See below for details of upcoming socials.

We usually have one social each month. These are often in the pub but in the summer we sometimes do something outdoors instead.

Fri 19 Jan 2024

Come along to meet some Rockhoppers old and new at The Harrison's Pub, Kings Cross

If you are a new member and you are looking to get to know some climbing/walking buddies and find out more about the club, then join us at 7pm on Friday 19th Jan 2024 and listen to our members talking about their fave Rockhopper experiences, aims for 2024 and why this is obviously the BEST mountaineering club in all of GB.



Venue Details

The Harrison's Pub Kings Cross, 28 Harrison St, London WC1H 8JF

Climbing & Pizza at The Westway
Fri 02 Feb 2024

Come and join the Westway lot for a session of climbing and then out to the greatest pub of all time, the Pig & Whistle for pizzas and things. Newbies encouraged!! We will pair you up and get you on the ropes.

Venue Details

Westway Climbing Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP

Anne's Epics: Tales of a Rockhopper
Wed 28 Feb 2024

Join us to listen to Anne's DEATH DEFYING stories of epic journeys through the mountains as she showcases her love for adventure and her knack for getting herself INTO and OUT OF some pretty hairy situations. Have a drink, get inspired and ask a million questions!

Meeting at the Old King's Head, private room booked from 7pm! Talk starts at 7.30 SHARP


Anne Stijne

Venue Details

Old King's Head, King's Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NA

BANFF Mountain Film Festival 2024
Thu 14 Mar 2024

We are heading back to the Union Chapel for a thrilling selection of films ft. mountaineers from all over the globe. Event takes place on 14th March 2023 from 19:30-22:15. Film selection TBC.

Please note you will have to buy your own tickets for the event using the link below:

Venue Details

Union Chapel Islington London N1 2UN

Tej Talks
Wed 27 Mar 2024

Fresh off the back of Anne's epic stories, we thought it was time to talk SELF RESCUE at the RH. Esteemed guest speaker Tej Ajimal is coming in to share his wealth of knowledge and experience on getting yourself out of hairy scary mountain situations. He will be covering basic principles and sharing his best advice for rock and ice travel.

He will also answer your many many questions so be prepared to bombard him.

Meet you at the Devereux at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm SHARP.


Tej Ajimal

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Ct, Temple, London WC2R 3JJ

London Rock Climbers X Rockhoppers 2024
Fri 12 Apr 2024

Rivals to friends, competitors to teammates, enemies to lovers: we bring you the FIRST EVER Rockhopper/London Rock Climber mixer social!

Starting at the Castle Climbing Centre we're going to buddy up with the other club and show off our climbing skills before heading to a private room at the Brownswood pub for drinks and games and realising LRC aren't SO bad after all.

Castle meet from 6pm, room booked at Brownswood at 8.30pm

You won't wanna miss this one!

Venue Details

Castle Climbing Centre/Brownswood Pub

Japan: A Spiritual Journey of Self-Discovery (and mountains)
Wed 29 May 2024

Join us as we listen to Zarif's tales of adventure and self-discovery as he recounts his summiting of Mt Fuji as well as other hikes around Japan including Kumano Kodo, Koyasan Choishi Michi, Dewa Sanzan + Jigoku Nozoki. The plan is to marvel at his beautiful photography, laugh at his jokes and take inspiration from the important lessons he learned along the way. Meet at the Old King's Head at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm. Socialising from 8.

See you there!


Zarif Shafiei

Venue Details

The Old King's Head, King's Head Yard, London SE1 1NA

Orienteering + Picnic in the Heath
Sat 22 Jun 2024

Improve your nav without leaving London! Rockhoppers will be heading to Hampstead Heath for a round of the permanent orienteering course, which the First Lady says was more helpful for her nav skills than going to the mountains.

This outing will feel like a hike in the South Downs with hills, mud, undergrowth and a little bit of getting lost. Dress appropriately, wear sunscreen and bring sandwiches for the picnic. (The organisers can watch your bags while you're out walking, but will not accept liability if anything goes missing -- it's still London, after all.)

The walking will take between 2.5 to 4 hours and be about 8-9km in length, with those more skilled at nav walking less far and having lunch earlier. There is an option to shorten your course and get a comparable score to the full course (albeit with a penalty).

Group sizes will be between two and four.

The orienteering will begin at 10am from the Tumulus. Maps will be provided (waterproof if we can get them), but can also be found on the London Orienteering Klubb website.

Guests and prospective members welcome.


The Pres

Venue Details

Hampstead Heath

Wed 28 Aug 2024




Venue Details

Knees Up! Ceilidh at Cecil Sharp House
Fri 20 Sep 2024

It's September! So we are heading back to Cecil Sharp House for another amazing Ceilidh (did I spell that ok) in Camden Town from 8-11pm.

Tickets are £15 and you can purchase here

I went last year with a terrible hip injury and still had the best time ever so no excuses!

Meet at The Albert nearby around 5.30pm for some pre-dancing drinks and a catch up :)

Venue Details

Cecil Sharp House