Co-ordinator: Elaine McCulloch
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Great news! We’ve been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £70,000, to create a multimedia archive to mark our centenary in 2021.
At the 2019 Pinnacle Club dinner at the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, our after dinner speaker (and Pinnacle Club member) Dr Julie Carter engaged us allMore »
The Pinnacle Club is a UK based club of women climbers who are united by a shared enthusiasm for climbing. This year 2021 is our Centenary and we are celebrating the achievements of the past and looking forward to the future. You can read all about our brilliant heritage at our Centenary Website and we will be updating our meets programme once guidelines firm up across the UK. We are intending to host 3 exhibitions over the year, along with Webinars and other online events; details will be posted on our Facebook page and here. We usually 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 usually provides opportunities for climbing overseas twice a year.
COME ON A MEET
As things open up through 2021, we are hopeful that we will be able to meet. Inevitably, plans are fluid, though, so keep an eye on the meets list, and join if you can.
To find out more about the Club and how things work, join us on an Intro Meet which is specifically aimed at women climbers who have not visited the Club before. There are usually two a year: one in North Wales and one in the Peak District. We hope the next one will be in May 2021 in the Peak. It's a friendly meet where members mix with guests and share climbing. Intro meets are open to women who might not have much experience of climbing and leading outdoors.
If you're not able to make an Intro 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.