The Mountain Club (RUMC) is one of the largest to date making it a highly
productive and successful one on both the competitive and recreational
One of the most exciting aspects in recent years regarding RUMC is the new climbing wall as well as hosting the USSA climbing and bouldering competition in June 2007. In April this year (2011), Rock Climbing at Rhodes will hold the National Bouldering League. The internal climbing league is also seeing new faces on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
The club has so much to offer, whether one's interests lie in hiking, climbing, environmental issues, community development or socialising with friends while surrounding oneself in the beauties of nature. The club offers inexpensive opportunities to explore the Eastern Cape every weekend and more extensively, South Africa on our vac trips.
The club is involved in all aspects of campus and community life. Development climbing initiatives saw underprivileged children being taken to the rock faces around Grahamstown. The club's involvement in community outreach programmes is growing, specifically with Mary Waters and Nombahlelo Schools in Grahamstown.
RUMC is one of the few sports clubs which has an environmental officer position on its committee; emphasising the club's great interest in conservation and preservation of our environment. These projects involve trail maintenance and alien-species-hacks.
The club proved to be a highly productive one in 2010, receiving the award,most improved club. This year, RUMC aims to continue this success through offering excellent service to students, surrounding communities and our environment in the future.