Climbing Club

Why Join Us?

1) Great way to create some incredible friendships 

2) Climbing is a fun sport for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or an absolute pro 

3) We're friendly, inclusive, we play hard and climb harder

What do we do?

We are the 5 star Bournemouth University Climbing Club, run by students for students. You don't need to have any experience to join, climbing is a fun sport for everyone! Climbing is flexible - our sessions are drop-in - you don't need to come to every single one or for the full amount of session time. We welcome students and staff from BU and AUB. We have won several awards over the years at the SUBU Activities Awards 'Most Improved Club', 'Club with the Best IDEAs'  and 'Club of the Year'  

We currently boulder (short walls, no ropes) on Wednesdays at 5-7pm and Saturdays 6-8pm at The Project Climbing Centre in Poole, where club members get a discount entry rate of £4 per session (half price entry).

We also top rope and lead climb at Bournemouth Climbing. The club times are Tuesdays  7-10pm and is discounted to £3.50 (CASH ONLY) per session for club members. We don't all meet every week at this climbing center, but feel free to post in the Facebook group to find a buddy to belay with! We have equipment which can be lent to members for free at these sessions. To climb at Bournemouth Climbing center you need to pass their test which consists of harness fitting, knot tying (Figure-eight knot) and belaying. If you don't know how to rope climb - not to worry! There are rope climbing courses in which you will be taught the basics so you can rope climb competently. 

We organize and run climbing trips all year round to popular indoor climbing centers around the country, Calshot, Boulder Shack, Reading Climbing Center and hopefully some new centers. We also conduct outdoor excursions to Winspit and Portland for fun outdoor climbing days over the weekend.  

As a club we compete in SWUBS (South West Universities Bouldering Series) and BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport). This gives members the chance to test their bouldering skills against local and national clubs and a great way to meet new climbers. 

We organise and run climbing trips to large popular indoor climbing centres around the country, as well as conduct excursions outdoors when the weather is nice - with equipment hire included! Memberships also include insurance cover by the BMC.



To get these member benefits, please join by paying the annual £35 subscription by clicking the "JOIN THIS GROUP" button. Hope to see you climbing!


Key Events


Due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, all club events, socials and meet ups are currently cancelled until further notice. We will update you all in due course as things change and if you have any questions feel free to message us through email, facebook or instagram.

Stay safe all and follow advice from the University and the NHS.


When and Where?

The below weekly events are currently cancelled until further notice due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic

Bouldering, Wednesdays, 5pm-7pm, Project Climbing Centre, Poole
Bouldering, Saturdays, 6pm-8pm, Project Climbing Centre, Poole
Top Rope & Lead Climb, Tuesdays, 7pm-10pm, Harewood College, Bournemouth

Strength and Conditioning, Monday and Thursday, Sport BU (See Facebook poll for sign up each week)

Meet the Committee

President:  Aaron Cooper - Jones 
Team Captain / Equipment: Matthew Abraham
Health & Safety:  Rebecca Watson
Treasurer:  Brandon Plowman-Gaule
Communication & Events:  Patrick Day


Go to AUB and want to climb? Join the AUB Climbing Club here!