Tal Y Braich Closed for COVID

After much deliberation and feedback from club members, WMC committe have closed down the use of Tal Y Braich, the club hut in Deniolen, North Wales, for the forseeable future. This is in line with the current home office advice against all but necessary travel and follows suit of many BMC affiliated club huts.

Those with hut bookings over the coming weeks will be contacted by our bookings secretary Mike to discuss getting your deposit refunded.

Here’s the message from our club chairman Dave Wilkinson:

Dear members, Following Uncle Boris’s closure instructions today for pubs etc, that means that the Tuesday evenings at the Old Western are hereby discontinued till further notice. The closure notice did not extend to climbing walls – Boris may not even be aware of their existence. However, Mike at Wolf mountain has contacted me to say that they are now closed. Moreover, your committee have sadly decided to close Tal y Brach, so all members please stay away. The only exception to this is the hut warden for essential repairs and maintenance, and anyone acting on his instructions. The purpose of these closures is to slow the spread of the Corona19 virus, so please stay away for the benefit of all. We will let you know as soon as re-opening is possible.  Regards, Dave.

So to confirm, now Tal y Braich is closed. That is in addition to the Great Western pub for our Tuesday meets and Wolf Mountain for our weekly indoor session.

We know you will be, but please consider others even when making outdoor trips as there are already reports of popular cragging venues being overcrowded with climbers. Remember, it’s not just the risk of COVID transmission amonst apparently healthy individuals, it’s the extra burden you could be placing on local healthcare should you have an accident while on the rock.

All being well, we’ll open the hut again as soon as we are able to – so keep tabs with us on the blog or on our facebook page here.

Thanks all – and stay safe!

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