OXFORD UNIVERSITY MOUNTAINEERING CLUB

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INDOOR CLIMBING

Traditionally, the Club meets up two or three times a week for indoor climbing. To practice roped ascents and to hone our leading skills, we head to the Brookes wall. For more laid back (though often quite technical) training, we gather at the bouldering wall at Iffley. In addition to the official visits, club members often head to both venues on just about every other day of the week—check out the Chat Page for the lastest plans or to propose plans of your own.

BROOKES CLIMBING WALL

This is the only lead tower in the Oxford area and so we tend to visit fairly regularly. It is not especially high, but gives us the best shot at sustained climbing training between outdoor climbing meets. It is also a great environment to practice one's rope work (belaying, clipping protection, etc): skills which are essential for climbing outdoors. On official Brookes sessions the Club can provide all the equipment required. There is also a bouldering area for which you don't technically need any special equipment.

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IFFLEY BOULDERING WALL

A wall of great character, it is ignored by many and adored by a select few who understand its potential. It is a classic bouldering wall, with all the holds being actual rock, making a refreshing change over the relentless plastic of Brookes. This wall is free to use for members of OUMC, so it is visited at all times through the week. However, the main focus is on Iffley Mondays, often followed up with some climbing chatter in the Fir Tree pub.

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EQUIPMENT

The Club's equipment stash is taken to Brookes for the Club sessions. If you would like to borrow equipment on any other days, please contact the Gear Rep.

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