NEWMC is grateful to some of the following companies and organisations for helping us to offer our members the best deals on all things climbing.
The Orange House
The Orange House is the Spanish Mecca of Climbing. Established in 2003, they’ve been providing Climbers from across the UK, and the World with Accommodation a stones throw from some of the best Sport Climbing in Europe.
The Orange House have been great to NEWMC in offering us heavily discounted accommodation when we’ve run our club trips to the Costa Blanca. The quality of their rooms is second to none, and the atmosphere amongst the climbing community always present at the house makes the whole stay something to remember. And as if it wasn’t good enough already, the couple who own and run the place are dedicated climbers themselves, meaning that they completely understand what it is that climbers are looking for in a hotel, and how best to deliver it!
Rjukan Hytte og Caravanpark
The Rjukan Area in Norway has become well known across Europe in recent years for its magnificent waterfalls which give a high concentration of ice climbs of all difficulties. Rjukan Hytte provide lodge accomodation just outside the town of Rjukan, but perfectly situated for travel to all the main Ice Climbing areas in the Region.
Rjukan Hytte has been the holiday home of choice for the last three club trips to Rjukan. The Hosts Mirjam and Ruud Van Lienan are great folks, always doing their best to give you all the help and advice you could need to make your holiday to Norway a good one. Whilst being small and simple, the lodges are all you need for a Climbing Holiday, and are always beautifully warm to return to in the evening. If you do decide you want a few extra luxuries, they have some more modern cabins available, but the experience of staying in the traditional Norwegian huts just contribute to the great experience that Rjukan can be.
Indoor Climbing Centres
NEWMC regularly visit indoor Climbing Centres, for weekly meetings and as a great training aid. the main centres that we visit are linked to below, for more information, speak to the Climbing Officer, any of the more experienced members of the club, or contact the centres directly by their contact details.
Plas Power Adventure
Plas Power Climbing Centre is the Spritiual Home of the North East Wales Mountaineering Club. It is the first centre that all of our new members are introduced to, and while they may become inspired by some of the larger centres on our tours, members are always keen to return to Plas Power for its unique challenges and climbing atmosphere.
Centre Manager Ian Walton has been highly supportive of the club since our formation, waiving wall membership for NEWMC members, and always being on hand to offer advice and assistance to members when he sees them climbing.
Awesome Walls, Liverpool, Stockport and Stoke
Awesome Walls Climbing Centres have developed over the past few years to be possibly the largest ‘chain’ of climbing centres in the UK, whilst maintaining a friendly atmosphere and not getting embroiled in their own success. The two climbing Centres, Liverpool and Stockport offer some unique features, including a huge overhanging lead wall and the tallest climbing wall in the UK. Awesome Wall’s third centre, in Stoke on Trent is a bouldering specific centre, offering those who enjoy bouldering problems a new challenge, the huge roof and abundance of highball routes make an amazing experience for any aspirant or experienced boulderer.
DMM Climbing Ltd
With their factory located in the heartland of British Climbing, Llanberis, North Wales, DMM hold the accolade of being the only manufacturer of Climbing Equipment still completing all construction stages of their gear in the UK (Wales to be precise) With nearly 3 decades of manufacturing Mountaineering Gear, DMM are always at the forefront of design, pushing the boundaries and innovating new and revolutionary products to market so that climbers can climb safer and harder.
DMM have been supplying the Club with all its communal club equipment since our formation. Thanks to DMM’s continual support we’ve been able to promote climbing to new members who haven’t got their own gear, allowing the new members to borrow kit as they learn the basics.
Mammut have enabled many members of the club to equip themselves with some of the best equipment is available to mountaineers, at prices that cannot be rivaled by even the most basic of clothing producers. Mammut also provide some non-clothing accessories, including Headtorches, Bouldering Mats and Slackline Kits.
Metolius are a US based climbing equipment manufacturer, and whilst being more expensive than the competition, they do offer an exceptional level of quality in their gear.
Metolius can provide members of the Mountaineering Club with the standard climbing gear, such as Nuts and Cams, but they also offer a number of other, more specialist gear, including quite a lot of training aids, such as finger boards and strenght training devices. In addition to these training aids, they are specialists in Big Wall Gear, such as portaledges and Aid Climbing Equipment.