We are a new sports society aimed at everybody from first-timers to experienced climbers. The climbing society provides an opportunity to challenge yourself, build your fitness level and get involved in our weekly socials in a relaxed, no-pressure environment with students from a range of courses and backgrounds.
Currently, our main focus is bouldering which is climbing without the need for ropes or harnesses on shorter walls which is perfect if you’re not a fan of heights. We also offer opportunities to boulder outdoors, finishing with a fun-filled week-long summer outdoor bouldering trip to Fontainebleau in France.
Our regular climbing sessions are on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at Ravenswall near Ravenscourt Park Station in Hammersmith which is roughly 35 minutes from UWL St. Mary’s Road campus. It is usually possible for someone to meet you at Freddie’s bar at 6 p.m. to travel together if you’re unsure how to get there (just drop us a message). There are also opportunities to climb on other days and at different climbing walls depending on availability, this is arranged through our members’ Whatsapp group.
In addition, we meet up for regular socials including karaoke, open mic night, pub crawls and film nights.
(extended-length video: UWL Fontainebleau Climbing Trip 2022 - YouTube)
Your climbing society membership costs £40 and gives you access to our discounted entry rate at Ravenswall all day on Mondays and Fridays and every other day at off-peak times. The entry rate at Ravenswall for society members is £8.50 per climb which includes shoe rental and chalk. The regular peak-time student rate for those who are not society members is £16.80 (£13 plus £3.80 for shoe hire).
Non-members are welcome to come along on a Monday and climb with us although only members can get the discounted entry.
If you have any other questions feel free to send us a message on our Instagram page: @uwlclimbingsociety