U P C O M I N G T R I P S
Weekly Club Night
Every Wednesday night from 5pm
Join us at Sydney University's indoor climbing gym, The Ledge, and as a member enjoy highly discounted entry free of $5 from 5pm onwards. This is a great opportunity to meet other members of the Club. We head to the Flodge on Arundel St around 8.30pm for more socialising, and food and dranks.
2018 Training Program
This semester SURMC will be running a training program focusing on outdoor rock climbing.
This program is aimed at taking people from ‘competent indoor climber’ standard to ‘outdoor sport trip leader’ standard, with the optional extra skills for multi-pitch and trad. This is a great opportunity to learn to climb outdoors, and fast track skills that would otherwise take a long time to develop. If you’ve been climbing indoors for a while and a keen to get outdoors, this is exactly the thing for you. This trip is totally free of charge to SURMC members (WOAH!!!?? Crazy good deal).
The program involves 4-6 teaching trips (run by volunteer SURMC members) where you will learn specific skills. There will also be specified unsupervised practice tasks where you will consolidate what you learn.
You cannot be too skilled to attend this program, and you are welcome to join at any stage (if you have already mastered the previous skills), however we require that everyone attend the ‘trip leading, first aid and rescue skills’ day on the 13th May.
You are suitable for this program if you satisfy all of the following:
- If you are starting from the beginning you will attend every session
- You will attend the ‘trip leading, first aid and rescue skills day’
- Will run at least one SURMC club trip next year (or later this year)
- You can often climb approx grade 16 indoors without falling (easy end of yellow top rope at the ledge)
Full details including summary of all trips, practice tasks and dates here:
Sign ups are now closed
Learn To Lead - Sun 29th April
Learn to lead trip this Sunday at Dam Cliffs in the Blue mountains.
This trip is suitable for people who have done some top roping outdoors or indoor lead climbing, and are looking to learn the basic skills to be more self sufficient for climbing outdoors. Spaces on this trip will be very limited,
You will need to bring a harness, helmet, belay device, a couple of locking carabiners, and climbing shoes. The gear locker at the ledge will be open Thursday night for people to hire gear. If you are attending this event and unable to be at the ledge on Thursday, please let me know.
I'll also be running a quick learn to lead session at the ledge on Thursday in preparation for this event. While it's not required that people attend this, it will help for the weekend.
Nowra Weekend Trip - 5th-6th May
Its the Nowra weekend trip!
All the cool kids will be headed down to Nowra for a weekend of climbing to take advantage of the never-coming autumn.
Crag link: https://www.thecrag.com/climbing/australia/nowra/thompsons-point
This will be a self-sufficient intermediate trip, and we will be camping by the crag Saturday night. That means for all those that can confidently and independently both lead and clean outdoors (or if you organize a patient mentor before hand).
The camping will be very basic with no facilities, and in years before it has been freezing so tents and good sleeping bags are a must AND water for both days! SURMC has some limited supplies of camping gear so get in quick. Dinner is usually at the pub so plan for breakfasts/lunch/snacks/late-breakfast/early-dinner etc.
No trip gear will be organized so bring your own/borrowed from the club, and feel free to use this page to organize lifts down. Generous drivers are appreciated, as are appreciating passengers (ie, chip in for gas).
SIGN UP: https://goo.gl/forms/5nROMzenWTZRDqh42
Note, you aren't signed up or covered by insurance for just clicking "Attending".
Info or questions to Declan or Jyah or email@example.com
Tradical Times - Sat 19th May
Trad climbing trip to the bluies for experienced trad climbers.
Details to come....
Queens Birthday at Pt Perp - 9th-11th June
Trad climbing at Pt Perp for experienced trad climbers.Camping at Honey Moon Bay
Details to come..
Only current members of SURMC may come on club trips. The trip leaders reserve the right to ask any trip attendees for proof of membership.
For proof of membership, ask a member of the Exec to sign a club membership card for you when you're next at The Ledge.
Although we strive to keep this website up to date we are lazy and hence it is not always accurate/complete. Facebook is our main means of communication. Join us on Facebook for updates and complete info. https://www.facebook.com/groups/surmc/
Add all SURMC events to your personal calendar!
Annual General Meeting - Wed 2nd May
ROLL UP! IT'S THE SURMC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, otherwise known as our retirement (for some) or our continued everlasting servitude and love of the Club (for others). To be noted: looks nothing like the image above, but traditionally includes FREE PIZZA.
Come one and all to witness the swearing in of/ to join the new Executive and Committee Team for the 2018/19 Climbing Year. We shall then head to the pub for drinks, food, and a glorious send off to our outgoing crew.
We are always PSYCHED to welcome new people on to the Committee and encourage you to get involved, it's genuinely so rewarding and social! There are a variety of roles and the 2017/18 group is keen as beans to answer any questions you may have about getting involved, how the club runs, and what roles might be a fab fit for you! Also, keen for ideas and initiatives based on your passions and such.
The Exec Structure is THUS however pls note that in actual operation its all very friendly, chill and not-super-hierarchical:
Vice Pres (Female)
Vice Pres (Male)
Then we have Committee Roles which currently are:
If you have any Q's/ideas/things to note re the AGM or just any sick inspo for the direction of the club next year please message myself (Jemima Wilson) or El Presidente Connor Smith, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively (or as-well-as messaging us, porque lo nos dos), use the Google Form which I will post in this event shortly to express interest in a role. Nominations/expressions of interest will close on Sunday the 29th of April just to give us time to check things are in order for handover!
Seeeeya there xo
Sign up form: https://goo.gl/forms/ZlUVRl7uEqy4Axti1
Nowra Weekend 2.0- 16th-17th June
Weekend sport climbing at Nowra.
Details to come...