Mission Statement:

To provide a strong, welcoming community for all McMaster students to affordably pursue any interest in rock climbing by developing talented, educated, safe and mindful climbers.


Outdoor Climbing:

The MCC runs day and overnight trips throughout the year to popular climbing areas around Hamilton and beyond. Most trips are beginner friendly while also offering challenges for more experienced climbers, however some trips for experienced lead climbers are also offered. Unless otherwise stated, trips are beginner-friendly and open to all climbers!

Indoor Climbing:

Every few weeks the MCC will leave its natural environment at the McMaster Climbing Wall to invade one of the local climbing gyms. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for informal trips and opportunities to find new climbing partners!


The MCC hosts several bouldering competitions throughout the year for climbers who crave the extra challenge of competition. Each competition has a casual division for recreational climbers, and an open division for experienced climbers. We also compete as a team in University Bouldering Competitions as team