feb.

I'm up for it!

You make it look irresistible Mark and since I haven't been there for a few years and they have easy grades...

I’m well overdue for a Kalymnos trip

Gutted 😕

Should have been there too all things aside. Be going some time next year - maybe 😕

Hoping to do van trip taking in Montenegro along the way. finishing up at Kalymnos. 😁🙂Can't plan for anything as yet. Fingers X though

We're hoping to go May 2021 for 2 weeks, all being well 🤞

I’d love to go? When and how much?

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In case anyone is thinking of checking it out the new Wall at Ulverston is well worth a visit. Strictly bouldering but a good range of problems and a traverse wall. £5 life membership then £8 a climb. Membership deals coming soon.
The Wall Ulverston
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4 weeks ago

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I'm going to try and get into going to Ingleton wall

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4 weeks ago

Gorgeous weather up here in Scotland....

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Aye. Lived on the West Coast for 5 years and rarely saw it better than that. Lucky you.

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4 weeks ago

Recognise these old timers?

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Recognise the boots, PAs Very serious looking chaps 😁

Is it a hairy Giblin, and a smooth Dave Westby?

Cornwall? Easter trip?

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4 weeks ago

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Not sure what's going on with Judith but I know what was happening above John ....

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