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UWE climbing is a mixed club of easy going and friendly people, with the aim of going climbing and having as much fun as possible. We are here for anyone who wants to join regardless of age or ability. Don’t hesitate if you’re not sure how to climb or would like some help, we are all willing to offer advice ranging from how to get started with getting up a wall, to buying your first set of climbing shoes, to completing that really hard route you’ve been trying for months. We also gladly welcome experienced climbers to join and continue their training.

Our Sessions

In September we open our membership page, the cost of membership this year is £45. Once you join you can climb with us as often as you want, so you can take on as much as suits you. There are various activities to take part in; bouldering, lead climbing, trad climbing and slacklining to name a few. Our typical schedule is as follows:

  • Monday evenings 5-7 - we gather at the Centre For Sport (CFS) on campus to use the top ropes wall, this is then followed by our club social after.
  • Wednesdays before 4pm – the club get discounted entry to the Church ( where we do some bouldering, top rope climbing and lead.
  • Thursday evenings 6-8 – we return to CFS for some more top rope climbing.
  • Fridays before 4pm – We have discounted entry for our members at the mothership ( where we do more bouldering.

These are obviously not the only times are members are up for a climb, within our group chat many members will announce throughout when and where they are going to climb as a welcome invitation for others to join them, so you can always be sure you’ll have a fellow UWE climber to climb with.

Also any time the weather is good enough, we try to make the most of it and get some outdoor day trips in. There are hundreds of crags in S. Wales and on the border that are appropriate for all skill levels and are all relatively near.

Do I need to own kit?

Not at all. During our on campus sessions, we can provide harnesses free of charge to use for the evening and climbing shoes are not necessary either. At our off campus sessions the centres will have shoes and harnesses available to rent for a reasonable price.

If you do want to invest in your own kit, we will host a kit day at a local store where you can drop in and we can help you pick out the right harness and pair of shoes for you. Don’t worry if you can’t make our kit day though, everyone will be more than happy to offer you advice on the best brands and many will be more than willing to take you to the stores to help you whenever your free.

You can find us on instagram at uweclimbing.