**** The club’s weekly pub meet has now moved to the Volunteer Arms on Watson Street - click here for a map. ****
York Mountaineering Club is a mixed-membership group spanning an age range from early twenties to early sixties.
People who are relatively new to outdoor activities can mix easily with more experienced mountaineers. Members’ interests vary, including hill walking, back-packing, munro bagging, indoor climbing, rock climbing, winter (ice) climbing, bouldering, alpine climbing, mountaineering, fell running, skiing and snowboarding. The Club has a long history and has been active since 1948. We extend a warm welcome to new members:- the only requirement is an interest in pursuing hill-going or climbing.
Opportunities to develop outdoor skills can arise informally through participation. The Club also runs occasional skills courses and first aid courses.
The club runs on a very informal basis. Although there will be many trips a year which will be advertised on the website, other trips are organised in the pub on Thursday. This may be a day out rock climbing in the Peak District or Yorkshire, or hill walking in the Lakes or Dales. There are regular weekend trips to Scotland, the Lakes and Wales for both walking and climbing.
Thursday night is our social night and usually starts with a visit to Harrogate, York or Leeds climbing wall, or one of our local crags, followed by the odd jar in the Volunteer Arms on Watson Street, Holgate. We meet in the pub at 10pm.
The way to get started is to come along on a Thursday evening, and then join an outing.