Who are we and what do we do?

We are an active rock climbing and mountaineering club based in the north of the Lake District

Between April and September we meet every Tuesday afternoon and evening to climb on the local crags.

We also hold many weekend meets, both in the Lake District and in other places such as Scotland, Northumberland, the Peak District, Wales and Cornwall/Devon.

The videos on the right (the first 4 courtesy of ) give a flavour of some of the classic routes in the Lakes.


During the summer months we often run a meet in the Alps, the Dolomites, and/or Scotland (e.g. Ben Nevis or the Cuillin Ridge on Skye).

These locations provide larger mountains than we have in the Lake District, and hence larger mountaineering challenges. There is often a mix of mountaineering, rock climbing on the lower crags, and via ferratas (where you protect a climb by clipping to a permanent steel cable).

In Scotland (where the weather is less dependable) we often use the poor weather days for some scrambling.

We sometimes run weekend/week meets in Scotland or Norway for ice climbing.

Members get together via our “Partners wanted” Forum or ourFacebook Group to go winter climbing whenever the weather allows.

In the winter our regular Tuesday evening meets move to the indoor Kong Adventure wall at Keswick.

Between late October and mid April, we usually run a meet for a week or two somewhere sunny (e.g. Kalymnos, Costa Blanca, Cyprus, or Sicily), so that members can get outside to climb in the dry.


We run a series of winter lectures/film shows at the Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth.


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Past events

Date/Time                                                    Event Organiser Pub afterwards Status
25/02/2020 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm KMC Film Evening
The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Cumbria
Jim Fairey “The Last Climb” with Eric Jones
21/01/2020 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm KMC Video Evening
The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Cumbria
Jim Fairey A selection of climbing, skiing and mountaineering videos
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We run a series of scrambling meets throughout the winter.

We love to get out in the snow with our axes and crampons, but when there is no snow we get out on the rock – even when it is damp.

The videos on the right (courtesy of the BMC Affiliated Club , which we are affiliated to) show some typical scrambles. Check out the Napes Needle video for a feel of scrambling in the damp.

Please click on the ‘Like Page’ button on the right on our Facebook page, which will keep you in touch with all the climbing events that we run.

We have a linked Facebook Group (which you can join once you are a member of the club). The Group is a great place to discuss anything related to climbing, find partners to climb with, and to share photos of climbing meets.