The Thames Valley Climbing Club (TVCC) is based in the West London area. We welcome anybody interested in rock climbing or mountaineering from beginner to expert. We are a very active club arranging at least one club meet a month. Trips abroad and within the UK are also organised. These include traditional climbing in summer and winter (snow and ice), sport climbing, alpinism and fell walking. We also have regular climbing wall meets on Wednesdays at The White Spider in Tolworth or Westway Climbing in Ladbroke Grove.

We meet socially once a month at the Adelaide pub in Teddington. Anyone wishing to find out more about the club informally is welcome to come along and meet some of the members. See Social Events page for more details.



About the Club

The Thames Valley Climbing Club (TVCC) was founded in 1966 by Kenny Sinclair and he is still climbing today. Based in the West London area and affiliated with the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), the TVCC welcomes anybody interested in climbing or mountaineering from beginner to expert.

The club has its main social meet at the Adelaide Pub in Teddington on the first Tuesday of every month (Occasionally this is changed, please contact us to check arrangements before a first visit.) See Social Events page for more details and a location map.

Kenny Sinclair and team clipped in to a Via Ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy

Kenny Sinclair and team clipped in to a Via Ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy


Full Membership: £25.00 per year

Includes BMC (British Mountaineering Council) membership with BMC combined liability insurance.

Country Membership: £5.00 per year

Defined as living over 50 miles from London. Does not include BMC membership.

Membership fees are due in February each year. BMC membership entitles you to discounts in selected outdoor retailers and access to a wide array of discount schemes. You will also receive a copy of the BMC's quarterly Summit magazine.

There is a reduced membership fee for anyone joining halfway through the year.

For further enquiries, feel free to contact us.

If you are new to rock climbing, the BMC has produced a free booklet full of useful information and advice for beginners which can be downloaded from their website.

Social Events

On the first Tuesday of each month we meet at the Adelaide pub in Teddington for a social evening. The pub is a short walk from Teddington station and has ample street parking. The address is:

The Adelaide, 57 Park Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 0AU.

We also have an autumn dinner weekend meet and a Christmas dinner locally.


2016 Event Calendar

CLub Meets

Please note that dates and venues may change subject to weather and members availability.
Contact meets secretary to confirm final details.  

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