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The LMC is open to anyone who enjoys the mountains for walking, climbing, running, mountain biking, skiing or whatever other adventurous activities you can think of!

We meet every fortnight for the weekend somewhere mountainous in the uk (and occasionally abroad). The climbers amongst us meet every week at Leeds Wall (Tuesday) or CityBloc or The Depot (Thursday) on a regular basis over winter or when it's raining.

We have a new members Tuesday social meeting once a month, which is a great way to meet a few members and find out a bit more about the club before signing up. Details on when and where we'll be are below, though it's best to drop us an email to double check there aren't any last minute changes.

From mid September to mid April we meet on the first Tuesday of every month at The Midnight Bell (here on google maps) from 9:00pm to have a natter, catch up on the gossip and make plans. ( And a lot of us climb at Leeds Wall beforehand if you fancy.)

So come along and say hello!

There are no prerequisites in terms of ability for membership and amongst the members we have a wide range of ability, experience and age. As long as you act responsibly regarding safety you can enjoy your chosen activity at the level you want.

Upcoming Meets
DateMeetMeet LeaderNotes
24th April 2018E Ilkley QuarryWill Smith Change of plan. The venue has now changed to Ilkley Quarry as Chevin Buttress for the first actual evening meet of the year would be, well, rubbish.
29th April 2018D Stanage Edge (Popular end), Peak District - ClimbWill Smith The LMC's first pilgrimage of the year to the home of climbing, well that's what peak district climbers want you to think anyway. It is pretty good to be fair.
1st May 2018E Almscliff CragWill Smith First Tuesday of the month meet at the mighty Almscliff, the spiritual home of the LMC. Pints and post traumatic stress therapy will be at the Hunters Inn.
4th-6th May 2018C Cwmrhwyddfor, Tal Y Llyn, Snowdonia (south)Luke Jones Campsite located at the foot of Cadair Idris
8th May 2018E Baildon BankWill Smith Fine quarried grit climbing in the Italianate hill village of Baildon. Fanny's Ale house in the UNESCO world heritage town of Saltaire after.
15th May 2018E Ilkely Rocky ValleyWill Smith Fantastic relatively untraveled and unpolished grit climbing above Ilkley. The Cow and Calf pub after
19th May 2018D Horseshoe Quarry, Peak District - Sport climbingWill Smith Recently rebolted
20th May 2018D Kinder Scout from Edale, Peak District - WalkBurgette Mathews 
22nd May 2018E Caley CragWill Smith Classic grit trad and bouldering. Nice slabs and cracks from full body to finger. Caleys got it all. The Dynley Arms after.
25th-27th MayC Gwern Gof Uchaf, Ogwen, Snowdonia (north)John Nightingale Easy access to walks, scrambles and climbs on Tryfan
29th May 2018E SpofforthWill Smith Beginner to mid grade bouldering. The rock is similar to Brimham but without the mossy horror. This meet is bouldering only so please bring mats if you have them. The Railway Inn after for beta spraying.
3rd June 2018D Whernside & Ingleborough from Ribblehead Viaduct - WalkBurgette Mathews Three peaks warm-up
5th June 2018E Almscliff CragWill Smith Back to the Cliff for the first Tuesday of the month. Top ropes will be available again for beginners. The Hunters Inn after.
8th-9th June 2018C Stonethwaite Farm Campsite, Borrowdale, Lake DistrictAidan McGuffie 
12th June 2018E Brimham RocksWill Smith Longer evenings makes a trip out to Brimham worthwhile. Top grit routes and surreal rock architecture. If we have time then the Royal Oak Inn for a pint after.
17th June 2018D Froggat Edge, Peak District - ClimbWill Smith 
19th June 2018E CrookriseWill Smith Excellent moorland Grit outcrop above Skipton featuring the world's best VDiff. Ron Fawcett's former stomping ground so you'll be following in some pretty big, mustachioed footsteps. The Elm Tree Inn after.
22nd-23rd June 2018C Bays Brown Farm Campsite, Great Langdale, Lake DistrictKarl Harrison Our prodigious Summer Bash, good weather guaranteed
 D = Day Meet     E = Evening Meet     H = Hut Meet     C = Camping Meet    
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