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Climbing Club

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

We have weekly climbing sessions, 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 - 2023/24

You can join our club for the second half of the 2023/24 academic year for;

  • Development (Technical Top Ropes and Bouldering): £47.50
  • Play: £32.50

We also have the option for a top-up membership for the Compete level. Contact the club if you are interested in moving up to the Compete level.

This membership will be available from Tuesday 9 January 2024.

Training sessions

  • Wednesday 2.30pm - 7.00pm
  • Saturday 5.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Sunday 5.00pm - 8.00pm

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.

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 23/24 year are now open. Please note: for some clubs you need to attend trials before purchasing a membership. Contact the club for more information.

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Play Memberships

Lots of our clubs offer Play Memberships, a more casual way to play without committing to a year membership. Most Play Memberships are £65 for the academic year (with some exceptions).

The sports included are:

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 Yes Yes Yes

Play: Fully inclusive

Train: Fully Inclusive

Compete: Some individual competitions are split into male and female categories, where transgender competitors can choose which category to compete in. Other competitions are team based or individually scored without gendered categories. 

See guidance on the BMC for more information.