September 2022

During the AID, we have a stand on the info market, where you can ask questions about the association to members. Furthermore, you can find a lot of information on this website. If you still have any questions about becoming a member, you can always send us an email to
This year, you can also join a climbing clinic or workshop, in which you try out our climbing wall in the Bongerd while being safely belayed by Ibex members.

 Sportsday Bongerd
 August 21st 13:00-16:30
 Workshops Bongerd
 August 23rd 13:00-16:00
 Infomarket arboretum
 August 24th 12:00-16:00

If you put your name on our interest list during the clinics, workshops or infomarket you should have received an information email on the 24th August. If this is not the case, for example because you mistyped your email address or because it was categorised as spam, you can still find all the necessary information and the subscription link on this page. 

Introduction course
At the beginning of this year Ibex will offer its own Indoor Toprope (IT) course.  With an IT certificate, you can apply for Ibex membership. Over the past few years, the climbing sport has been growing and this growth is expected to continue since it has become an Olympic sport. This means that Ibex cannot accept all applications and we have to make a selection. This selection is made based on your motivation. 

Those who have been selected for the IT course, will receive their group number via email and can see there course schedule below. Please make sure you are present around 15 minutes before the start of your lesson so we can start in time!

1- Monday 18:30-20:30. 12th, 19th, 26th of September and 3rd of October

2- Monday 21:00-23:00. 12th, 19th, 26th of September and 3rd of October

3- Wednesday 18:30-20:30. 14th, 21st, 28th of September and 5th of October

4- Wednesday 21:00-23:00. 14th, 21st, 28th of September and 5th of October

Mentor groups
You can also join a mentor group, so you can get to know other new Ibexers and go climbing together from the beginning. We highly recommend this because it really helps people to get to know others and to become a part of the association, which makes the experience so much nicer.

Your mentor, a more experienced Ibexer, can show you the culture of the association and tell you about/remind you of important events. Your mentor is also the first person to contact if you have any questions. Of course you can always send your questions to the board (email:

Apart from the fixed dates below, you will go climbing in Arnhem and join strength training at the Bongerd with your mentor group and maybe you will also have dinner together. 

Traditionally, the subscription periods have been in September and February, at the start of the new semester. The subscription deadline was Thursday 25th August 2022 (23:59). 
You can no longer subscibe for the September introduction period.

Important dates

 Subscription deadline:
 25 August 2022 (23:59)
 Selection deadline*:
 3 September 2022 (23:59)
 Subscription evening:
 8 September 2022 
 Introduction day:
 11 September 2022

*We will let you know whether you have been selected or not before this deadline. If you haven’t heard from us by that time, please let us know (email:, because something may have gone wrong with your subscription.

Make sure you can be there during the subscription evening, because this is necessary to complete your membership of Ibex.

What you need to do to become a member, is explained extensively on the membership page. You do not need to meet all the requirements for membership at the time of your application. You only need to have an IT or K2 certificate before you join, since that is the one requirement concerning safety, but the topic of the website will be explained during the information evening, so don't worry if you don't understand everything yet. However, it is nice if you already look into it, so we can answer your questions and help you with the problems you run into. Here is a quick overview of the requirements:

IT certificate - You should already have this (or at least have passed your exam) or take part in our course.

Student sports rights - You can buy them online or at the desk in the Bongerd. If this doesn't work because you are a PhD student, you can send an email to the secretarial employee of the Bongerd ( 

Membership form - You can download and print the membership form from the membership page, fill it out at home and bring it to the information evening, but you can also get a form from us when you are there. We would like to receive them filled out and signed at the information evening or in our letter box in the Bongerd. 

Website account - We will talk about the website, but it is nice if you already have a look around for yourself so you know what we are talking about. It is also a good idea to try to register (see membership page on how to do that). When you are selected, we will give you access to the member part of the website (the pages for which you need to log in) as soon as possible. 

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