ClimbScotland club membership

If you are involved in a club that takes part in indoor or outdoor climbing or mountaineering activities, or you would like to set up a club to get young people in your local community climbing, we can help you!

We have a network of over 140 clubs and groups, including 20 youth-focused clubs. Join us and your club, club officers and club members will get a wide range of benefits for an annual cost per member of the club.

Types of clubs we support

  • Youth focused climbing clubs
  • College and University climbing clubs
  • School climbing clubs
  • Clubs with Youth and Families

Benefits of club affiliation

The ClimbScotland team is here to help your club operate safely and sustainably, improving the quality of experience for young club members and those who support them, whether it be parents, teachers or other volunteers. What we offer:

  • Liability insurance for the club's members and volunteers (essential for those belaying others, organising activities or meets)
  • Support and advice on child protection matters and free PVG sign up for club volunteers
  • Free skills and coaching training for your volunteers
  • Instructor and equipment hire (subject to availability and advance booking)
  • Help with planning or running indoor and outdoor club activities
  • The chance to get together with other clubs for fun competitions and other events
  • Guidance on how to set up, manage or develop a youth-focused climbing club, tailored to your group's needs
  • Promotion of your club on our social media, websites and members communication channels

What your members will get

For an annual cost of just £20.15 per adult and £11.75 for under 18s, your club members will become members of our parent body, Mountaineering Scotland, the representative body for climbers and hillwalkers in Scotland, this gives them:

  • Discounts on entering Scottish youth climbing competitions
  • Eligibility for climbing training and coaching events
  • Magazine dedicated to Scottish climbing and hillwalking four times a year
  • Email newsletter packed with the latest news, views and updates
  • Discounts at outdoor and climbing shops, places to stay and other activities, like Go Ape!
  • Plus, much more...

Why a club 3

Stirling Spiders climbing club and Orkney Climbing Club

How we support you

The support ClimbScotland offers clubs can cover a huge range of areas, from advice on starting up and recruiting new members, to support with developing the right club structure and management, as well as a range of training, coaching and competition activities to help both young members and club volunteers to improve their skills.

Orkney YA 2With two regional development officers, we can run fun sessions tailored to what you want, whether that be offering a new adventure or demonstrating how to progress in climbing - our overall aim is to develop your skills, enabling your club to flourish in the long term.

Sense ScotlandWhether a club is part of a school, youth organisation or simply led by local parents, we find there is always a core of dedicated people that are the driving force behind it. We want to support these people in what ever way they need.

The next step...

If you are involved in a club that takes part in indoor or outdoor climbing or mountaineering activities, or you would like to set up a club to get young people in your local community climbing, we can help you!

Click here for our 'Become a ClimbScotland club' page.

Introducing young people or families to your existing club?

If you are involved in a club that takes part in indoor or outdoor climbing or mountaineering activities already and you would like to introducing more young people or allow for family trips, we are here to help you through the process.

Click here for our 'Youth and Families' page.

Who are our clubs

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