The Utrecht Student Alpine Club was founded on November 15, 1928. The club climbs the highest peaks of the Alps, the Meuse rocks in Belgium and the many climbing walls in the Netherlands. At the USAC you can climb inexpensively and safely and learn to climb during your college years.

Mailing address: Princetonplein 9, 3584 CC Utrecht

Become a member?

Information about signing up and important dates if you want to become a member are here.

What does the USAC offer?

Climbing Weekends
The USAC organizes around 50 climbing weekends a year to Belgium, Germany and France.
The USAC has an extensive training program for both the novice and advanced rock climber and alpinist.
Summer and winter courses.
The USAC and other SACs are affiliated with the Dutch Student Alpine Club (NSAC). This organizes various alpine courses in summer and winter of any difficulty. More information about the NSAC can be found here
Alpine Week
During the summer vacations a campground is rented for a week where USACers can visit. Here you can vacation, BBQ and go on adventures with all your USAC friends!
We don’t sit still in the winter either, USACers go into the alps to go tour skiing, among other things. Through the NSAC you can also take tourski courses at different levels.
Combi week
Every year the USAC organizes a combi week. During this week there is the possibility to go ice climbing, tour skiing, sledding or piste skiing.
Christmas week
Every year during the Christmas vacations we go for a fat week of climbing where the sun shines! Away from the rain, nice camping and lots of sport climbing in France or Italy.
The USAC has an equipment depot from which you can rent all your equipment such as ropes, helmets, belts and pickles.
Climbing Wall Evening
Every Tuesday from 16:30 – 19:30 and every Thursday from 16:30 – 19:30 you can climb at Klimmuur Utrecht for only €4.50. On Friday from 13:00 to 19:00 and Saturday from 13:00-17:00 USAC’ers can climb for only €6,50 at Klimmuur Utrecht. It is allowed to bring three introducers to the climbing hall under USAC times. The guest can climb for the normal rate, not for the USAC rate. Want to bring a guest for one time? Then email the Ab Actis a week in advance.
Fitness training
Every Wednesday, from 18:15-19:45 the USAC organizes a fitness training, to keep up your fitness during the dark, cold winter months.
Kalymnos Evening
Every Friday from 20:00 – 22:30 all USAC members (note: money not for alumni) may climb for free on Kalymnos!
Bouldering night
We have a lot of different deals at bouldergyms in Utrecht, Check those here.
USAC lectures
The USAC organizes lectures related to climbing or mountaineering.
USAC drinks
Every first and third Tuesday of the month we have drinks (after climbing) at dB’s.
Rock-In’ & library
Twice a year you receive the club magazine the Rock-In’. Furthermore, you will be kept up to date on all activities weekly via email and Facebook. The USAC also has a library with climbing stories, training books, climbing guides, topo’s and climbing magazines.
Other Activities
The USAC participates in the Batavierenrace, cycles the traditional 270 km Utrecht-Freyr bike ride every year, organizes parties, barbecues and has an Activities Committee that organizes fun non-climb related activities.