LUMC always has loads going on, and it's up to you to join in with as much or as little as you like! We take pride in being an inviting and friendly club, there's no requirement on skill, attendance or otherwise. All we ask is you enjoy yourself and help the rest of the club have a good time too! Take a look through the rest of this page to see what we like to get up to, or check out the activity specific pages to learn a bit more about the different sports.
Joining The Club
To join in with club activities you need to be a member (excluding the Wednesday beginners' sessions at the start of term). Annual membership is £15 before the first full weekend trip and £18 after it. Joining the club also lets you borrow gear from our stores and signs you up to our weekly newsletter so you can keep in the loop with all the exciting things we have planned. Please click here to register and pay for membership.
We aim to always have plenty on offer so make sure to pay attention each week to what's going on. Don't worry if it all looks a bit busy though, just join in with what you want to!
Every Wednesday afternoon we have cheaper entry to the University climbing wall so this is often a good time to find us there. For the first 3 weeks of term this is also when we run our beginners' sessions to teach people the basics. These sessions are free (though you still need to pay wall entry) and you don't need to be a member so make sure to sign up and give it a go! (The sign up will be on the LUSU website closer to the time.)
Every Thursday evening we travel to either Boulder UK or Kendal Wall. These trips leave at 5:30pm and usually return just before 10pm. These trips are super social and a fantastic way to get involved with the club. If you are just joining us we'd really recommend these trips to get to know some new people and practise your climbing skills.
Our weekend trips rely a bit more on the weather and the availability of leaders but we aim to have a trip every fortnight or usually more often. Trad, sport, bouldering, ghylling, winter climbing and more are all on the cards for these trips so they are a great chance to try something new. Want to go somewhere in particular? Let us know!
Sign-up forms for trips are on the homepage of the website, and a link will be posted in the Facebook group every week. Your space in the minibus/car is not reserved until you have paid for the trip, and spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pay on the LUSU website; each trip will be listed seperately and we may have a few up at once so make sure you book onto the right one! Message an exec member if you have any issues with the online payment and we can arrange an alternative.
Generally, we have pick-ups both in town (Dalton Square) and on campus (Hitchhikers' Post) at around 8:00-8:30am on the day. The drop-off points are as above, but we may be able to stop elsewhere (if it's convenient for the driver); this is usually around 7:00 pm. Please note that these are general rules, and will vary from week to week, all correct details will be on the newsletter and the sign-up form.