About The Club

We are one of London’s most active climbing and mountaineering clubs, offering a friendly forum for meeting keen participants at all levels of the sport.

Climbing wall meets

The club meets every Wednesday in London at Mile End Climbing Wall to climb and socialise – staff at reception know many NLMC members and will be happy to point us out.

After climbing ends at 9:30pm, we go to the Palm Tree pub, about two minutes away from the climbing wall in Mile End Park. Once again, the NLMC is well known there, and the staff will be able to point you in our direction.

We also climb regularly at the Castle and the Arch on a more informal basis (usually Mondays) – contact the New Members’ Secretary for details.

Trips away

We are very active outdoors; it is rare that a weekend will go by without members of the club climbing somewhere, as long as it isn’t raining!

We hold outdoor meets regularly throughout the year, to venues across the UK. There are also a couple of new members’ meets at our club cottage every year, which are a great way of meeting members of the club. Other annual fixtures are our barbecue on the beach at Treen in Cornwall around the summer solstice, and the annual dinner in the Autumn.

You are welcome to try the club out at any of our formal events – check our meets list and email list.

Additionally, groups of members go away almost every weekend to climb all over the country. These trips are arranged informally at the club’s sessions on Monday or Wednesday, or through the email groups.

The club huts

The club is very lucky to own two huts in the Snowdonia National Park. The cottage is used exclusively by club members and their guests and is a regular venue for weekend trips away. The barn is available for hire for groups of up to 30 and is ideal for use by mountaineering clubs, universities, scouts, schools and colleges. More about our properties can be found in the huts section of this site.

How to join

Please see the join page for more information on joining the club. You may find it helpful to view our frequently asked questions.