About Us

We are a club where new and experienced climbers learn climbing techniques and hard skills and are challenged to push themselves through weekly climbing sessions and competitions in an inclusive, friendly environment. Our club currently consists of approximately 30 members.

Individuals that wish to compete on our team will obtain a USA Climbing membership. If you don't want to join the team you can still compete with the club in citizens competitions. There are associated costs and benefits with each option.

Students that want to compete in the USA Climbing Collegiate Circuit must pay additional dues to the USA Climbing Club to become registered, as well as individual competition fees. In order to compete in USA Climbing Regionals, competitors must compete in one collegiate level competition before gaining eligibility. Some competitions are exclusively for USA climbing members and if you qualify then that person has the ability to compete in the USA Climbing Regional and National circuits. This option makes the most sense for the most experienced and strong competition climbers. Registering with USA Climbing also may provide eligibility for some pro-deals. Members also have the option of participating in competitions at the 'Citizen' level. This requires no additional fees and is a better option for individuals that may only plan on going to one or two competitions.

How to Join

There are no tryouts to join; all JMU students who are interested in climbing and want to join may do so.

All members are required to pay dues, obtain a belay certification through UREC and perform at least five hours of community service.

Within our club there is the Climbing Team, which is a subset group of dedicated climbers that regularly compete and attend mandatory weekly practices. Members of the team are eligible for competition fee reimbursement contingent on attendance and community service. There are no tryouts for the Climbing Team.

Time Commitment

We hold a one-hour weekly meeting.

Meetings typically consist of club updates, a lesson component and a casual climbing session with club members. The Climbing Team holds one additional practice during the week which is open to all members of the club.


Dues are $25 per semester.

Contact Us

Email us at jmuclimbing@gmail.com.
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