Join Us

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Membership Benefits

  • Subsidised fortnightly weekend meets all over the country.
  • Subsidised transport to local indoor walls.
  • Discounted "club nights" at local climbing centres.
  • Weekly socials.
  • Annual Christmas Trip in Europe.
  • Use of the clubs extensive stores of climbing equipment.
  • Discounts from Cotswold, V12 and more!

We're also a BMC Affiliated Club, so you get all of these benefits too...

  • Civil Liability Insurance whenever you're climbing in the UK.
  • Access to BMC Travel Insurance
  • A copy of Summit magazine once a year, and all issues online.
  • Extra discounts with your BMC card.
  • Access to BMC Club Huts.
  • Access to BMC Training Courses and Workshops

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any experience to get involved?

Not at all, we welcome everyone whether you've climbed for years or you've never seen a rock before. Our experienced members are more than willing to help show new people how it all works. A lot of us hadn't climbed before we joined SUMC, so we're used to helping get new people into climbing!

Do I need to buy loads of expensive gear?

No, the club owns as much gear as you'll need to get climbing indoor or out and as a member you can borrow it whenever you need (except for when it's required for club events). A lot of members choose to buy their own shoes/harness etc as they get more into climbing and want to have something more comfortable, but there's no requirement to.

What happens on a weekend meet?

Our weekend meets run from the Friday evening to Sunday night. We've written a short guide to how they work here.

I'm coming on a weekend, what do I need to bring with me?

You kind find a basic kit list on our Meets Info page. If you don't have everything, don't worry, we can often find things for you to borrow, just get in touch with the Meets Secs.

How do I find out about upcoming events?

All upcoming events will be listed on this site, on the Events tab. You can also follow our updates via our Facebook Group and Page.

It's halfway through the year/I'm only here for a term, can I still get involved?

Yes, we do offer a discounted half-year membership through the SUSU Box Office. For more info get in contact with the Treasurer.

I'm not a University of Southampton student, can I still join?

Non-Southampton Students are more than welcome to join the club, but you should become a member of SUSU. For more info contact the Treasurer.

I've got more questions, where can I get help?

If you've got any more questions, drop us an email at If you prefer you can also send us a message through our Facebook page.