Our 2018 events to help you get started club climbing outside with us:

Sunday 8 April Meet us and other prospective new members at the The Castle Climbing Centre (if you can tie-in without help and belay safely indoors) and afterwards at the Brownswood pub. Click to email: socialsec@themmc.org.uk to arrange to meet us. (Also click/tap ‘Meet Us’ and ‘Social’ for location and times).

If you can’t yet tie in and belay, ask about short courses at your local climbing wall, to get you up to speed.

Saturday 14th April 2018  (keep Sunday 15th in reserve in case of rain on Saturday). New members intro meet; join us for a day of outdoor top rope climbing at Bowles Rocks near Tunbridge Wells. Accessible by train for the day from London. For more details click/tap Meet Us and ‘Social’. Email socialsec@themmc.org.uk to get your name on the list. Again, you must be able to tie in and belay. Note, this is not a training event.

Sunday 3 June Meet us and other prospective new members at the The Castle Climbing Centre (if you can tie-in without help and belay safely indoors) and afterwards at the Brownswood pub. Email: socialsec@themmc.org.uk to arrange to meet us. (Also click/tap ‘Meet Us’ and ‘Social’ for location and times).

Fri night June 15 – Sun 17 We have arranged a group outdoor training weekend with a professional instructor, following the success of our 2017 courses. At a 1-6 ratio with the instructor, two days of instruction is £117 (if we run with four trainees it will be £145). We agree the content of the course with the instructor which supports you starting to club climb outside, initially as a competent outdoor top-rope setter and a trad’ or Sport ‘second’. You will meet others new to outdoor climbing and new to the MMC. The training is held on a club meet weekend so that you can meet existing members – we welcome you to join us for a curry on Saturday night to share stories of the day. It is a camping meet and we arrange car shares/ shared hire cars/ pick ups from the local rail station. See ‘Meet Us’ and ‘Meets’ for details.

After the great turnout and amazing weather at the Bowles Rocks event this year, 2 June training courses are now full with a 1:4 and a 1:6 ratio group set up for the weekend. However, due to continued interest from new members we may be able to run another training weekend later in the year. If you’re interested please email membership@themmc.org.uk

The base line prerequisite for the course is again, to able to tie in and belay indoors, so that the instructor can quickly move you all on to outdoor techniques.

  
The 2017 training team at Stanage Edge.

If you have any questions about your experience level and what you want to achieve, contact chair@themmc.org.uk for a chat.

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Other training options:
Check out Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Centre, as they offer a course specifically designed for you: Moving Out.