KCLMC

King's College London Mountaineering Club
Welcome to our website

Who are we?

We are a hundred strong society, comprised of members from faculties across the university. If you are new to climbing or an old hand we'd love you to climb with us.

We climb indoors in London and run numerous trips throughout the year. Amongst our favourite destinations are the Peak District, North Wales, Portland, the French Alps, Fontainebleau and Spain.

Read our trip reports, hear about the latest results from our competitions and find out more on our KCLMC News page.

Every week we have socials to keep our members entertained! Join us on facebook to keep up to date. We're also on instagram and twitter.

New to KCLMC? Sign up here to hear about our taster sessions, socials and trips.

If you have any questions feel free to send us an email.

London University Bouldering Event

LUBE is a student run, not for profit, national bouldering competition. It is open to any university teams wishing to compete. It was started in 2010 by KCLMC in response to the lack of affordable bouldering competitions aimed at student teams. LUBE has come a long way since the initial single round competition to a 4 round annual competition across the Autumn and Winter months.

LUBE takes place over 4 rounds at prominent venues across London. Each university can bring up to 8 climbers (2x teams of three members (mixed) and 2 individuals). 25 routes are set out and climbers are given three hours to complete as many routes as they can. Prizes are awarded to the top three men and women at each round and the overall top three men, women and university teams at the final round.

LUBE 2016 Round Locations
VauxWall - 31/10/15
Craggy Island Sutton - 21/11/15
White Spider - 13/02/16 (No longer 6/02/2016)
The Reach on the 12/03/16 (No longer 05/03/2016)

We would like to thank our 2016 sponsors for their support!


Find out the latest results on KCLMC News

Please contact us if you would like to enter or sponsor LUBE

The Committee 2016-2017

President Daniel Ayers

Vice President Arthur Palmer York

Secretary Harriet Beattie

Treasurer Marco Carobene

Gear Secretary Luke Philbrooks

Competition Secretary Toby Thomas

Social Secretary Laura Mahoney Sánchez

Climb with Us

New to KCLMC? Sign up here to hear about our taster sessions, socials and trips.

If you are part of KCL you are welcome to join us at any point in the year. We run taster sessions in September and January.

Want to climb now? Send us a message on our facebook page or email us. See below for the climbing centres we currently go to:


Wednesday - Westway

The Westway Sports Centre is nestled in-between a knot of motorways in North Kensington and is home to some of the best lead climbing in Central London.

We climb here on Wednesdays from 14.30 onwards. Always followed by a social.


Friday - Building One

Undoubtably one of the best bordering walls in London, this wall is one of three run by Arch Climbing.

There is usually someone from KCLMC climbing at the Arch on each day of the week. On Fridays entry is only £5.

On Fridays we all climb together from 5pm, often with a social to the local pub afterwards. It's a great way to have a relaxed Friday evening.


The Castle

Another popular KCLMC wall: great variety of climbing and an excellent café.

Become a Member

Climb regularly and want to get involved in the club?
Then become a member.

Members can borrow our harnesses, ropes, bouldering pads, crampons and anything else from our gear locker.