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Yorkshire Dales Trip

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

Climb Newcastle Bouldering Meet

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

Competition Preparation at TCA Glasgow

With two big boulder competitions coming up in April the club headed over to TCA Glasgow where Chris and Paul put everyone through their paces with loads of useful tips on warming up (and staying warmed up) and then qualification and finals practice. Masses of useful information for everyone.

 

 

 

Quickdraws at The Pleasance

Thanks to Allan Moore for these photos of a good turn out of Quickdraws taking the opportunity to visit the climbing wall at University of Edinburgh Centre for Sport and Exercise in preparation for the 3rd round of the 2014 YCS. Some people were very good at hiding from the camera over the course of the day- so apologies for missing them out!
 

Jamie P

 

 

Change of Date for AGM and Christmas Party

This is advance notice of a change of date of the AGM and Christmas Party to Sunday 15th December in order not to conflict with the second round of the Winter Bouldering Series at TCA Glasgow. There'll be more information to follow.

Club Kit Now Available to Buy Online

Club Kit can now be ordered and paid for online directly with our clothing supplier Brown & Out (click on their name to go directly to their website).

Quickdraws brave the elements on Ben Vrackie

The weather was unpromising to say the least but a hardy band of Quickdraws showed they were made of stern stuff with a rainy ascent of Ben Vrackie. Pamela and Glen were our coaches. It was Pamela's birthday and we shared not one, but two cakes with her. The Millars brought one that was shared on the summit and the Farmers had another waiting for us in the car park when we returned to the bottom.

Really Scottish weather!

A day Bouldering at Wolf Crag

A group of Quickdraws gathered at Wolf Crag near Bridge of Allan for a day bouldering with Buz and Iain on hand to share their expertise. The club hadn't visited this crag before and had a great day exploring the possibilities.

QUickdraws gather under the crag

Emma getting stuck in

New Members at Quickdraw "home" meet at Ratho

Our session at Ratho was mentored by Rachel, Calum and Ross (thanks guys) and we welcomed two new members, Lexi and Jamie. Quickdraws were all over the centre: leading on the hanger wall, crushing problems in the summer boulder comp, racing up the speed wall and trying out the new routes outdoors in the quarry.

 

 

Some of our Recent Activities....

Quickdraws Warm up at Bennybeg

Click on the links below to view the activity summaries that have been pinned up on the new club noticeboard at Ratho. They give a flavour of what the club has been up to in recent months:

Climbing at Bennybeg

Weekend in Glen Coe

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