Climbing Club

Keep fit as well as being a social, relaxing and accessible sport. At Queen Mary, we want to introduce as many people as possible to the world of climbing and ensure that it’s as enjoyable an experience as possible by taking part in regular outdoor trips, socials and competitions as well as constantly developing our climbers abilities through our training sessions.

We've always taken pride in being a friendly and inviting club that's open to climbers of all abilities, including complete beginners. We meet regularly at Mile End Climbing Wall three times a week on Mondays and Fridays at 6pm and Wednesdays at 3pm, though if you can only make some of these sessions that’s not a problem. We would love to get more beginners involved as we offer a no pressure atmosphere where you can progress at your own pace with the help of more experienced members if you want it. We also offer opportunities for more advanced climbers to compete in BUCS as well as other local competitions if the interest is there.

In previous years our trips included day trips to Southern Sandstone, weekend reading week trips to the Peak District and Portland, as well as end of year trips abroad and we hope to offer even more outdoor climbing in the 2016/17 season. If you’re interested in having a go at an exciting and growing sport as well as being a part of an active and social club, then why not come along to one of our sessions to see if it's for you.


Taster Session

Provisional Date:

  • 3pm on the Wednesday after Welcome Week.
  • Shoe hire and changing rooms are available so just bring appropriate clothing, the
  • price and details will be confirmed on our facebook page closer to the day


  • To start out climbing you don’t need anything but clothing that allows you to
    stretch! As time progresses we recommend club members to purchase shoes and chalk, all other equipment is provided by the club.

Commitment levels required:

  • We don’t require any level of commitment, if you can come to every session great, if we see you a few times a year you will still be just as welcome!

Weekly training:

  • Mile End Climbing Wall
  • We meet at Mile End Wall on a Monday (6pm), Wednesday (3pm) and Friday (6pm) every week, full training details are on our Facebook page

  • Other info: Shoe hire available from Mile End but your own shoes are required on trips and recommended for use at the wall. The club will organise a 20% off day for shoe purchase at Rock On climbing shop located at the wall. The club will provide all necessary equipment for trips and for in the ropes bay including ropes, harnesses, belay plates, carabiners, bouldering mats and trad equipment to set up anchors. 


BUCS, and local, less formal climbing competitions.

How to get Involved:

  1. Like the Facebook page and get in contact with the club committee members.
  2. Attend the taster session - this first session is free!
  3. Purchase your subs - at the Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel) or online.
  4. Enjoy! Take part in the sessions, and compete in the matches.

Font Trip

Members can buy their tickets here.

Drivers can buy their tickets here.

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.

Contact Details

President - Stuart Wells (QMRCC@gmail.com)


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