Welcome to Rockhoppers!
We're one of London's most active and friendly
hiking clubs. Our members participate in
all aspects of mountaineering - from
rock climbing to hill walking, high mountaineering to trekking, winter ice to
summer sport climbing. Some of us have even been spotted on skis and dangling
from paragliders but that's another story.
We run 2-3 trips per month to places all over the UK and
further abroad and head to the pub every month to catch
up and plan for the next trips. You can find photos and stories from our most recent adventures on our Instagram page.
You don't have to be a great climber, walker or alpinist to join - you'll be
more than welcome even if you're completely new to mountain activity. Come
along and get involved!
You'll find us dangling off rock faces all over the place, from
short gritstone edges to wild sea cliffs and massive multi-pitches.
We're into trad, sport and ice climbing and bouldering. We also meet a
couple of times a week at The Castle Climbing Centre in London N4.
We're also into hiking (aka hill-walking) - depending on the time
of year, you'll find us in places as diverse as the Scottish Highlands,
the Lake and Peak Districts, Snowdonia, Dartmoor and Cornwall, taking in
mountains, hills, valleys and coastlines.
Mountaineering combines aspects of both hiking and climbing,
typically in winter conditions; we run several trips each winter to
Scotland, Snowdonia and the Lake District, with occasional trips to the
Alps and further abroad.
We run 2-3 meets a month all over the UK (and sometimes further
afield). Where possible, we pick venues where both hill-walking and
climbing (plus other outdoor activities) are available.
We hold at least one social meet per month, which usually includes a
slideshow or film, booze, food and talking rubbish with like-minded
people. Occasionally there may be sock-wrestling (see photo).
As well as access to all our trips and other activities, membership
gives you affiliation to the British Mountaineering Council, a regular
newsletter, and discounts at outdoor retailers.
We're always happy to talk about our club and what we do. Below, our
climber's rep, Wei, embraced an opportunity to champion the Rockhoppers'