Climbing and mountaineering has always been about exploration. Trips, whether a weekend away in the Peak District or three months in the Himalaya have been pivotal to the development and history of climbing.
At KCLMC we strive to ensure that the opportunity to explore the outdoors is there for every member. Our monthly trips around the UK during term time and our trips abroad during the holidays have allowed members to gain skills in all facets of outdoor climbing. From bouldering to winter climbing and everything in-between, there is always something new to learn. So whether it's your first time climbing on a top rope at Harrison's Rocks or your first time placing a bird beak please come an enjoy the world of outdoor climbing with us.
A KCLMC mountaineer approaching the ridge of Stob Ban during a trip to Scotland.
A KCLMC member sport climbing at Schartenfluh in Switzerland
A KCLMC climber on Flying Butress Direct (E1 5b), Stanage Popular
Membership of KCLMC allows you to come on any KCLMC trip as well as get access to £30,000 worth of gear. This is a great opportunity for members to get out into the hills and the mountains for relatively little cost.
Our gear cupboard consists of
Trad racks - including cams, wires, hexes, quickdraws, carabiners and slings
Ropes - both single ropes for indoor and outdoor climbing as well as half ropes for traditional and alpine climbing
Sport climbing gear - including sport climbing quickdraws and slings
Alpine climbing gear - including crampons, ice axes, ice screws, deadman's and emergency shelters
Camping gear - such as tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats and stoves.
A photo taken by a KCLMC member on an alpine route in Ailfroide valley, where KCLMC go every summer.