What we're about
We are a group based in West Yorkshire, for people who want to climb or have days out in the hills and mountains. The group has being going for 6 yrs. now (as at Mar.'17). We are a very busy, friendly group with a small core of enthusiastic, committed and experienced climbers.
We meet weekly to climb outdoors (mainly 'Trad' but some 'sport') during the summer months and as often as the weather allows during the winter.
We also meet weekly indoors at climbing walls throughout the year at local walls (mainly Leeds wall). Which are excellent for complete beginners and novices. During the summer months we have several residential meets in the Lakes and Snowdonia, staying in YHAs, bunkbarns or camping, and now have a 'Winter Escape' trip to Spain. We are also giving some thought to walks, social events and more European climbing destinations.
We need to make it clear that, whilst some of us have years of experince, we are not instructors or professionally qualified to teach climbing and we are not responsible for teaching new climbers to belay etc.
We can offer new members:
Novices: those very new to climbing, 'A new members taster session' so you can find out whether you like it (we know it's not for everyone!) Following the session you will be required to book onto a Beginners Course at a climbing Wall or a similar establishment, before climbing as part of the Yorkshire Climbers again.
This is to ensure you have proper training and the skills to protect yourself and others when climbing. Everyone joining Yorkshire Climbers has a duty to themselves and other members to be as self-reliant and as safe as they can.
Climbers: who have not climbed for some time, 'A new members session' so you can meet the members, you will not be able to belay, unless you have take the climbing walls test. Leeds wall offers our members a 1hrs refer course if your need bring up to speed. (top rope only) (Need to be a member do this course)
Climbers: those who are already competent and sign themselves in can come along to any event.
already competent: in top roping and wish to lead will need to undertake a lead climbing course, before lead belaying. This cannot be taught by us.
Membership: £1 per sesion or £10 for the year
As a member you can get a discount on Leeds climbing wall courses.
Members are also able to borrow and have use of climbing gear, before they buy their own. We have a number of spare harnesses,shoe, helments and belay devices. (please let us know before the meeting wether you need to borrow anything. Alternatively, equipment can be hired at climbing walls.
Additionally, before joining this site you should read the BMC participation statement which states:
"The BMC recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement."
If you do not accept full responsibility for for your own actions and involvement in any outdoor activities please do not join this group, Yorkshire Climbers cannot accept responsibility for the actions of its members and advises everyone to get adequate insurance for the activities they want to take part in, Insurance details can be found on the BMC site.
So, if you think this is for you, come along and experience the fun of climbing!!!