Newsletter 07/10/2014


Hello everyone, welcome along to our first weekly newsletter! We're hoping from now on to bring you all of the club's news in one neatly wrapped package. And this being the start of term, we've got loads for you this week...

Cotswold Social

Next Thursday (16th October) we've got a private evening over at cotswold in Hedge End, for all your new climbing gear needs. There'll be loads of staff and opinionated SUMC members on hand to help you out too! And of course you'll have the standard SUMC 20% discount on everything full price.

We'll be organising cars and minibuses to get over there, for which we'll ask for the measly contribution of £1. we'll be meeting at uni at 1730, should be backl by 2030 at the very latest. To help orgnanise things, there's a signup live on the website, please sign up as soon as possible if you want to be there so we can get enough transport organised.

White T-Shirt Jesters Takeover

Also next Thursday is our White T-Shirt Jesters fundraiser. Tickets cost £2 and are available from Alex (see the facebook event All the money from the tickets we sell goes straight back into the club, so share with and invite all your friends!

Second Freshers' Meet

Can't believe one Freshers' Meet has already gone by, it was such a good weekend and hopefully you guys coming this weekend will have just as much fun. For old club members, if Robin has you down to help out over the weekend then you will have a space to get there. If anyone else is driving up, please let Ben know on The hut is the same as last weekend, Gorsey Brigg, Dronfield, S18 8UE.

Freshers! If you're registered to come this weekend, you should get an email with more info in the next 24 hours. Important details for now though are we'll be meeting on the Redbrick at 1730 on Friday. For info on what to bring, check out the meets info page on the website ( and if you've any more queries then drop us an email.

Pizza Night Social

Given the busy week next week, we thought we'd have a chilled one this week with a pizza night at Alex's. Bring pizza (or ingredients to make one) along from 1930, details on the facebook event:


As if you need reminding, the Malta signup goes live at 8am tomorrow morning! The full details are on the event page: Remember this is just the first 20 spaces going live, for those a bit unsure or who are waiting to see if climbing's for them, a further 10 spaces will be available in a few weeks, so no need to panic!

Indoor Reminders

At the time of writing, there are still 4 spaces available for the indoor trip on Thursday. Bus leaves at 1730 from the concourse, get on the website and sign up! The next trip will be Tuesday the 14th, signup info will be follow soon via email!

The beginners bouldering sessions are also beginning to fill up, if there's anyone who's keen and doesn't get a space then please give us an email and we'll see if there's enough psyche to organise a second run later in the term. Our first boulder night of the year will be a social climb this Monday at 7pm. If you're new to the wall or need a climbing partner, then pop down and meet us all!

Dates for your Diaries

8.00am Wed 08/10 - Malta Signup Live
7.30pm Wed 08/10 - Pizza Social
5.30pm Thur 09/10 - Indoor Trip
5.30pm Fri 10/10 - Freshers' Meet - Peak District
7.00pm Mon 13/10 - Social Boulder
5.30pm Tue 14/10 - Indoor Trip (Signup info to follow!)
5.30pm Thur 16/10 - Cotswold Social
9.00pm Thur 16/10 - Jesters White T-Shirt Night
7.30pm Mon 20/10 - Beginners Bouldering Course, Session 1

Skills Corner

Every week, we're going to try and bring you some of the highlights of the mountain of climbing resources on the internet (plus a few blogs of our own) to give you guys a chance to improve your skills and stay safe at the crag.

Just a quick one this week, especially useful for those coming this weekend. This excellent little article from UKC explains how we can just turn up to a crag and climb it using all of our own equipment. If you're a Fresher and have no idea what a 'leader' or 'seconder' is, then check it out, this is exactly how you'll be climbing as a team this weekend!

This email is far too long already, so we'll leave it there. What an awesome couple of weeks we've got coming up! Hopefully see you all around soon!

The Committee