An Overview of OUMC
Formed in 1909 by members of the Oxford Alpine Club*, OUMC is one of the oldest university climbing clubs in the UK. Although the club is affiliated to the University of Oxford, it is open to the general public as well as University members and alumni, providing a network of like-minded friends throughout Oxford and the surrounding area.
OUMC is one of the University's most active clubs, with climbing or social meetings taking place almost on a daily basis. For Oxford students it provides the best way to meet other climbers within the University and get out to the crags at weekends. For those with little or no climbing experience, OUMC is the perfect opportunity to be introduced to any aspect of this addictive and varied sport.
The benefits of such a vibrant university club are also enjoyed by a large number of alumni and non-university members, for whom OUMC compares favourably with most public climbing clubs. Our members are active in all forms of climbing and mountaineering, from bouldering, sport climbing, and deep-water-soloing, to adventure climbing, ice climbing, big-walling, and Himalayan expeditions. So whatever aspect of climbing you enjoy, and at whatever level, OUMC can help you realise your ambitions.
*The OAC is not afiliated with the University of Oxford.