MUMC Competition Team

The MUMC Competition Team

Join the team and you will train and compete in nationwide competitions. There will be team training sessions every week and team socials. The incentive for training and competing for the club at a high level will be heavy financial discounts on possibly club trips and/or climbing gear.

If you are interested in competing, please contact the competition secretary James Wilson at or 07925 059710.


Over the past few years, the Northern Universities Bouldering Series has gradually expanded. There are over 15 participating universities, including ourselves, Sheffield and Leeds. This event provides a very high level of competition, while maintaining a format which is accessible to even the most novice of the climber. Problems set are between V3 and V8.

Over the winter period, rounds will be held in Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield.

The series will consist of a team competition and four individual competitions. Groups of six climbers from each university compete for a team prize. These climbers also compete for individual men’s and women’s titles against each other. Climbers not taking part in the team competition compete for separate men’s and women’s titles between themselves.

Christie Cup

Every spring the Christie Cup is held between the University of Manchester, Leeds University and Liverpool University, across 28 sports. In climbing, hosting and organisation duties are rotated annually, with the host University privileged to decide the competition format. The competition format will be announced in the spring.


The BUCS climbing championship occurs in March each year. It consists of two bouldering competitions, one for men and one for women. Results from the individual competitions are taken to make up the results of the team competition. MUMC arranges two teams to compete, each comprising of two men and one woman. Selection for these teams is based on performance throughout the year.