We are a hundred strong society and have members from all ages and faculties across the whole university. If you are new to climbing or an old hand please come and climb with us.
We climb indoors in London and run numerous trips per year, including the Peak District, North Wales, Portland, 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 always have socials to keep our members entertained! Add us on facebook to keep up to date.
If you have any questions or queries feel free to send us an email.
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 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 sponsors this year for their support!
Find out the latest results on KCLMC News
Feel free to contact us if you want to enter LUBE or want more information!
President Alex Hale
Vice President Pete Colledge
Secretary Carmel Rosin
Treasurer Roz Lees
Gear Secretary Arthur Palmer York
Competition Secretary Daniel Ayers
Trip Secretarys Tom Davenport, Lok Harvey
Social Secretary Tobias Whetton
Merchandise Secretary Alec Phillipps
Hillwalking Secretary Sam Hardie
Alumni Secretary Sam Vaughan
Not sure where to go climbing? If you are part of KCL you are welcome to join us for a free taster session.
Keep your ears to the ground, we run them in January and September of every year.
Want to climb now? Send us a message on our facebook page! See below for the climbing centres we currently go to:
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.
On Wednesday we all travel there together from Macadam, arriving from 2pm onwards. With sports night later on, it is the most thought about day of the week!
Undoubtably one of the best bordering walls in London, this wall is one of three run by Arch Climbing.
Building One is the home to our bouldering team who will be there most days, sweating out all of the stress from uni. On Friday's entry is only £5, and there are various student discounts.
On Fridays we all climb together from 5pm, often with a social to the local pub afterwards. Its a great way to have a relaxed Friday evening.
Want to come more frequently?
Borrow our harnesses, crampons and anything else from our gear locker?
Then become a member and get BMC insurance included!