About the club

Who we are

Grafham Climbing Club is a friendly and inclusive climbing club, welcoming climbers of all abilities across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.

 

We aim to provide our members with a safe, friendly and sociable environment in which to learn, develop and progress climbing skills both indoors and out.

 

We are an independent club with BMC affiliation and exist with the kind support of the Grafham Water Center.

Where we meet and opening times

We meet weekly on Wednesday nights between 7 and 9:30pm at the Grafham Water Centre in Perry near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

  • 10m indoor wall

  • 20+ routes Grade 4a to 7b

  • 6 top (bottom) ropes
  • 8 lead lines

  • slab, vertical and overhang sections

  • Bouldering and warm up area

  • Professionally set routes

  • New routes every 13 weeks

What we do

Although we meet weekly at the climbing wall we also make trips to other nearby walls and outdoor venues for bouldering, sport and trad climbing.

During the sunnier months of the year we meet at various crags in the Peak District, Lake District, North Wales, the South Coast and beyond.

We're also a sociable bunch, meeting up for climbing film nights, pub nights and the occasional BBQ.

How to join

 

We welcome new members throughout the year from all ages and abilities. The best way to see if membership is for you is to join us on a club night and see how it works. Prior to joining the club you will be asked to complete a membership form confirming you are able to put on a harness properly, tie into a rope with a suitable climbing knot and belay another climber safely.

 

If you are completely new to climbing and would benefit from a beginners course, then the Grafham Water Center runs a number of introduction to climbing courses throughout the year which we highly recommend.

 

Membership of the Club is only open to individuals who recognise that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Members shall be aware of and accept these risks and agree to be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

Under 18's

Under 18s are very welcome however they must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times during any climbing session including trips away from the centre. Under 18’s must have “Disclaimer” signed by a Parent/Guardian on joining.

Costs

Each climbing session costs £5 which goes towards the cost of using the centre's wall and facilities.

Our annual membership fees are below. Annual membership runs from January to December and includes BMC club membership.

2019 costs:

  • Adults (over 18) - £18/ year

  • Under 18s - £12/ year

  • Students - £14/ year

For more information on becoming a club member, please join us on a club night and speak to a committee member or contact us.

Read our Constitution and rules

Download our membership form

Read our conditions of use

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Grafham Climbing Club is an independent, BMC affiliated climbing club based out of the Grafham Water Centre in Perry, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

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