Join the IMC

The best way to meet IMC members, and perhaps start learning to climb, would be to go along to one of our local climbing walls on a Monday or Wednesday evening (throughout the year), where you will usually find a member of the IMC. We have a regular club evening on the first Wednesday of each month at the climbing wall at Copleston school in Ipswich. People start to arrive about 7.30 pm. Just come along and say hello (please note that under-16s are not allowed to climb at Copleston unless accompanied by an adult, and under-18s climbing with the club must sign a parental consent form)..

Alternatively, you could come along to one of our social events. If any are planned (usually only during the winter months) then they are listed on our meets calendar.

For further information contact our club secretary at

Robert Ellam, Willowbank, Chapel Lane, Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9NX

or send an email to

When you decide that you’d like to become a member

  1. If you are 18 or over then  fill in the registration form and then pay the membership fee, either using Paypal via our page, or pay the secretary.
  2. If you are under 18, then fill out the application form and consent form below and send them with payment to the secretary (or he can usually be found at Copleston wall on a Wednesday night)
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Application form
required for under 18s
Consent form
required for under 18s

Membership of the IMC costs £17 per year for an Adult (£10 for a half year starting after July 1st), or £10 per year for an under 18 (£9 for a half year starting after July 1st) and includes affiliate membership of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) with the advantages of its insurance scheme (see the BMC website for details).

The Ipswich Mountaineering Club is affiliated to the British Mountaineering Council with club membership number N910160