Do you want to meet new people to climb and socialise with? Do you already know now how to belay safely, and tie in without assistance? If your answer is “Yes and Yes!” come and join us at one of our hosted Meetups! Please RSVP using the link above so we know you are coming. Our lovely hosts will introduce you to other members who are climbing on the evening, and help new members find climbing partners. We welcome all new members, regardless of the level you are climbing at, be it 3 or 9a. Joining us is free.
NEW MEMBERS MUST:
1. Be registered as an unsupervised climber at the Reach.
2. Provide or hire your own equipment including harness, shoes, and belay device.
3. Know how to belay safely, and tie in without assistance BEFORE you come to a session.
IMPORTANT: If you can’t belay and tie in safely yet, please complete the Reach’s excellent ‘Roped Climbing: Basic Skills Course’ or a similar one BEFORE you come to a Meetup. The course is short, thorough and affordable – so well worth it. You can find out about courses, and book one by clicking this link:https://thereach.org.uk/new-to-climbing/roped-climbing-course
WHEN & WHERE?
Hosted Meetups are currently held at 7pm on alternate Thursdays (about twice a month – but look out for more meets being added!) We meet at Café Rosielee, upstairs at the Reach.
If this is your first Meetup with us, aim to be at the café a bit before 7pm so we can get you introduced and partnered up. If you can’t recognise your hosts from their mug shots on the Meetup website, the fabulous people at the Reach reception should be able to point them out.
Use the app or website to sign up as a ‘Social Climber’. Once you have climbed with us at a hosted Meetup, and shown you meet the new member criteria (above) you will se our full indoor and outdoor calendars, and be eligible to join us at our more informal indoor climbing Meetups, which happen several times a week, as well as our ‘off belay’ social events.
If you are already an outdoor climber, ask your host about our BMC affiliated ICAS club, who organise frequent real rock trips.
See you soon!
The Reach climbing wall Unit 6 Mellish Estate Harrington Way · London SE18 5NU