Welcome to the Peak Climbing Club
The club has been climbing in the Peak District and all over the world for 70 years. We are an informal climbing club, happy to welcome new members or help passing climbers to find the best crags. We're based in the eastern Peak, with members from Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Doncaster and villages in the Peak.
We are mainly rock climbers, with members climbing at a variety of grades - anywhere from Diffs to the mid-E grades. Our interests also extend to bouldering, Scottish winter climbing and mountaineering, alpinism in Europe and South America, walking, mountain biking and fell running.
We meet every Thursday evening to climb on crags in the Peak in the summer and indoors at one of the Sheffield walls in the winter. There are informal meets on many evenings and weekends.
We also have a busy programme of weekend or longer trips further afield.
Read the club's 2015 Meets Report
It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Ron Townsend on 14th May 2015.
Ron founded the Peak Climbing Club in 1942, and climbed until he was in his 80s. He climbed first ascents of some familiar routes, including Via Media, Narrow Buttress, Gargoyle Buttress and, of course, Townsend's Variation, and was involved in writing guidebooks in the 1950s and '60s. He was an honorary member of the PCC and also the Fell and Rock Climbing Club.
We climb outdoors in the evening throughout the summer months. Through the winter we climb at each of the Sheffield walls
Thu 11th Feb 2016 The club climbs at The Foundry every Thursday evening this month. Drinks afterwards at The... Read more
Thu 18th Feb 2016 The club climbs at The Foundry every Thursday evening this month. Drinks afterwards at The... Read more
Thu 25th Feb 2016 The club climbs at The Foundry every Thursday evening this month. Drinks afterwards at The... Read more
Thu 3rd Mar 2016 The club climbs at Awesome Walls Sheffield every Thursday evening this month. Drinks afterwards... Read more
The club organises a number of trips through the year.
These range from one day meets on a weekend to full weekends or longer trips abroad.
Fri 12th Feb 2016 This years play on the snow and ice will be in the Cairngorms, based at Aviemore Youth Hostel.... Read more
Sat 5th Mar 2016 Join members of the club for 11 days trad climbing based around Tafraout in Morocco's Anti-Atlas... Read more
Sat 19th Mar 2016 Our annual dinner is a great chance for everyone to meet up and make plans. This year's Annual... Read more
Thu 24th Mar 2016 A great end to a great month of club trips and events Read more