March 25, 2019

This Week In The Club - Annual Dinner


Thanks to everyone for filling in for me last week whilst I was away! Lots of news this week, so make sure you read it all!

SAVE THE DATE: our AGM will be held on Tuesday 9th April in LASS A4 at 7pm. We will be voting in our new committee and raising any club business such as changes to constitution. Please please come along, we need as many people as possible to weigh in and vote, plus there will be snacks and pizza, so it's a free dinner ;) If you are thinking about running for a committee position but are not sure about something, please feel free to drop us a message! There is no minimum experience required and every role can be shaped to suit your personal skills or plans, so take your chance to shape the next year of the club.

Tonight's sessions at DRSV:
Lead Climbing Basics (1/3) 18:30-20:30
We are still running top rope sessions on a REQUEST ONLY basis so if you'd like to take part in one make sure you message Danny Seeley so we can get one organised in the near future.

Tomorrow night (Tuesday) we have a pub quiz social at Sir John Borlase Warren. This will be our last social of the term so come along to enjoy hanging out in a less chalky environment!

Wednesday sessions at Depot will be running as normal:
15:00-17:00 Improvers with James Anderson
17:00-19:00 Advanced with Henry Todman
Keep an eye out for further posts from them or drop them a message if you have any questions.

This weekend is ANNUAL DINNER! If you've signed up to this trip keep an eye on the group for details or message Tiffany Tsang with any questions! We will be having 2 days of climbing, plus a formal dinner, a little slideshow from our incredible alumni who have been route setting out in La Cote d'Ivoire this winter, and a speech from the legendary sport climber Steve McClure! Looking forward to seeing you all there, and getting dressed up for a lovely evening with our alumni!

Next Wednesday (3rd April) we will be having an "Inter-Uni Bouldering Comp" at Nottingham Clibming Centre with Trent. This will be similar in style to the Varsity comp at Depot but also usually includes some silly competitions such as speed climbing, pull up contests, and very creative route setting (for example last year we had a handstand start and a Tarzan swing!). Always a fantastic event, and will include a scorecard raffle and a lot of free pizza! Keep an eye out for a post with the Facebook event and further details...

Next Frdiay (5th April) we will be doing a swap social with Yoga! Come along for a bit of stretchy relaxation and to meet some lovely new people!

Next term Mike (climbing wall manager) will be running some engage outdoor climbing sessions! These are open to anyone who wants to give outdoor climbing a go. They cost £10 and can be booked from any reception. There are 6 spaces on each day, running 15th and 22nd May, and 5th, 12th and 19th June. An excellent opportunity to get some grit climbing in and try something new!!

Enjoy your week and happy climbing!!

March 31, 2019

This Week In The Club - AGM, yoga and more


Busy busy week my loves so make sure you read all the way through!

Thanks to all for a fantastic weekend in Wales for Annual Dinner! Hope everyone has a great a weekend as I did, and is recovering today!

Tonight we have a lead progression course (2/3) running at DRSV 18:30-20:30, HOWEVER due to unforseen circumstances we seem to be short of volunteers! If you have been trained in the lead coaching by Mike, or would be happy to help out under someone else's supervision, please get in touch with Danny Seeley as soon as possible!

Wednesday is our INTER-UNI CLIMBING COMP at NCC. This will be similar to the depot varsity comp but we'll have different problems, different prizes, and more free pizza! Come along to have a fun afternoon with our NTU counterparts and help us retain our shiny golden trophy!

Friday is a busy busy day! There is a charity climb running at DRSV which we need both volunteers and participants for! If you can belay and don't mind giving up an hour or so to help a good cause please let me know before Thursday so I can get a list to Mike, and more importantly if you would like to help a great cause and have a fun day's climbing come along to DRSV and have a climb! We are trying to beat last year's total of around 9000m vertical ascent, so we need as many climbers as possible! Tell your friends, your flatmates, random strangers you meet in the street... All you have to do is give a donation on the door, (the climbing is free if you are a sport member, otherwise you will have to pay entry as usual), and climb as many routes as possible! If you want to get sponsorship per metre or per climb, that would also be a great idea! We are raising money for Mind ( and Hope for Children (

Then Friday evening, we have a swap social with UoN Yoga Society, organised by the lovely Megan Crothers. Come along for a fun and relaxing session to break up the end-of-term stress and meet a lovely new society! This was a lot of fun last year so it would be great to see as many of you as possible there again :)

Finally, reminder to everyone that it is our AGM next Tuesday (9th April) at 7pm in LASS A4. There will be lots of Pizza and lots of decisions to make including electing our lovely new committee! Please come along if you are free and have a say in the next year of the club :D

If you can't make it but want to run for a position you can skype in or send a manifesto with a friend to run for you. There are still a few positions which no-one has come forward to run for, and it is always more fun to have the positions contested, so if you think you would enjoy deciding how the club runs and making next year the best possible then have a look at the positions in the committee post from last month (linked below) and have a think about which position you could run for!

December 11, 2017

This Week In The Club - Christmas Stuff

Monday at DRSV (6pm-10pm): The last club session here before exams end. We will be finishing the first lead climbing course making space to teach more people to lead in the new. There is also the alphabet traverse to have a go at.

Tuesday Christmas meal (8pm): It is time to find out how much pizza we can all eat at Oscar & Rosie's. Also a great opportunity to show off your tasteful/tasteless Christmas jumpers. And as Ryan has just reminded me the naked calendars will be on sale to raise money for mountain rescue.

Wednesday at the Depot: The last club session before the holidays. As usual we will have improvers at 3pm and advanced 5pm.

Trad climbing: I am planing on going through trad stuff next at our DRSV sessions next semester. This would include stuff like placements and anchors. (in structured sessions unlike what I did before) If you would be interested in this let me know.

And lastly I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

November 26, 2017

This Week In The Club - Planet Bounce Social

Monday at DRSV: We're running our first Learn to Lead teaching session this Monday, and it's great to see that all the spaces have filled up! Even if you aren't signed up for the leading session, people will be climbing from 6pm and the more the merrier!

Wednesday at the Depot: We will be running the beginner session from 3pm and advanced session from 5pm, with pub afterwards of course.

PLANET BOUNCE is this Saturday at 6pm! Pay your £5 by tomorrow to secure your place, and message Lydia if you have any questions.

CHRISTMAS DINNER: We'll be shovelling all you can eat pizza in to our mouths at the Oscar and Rosie's this year! Places are limited and deposits need to be in by the end of next week, join the fb group to nab a spot!

And one last note from our Journal Editor Mr Ryan Timms, anyone with naked calendar photos, send them across ASAP. And if you're keen to be featured, get your wee bums out for charity! Christmas is fast approaching and the naked calendar makes a great gift for your nan

November 19, 2017

This Week In The Club - Wales

Monday at DRSV: We will be climbing from 6pm again and getting ready to start doing lead climbing courses for next week. Sign up to this weeks courses here

Wednesday at the Depot: We will be running the beginner session from 3pm and advanced session from 5pm. After this we will be going to the pub of course.

Friday until Sunday Wales trip: It is time for the club's trip to Wales. For those of you going more details will be posted shortly.

November 12, 2017

This Week In The Club - Crisis

Monday 6pm-11pm at DRSV: If you've still not learnt to climb top rope then teaching sessions will be happening as usual. To sign up go here

Wales sign ups: While we are at DRSV at 7:30 we will be having sign ups for the Wales trip on 24th-26th November. The trip will involve trad climbing in the Snowdon area of Wales and will cost £40.

Wednesday at the Depot: We will be running the improver session at 3pm where we will be having a go at some of the pink problems. The advanced session will be happening at 5pm and you are also likely to be having a go at pinks (although more challenging ones).

Crisis: If you got a ticket then it is time to show off your dance moves. Details will be posted here closer to the time

Still not had a chance to climb with the club yet? There are other ways to get into climbing such as the engage and learn to climb sessions run by the uni. and…/climb/climbing-sessions.aspx

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