Climbing and Mountaineering

At NTU Climbing and Mountaineering we're all about getting out there and experiencing the outdoors. If you're interested in climbing or winter mountaineering, then this is the club for you. Whether you've been climbing for years or you are a total beginner, this club provides for all. We even have our own climbing wall situated in the Students' Union building at the City Campus.

We regularly run outdoor trips to many different locations. These are great opportunities to escape the city for a day and experience the thrill of outdoor climbing, whilst surrounded by stunning countryside. There are also amazing, well-established trips to Fontainbleau, Snowdonia and The Alps. The year culminates with a trip to the Alps, giving you the chance to see exciting new scenery and undertake incredible climbing.


We compete in BUCS with great success in previous years. We also had great success in our annual Bouldering varsity against University of Nottingham, where Jia Shen came first place overall in the mens.


NTU Climbing is a very inclusive club with an active social life. There is something for everyone and all are great opportunities to get to know fellow club members.

Coaching and British Universities and College Sports (BUCs)

All club sessions are led by Single Pitch Award (SPA) trained committee members. They will teach you everything you need to know in order to ensure you can participate safely at whatever level you are comfortable with.

This year there will be an opportunity for more advanced coaching for club members who want to compete at BUCS as well as weekly training sessions by all of our committee members giving a great opportunity to improve both strength and technique.

Facilities

The City site Students' Union building (SU) hosts a 10m climbing wall with routes ranging from easier 3+ grades for first timers, to harder 7a routes for more experienced climbers. The routes are changed every term. All routes are top roped with the opportunity for lead climbing.

The club has an extensive amount of climbing equipment which can be used by club members during organised sessions (see session times below) and trips. If you would like to try out the NTU Sport wall outside of club sessions, climbing gear can be hired from the gym.

Practice / meeting schedule

Monday: The club go to the Nottingham Climbing Centre from 7.30 pm until closing at 10 pm. Once you are signed up to the climbing centre (£3 lifetime membership) there is a discounted entry rate of £3.50 per session valid only on Monday evenings. Initially we meet at the SU and then walk to the climbing centre which takes about 20 minutes or you can meet us there. Climbing equipment will be provided by the club.


Wednesday: The NTU Sport wall will be open primarily for new climbers to be taught basic climbing techniques supervised by committee members. These sessions will run from 1pm – 4 pm weekly. This is the optimum time for new members to meet the club and learn how to climb. Climbing equipment will be provided.


Friday: The club meet at The Climbing Depot, which is an internationally recognised bouldering wall. We usually meet from 6 pm onwards. The Climbing Depot requires all members to join their own membership scheme and you will have to provide knowledge of basic bouldering safety. Once a member, a session is £5 and free pizza is provided at 8pm!
Outdoor Trips: We aim to run outdoor climbing trips as often as possible on Saturdays and Sundays, primarily to the Peak District. With longer climbing trips to North Wales, a week-long trip to Fontainebleau and a two week-long trip the Alps, as well as a coach lead winter mountaineering trip to Scotland.

Outdoor Trips: We aim to run outdoor climbing trips as often as possible on Saturdays and Sundays, primarily to the Peak District. With longer climbing trips to North Wales, a week-long trip to Fontainebleau and a two week-long trip the Alps, as well as a coach lead winter mountaineering trip to Scotland.

Taster session

Fresher's Week- We will be at the SU wall Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm for you to come along and try it out! Open to everyone, equipment will be provided.

How to join


You can join the club whenever for a fee of £65 at any point in the year.

Sports Kit information

No specific kit is needed, as you progress within the club you will gradually buy your own climbing shoes, harness, and belay plate etc but everything is available to hire or borrow if you do not own it. The secretary will design and sell the club kit every year, which is available for every member to buy.

Still need help?

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