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Welcome Climbers

The Pinnacle Club is a UK based club of women climbers who are united by a shared enthusiasm for climbing.  We have a varied and full programme of around 30 meets each year catering for all tastes. Whether you  enjoy the challenge of multi-pitch mountain routes, prefer cragging on gritstone edges or clipping bolts on sports routes the Pinnacle Club has something to offer you. To become a member, however, the emphasis is on being able to lead traditionally protected climbs safely. The club’s ethos is about getting out there and climbing competently at your chosen grade, whether at Difficult or Extreme level.

We have our own hut - Cwm Dyli - located in the Nant Gwynant valley, Snowdonia which is available for club members to use outside of meets. We also have reciprocal hut agreements with other well-known mountaineering and climbing clubs in the UK.  Members of the Pinnacle Club also participate in meets organised by the Rendez-Vous Haute Montagne (RHM). This is a European network of women climbers which provides opportunities for climbing overseas twice a year.


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To find out more about the Club and its activities join us on an Open Meet which is specifically aimed at women climbers who have not visited the Club before. It's a friendly meet where members mix with guests and share climbing. We held two this year, the first in the Peak District in May and the second in North Wales in June. These two meets were also open to women who might not have much experience of climbing and leading outdoors.

If you're not able to make an Open meet, check the Meets Calendar for an alternative date and venue. You'll still find a warm welcome on other meets held during the year.

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