What we're about

NOT SO TRAD, Southern LGBT Climbers is an LGBT climbing club, largely based in London but with members spread across the south of England and further afield.

We are not running our club via this Meetup site, this site is only for prospective members to find out when our "Beginners' nights" are happening.

We are a very friendly group of climbers of all ages, grades and aspirations. The group is mixed with an equal gender balance. We welcome all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender climbers and their friends to enjoy climbing in a fun and friendly atmosphere and to progress in the sport.

NOT SO TRAD are into all styles of climbing: trad climbing (leader placed protection), sport climbing, alpine climbing and bouldering, as well as top-roping on southern sandstone. We trad climb, but we are NOT SO TRAD.

[b]This Meetup group is solely here to advertise our events open to non-members such as our "beginners' nights" events.[/b]

For more info check out our website : http://www.notsotrad.org/

Upcoming events (1)

“Meet our club” night

The Castle Climbing Centre


We are an LGBT Climbers club, and very open to anyone who just would like to enjoy climbing, so don't be shy and join us for a climb. Whether you have not climbed before or have limited experience, this will give you the opportunity to give climbing a go under the supervision of our experienced members. The meeting point for this meet up will be just before the reception (where all the iPads are). Very important! : When you sign up for this event, we arrange to have experienced volunteer members coming to take care of you for the evening. These volunteers will show you the ropes and give you their time entirely free of charge. If you do not show up to the event these volunteers will be very disappointed and might not volunteer again in the future. In order to keep these wonderful free LGBT+ events we need you to fully commit when you sign up to this event. This is why there is a non refundable £1.00 charge for this event. A £1 coin will be given back to you in cash when you come to the event, and only if you do. A £1 coin is necessary to operate the lockers for your belongings, so this will also make it easier for you on the night of the event. Thank you and see you soon! PS: The castle will charge you for an additional £13 for using the facility. Harness and shoe rental are £2.50 each.

Past events (5)

Beginners' night

The Castle Climbing Centre


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