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To the website for the Fell and Rock Climbing Club. It has great features for members and non-members. The Rock climbing section has evolved from the New Developments area of the old website. The Fell Walking section which is also available to non members. Among the  features for members are the Newsletter Groups and Member’s Forum.  Click here for a fuller guide to the new website.

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Club members should Login (User name and Password are now on the reverse of your membership card) to enjoy full access to all the member pages of the site. Non-members will require a separate Login in order to add new Climb and Walk information. If you are having any difficulty when trying to login as a member - please contact the Website Editor ('contact us' at foot of this page)

The Fell & Rock Climbing Club is the premier rock climbing and mountaineering club in the English Lake District.  The Club was founded in 1906-07 and the first informal meeting was held at the Sun Inn, Coniston on the 11th November 1906. The first Meet was at the Wastwater Hotel on the 30th March 1907. Today, this highly active club has over 1200 members who are spread all over the world but who found their mountaineering origins in the Lakes.

The Club has been publishing a definitive series of climbing guides to the Lakes since 1922.  Members can enjoy the club's 7 huts and 3 cottages in the Lakes and Scotland.  Each year, over 40 meets are held throughout the world.

Kindred Club members may use our huts subject to our bookings policy for kindred clubs. Under no circumstances will KC members be allowed to stay without a booking.

Club News

Bird Nesting Restrictions 2016, Update 16th May
Cold spring causes some nests to be abandoned therefore some restrictions lifted

Gillercombe nesting bird restriction
All of the Right Wall routes plus the right hand scramble are restricted

Birds Nesting Access restrictions update 27 April
Gouther Crag Swindale; restriction lifted. Gillercombe Borrowdale; a restriction may be implemented

Small Water, Mardale: Photo Richard Tolley

Club Events

Mallerstang Edge. Upper Eden Valley: Photo Richard Tolley.

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Latest New Routes

The Ocean's Bones
 Interesting little line in the bouldering ar...

6c Gymnastic climbing leads up the centre of the o...

Poker - Direct Start
Climb the groove and arête between Poker and Heart...

Lake District rock. Climber Brian Davison: Photo Nick Wharton.

Latest Walks

Beinn Bhan, Glen Loy
Beinn Bhan from Glen Loy Start/Finish Inverskilav...

Meall na Teanga and Sron a'Choire Gharbh
Meall na Teanga and Sron a' Choire Gharbh from Chi...

Beinn Odhar Bheag and Beinn Mhic Cedidh
Beinn Odhar Bheag & Beinn Mhic Cedidh from nea...

The new Memorial Plaque on Great Gable and the Royal Engineers who carried it up and fitted it

Fell & Rock Climbing Club Of The English Lake District Limited
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