Many of you are traveling quite the distance to to attend this year's Women's Climbing Symposium (some internationally!) and we're so glad that you are - we can't wait to see you there!
To help you plan your WCS22 weekend we chatted to three local members of the women's climbing community for the beta on where to stay, climb, get a brew...all the most important things of course!
In the first of our series, The Climbing Hangar Route Setter Emily Vandenthorpe kicks us off with her recommendations for Exeter, Dartmoor and beyond!
route setter for the climbing hangar exeter & the climbing hangar plymouth
Aside of the amazing food at the Hangar café (including pizzas, toasties, cakes and so much more) one of my favourite places to eat is Puerto Lounge on the quayside - they do amazing burgers and tapas. On The Waterfront is also on the quayside and they do amazing pizzas.
There are a few hotels around St David's station which is approximately a 30 minute walk away from the wall, or you may be able to get an Air Bnb on the quayside!
A post WCS drink:
Double Locks isn't too far down the river from The Climbing Hangar, Exeter and is in such a beautiful location.
There is so much climbing to be done in the South West. Some of my favourite places are:
Torbryan and Anstey's Cove.
Tintagel, Hartland and Dartmoor.
IN CASE OF WET WEATHER:
The Climbing Hangar Exeter has a pretty good gear shop for shoes, clothes, bouldering pads, chalk bags and chalk but there are other shops around, including Taunton Leisure up in town.
Other walls in the area include The Quay Climbing Centre (amazing lead climbing) which is about a 15 minute walk from The Climbing Hangar Exeter. And of course - The Climbing Hangar Plymouth is always worth a visit too.
Places to get a brew:
The Hangar Café is always popular with lots of sitting space overlooking the climbing area. There are also so many cafés along the quayside, including Veg Box, a lovely plant based café with lots of cakes, milkshakes and delicious cofee.
Walks along the quayside are lovely, and visits to the moor and coast are a must!