The club was formed in 1987 by a small group of keen climbers, since when it has grown to a healthy size and become affiliated to the British Mountaineering Council. It exists to bring together rock climbers, mountaineers and adventurous hill walkers in the Yeovil area, providing companions with a common interest in the sport.
Of course you can climb alone and people often do, but it’s safer and for most people a whole lot more fun to go with a partner or in a small group. We have members of all ages and with a wide a range of abilities.
The club runs monthly climbing meets and provides opportunities for longer trips in the UK and abroad. The monthly meet will be either a day trip to a local climbing area or a weekend away, perhaps to the Welsh mountains or a more distant rock climbing venue. Accommodation for weekend trips may be camping or a climbing club hut.
Traditionally meets have always gone out irrespective of weather. If climbing is impossible then a challenging and wet navigation exercise on Dartmoor may be the alternative, or the coast path, or Bristly Ridge on Glyder Fach if we’re in Wales. There’s usually something that can be done.
Abroad there is generally an opportunity to climb in the Alps during the summer, or perhaps the Pyrenees or the Dolomites, all of which have had a visit from us in recent years.
Between the framework of ‘official’ meets members make their own arrangements and it is usually possible to find a weekend climbing companion from amongst the members.
The Club has a climbing evening once a week, either at a local quarry in summer or a climbing wall during the winter, generally, as with most meets, followed by a trip to a local pub.
If you are interested in joining our club please see the information on the Membership page.