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'  


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, usually 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 one-off £35 Indoor or £45 Indoor + Outdoor membership, by clicking the "JOIN THIS GROUP" button. Hope to see you climbing!



Firstly, if you or anyone you know have been struggling with coming out of isolation, the club would be happy to support you, member or no. Please sling us a message for a chat if you need it, or come along for a socially-distant climb to get out the house. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are wary of the implications climbing creates for spreading Covid, for example while travelling for events in shared transportation or through shared equipment from our equipment storage. We will do everything in our power to give you the confidence to climb safely and covid-free.

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


When and Where?

Monday - 9:00 - Strength and Conditioning - Sport BU

Wednesday - 14:00-16:00 - Bouldering - The Project Climbing Center

Thurday - TBD - Top Rope & Lead - Parthian Climbing Center

Sunday - 17:45 - 19:45 - Bouldering - The Project Climbing Center


Meet the Committee

President:  Aaron Jones
Team Captain / Equipment: Molly Bridger
Health & Safety:  Finley Underhill
Treasurer:  Brandon Plowman-Gaule
Communication & Events:  Luke Richfield


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