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This year’s AGM will be held 10 November 2016, at the Rhyddings pub: Rhyddings at Swansea Brynmill Avenue Brynmill Swansea SA2 0BT Meeting will start at 7pm. Please make every effort to attend, as ever, the committee needs support and new blood to drive the club. The Agenda will include: “election of Committee members“. All …

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Last Wednesday we managed to get a few climbs in at Pennard Butress.  However, the evenings are really short now and there are probably only two more outside Wednesday evening meets left for this year.  The final meet to be the ‘traditional‘ mass ascent of  East Ridge on Great Tor in the dark and/or pouring rain and a …

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Last Wednesday the Westies made their way to a damp, (and quite slippery), Tor Gro.  The biting midges and, at times, quite desperate bush-whacking through dense hawthorn, made for an unusual experience for those who have never been to one of Gower’s more esoteric crags.  Those fortunate to get to the top were rewarded by stunning …

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The evening are really drawing in now and there are possibly only a few outside Wednesday evenings left for this year. Last Wednesday we were at Watch House Slab and finished in almost complete darkness. Next Wednesday (14th September)  may well be the last time this year that we meet at 17.30 at Mike Davies Leisure. 2016-09-14 5:29 …

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The SWMC will be holding its AGM on the 10th of November 2016 in Swansea. The meeting will start at 7pm and the venue is: Rhyddings at Swansea Brynmill Avenue Brynmill Swansea SA2 0BT Look forward to seeing as many of you there.

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14 SWMC members turned out to support the meet at Boiler Slab last Wednesday.  Given the limited available daylight at this time of year, we all managed to get in quite a few routes. Next Wednesday (7th September) we shall be meeting at Mike Davies Leisure at 17.30. 2016-09-07 4:14 PM BST 2.23 meters Low Tide …

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Last week was the first time that the Westies ventured into Carmarthenshire for their weekly meet.  The crag was Cwm Capel near Burry Port.  This new crag, (only recently discovered, cleaned and equipped), has a one minute ‘walk-in’.  This makes it easier to get to from Mike Davies Leisure than many of the Gower crags.  11 routes, grades ranging …

Continue reading Westies – Wednesday Meet – 24th August

‘Well Mr Evans I have to tell you that you have prostate cancer and it’s an aggressive form of the disease’.  I’d had a fortnight of sleepless nights after my tests wondering ’What if’, well now I knew. Only a matter of weeks later I was under the knife and the offending gland had been …

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Last Wednesday Westies were out at Odin’s Wall.  According to Mark W., there was some sort of encounter with gorse bushes.  No doubt we’ll find out more this coming Wednesday. Meeting this Wednesday at 17.30 at Mike Davies Leisure in Upper Killay. 2016-08-17 12:24 PM BST 1.64 meters Low Tide 2016-08-17 6:40 PM BST 9.17 …

Continue reading Westies – Wednesday Meet – 17th August

No one can remember going to the pub on two occasions on a Wednesday evening before, but that’s what happened last Wednesday. At Mike Davies‘ the weather was looking miserable;  a strong wind and rain-threatening clouds.  We decided to go Rhossili. No sooner had we started the walk down to the Rhossili Upper Crags from the car park, …

Continue reading Westies – Wednesday Meet – 10th August

Last week’s meet was remarkable not because the Westies chose to go to Three Cliffs, but because most received at least one free (and very tasty) hamburger from a group from Suffolk! As usual, we will be meeting this week at Mike Davies Leisure in Upper Killay at 17.30. Check email/Facebook/BB on Wednesday morning for any change …

Continue reading Westies – Wednesday Meet – 3rd August

Westies were out last Wednesday at a windy (but dry!) Lewes Castle and King Wall. Meeting this Wednesday at 17.30 at Mike Davies Leisure in Upper Killay and climbing somewhere on Gower. Weather is looking good for Wednesday. 2016-07-20 1:23 PM BST 1.44 meters Low Tide 2016-07-20 7:42 PM BST 9.30 meters High Tide 2016-07-20 9:20 …

Continue reading Westies – Wednesday Meet – 20th July

Despite there being rumours of some sort of sports event that evening, there was a good turn out last Wednesday at Catacomb Gully. This week we’ll be meeting, as usual, at Mike Davies Leisure, in Upper Killay and climbing somewhere on Gower. 2016-07-13 1:34 PM BST 7.23 meters High Tide 2016-07-13 7:43 PM BST 3.17 meters …

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Thanks to our two active committee members Peggy (membership secretary west) and Gordon (ordinary members west) who have organised this trip. We will start arriving on the Friday 1st of July evening at http://porthclais-farm-campsite.co.uk/ any time. If anyone has a BBQ bring it along and we can all chip in with a bit of cooking/food. The …

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