Hound Tor bouldering trip, June 2023
Trip venue, date and time
Hound Tor, Sunday 4th June, 10am-4pm
The crag and the approach
Hound Tor is a very scenic crag with lots of legend and lore associated with it (think Hound of the Baskervilles!). The rock type is granite, grippy but bites back. The approach takes roughly 10 minutes from the car park, mostly even moorland that gets more uneven as you get closer to the crag.
What we’ll be doing
Bouldering! This will be our first outdoor trip with a sole bouldering purpose. Bouldering is climbing without a rope, usually not higher than 6m. Usually be use portable crash mats to absorb some of the impact of a fall. No previous climbing experience needed, just at least a provisional club membership.
Maximum capacity of 12 new boulderers. Please do not sign up if you are a self-sufficient boulderer as this is geared more towards those who are unfamiliar with bouldering, you are still welcome and encouraged to attend but as an independent boulderer who isn’t under supervision.
If you have your own mat and want to boulder independently, there’s no need to book. If you will be using the club-supplied mats or need advice or guidance from the club, please book a place.
Roped climbers are welcome, but this won’t be an official club activity for the day. This means you will take decisions about your own ability and risk. We recommend you have paid club membership if you plan to do this, so that you have insurance.
What skill level is required
None! But if you have your own climbing shoes, please bring them.
What to wear
Sturdy footwear (trainers or walking boots), clothes suitable for the weather that you can move in! Please check the weather forecast in the morning.
What to bring
Please bring your climbing shoes, a warm layer just in case, sun cream, plenty of water, plenty of food for the day, any medications you may need.
By filling out the form you are agreeing to try to keep to good outdoor climbing etiquette! Please be respectful to other climbers and wildlife and follow our club etiquette principles.
Transport, parking and access
Meet at the Hound Tor car park at 10am, please lift share as much as possible as it is likely to be very busy.
Grid ref: SX 740 792
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/GBzp352StJsfbKVF9
I look forward to seeing you there!