MCU Belay Clinic 15Jan23

Belay Clinic

MCU Belay Clinic 15Jan23

Exciting opportunity for all newbies: Learn all about belay techniques for rock climbing and become an independent climber!

The event will take place at the CIU Clarke Quarry on Sunday 15th January from 12 am to 2 pm. The cost is 40,000 UGX and includes equipment rental. Please note that only MCU members may attend, but memberships will be available there for purchase if you don’t currently have one or need to renew your membership.

Sign up here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pCer6RGg_l5jcmoNtA7Ws6fDCqugIOQDPxKVFBSE1Mc/edit?usp=sharing 

See you there!

Luwazi Rock Climbing & Camping Trip

MCU is organizing a climbing and camping trip to Luwazi. We climb a lot, eat together and sleep on top of the cliff with great views and sunsets!

Climbers who passed the MCU belay test are invited. If you have not already passed the test, please go with someone who will belay you.

Trip fee: 10k UGX per day

Food (Roasted goat or veggie option): 25k UGX

Sign up here!

MCU Belay Clinic 15Jan23

Belay Clinic

Exciting opportunity for all newbies: Learn all about belay techniques for rock climbing and become an independent climber!

The event will take place at the CIU Clarke Quarry on Sunday 6th September from 12 am to 2 pm. The cost is 40,000 UGX and includes equipment. Please note that only MCU members may attend, but memberships will be available there for purchase.

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pCer6RGg_l5jcmoNtA7Ws6fDCqugIOQDPxKVFBSE1Mc/edit?usp=sharing

See you there!

Belay Clinic

Exciting opportunity for all newbies: Learn all about belay techniques for rock climbing and become an independent climber!

The event will take place at the CIU Clarke Quarry on Sunday 4th September from 12 am to 2 pm. The cost is 20,000 UGX and includes equipment. Please note that only MCU members may attend, but memberships will be available there for purchase.

See you there!

Mt. Kenya Batian Climb

For all you serious climbers: Mount Batian is Kenya’s highest peak, at 5200m! To summit this beast, you have to master roughly 20 pitches from 4800-5200m.  You will need to have a lot of experience in multi-pitch climbing and prepare well for cold weather and altitude complications.  The climbs are generally low grades, but logistics and altitude make it very challenging.  The costs are relatively low at 380 USD for park entry and climbing permit.  Food, transport, lodging and gear on your own/shared cost. There is a maximum number of 6 people for this trip. Interested? Contact matt.battani@gmail.com.

Luwazi Rock Climbing

It’s time for another Luwazi trip! Come and try the real thing! Test the skills you’ve honed on indoor climbing walls. Luwazi offers a good selection of top rope and lead climbing routes for climbers of different skills and experience levels. So, all are welcome.

How to sign up?
Please enter your details in this Google spreadsheet and I’ll contact you:
SIGN UP SHEET

These trips fill up really quickly! If you don’t manage to get in you can put your name on the waiting list.

Departure
Date: Saturday, February
Time: 7:00am (sharp)
Location: Kisementi (near Que Pasa!)

Climbing site
The Luwazi crag is located in Kijjo village, near Kalagi. One hour drive East of Kampala. See Google maps:
LUWAZI LOCATION
Return
Depending on your driver.

Food and drinks
Remember to bring a lunch for Saturday and at least 5 litres of water.

Costs
To cover unforeseen trip expenses the club charges a participation fee.

Participation fee: 10,000 UGX

Membership: 50,000UGX per annum
(You must be a MCU member to participate to this trip)

Rentals
You can rent climbing equipment through the club at the site. You must provide an ID card or 100,000 UGX deposit in order to rent equipment which will be returned to you once the equipment is handed back.

Rope: 10,000UGX
Harness + belay device: 10,000UGX
Shoes: 10,000UGX

For any further question don’t hesitate to contact Hugo at hotte.hugo@gmail.com

Insita/ Luwazi Rock Climbing

Want to get out of Kampala for the weekend?  Need to give real rock climbing a try?  The MCU is running a trip to Kalagi/Insita/Luwazi this Saturday and Sunday. This rock is only 1 hour outside of Kampala and offers routes for all levels of climbers. All gear and equipment can be rented from the MCU. Click here to see more details.  Contact Hugo Hotte to sign up.  hotte.hugo@gmail.com

Sipi and Chema Climbing

Fancy a change from Insita/Luwazi? A group of MCU climbers will leave on Thursday, November 24th in the evening to conquer Sipi’s climbing walls.  Climbing will be in two bolted locations on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Some time will be spent exploring a new wall as well as checking out some caves and waterfalls nearby.  Back in KLA late Sunday evening.  Cheap camping and local food possible.  Upscale options also available.  Contact matt.battani@gmail.com if you are interested!

Inisita (Luwazi) Rockclimbing!

MCU is heading rock climbing once again at Luwazi. Climbers of any level of experience are welcome.

The trip is roughly one hour outside of Kampala in a village near Gayaza, called Kijjo. All gear is rentable through the club at the rock; just remember to bring lunch, sunscreen and about 5 litres of water. Prices for the trip and gear are as follows:

Rope: 10,000UGX
Harness + belay device: 10,000UGX
Shoes: 10,000UGX
Fuel: approximately 10,000 (return) unless you make your own way
MCU membership card (annual): 50,000 (necessary for all MCU trips and available for purchase in the parking area)

Sign up here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1FjMwTWA8uZCBBNQc_CVkff8b9H80nWxn2o836hvHfo8/edit?usp=sharing and email Laura for any questions!