Brixton Climbers' Club

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Brixton Climbers' Club

We are a group of people living in South London who normally gather together for climbing at the Brixton Rec, Crystal Palace Sports Centre, The Castle, The Arch, etc. We organize trips most weekends to the sandstone crags around Tunbridge Wells, as well as to the Peak District, the limestone of Dorset, North Wales, Scotland, etc, etc. We also organize international expeditions, and have so far climbed in Sweden, Spain, France, Italy and Venezuela.

The group is integrated by a very large variety of people of different nationalities. We welcome novices and experts alike, as well as boulderers, sport and trad climbers, mountaineers and winter climbers. So whether you are a novice or an expert, and specially if you live somewhere around South London, Brixton Climbers' Club is the ideal place to meet like-minded people with a passion for climbing. If you are interested in knowing more about the club, just e-mail us at the address below.

If you are interested in joining, the best place to start is through our Yahoo group. There is a mailing list there where meetings are announced, trips are organised, partners sought, etc, etc. Most of the action happens there. There is also a facebook group. Note that we are a social club, and we do not offer climbing courses. Our e-mail address is

Formal Members can access their E-mail at:

Our adventurous blog:

** Latest news **

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(This news section is updated very occasionally, follow us on twitter for up-to-date news!)

Summer 2016. Club very active as usual. Lots of trips so far this year. Special mention to the team that has just returned from the Alps after tackling the snowy slopes of Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest peak. Well done guys!

Spring 2015. Upcoming trip to font in Easter! Every year Brixton climbers go on a pilgrimage to the bouldering mecca of the world, the sandstone rocks in the forest of Fontainebleau in the south of Paris, France.

December 2014. Great Xmas dinner at Cafe Provencal in Herne Hill. We were treated to a fine slide show with memorable photographs of Lundy, Chamonix, The Peak District and all the great places we visited this year. Our president gave out several climbing awards. Congratulations to all the winners!

Summer 2014. Successful year so far. Great Dorset trip (Swanage) in August as usual. Great annual general meeting at the Elm Park Tavern (Brixton). Our new president is Stephen, the secretary is Jon, and treasurer is Mario. Upcoming trip to Lundy island: Speak to Chris or Stephen for the last remaining places!

Summer 2013. Upcoming trip to the Alps.

May 2013. Upcoming trip to Cornwell. See Yahoo group for details.

Summer 2012. Great trip to the Ecrin Alps, as it has been for the past several years!

February 2012. Video and pictures of Scotland's expedition: and

February 2012. Brixton clmbers off to Scotland! Follow us on twitter:

October 2011. Peak grit season has started! We have already visited Stange, Burbar, The Roaches, etc. More trips coming!

August 2011. We had our annual meeting at the Square and Compass pub, in Worth Matravers, Dorset. Great cider (it was the cider festival), music, and of course climbing!

June 2011. We visited the Ecrins region in the French Alps yet again. A video of the conquest of Dome de Neige des Ecrins (4015m) has been uploaded!

Easter 2011. Great trip to Font, great bouldering as usual!

Winter 2011. Successful trip to Scotland.

Summer 2010. (June - August) Successful expedition to the Ericn Alps. Great DWS in Dorset and Pembrokshire. Upcoming expedition to Fontainebleau (France) in September.

April 2010. Great trip to Font as usual!

February 2010. Amazing expedition to Scotland. The club enjoyed some of the clearest days ever seen in the highlands! Wait for the trip report in our blog!

October 10th-11th and 17th-18th. Both weekends in the Peak District. We visited Stanage Plantation, Stanage Popular, Stanage End and Millstone Edge.

September 10th-14th 2009. Trip to Fontainebleau, south of Paris, France. Great weather, great climbing, great cheese, great wine!

Sun 6th September. Fancy dress party at Harrison's Rocks, near Groombridge, Kent. All welcome.

August 2009. Dorsetfest, the club climbed every single weekend along the Jurassic coast of Dorset: trad, sport, deep water soloing, cream teas and lots of cider!

April 2009. Club members just back from two simultaneous Easter expeditions to Dorset (southern England) and Font (France). Great climbing and great weather in both places! More trips coming soon ...

March 2009. Upcoming expeditions: Snowdonia in the beginning of April. Fontainebleau (France) in Easter. Alps (probably the Ecris, France) in the summer.

February 2009. Back safely from Scotland and the Lakes. No avalanches this time! Conquered Ben Nevis and Helvellyn among others. Climbed several gullies and ridges around Ben Nevis and Glen Coe.

November 2008. Expedition to North Wales.  All major summits covered in snow.  Brixton Climbers completed the Snowdon Horseshoe (including the infamous Grib Groch's ridge) and conquered Triffan's summit in winter conditions. Great rock climbing as well.

August 2008. The new voluntary membership fee for the 2008/2009 year is £20. Thanks to all the people who have contributed with this.

July 2008. Brixton Climbers avalanched in the Ecrins, French Alps.  No serious injuries resulted. This is the third avalanche incident the club has been involved in (Scotland, Winter 2006; Scotland, Winter 2008; Alps, Summer 2008). Luckily these have been simply scares and nothing serious has happened so far. For an impressive account with pictures, look at our blog!

June 2008. The climbing wall at the Brixton Recreation Centre has now opened. Go to the Rec for more info. The new managment are Climb London. £7.00 annual membership + £5.95 per climbing session. The Brixton Rec is located at 27 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ

April 2008. Brixton flag ran the London Marathon. Thanks to all the Brixton Climbers who helped raise money for HEART UK.

March 2008. Trip to Fontainebleau. Five relentless days of bouldering in a superb setting. Pictures coming soon to our blog!

January 2008. Expedition to the Cairngorms. Brixton climbers AVALANCHED! Full details in our blog.

January 2008. Successful winter expedition to Scafell Pike, Glen Coe and the Ben Nevis. Two years ago (February 2006), Brixton Climbers had attempted the Ben by the infamous No2 Gully, but unstable snow and an avalanche destroyed the summit bid. Well done to the club members that conquered the highest summit in Britain this year, in arguably worst conditions!

December 6th, 2007. Christmas dinner at Melies Cafe, Balham. Thanks to Dominique for organising this. Great evening.  New wall at the Brixton Rec to be ready between January - March 2008.

November, 2007. The climbing wall has now been completely demolished. A new wall will be built soon. Rumours say it might be ready for December this year!

September, 2007. The climbing wall at Brixton Recreation Centre is being demolished. A new wall is planned although founding for its construction is not guaranteed.

July 18th, 2007. The Annual General Meeting took place today. New officers were elected.

July 2007. The climbing wall at the Brixton Recreation Centre will remain closed due to safety concerns. Alternative climbing sessions are being organised elsewhere. Please have a look at the Yahoo group  for more information.

April 2007. Brixton Recreation Centre will be closed from the 1st April 2007 for three months due to refurbishment work. More info here. The group will be meeting randomly at different locations. For more information contact us at the e-mail address below or join our Yahoo group above!