Membership & Benefits

Worcester Mountaineering Club has a broad range of experience with relative beginners and seasoned mountain goats all rubbing shoulders sharing experiences, knowledge and tall stories.

Our members participate in a range of activities, including rock climbing, mountaineering, alpinism, walking and scrambling. There are often members heading off at weekends for day trips in addition to the scheduled club meets.

Individual membership for 2018 is £18 – for this you get the benefits listed below.

Club Benefits

Club Discounts

With affiliated membership to the British Mountaineering Council you are entitled to a number of discounts which you can learn more about on The BMC website here.

Local Climbing Wall Discounts (on presentation of WMC card)

VERTICAL LIMIT CLIMBING WALL
-20%
REDPOINT CLIMBING CENTRE
-20%
MARTLEY CLIMBING WALL
-20%

New Members

We are an inclusive bunch keen to attract new members and our only real requirement is that you must be aged 18 or over. However as climbing is serious business joining The WMC is not quite like joining a gym where you simply turn up and hand over your money!

Regardless of your experience (or lack of) we would like to get to know you a little and see some level of commitment (participation) to the club prior to your joining.

The best way to get started is to come along to a climbing wall session or down the pub to meet some of the members:

We Don’t Teach but we can Help You Learn

We are not able to offer qualified instruction, if that is what you are looking for then we can advise on people and organisations offering courses. Also through our BMC affilliation we are sometimes offered discounted courses members occassionally attend.

Although we cannot offer formal training we can certainly help you learn by way of offering advice, answering questions, sharing experience, demonstrating basic techniques and advising on required equipment.

So a member who is keen to learn, self motivated, armed with a book like Rock Climbing Essential Skills and Techniques and perhaps a DVD like Get Out On Rock can certainly make progress and benefit from other members experience in terms of checking their understanding.

As WMC members engage in a range of activities at different levels we provide opportunities to follow what could be considered a typical route of progression in terms of skills and equipment required:

  1. Indoor Climbing
  2. Sport Climbing (bolted outdoor routes)
  3. Traditional Climbing (leader placed protection)

In addition to the above our members are also involved in walking, scrambling, mountaineering and ice climbing.

More information and Membership Form

If you want to know more please contact us on by completing the form on our contact page.

After you’ve spent a bit of time getting to know us, if you decide to join you will need to complete the WMC Membership Form.