Frequently Asked Questions

Here's some common questions you might want answering. Need more info? Get in touch with the exec via the facebook group, or by emailing lumcclimbing@gmail.com!

Q: Where is Hitchhikers' Post?

A: This is the usual point for pick-ups/drop-offs for club trips, by the main roundabout onto campus (It looks a bit like a bus shelter)

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Q: Where is the gear shed?

A: Underneath SPAR, next to Go Burrito. There are a set of doors marked Slaidburn House

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Q: Can anyone join the climbing team?

A: We hold team trials in freshers' week which is open to everyone, so feel free to come and try out! The team captains then select the team! Team training is twice a week at the Sports Centre, you must be a club member and have at least Bronze Sport Plus membership.

Q: Are the team training sessions open to everyone?

A: No, these sessions are only available for the team members

Q: Do you need to be a club member to go on trips?

A: Yes, unfortunately this is  a requirement from the Students' Union. You can become a member Here

Q: Does being a club member mean you can climb for free at the uni wall?

A: No, the club is not affiliated with the university wall. Concession is £7 (unless you have  a gold gym membership).  Club members do get cheaper entry on Wednesday afternoons at £3.50.

Q: What kit do I need to bring?

A: It's important to be well prepared for every trip, so make sure to check the weather forecast the day before and the morning of the trip. Below is a general list but we mainly ask you to bring some common sense and prep well!

General Trip (Winter)

  • Waterproof coat

  • Warm clothing

  • Hiking/waterproof boots

  • Head torch and spare batteries (Important)

  • Waterproof/quick-drying trousers

  • Food and water

  • Warm hat and gloves

  • Decent waterproof rucksack and dry bag

  • Spare clothing (Socks most importantly)

General Trip (Summer)

  • Waterproof coat

  • Warm clothing

  • Hiking/waterproof boots

  • Food and water (Water is vital!! We could have long walk-ins at high altitude)

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun cream