How to Join

Get to know us

Climber at Stanage
Turn Up and Tie On event 2015

You are welcome to get to know us a bit first before joining – our meets are very informal and you only need to turn up to get a climb or two. Check our Meets page for Turn Up and Tie On events aimed at prospective members. Another good way to find out more about the club is to meet us at The Royal Hotel, Hayfield on a Thursday night. Either way, please contact the Membership Secretary ( so that we can ensure that you are given a warm welcome.

It is assumed that you will have some climbing experience. If you are an absolute beginner, then we recommend first attending one of the introductory courses offered by all the local climbing walls.

We are a family-friendly club and supervised children of all ages are welcome on meets and at the club hut. However, we can only offer formal membership to those aged 18 or over. About a third of our members (and half of our active members) are women.

Types of Membership

The club has 3 types of members – Aspirant, Full and Honorary:

Aspirant Member: A new member must first join as an “Aspirant” member by completing the Aspirant Membership Application Form 2018 and submitting the appropriate subscription fee. If you are interested, please email the Membership Secretary:

Full Member: After attending a few meets and getting to know other club members an Aspirant may apply to upgrade to Full Membership. This step should usually be expected to be taken within 12 months of joining the club and the application is made using a separate Full Membership form.

Honorary Member: The club also has a small number of Honorary members who have made an exceptional contribution to the club over many years.