We had a great weekend in Glen Nevis mainly based at Polldudh area. Activities included bouldering, multi pitch and trad climbing. Everyone had a great time both during the day when climbing and in the evening as most stayed at the same campsite. We were supported throughout by EICA Ratho instructors.
On 1st of May, we headed to Kirriemuir for our first outdoor meet of the year. We had a large turnout and everyone enjoyed the day. Everyone had a great time getting lots of routes ticked. We again had EICA Ratho coaches in attendance.
David Dundas has been replaced as Membership Secretary by Andrew Fall and can we welcome Ian Flockhart to the Committee:
Quickdraws first trip for 2015 was a familiarisation trip to Avertical World in Dundee ahead of the second round of the Youth Climbing Series later this month. Alan and Dorothy Millar took these photos of club members (and some parents!) getting stuck in to the routes and the new bouldering room.
Thanks to Dave Brown and Alan Millar for these photos of the Quickdraws Navigation Day in the Pentlands with Glenn and Martin, preceded by a classroom session at Ratho where Glenn introduced us to Mount Lemon and Ratho Island.
Hard at work in the classroom
A new member?
We didn't bring a camera to our day at Ratho recently which is a pity because the 16 Quickdraw Climbers and their families made for a busy day in the arena. Our older members, Jodie, Keira and Kirsten were on hand to lead a group warm up and to mentor younger climbers throughout the day. We mixed things up a bit so that people climbed with different partners, some new, some familiar.
Kirriemuir was kind to Quickdraws once again with fair weather for our September trip to Angus. Thanks to Mark Davidson for these photos of everybody hard at work at this, one of Quickdraws favourite venues. After a warm up led by Jodie everyone got stuck in to the climbing. (There are more photos over on the Facebook page)
Throughout the 2013-24 competition year Quickdraw members have supported each other in competitions ranging from local indoor bouldering leagues to those on a national level.
A great weekend over the border in Yorkshire. Saturday found the club at Robin Proctor's Scar getting stuck in to the limestone. Older climber lead routes and fixed top ropes for the younger climbers to use. Sunday's weather wasn't so kind (OK the rain was torrential at times) so we headed underground to White Scar Caves followed by a quick session at the Kendal Climbing Wall before returning north. Thanks to Dave Brown and Andrea Partridge for the photos
It was Keira's birthday on the Sunday so we had cakes
With a catalogue of injuries and school commitments among our older members, it was a young crew of Quickdraws, including three new members, that headed across the border for a day of bouldering at Climb Newcastle. Thanks to Allan Moore for these photos of everyone getting stuck in to a coaching session with Suzan Dudink, Climb Newcastle's head coach