London University Bouldering Event

What is LUBE?

LUBE is a student run, not for profit, national bouldering competition. LUBE takes place over 4 rounds at prominent venues across London.

Our ethos

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. It has become one of the largest, student run, national bouldering competitions.

Who can compete?

LUBE is a national competition open to any university team wishing to compete. Each university can bring up to 8 climbers (2x teams of three members (mixed) + 2 individuals). If you are interested in competing get into contact with the details given below.

Format of the competition

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 2018 Round Locations

  1. Stronghold 28/10/2017
  2. Craggy Island Sutton 25/11/2017
  3. The Reach 03/02/18
  4. HarroWall 03/03/2018

LUBE Sponsors

We would like to thank our 2018 sponsors below for their support!

Contact LUBE

Become a Member!

Student or staff, experienced or newbie climber, join us! Sign up below and then pay at KCLSU, standard membership is £36 (+ mandatory £3 KCLSU sports insurance). Don't worry we don't share your details, these are for insurance purposes only!

Membership Perks

For only £39 for a whole year get free access to our gear locker worth £30 000 of climbing equipment. Our membership also includes BMC insurance entitling you to discounts at leading outdoor retailers such as GoOutdoors and Cotswold Outdoor. As well as granting you access to our subsidised trips (what we are known for!), mad socials and tasty dinners.


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