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) at The Project Climbing Centre in Poole, where club members get a discount entry rate of £4 per session (half price entry) during set slots: Wednesdays 4pm-6pm, Wednesdays 6pm-8pm, Saturday 4pm-6pm, Sundays 4pm-6pm.

At the moment we rope climb as much as possible outside along the beautiful Dorset coast! If you already know how to rope climb and are keen to head out just drop a message in the group to find a belay buddy. If you're new to ropes then look out for a rope course coming up. 

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), BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) and LUBE (London Universities Bouldering Event). This gives members the chance to test their bouldering skills against local and national clubs and a great way to meet new climbers. 

We have equipment for you to use, now we just need you! Membership includes BMC insurance so we've got you covered, literally!


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?

Bouldering, Wednesdays, 4pm-6pm, Project Climbing Centre, Poole
Bouldering, Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Project Climbing Centre, Poole
Bouldering, Saturdays, 4pm-6pm, Project Climbing Centre, Poole
Bouldering, Sundays, 4pm-6pm, Project Climbing Centre, Poole

                  Bouldering sessions are limited to 20 student spots so make sure you get in there and book before they get filled up. Instructions on how are on The Project Climbing Centre's website.

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

Meet the Committee

President:  Rebecca Watson
Team Captain / Equipment: Finley Underhill
Health & Safety:  Jon Rowland-Orme
Treasurer:  Stanley Richardson
Communication & Events:  Ollie Williams


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