APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP (Now on-line)
NOTE: If you are currently applying for membership then please continue using the links on the left. Your Proposer/Seconder can also continue.
The process of joining the Climbers’ Club is pretty simple and available on-line; like many other clubs we ask you to complete a short form and have a couple of current members propose and second you. You can click here to see examples of the forms we use. Don’t worry if you don’t know any members, all you need to do is come along to three meets so that you can meet members who can then propose and second your application (contact Meets Secretary). We have special Aspirant Meets which are specifically aimed at ensuring that you can meet a range of members and we recommend that you come to one if possible. We must be doing something right as our membership grows year on year and it is extremely rare for a member to resign from the club! There is no age limit for membership nor is there any limit on the total number of members; provided that you, your proposer and seconder follow our guidance notes and advice, your application will be successful. Click here to see the Club Rules
Membership is open to any enthusiastic and competent rock-climber or mountaineer who is experienced at leading adventurous climbs; we are not a club for novices or the inexperienced. The idea of an adventurous climb is linked to a combination of factors in addition to the grade; for example the length of a climb, the availability of protection or its location (e.g. high mountain, remote, inescapable, difficult access or descent). Multi-pitch sports route can be adventurous such as “Wings for Life” on Telendos (Kalymnos); it is long, relatively remote certainly difficult to escape from and with a good hike over the top and down to the bar!
Each application is considered on its own overall merits and it is really important that you give us a clear picture of your climbing experience; we will take into account your leading grade, preferred climbing style, breadth and depth of experience and the geographical range of your climbing. We no longer suggest specific minimum leading grades as we found they artificially restricted applicants and we do not wish to have a “jump through the hoops” application process. There are no secret membership criteria, all the criteria are published on this website; see FAQ’s and if you feel that you still need more information or would like to discuss specific aspects of your application don’t hesitate to contact our Membership Secretary.
This flow chart shows the membership process and we look forward to hearing from you!
NB. We wish all applications to be made on line, if this is a problem please discuss the application with our membership secretary.