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Queuing for Classics on the Bank Holiday in Snowdonia

This weekend a few of us headed up to Snowdonia to get on some of the most classic climbs in Wales. Here are a few photos to show what we got up to (plus a poem we found in the toilet of the hut) : And a charming little ditty: read more

Website Updates!!

Website Updates! Our website's undergoing a few upgrades leading into the new 2017-2018 academic year. For those of you interested (if any), read on to find out what's now on offer on the website. 1. Sync your Favourtite Calendar Apps with the SUMC Calendar As the title suggests, you can now keep up to date with all the events on our calendar through your favourite calendar manager such as Google Calendar or Outlook, Apple iCalendar. The file format is a .ics file so should work with any client able to ... read more

Sea Cliff Climbing

Most of us have now finished for the summer and will be heading out for some well-deserved climbing. UKC and the BMC have made some blogs about sea cliff climbing. Here’s my summary of them and a lovely picture of Rob from our trip in Gower back in November: Check the Regional Access Database (RAD - https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/RAD/ ) to see if there are restrictions to where you can climb - to protect wildlife etc. also try not to destroy too much vegetation when climbing Check the weather forecast Check the ... read more

SUMC AGM Committee Positions

President The main role in the committee. You take care of the rest of the committee and drive the direction and atmosphere of the club for the year. You can use this role however you see fit, running your own projects which you feel will improve the club for all its members. You will be the primary face of the club, answering emails from affiliate organisations and many new members to the club. It helps to have a passion for climbing, this club, and persuading all the new freshers in ... read more

BUCS 2017

Well the BUCS championships 2017 trip went by this weekend in a surprisingly pleasant, entertaining few days, here's a small summary of the weekend in the hope of education the masses on the working of climbing competitions, something I'm often asked. BUCS has always been a relatively awkward experience. With a closing date for entries well before we usually even start thinking about competitions it always makes for a slightly panicked day, climbers who forgot they were even going to be there competing with unis who seem to base their ... read more