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We are Royal Holloway's Climbing Society. We climb indoors twice a week at Blue Spider in Guildford and Hang. in Hounslow. We also organise several termly outdoor trips and a summer climbing holiday!

Our usual timetable of outdoor trips is Wales in Term 1, Cheddar Gorge/Peak District in Term 2, and Portland in Term 3. This offers you a great opportunity to transfer all that practice from our weekly indoor sessions onto real rock. We have a number of experienced members and committee members that are able to show you the ropes (if you’ll excuse the pun)!

For those showing the most potential and who like competing, we also participate in the London University Bouldering Event.


Purchasing a membership to our society gives you a BMC student membership of an affiliated BMC club and gives you insurance for climbing with us. It also contributes to our club gear fund – giving you access to our pool of climbing gear, including climbing shoes, harnesses, ropes, and quickdraws.

Our membership costs £40.00 for the year – this covers BMC club membership, club gear and insurance. Sessions are a pay as you go system of:

  • Wednesday Sessions: £3.00/2.50¹ for transport + £7.50 wall entry at Blue Spider
  • Friday Sessions: A train ticket to Hounslow + £8.50 wall entry to Hang.

You only pay for the sessions you want to go to!

The membership allows you to join us on our weekly climbing sessions and our club trips, which normally run termly.

You do not need to buy a membership before your taster session, as we think it is fair for you to have a chance to give it a go before you buy membership.

1. The price will be £3.00 per session however ten sessions of transport can be brought for £25.00 bring the price down to £2.50 a session.

Events and Activities

During term time, we climb every Wednesday afternoon at Blue Spider in Guildford, and every Friday evening at Hang. in Hounslow. To join us, you comment on the relevant sign-up post on our Facebook page, ‘Royal Holloway Climbing Club’. You must then check back the day before the session to see if your name is on the list. To find more information on this, please see our Facebook page.

Our Club socials include regular pub nights, termly cocktail parties, pub quizzes, a fancy Christmas Meal, Come In Your Kit (an SU night), fun challenge nights, as well as some more relaxed evenings such as Pancake night and movie nights.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about joining the club, please message our Facebook or Instagram page.

We have created a dedicated Messenger group chat for you to meet our returning members and to meet other new members – please ask to be added to this group chat by messaging our Facebook page.



  • Climbing Standard Membership£40.00
  • Alumni Membership - with BMC Membership£35.00
  • Alumni Membership - without BMC Membership£15.00


  • 10 Transport Top-Up£25.00
  • 1 Transport Top-Up£3.00
Events Secretary
Jamie Layfield
Gear Secretary
Michael Gracey
Alexia Coburn
Alex Hayes
Social Secretary / Welfare Secretary
Chris Mann
Adam Beardsmore