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Climbing Club

Climbing and Mountaineering Club cover everything from indoor bouldering to mountain hikes.

We rock climb indoors and outdoors weekly, both bouldering and sport, with several hikes throughout the year. Look out for our bigger trips in the Winter and Summer breaks, too.

We also attend the South West University Bouldering Series competitions and hold a Varsity competition against Southampton. All abilities are welcome, and we provide all coaching, instructing, transport, and equipment needed for rock climbing as part of our membership.

The climbing may draw you in, but our weekly socials and charity fundraisers will keep you. Sound like fun? Give it a try.

Club membership - 22/23

You can join our club for the second half of the academic year for £70, this includes fixtures, travel and training sessions.

Training sessions

  • Monday 6.00pm-8.00pm
  • Monday 8.00pm-10.00pm
  • Friday 6.00pm-8.00pm
  • Friday 8.00pm-10.00pm

Please check with the club for suitable sessions to attend. Weekly local climbing centre sessions are run every Thursday evening.


One-off events and trips take place throughout the course of the year.

One-off travel costs for non-members

Non-members are welcome to attend our trips depending on availability. Make sure you get in contact with us to find availability, dates and spaces before buying a ticket.

Coach transport to Parthian (£7.50)

Transport to an away trip (£10)

Coach transport to Red Spider (£5)

Donate to the club

If you are looking to donate to our club, please use this link and click on Climbing.

Memberships to join our clubs for the 22/23 year are now open. Please note: For some clubs you would have needed to attend trials before purchasing a membership.

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PLAY Sessions

Lots of our clubs offer PLAY sessions, a more casual way to play without committing to a year membership. PLAY sessions are included with your Ravelin Sports Centre membership!

The sports included are:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Dodgeball
  • Fencing
  • Handball
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Taekwondo and Karate
  • Trampolining
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Get involved!

LGBTQ+ sports club guidance

We welcome all students to take part in non-competitive sports and we recognise the health and wellbeing benefits of being active. Competitive sports are bound by specific policies governed by the sport's National Governing Body which may be less inclusive. Please find below inclusion guidance for our club.

Mixed-gender Club Trans-gender Club Non-binary Club Gender-queer Club
Yes Partially Partially Partially

Play: Yes - anyone can take part in our Play sessions if you hold the relevant membership. Train: Fully Inclusive

Train: Fully Inclusive

Compete: Inclusivity dependant - contact competition organisers to discuss if non-gender conforming or transgender individuals can compete.