Mountaineering & Climbing

Welcome to the page of MACS; Royal Holloway’s mountaineering and climbing society. Whether you are a complete novice or an up and coming climbing expert, MACS has something to offer you. With weekly indoor climbing trips and socials, competitions, outdoor climbing trips across the UK and our incredible 2 week summer holiday, MACS has something for everyone. At the start of term we will be running regular taster sessions for anyone to come and give climbing a go. For more information about what MACS does and how you can get involved, come and find us at the Sports Fair during Welcome Week, at our Wednesday Social at 8pm, or contact one of the committee members. 


After a long day training, competing or sitting in lectures our socials are a chance for all our members to let their hair down and have some fun off the wall. We meet in Medicine or one of the local pubs every Wednesday from 8pm, as well as organising a number of social events throughout the year, like our roped pub-crawl and black tie Christmas dinner!

Social Media Links

Facebook Page:

Instagram: RHUL MACS



LUBE (London University Bouldering Event)

Training Times

Weekly Climbing

MACS climb once a week in term times;

Wednesdays at 2pm we take a minibus from the SU to a local climbing centre (usually White Spider, near Kingston) and we arrive back in time to go to the MACS social that evening (see above).

A sign up list for our weekly trips will be on our Facebook page, and in order to attend you must be a member of the club. 


As well as our weekly indoor climbing trips, MACS arranges a number of climbing trips throughout the year

Outdoor Trips

For more adventurous MACS members, we offer a number of outdoor day trips and weekend trips around the UK. Once we have finalised the dates then we will make the information available for the trips we will be running in 2018/19.

Annual Climbing Trip

At the end of the academic year MACS provides the opportunity to attend our two week climbing holiday! It’s always an amazing time and is the highlight of the year for all our members. Recent destinations have included;

2011 – Sardinia, Italy,

2012 – Ardeche, France,

2013 – Kalymnos, Greece,

2014 – Kalymnos, Greece,  

2015 – Sardinia, Italy,

2016 - Kalymnos, Greece,

2017 - El Chorro, Spain,

2018 - Kalymnos, Greece,

2019 - Kalymnos, Greece, 




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Student Opportunities

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Danielle Whitman
Caitlin Walsh
Social Secretary
Louise Riley
Philippa Leckie
Vice President
Sophia Hoeckle