We are friendly, laid back group in the West Midlands that connects people with a love for outdoor sports including: Surfing, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Kayaking, Hiking…
What do we do?
Club night is on a Wednesday at The Bull in Aston where we chat about upcoming activities. Those into climbing head to Redpoint every Weds before the pub from 7pm.
We go on regular trips away for climbing, surfing and mountain biking amongst others, plus regular socials and other events. All ability levels welcome! Member organised events are encouraged and are generally organised on our Facebook group - If you want to do something post on their to find people to do it with.
ESC is a non-profit BMC affiliated club. We aim to break even over the year and for most events we don't charge at all. Many members organise their own events via our Facebook page, and if you want to do something your welcome to post on their to find like minded people to join you.
Costs (such as Meetup) are mostly covered by club membership fees of £20 a year. Membership is optional for you, but essential for the club to keep running. Membership also covers your BMC membership and insurance and provides discounts at a wide range of outdoor stores. BMC insurance is essential if you climb outside with us, although your first two trips are covered under the BMC "prospective member" rules.
If you want to join up to become a full member with all of the benefits just click on the link on our website here:
We've arranged with Redpoint to discount their usual learning to belay lessons from £55 to £45!
This covers 4 lessons, including your entry to the centre and all gear hire.
This works out cheaper than just coming along and hiring your gear. With professional training you'll soon be a competent and safe belayer, and be able to pass your belay test with flying colours!
If you haven't been climbing before come along on a
Wednesday for a taster session with us and then we can help you get booked in if you like it and want to carry on. Lessons are for groups of four - but we'll make sure there are enough people to join you. Lessons booked on a Wednesday night mean that you can come and climb with the group before and after as well! Bonus!
Lots of people in the club regularly go mountain biking. Usually around Cannock Chase, but sometimes further afield. If we go to Cannock we tend to park at the half way point by the railway bridge as its free.
The trips tend to be organised quite ad-hoc so its hard to put them onto Meetup.
So if you want to go mountain biking keep an eye on our Facebook page:(https://www.facebook.com/groups/19912251384/). People post on the groups wall - then if you want to go just comment underneath. No one going away? Feel free to post on the wall with a location and time of where to meet and usually someone will be up for joining you.
Make sure you include your ability level on the post as you don't want to be following an expert onto a black if you can't do a blue run!