Climbing

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Queen Mary Climbing is one of the oldest clubs at the university to date. We are highly focused on outdoor activities and aim to go on multiple trips to outdoor locations throughout the year, with supervision from our experienced committee. Trip locations include; Sheffield/Peaks District, the Portland Cliffs and Fontainebleau Forest(France). 

These trips are very inclusive and so it doesn't matter if you are a brand new climber who's just started or a very experienced one who wants to climb hard routes outdoors, you are still welcomed and we would love for you to come along. 

Whilst we do have a high focus on outdoor climbing, we still do lots of indoor climbing and are keeping up with the changing rock climbing culture and the greater competition scene due to the advent of national and international climbing competitions in recent years. Our club competes in BUCS, which is an inter-university climbing competition and we are looking to enter and compete in other climbing competitions, due to our club expanding and doing a lot better. 

QMC is incredibly welcoming and all of our current members are very friendly, some still being new to climbing and some being life long climbers. Its super easy to meet people at the society by attending the weekly sessions three times a week at Mile End Climbing Wall (Monday - 5pm, Wednesday - 3pm, Friday - 5pm).

Joining Queen Mary Climbing is a great way to start a new sport to get physically fit and in shape, meet new people, go on great trips and, most importantly, have lots of fun!

 

Taster Sessions

Link to sign up here!

  • Monday 26th 5:00-7:00pm
  • Wednesday 28th 3:30-5:30pm

The sessions will be at Mile end Climbing wall; where we’ll give new climbers an intro to the sport and what they can expect.

Climbers will need to bring sports clothing and money; climbing shoes and chalk is provided by the club and the gym.

 

Training

Weekly training:

  • Mile End Climbing Wall on Monday at 5 pm and Wednesday at 3 pm

  • A new climbing gym in London on Fridays

We’ll be training three times a week as a group, mostly at Mile End Climbing Wall, which is a 5 minute walk from campus. Sessions are very informal and definitely not compulsory: we just organise them to have a specific time to meet and regularly go out after our sessions.

Competitions

  • BUCS

  •  LUBE (London University Bouldering Event)

Not all members will participate: we’ll hold selection processes closer to the dates of the competitions.

How to get Involved:

  1. Show up at Welcome Fair! We’ll be there in the Sports Hall on both days, and committee members will answer any questions you may have. 

  2. Join the Whatsapp group or our Instagram page to stay up to date

  3. Attend the taster session

  4. Purchase your subs - at the Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel) or online.

  5. Enjoy!

 

Personal Fitness

QMSU offers a gym on the Mile End campus, Qmotion, as well as a sister-gym in Charterhouse Square, Fitness to Practice, both with competitive student membership rates. This is ideal for students who want to purchase a gym membership - which is separate from a Club Sport subs - to improve and maintain peak physical fitness.

With every gym membership, you get a free 60 minute one-to-one session with trained instructors which includes:

  • A personalised gym programme tailored to your own fitness goals;
  • A full demonstration of exercise and techniques, and guidance on resistance machines;
  • Information and advice on nutrition;
  • A 60 minute review session every 6-8 weeks to re-evaluate and re-customise a new programme to avoid plateaus.

 

Cost

The cost of our membership includes:

  • Entry into competitions, both internal & external

  • Use of our extensive equipment (we have ropes, chalk, slacklines, portable hangboards, and more)

  • Subsidising trips to outdoor locations

  • Attending our socials

If you are unable to afford aspects of climbing, such as buying a pair of climbing shoes or other equipment, please contact us and let us know. QMC will support your application to QMSU for the Financial support fund, which subsidises costs associated with sport participation for students in financial hardship.

Note that the membership does not include membership to any climbing walls, as they are external facilities. A list of the prices of Mile End Climbing Wall, which we’ll go to the most, can be found here. https://www.mileendwall.org.uk/plan-a-visit/climbing-prices

 

Committee of 2022/23

President - Natalia Frazier(queenmaryclimbing@gmail.com)

Vice-President - Ed Addams 

Treasurer - Arthur Wong

No elections are currently running

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