Guernsey Climbing Festival 2017

climbing, GMC, Guernsey, Trad

The Channel Islands Premier Climbing Festival

North Coast - Fort Doyle Bouldering

Guernsey’s First Boulder Problem in the 8th Grade

Bouldering, New Routes

With favourable conditions Chris Smith was tempted back to the island to give his multi-year project at Fort Doyle some attention.


Guernsey Climbing Festival 2016

climbing, GMC, Guernsey, Trad

The Channel Islands Premier Climbing Festival

South Coast - Les Tielles Bouldering

Les Tielles Bouldering

Bouldering, Guernsey

First Ascents by Chris Smith  at Les Tielles: 7A+   Schni Schna Schnappi 7B+   All on Anchor


Grendel’s Mother


After a number of session where more time was spent carrying mats than trying the problem, Chris and I finally sent the highball problem at Fort Le M.


Crocodile Racer

Bouldering, Guernsey

It took a few sessions and some understanding spotters but I final managed to do my project at Rousse which has become “Crocodile Racer” a three star problem which goes at about V6

North Coast - The Knife Bouldering

The Knife

Bouldering, Guernsey

Nathan and I made the most of a spring tide by heading out to the “Knife”. A new bouldering venue just off the West Coast. We quickly did all the obviously lines, definitely worth the long walk out. Check out the video for some of the highlights.

South Coast - Le Bigard - Le Bigard Stack

Saturday @ Le Bigard


Typical climbing at Le Bigard – Sunny slab climbing, birds nests on belays and James and Abi hanging about on the Lynx.


El Chorro 2011/2012

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Four friends barley make it to El Chorro to end 2011 on a high and start 2012 as they mean to go on!


To Hoy and Back


As it’s been a while since the last post I thought I’d finally finish off the video from the Hoy trip me Nathan and Chris went on.


The Congrelle, Guernsey’s finest DWS Venue


In the late 90s and mid naughties, on one of his many visits to Guernsey, Martin Crocker made a number of first ascents in the Congrelle.


Italy 2011


Just thought I’d give a quick heads up on the Italy trip. We’re basing ourselves in Nago Torbole at the Northern end of Lake Garda in an apartment above an ice-cream parlour :-).


Spain 2011!


As nobody in the club got an invite to the royal wedding we decided to take advantage of the April/May bank holidays by taking a sport climbing trip to sunny Spain!!! It was certainly a trip of firsts.




So much has happened since the last post so here is the highlights The Moon board at the Cave has been reset so go check it out Alpkit have kindly given us some goodies to brighten up the cave.


Club Social – Curry night!


This Friday is a ‘Bridge Pub Crawl and Curry’ night – full details have been emailed out, if you haven’t got the email then you obviously haven’t paid this years subs! Get in touch with me for further details, menu choices need to be give


2011 will be the year for Bouldering!


Hey all, Last week I discovered a Big Pile of boulders at Les Tielles, Me, Steve, Martin & James were the first on scene to try the new boulders and we weren’t dissapointed! It’s a cracking venue, it has lots of potential for some hard problems


The Bouldering Cave


Phase one of the Bouldering Cave is now officially complete! In brief it consists of the following The Brownie Board This is the board at the most gentle of angles (10-15 deg off vertical).


Lead Comp Results


With the news that the defending champion had decided not to enter the competition was blown wide open!!! That was until Mark Page found a certain someone’s score card a the bottom of his van! With a total of 53 new routes and a maximum of 10 point


GMC trip away to Jersey


On the 8th of october an elite team of Guernsey climbers, made up of Andy,Paddy,Chris & Nathan, were dispatched to Jersey to siege their hardest climbs. Well not quite the hardest, but we still had fun.


If In Doubt Run It Out


The motto “if in doubt run it out” was ringing in my mind as I eyed up my next bit of gear. It was a long way away and I was pumped out of my mind but “thats how you get routes done” I kept telling myself. I set off towards that next bit of gear.