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Ryan Lacey

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.

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Rob Tilley
Vice President

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

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Lucy Atkinson

I was introduced to climbing, and SCC, in May 2014 and since then I haven’t looked back. Although I love everything to do with climbing, I particularly enjoy sport climbing and bouldering.

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Markus Svensén

I’ve been climbing on and off for the last 20 odd years, in places ranging Cornwall to Korea. I also much enjoy walking in hills and mountains.Places I’d love to go back to are Saxon Switzerland in Germany and Meteora in Greece.

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Andrew Tyrrell
Meet Secretary

I started climbing at Southampton Climbing Wall when I was still at school, and continued regularly while I was at university in Exeter and in New Zealand.  When I moved back to Southampton I had no one to climb with, but stumbled across SCC and have been climbing with the club ever since.  I led my first trad route in Swanage in 2015, and whilst I still only tackle the lower grades, I’m not much happier than when spending time on the rock!

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Issy Nancarrow
Meet Secretary

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.

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Carys Leftley
Social Secretary
I’m originally from west Wales and moved to Southampton 5 years ago for University. Once my University days ended, I joined SCC in the summer of 2014 with no experience of climbing, and have loved it ever since. My highlights so far are The Gower Peninsula and a week’s climbing in Cornwall, the pasties and cream teas were good too!


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James Lawson
Social Secretary
I moved down to Southampton a year and a half ago from Sheffield, not knowing a sole or how to climb. After joining the SCC, I would class Southampton as home and try to find any excuse to get out and climb.


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Neil Howarth
Web Secretary

I like chess and ladies slacks.

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Sarah Wilby
Gear Secretary

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.

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Maria Curle
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.

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Tim Miller
Overseas meets & Training (Co-opt)

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!