I've never climbed with you before. Can I come this week?
If you’ve already climbed before and can pass the Parthian Manchester belay test to be an independent climber – please come along this week, we’d love to have you.
If you’ve never climbed ever before, please come on the first Wednesday of next month. We’ll be running one of our “Extra-Welcoming” Climbing Clan evenings where we’ll introduce you to the ropes and to the Clan.
Should I bring cake?
Some people like to bring cake, snacks, savoury items, and other food to share at 8pm.
If you’d like to, it might be one way to give back to the group.
Do I have to sign up every week?
Yes – we need to let the centre know who is coming.
I can't make it anymore. What do I do?
You must tell us ASAP. Signing up when you can’t come will prevent other people from climbing.
Can I hire equipment?
Yes. You can hire harnesses, belay devices, shoes and even a chalkbag if you like.
What is the Clan?
The Climbing Clan is an informal club of supportive, friendly people who like to encourage each other to climb and eat cake. Sometimes at the same time.
We support an open, inclusive and accepting atmosphere for all members, whatever their ability or ambition.
Is this a for-profit, professionally run event?
The Climbing Clan is fully run by volunteers. No-one in the Clan is compensated. Nobody is using or assumed to be trained to professional qualifications unless they tell you otherwise in writing.
Everyone that comes to Climbing Clan events recognises that:
“that climbing, scrambling and hill walking are activities with a danger of personal injury or death, and by taking part acknowledge they are aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.“