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. We welcome anyone from the age of 8 to attend. Benefits of membership include:

  • Regular meets 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.

Cost of Membership:

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.

The Programme:

The programme will consist of a 4 weekly rotation for Tuesday evenings:
Week 1 LOPC
Week 2 The Tower Climbing Centre
Week 3 LOPC
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 are age restricted.


Club Nights:

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:

July

August

No session 6th August X There is no session this week as Steve is away.
LOPC 13th August £6 Under 14's 6pm - 7.30pm, 14 and over 7.30pm - 9pm
The Tower (Leicester Leys Leisure Centre) 20th August £5.90 Under 14's 6pm - 7.30pm, 14 and over 7.30pm - 9pm
LOPC 27th August £6 Under 14's 6pm - 7.30pm, 14 and over 7.30pm - 9pm

September

Social Climbing Leicester 3rd September £9 (registration fee £3) 7pm to 9pm all ages, 8 years minimum age
LOPC 10th September £6 Under 14's 6pm - 7.30pm, 14 and over 7.30pm - 9pm
The Tower (Leicester Leys Leisure Centre) 17th September £5.90 Under 14's 6pm - 7.30pm, 14 and over 7.30pm - 9pm
LOPC 24th September £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 do plan on putting together a programme of evenings, 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

Steve Vincent
AAP Manager & Senior Instructor 


Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
15 Acres of Adventure in the Heart of Leicester
Loughborough Road
Leicester
LE4 5PN
(0116) 268 1426

Dofe@lopc.co.uk