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Title: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 08, 2014, 08:07:08 AM
Dartmoor climbing for the long weekend!
Weeman is booking us into a bunkhouse in princetown that's attached to a pub and a campsite :)



Definitely climbing:
Me
Tash
Charlie J
Charlie Wee
Tarryn
Becky B
Windle

Questionables:
Tarryn's sister
Ali
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Tash on May 08, 2014, 10:02:20 AM
Charlie will be climbing too
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Weeman on May 08, 2014, 11:54:56 AM
Tarryn and I were planning on climbing somewhere and dragging Becky B along. We had thought Dartmoor because then Tarryn's sister may come and play too.

Also, it has become apparent that I'm quite scared of climbing by the sea :)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 08, 2014, 06:38:48 PM
Tarryn and I were planning on climbing somewhere and dragging Becky B along. We had thought Dartmoor because then Tarryn's sister may come and play too.

Also, it has become apparent that I'm quite scared of climbing by the sea :)
Only one way to cure yourself of that. . ;)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Ali* on May 08, 2014, 10:36:04 PM
i could be tempted to pop along :)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Tash on May 09, 2014, 08:45:09 AM
Weeman, we were thinking of going to Dartmoor too so haven't lost that as an option  :D
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Weeman on May 09, 2014, 08:00:16 PM
Just need to convince Alan then :) There are a couple of bunkhouses in Princetown (and I'm sure elsewhere) that we could book. We should probably decide and get it booked soon though if people are up for that.
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Windle on May 11, 2014, 10:47:21 PM
oh yeah, i should be free for climbing that weekend :D Dartmoor sounds good
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 12, 2014, 08:23:20 AM
as everyone else is in agreement, i'll shelve pembroke plans and join the west country express. especially as it involves staying in the bunkhouse next door to a pub! :)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Weeman on May 12, 2014, 09:11:16 AM
So for the bunkhouse we've got:

Me
Tarryn
Becky B
Alan
Windle
Ali?

If everyone is happy with this I shall book the bunkhouse before it fills up. It is 9.50 a night (or close to that) and attached to a pub. They have a campsite too so if anyone else wants to jump in then that's fine too.
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Karen on May 12, 2014, 10:20:33 AM
I am in the Devon area that weekend - so I might pop by for a visit,  depending on the weather etc.  I will message someone over the weekend to find out where you are :-)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Ali* on May 12, 2014, 10:29:19 AM
I would like to come along, i just need to sort out swapping my monday shift.  Can i get back to you tomorrow, or would you be able to give me the number of the bunkhouse so i can add to your booking Charlie :)  please :-)  Also if i can get the monday off can i grab a lift from guillyford whit who ever is driving :) Pretty Please :-)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 12, 2014, 06:50:51 PM
Sounds great :)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Tash on May 13, 2014, 09:47:50 AM
have text you Charlie about bunkhouse
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 13, 2014, 12:17:21 PM
charlie are you and taz going to her sister's on friday night? is becky going with you or coming to the bunk house?
trying to work out transport..
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Weeman on May 13, 2014, 01:21:25 PM
We were planning on going to Tarryn's sister's but we can go to the bunkhouse if that makes it easier.
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 13, 2014, 01:26:39 PM
i don't know how many ppl need to be transported. is becky with you guys? going from gford with us? travelling by camel from an undisclosed location?

i think if you and taz are in one car then me, tash and charlie could be in mine with one other person...
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Weeman on May 13, 2014, 01:33:56 PM
Tarryn, Becky and I will all be going from Guildford. Tash and Charlie are staying at Tash's parents so might be best left to their own devices. Ali is in a catergory of his own.

We could all go in one car? I was just waiting to see what Ali said before finalising arrangements.
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Ali* on May 13, 2014, 02:02:52 PM
Tarryn, Becky and I will all be going from Guildford. Tash and Charlie are staying at Tash's parents so might be best left to their own devices. Ali is in a catergory of his own.

We could all go in one car? I was just waiting to see what Ali said before finalising arrangements.

Sorry about the faff, i dont think i can get the monday off, so ignore me, i may pop down for the weekend but may go do sport in south wales too :)   Thank you lots though :)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Tarryn on May 13, 2014, 02:12:23 PM
We could go in one car. My sister said they might hire a car if they are joining us or use some form of public transport.
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 13, 2014, 06:47:17 PM
Cool I'm happy to do whatever really as long as I'm either climbing or in the pub ;)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Weeman on May 15, 2014, 08:25:01 AM
I have booked the 'Plume of Feathers' bunkhouse for four of us (Tarryn, Alan, Becky and I). They didn't sound too busy so others should be able to add on without too much issue and they have a campsite if all else fails.

The lady told me they have a band playing on saturday night.

http://www.theplumeoffeathersdartmoor.co.uk/

Windle, get yourself and your minions booked in!
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 15, 2014, 11:20:15 AM
this plan just keeps getting better - climbing, pub and a band :D
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: RichardN on May 15, 2014, 12:38:38 PM
A 14 seat bus has become free at the last minute. Do we want it?
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 15, 2014, 12:55:44 PM
did you post in the wrong thread?
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: RichardN on May 15, 2014, 03:43:59 PM
Nope, however I did read the email I was sent wrong. A 14 seater is potentially available.
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 15, 2014, 04:29:39 PM
well at the moment i think we have about 4 ppl going from gford on friday night
plus tash and charlie who are going to be staying in okehampton
plus windle&co coming from worchester

if we could find a bus load of ppl to join in the fun that would be great - it is a bit strange that there isn't a big trip happening on a sunny bank holiday weekend
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: RichardN on May 15, 2014, 04:44:45 PM
well at the moment i think we have about 4 ppl going from gford on friday night
plus tash and charlie who are going to be staying in okehampton
plus windle&co coming from worchester

if we could find a bus load of ppl to join in the fun that would be great - it is a bit strange that there isn't a big trip happening on a sunny bank holiday weekend


Yeah I couldn't get a bus early enough, and people are gay about exams, and I more or less couldn't be arsed.
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Windle on May 16, 2014, 01:16:07 PM
i didn't realise the campsite is basically the same place, i'll probably actually camp instead as it's less than half the price...
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 16, 2014, 02:34:54 PM
the camping field is just the other side of the pub car park so very much the same place :)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Windle on May 22, 2014, 11:22:39 AM
I'm going to have to bail, I've done something to my wrist while bouldering last weekend and now it goes crunch and hurts quite a lot if I try to climb on it, so I've come to the sad conclusion that i'm not allowed to go climbing for a bit :(

Sorry everyone.
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 22, 2014, 02:09:38 PM
dave, go to the doctors and get it examined/ see if you can get a physio referal - you only have four weeks will til splat!
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Novelty Matt on May 22, 2014, 02:16:59 PM
I think this proves Bouldering is dangerous and shouldn't be considered
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Ali* on May 22, 2014, 02:56:04 PM
I think this proves Bouldering is dangerous and shouldn't be considered

are you not heading to an amazing bouldering area this weekend? :-)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Weeman on May 22, 2014, 03:03:57 PM
Speaking of bouldering... do you fancy throwing your mat in the car for the weekend Alan? There's quite a lot around and might be good for the iffy weather days.
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 22, 2014, 03:55:19 PM
sure. i assume we're taking my car then? don't know if the mat fits in yours
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Weeman on May 22, 2014, 05:06:20 PM
It has before. Since Becky has sacked us off and we don't need any camping stuff we should have plenty of space. I'm happy to drive, that way we will even out the petrol money I owe you for cheddar :)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Windle on May 22, 2014, 05:40:19 PM
dave, go to the doctors and get it examined/ see if you can get a physio referal - you only have four weeks will til splat!
If it's still bad next week i'll doctor it up, i'm hoping it'll be sorted after a week of rest. If splat wasn't soon i'd probably risk it and head to dartmoor this weekend.
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 22, 2014, 06:39:34 PM
It has before. Since Becky has sacked us off and we don't need any camping stuff we should have plenty of space. I'm happy to drive, that way we will even out the petrol money I owe you for cheddar :)
I don't mind. Happy to drive but I thought you guys might like the option of escaping to a tea shop if I'm still climbing ;)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Weeman on May 23, 2014, 08:33:03 AM
Haha. Yes it keeps that option open too. I'll drive then.
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Tarryn on May 23, 2014, 08:35:09 AM
It has before. Since Becky has sacked us off and we don't need any camping stuff we should have plenty of space. I'm happy to drive, that way we will even out the petrol money I owe you for cheddar :)
I don't mind. Happy to drive but I thought you guys might like the option of escaping to a tea shop if I'm still climbing ;)


Alan makes a very good point! :-)
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 23, 2014, 12:22:43 PM
Alan makes a very good point! :-)
I actually do that often, but it's usually masked by drunken babble..
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Weeman on May 23, 2014, 02:50:04 PM
I wouldn't go so far as 'often'... it has been known to happen though.
Title: Re: Climbing bank holiday weekend 24th-26 may
Post by: Fat Alan on May 23, 2014, 03:52:28 PM
what time are we leaving and are you planning to get chips on the way? btw are we staying in exeter tonight or the bunk house?