**Booking closes on 3 May**
Our annual Novice meet at Stanage, Hope Valley, staying at Hardhurst Farm campsite.
Interested in trying out climbing, or getting into outdoor trad? Come along!
Do you lead trad already? We need you to share your skills and knowledge with newer climbers in the Club.
Climbers - look out for the meet reminder email and fill out the survey! I will arrange you into groups for the weekend.
In addition, Marcus will be offering navigation and route planning training on the weekend. On Saturday there will be a skills session looking at navigational tactics such as relating the map to the terrain, understanding contours, bearings, estimating distances and timings etc. This will culminate in a session of "micro-nav".
The emphasis will be on skills that make you self-sufficient in the hills and will include a route planning session for the Sunday walk which will be led by the participants.
If you want to take part please indicate this in the comments box on sign-up. You will require a map: preferably OS Explorer OL1, 1:25,000 although if you already have a Harvey map (either the BMC Dark Peak 1:40,000 or Superwalker Peak District Central 1:25,000) do bring it along as well. You will also need a compass. The Club library has a limited supply of maps, map cases and compasses available on a first come first served basis, email Marcus to reserve these or to ask any further questions.
Camping equipment essential, basic climbing equipment (helmet, harness, shoes) suggested. Further information will be provided on email - please contact Anne if you have any questions
Notes: The Rockhoppers Club does not directly provide formal training, the Novice Meet simply offers guidance from club members.
As the purpose of the Novice meet is to up-skill our members, it is preferred not to bring guests on this trip. Please contact the trip organiser otherwise.