My first introduction to climbing was in the university bouldering room in 2012; with my fear of heights I was quite happy to leave it at that! SCC soon got that out of my system though, and now I’m always looking forward to my next chance to hang from the side of a cliff. Yet to do any sport climbing in the UK, my target for 2018 is to tick off some exciting trad routes and get stuck into some more scrambling.
I have only been climbing since May 2012 and I’m still shockingly bad. But I really do enjoy climbing especially the reward pint in the pub afterwards. Favourite climbing location – Cornwall
I have been climbing since 2006, but only discovered my love of trad climbing in 2011. Favourite locations include Cornwall, Pembroke and Snowdonia for multi-pitch, adventurous climbs. I also enjoy the more esoteric crags away from the crowds. Basically, point me at some rock and I’ll be happy!
I love climbing and can’t get enough of the outdoors. You’ll see me on every outdoor meet that I can possibly make, come rain or shine. It was SCC that got me into trad-leading and I never looked back. Though give me a few quick draws and I’ll gladly do some sport too.
There are quite a few fun bouldering walls in the area that I can be found at with other SCC members on a regular basis. And I never say no to a cuppa or stronger drink after a climb.
I started climbing in France in 2013. My First outdoor trip was with the club in June 2015, since then I haven’t stopped! I regularly attend meets whatever the weather.
I like chess and ladies slacks.
I got hooked on climbing when I first tried it on a school residential but it wasn’t until university that I got the opportunity to do it regularly. I love challenging myself on the indoor walls to stay fit, and I know any weekend or holiday away with SCC is going to be an adventure with a good bunch of people. Gower in Wales is probably my favourite climbing destination in the UK; the area is spectacular and it reminds me of childhood beach holidays.
Calshot representative (Co-opt)
Climbing started for me at the Calshot indoor wall back in 2012. At the end of 2013 I met some great guys who set up SCC in 2014 and started climbing with them outdoors and indoors. I love the physical and mental challenge and can be found frequenting the Calshot wall and when I can the outdoor meets. Always happy to help and always pleased to see new faces and old.
What can I say, I love climbing and generally be out in the mountains for any occasion, be it rock climbing, mountaineering or walking. I’m a performance climbing coach and mountaineering instructor and my real passion is running the Boulder Shack junior performance squad. I’m always happy to be introducing new people to the sport and helping climbers develop. I’ll look forward to climbing with you!
Emily De Villiers
Emily’s an original member of the club who’s lived away from Southampton for a couple of years but is now back in full force! She’s a pretty rubbish climber, but enjoys being part of the lovely, welcoming, friendly community that SCC is!
I started climbing at Cardiff University with two years on their bouldering wall. When I moved to Southampton I was very fortunate and found a great group of people at St Mary’s wall who would soon found the Southampton Climbing Club. Since my first trip, to the Gower peninsular, I have loved climbing outdoors and have been grateful for how generous the club and its members have been in sharing the skills and experience required to teach me to climb trad. I am delighted to be part of a pairing with Emily which will allow us to continue the SCC partying and merriment.