Climbing Club LOPC
We are a club that promotes getting people into climbing. Our objective is to get like minded people together and encourage mountaineering and rock-climbing.
Come and have a go!
If you would like to come down and see what the club is all about please have a look at the list of dates below. You will be able to see where the club is meeting and what time. You don't have to let us know you are coming in advance - but it is helpful for our volunteer coaches to know whether to expect a new person!
To become a member costs £15.00. You must be a member to attend any of the trips we run.
There is a charge of £6 per evening for club nights at LOPC.
For the Tower Climbing Centre and Social Climbing you pay them the entry fee directly and will not need to pay anything to LOPC, unless we are running a coaching session for you.
We welcome anyone from the age of 8 to attend. Benefits of membership include:
- Regular trips throughout the UK.
- Access to a network of climbing partners.
- Climbing coaching and workshops.
- Help with obtaining Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) & Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) qualifications.
- Discounted sessions at LOPC’s Adventure Club.
The programme will consist of a 4 weekly rotation for Tuesday evenings:
Week 1 LOPC (Not between November and February)
Week 2 The Tower Climbing Centre
Week 3 LOPC (Not between November and February)
Week 4 Social Climbing
There will also be weekend days trips every few weeks to different indoor walls in the winter and outdoor crags in the summer.
We also run a variety of longer trips further afield, to Yorkshire, Wales, Portland, Spain and France to name a few.
(Some trips and courses are age restricted.)
The LOPC nights will run Tuesdays evenings from 6pm, and will mainly be focused on the fundamentals of climbing. There will be time to chat and plan trips away as a group. The club has access to maps, books and experienced people to help. We have a relaxed attitude to how the LOPC nights run and we will have experienced staff on hand to help with any problems you may be having with your climbing.
LOPC EVENING TIMINGS
Under 14's (minimum age is 8 years) and families 6pm to 7.30pm
14 and over's 7.30pm to 9pm
We also will sometimes have a short meeting with all members at 7.30pm to share information regarding upcoming trips.
Evenings away to the bigger walls will have an LOPC staff member there to help assist you, but you will have free range to experience other forms of climbing that they offer.
THE TOWER CLIMBING CENTRE EVENING TIMINGS
Under 14's and families 6pm to 7.30pm
14 and over's 7.30pm to 9pm
SOCIAL CLIMBING EVENING TIMINGS
All members 7pm -9pm
Climbing Club Dates:
For our current competent members, we are running an introduction to lead climbing course over the winter.
The first course was a great success, so we are running a second! Info on the poster below. To book please click the link HERE
|The Tower (Leicester Leys Leisure Centre)||7th January||£5.90 junior or £7.80 adult||Under 14's 6pm - 7.30pm, 14 and over 7.30pm - 9pm|
|No club session||14th January|
|Social Climbing Leicester||21st January||£9 (registration fee £3)||7pm - 9pm all ages, 8 years minimum age|
|No club session||28th January|
|Banff Mountain Film Festival||4th February||BOOK ONLINE (on demontfort hall website)|
|No club session||11th February|
|Social Climbing Leicester||18th February||£9 (registration fee £3)||7pm - 9pm all ages, 8 years minimum age|
|No Club session||25th February|
|The Tower (Leicester Leys Leisure Centre||3rd March||£5.90 junior or £7.80 adult||Under 14's 6pm - 7.30pm, 14 and over 7.30pm - 9pm|
|LOPC||10th March||£6||Under 14's 6pm - 7.30pm, 14 and over 7.30pm - 9pm|
|Social Climbing Leicester||17th March||£9 (registration fee £3)||7pm - 9pm all ages, 8 years minimum age|
|LOPC||31st March||£6||Under 14's 6pm - 7.30pm, 14 and over 7.30pm - 9pm|
There will be no Climbing Club at LOPC between November and February due to the cold winter months and our walls being outside. However we have put together a programme of events, including learn to lead courses and other fun adventures for our members.
We will however still use the other venues such as The Tower and Social Climbing every other week so people can keep their climbing skills sharp!
For more information contact:
AAP Manager & Senior Instructor
(0116) 268 1426
Or check out our facebook page: Climbing Club LOPC (@cclopc)