Tuesday Evening Climbing Meets
The club meets every Tuesday evening. In the summer these meets are held at local crags in the North York Moors and surrounding areas. In the winter meets are arranged at local indoor climbing walls.
The Macmillan Academy Climbing Wall
The club has exclusive use of the Macmillan Academy Climbing Wall, Stockton Road, Middlesbrough, every Thursday* evening from 6pm until 10pm. The cost is £5 per person and this must be paid at the leisure centre reception desk or online via the Macmillan Leisure section of the Academy website.
*On certain evenings the wall will not be available due to the requirements of the Academy. These dates will be communicated to club members in advance by email.
In addition to the weekday evening activities the Club publishes an annual programme of climbing meets, which may be for a day, a weekend or longer. Whether it’s sea cliffs, bolt-clipping, mountain routes or winter climbing there should be something to suit most tastes. There is usually a ‘summer holiday’ meet, which, for example, may be to Cornwall or Pembroke and is popular with families. Of course many members also organise their own climbing trips on an ad-hoc basis too.
The Rock Antics Indoor Bouldering Wall is now open in Warelands Way, Middlesbrough, and is used regularly by various CMC members.
The club holds two running events each year: The Roseberry Race and The Fell Race. The Roseberry race takes place in spring and involves a short but steep run up and down local landmark Roseberry Topping – a 320m hill. The Fell Race, held in the autumn, follows a circuit of approximately 6 miles taking in Captain Cook’s Monument and the top of Roseberry Topping (a shorter circuit can be done by missing out Roseberry Topping).
In recent years the club has also organised meets for orienteering, mountain biking, walking and skiing.
The main social event of the year is The Annual Dinner; usually held in November, this involves a guest speaker, a speech by the president and some annual awards. There is also The Winter Dinner, which takes place in Scotland early in the year allowing those present to take part in some winter mountain activities. During the winter months a series of Slide Shows, often presented by club members, is arranged on a variety of relevant topics. Club members will always adjourn to the pub every Tuesday night after climbing, however twice a year the club will also lay on food; either a buffet or pie & peas.
The Guide Book Library
The club owns a collection of climbing guide books (currently held by Stu Bradley), which may be borrowed by members. A list of guide books in the collection is available to view on the Documents and Policies page of this website.