The information here may be outdated so please contact bt349 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk for more up to date details/contact address of the president.


Clare RATS was founded in 1986 and has been introducing Clare students to the wonderful (if often wet and windy) world of British climbing and trekking ever since. The Peak District, North Wales and the Lakes have been regular locations for our trips. These trips tend to include a mixture of walking and either bouldering, sport climbing or trad climbing, although caving and alpine climbing in the Alps have also been organised. Our trips cater to a range of abilities and newcomers are always welcome! The size of the club varies year on year, and consequently the number of trips we run depends on demand, as well as our success in locating kind individuals with a cars!

The club runs a weekly bouldering session at the Kesley Kerridge Sports center wall which is from 8-10pm on Monday evenings.



Clare Hunter Funnell. I am a third year HSPS student who’s been climbing for about five years. I started my climbing through The Climbing Academy Youth Squad in Bristol, and bouldering is still my favorite form of climbing (although sport and trad are growing on me!). My favorite UK climbing destination is probably the Peak, and I enjoy getting outside onto real rock during term time as Kelsey Kerridge is pretty limited to say the least!

Freshers Events:

We will hopefully be putting on a freshers picnic to meet anyone who is keen to join up. Afterwards we will head to Kelsey Kerridge for those who want to try it out, or just see how to get there.