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Club Captain: Madelaine Benjamin


Durham University Mountaineering Club is a fantastic club for everyone and anyone who is interested in rock climbing and mountaineering. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never touched a rock before or if you’re a seasoned hardcore rock climber – DUMC is open for everyone!


Mountaineering is admittedly quite a broad term. However that does mean our club offers opportunities in all aspects of the sport. The DUMC can take you from bouldering in the Peak District to Sport Climbing in South Wales. You can learn to lead traditional routes in the Lake District or join us in Scotland to summit high peaks and climb frozen waterfalls.


Our club regularly climbs indoors at the Durham Climbing Centre where you can hone your bouldering skills. We also offer various courses throughout the year to ensure your safety. For those who do want to compete, each year a select team of Durham Climbers compete in various bouldering competitions around the country, including in BUCS.

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Membership to Durham University Mountaineering Club gives you access to BMC membership, BMC insurance, access to the Club's climbing gear, ability to purchase a key to the 48 climbing wall in Hild Bede, opportunity to try out for the bouldering team that will compete at BUCS and NUBS, discount in Cotswolds Outdoor in Durham and discounted termly passes to Durham Climbing Centre.

Durham Climbing Centre

Durham Climbing Centre is one of the largest dedicated bouldering venues in the UK! Located in Meadowfield, less than 3 miles from Durham City Centre.

Durham Climbing Centre

St John's Road,




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Durham University's bouldering, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering and slacklining club.