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Rock climbing with ropes can be done indoors and outdoors. In indoor climbing you make your way up a wall by following a series of coloured grips, known as 'holds.'

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Mountaineering

An Overview of Climbing

The colour of the holds usually indicate the route you can take. Sounds dangerous, but it's not - to stop you from falling and injuring yourself you are tied to a rope.

Bouldering is rock climbing without the ropes. The walls are lower off the ground and there are crash mats underneath in case you fall.

It's a sociable sport and welcomes climbers of all levels. With hundreds of climbing walls around the UK - you don't need to live near mountains to get involved.

Benefits

  • Climbing is a full-body workout
  • Great for improving muscle-tone
  • Good for concentration

Costs

A Climbing session can cost £6-£10 with a course costing around £12 for beginners.

Involvement

Go to an indoor climbing wall. There are over 400 climbing walls around the UK. Many walls run introductory climbing sessions and have equipment available to hire. Join a climbing club. There are around 300 climbing, hill walking and mountaineering clubs in England and Wales affiliated to the BMC.

Equipment

Equipment to take part in climbing is available to hire at local facilities which can include a helmet, harness and ropes.

Facts

  • In 1989, the BMC ran the first ever World Cup event in Leeds which was won by our own Jerry Moffatt.
  • Fellow Briton Simon Nadin went on to win the World Cup Series in 1989. British climbers have continued to compete worldwide with notable success.

Find Climbing Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Mountaineering Council

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
office@thebmc.co.uk
Contact Telephone
0161 445 6111

University of Worcester Lakeside Campus

A SUSTAINABLE AND MODERN, RURAL OUTDOOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
Future developments will be focused on supporting lifelong education in sport, outdoor activity, outdoor learning and science and the environment. We offer engaging experiences

Aztec Adventure Ltd

Aztec Adventure thrive to make your adventure one to remember. We offer water & land based activities & courses for groups, families & individuals - taster sessions, certificated courses, boat hire, birthday parties, family activity days & much more.

Disability Sport Worcester

Disability Sport Worcester specialises in creating and running sporting events, clubs and activities for children and adults with disabilities.

Redpoint Worcester Climbing Centre

Whether you're just starting out or an experienced climber, Redpoint Worcester provides spectacular climbing with a friendly atmosphere in the heart of Worcester.

Redpoint's Ladies' Night

Redpoint's Ladies' Night

Redpoint's Ladies' Night is a social event for women climbers of all abilities, lead by one of our lovely team! Running every other Thursday from 7pm until 9pm, head on down for some great climbing & coaching!

Bouldering and Auto belay Induction

Bouldering and Auto belay Induction

Introduction to bouldering and climbing movement
Get family and friends involved after your induction
Join in with our Friday night bouldering social
Take part in our monthly fun bouldering comps
Carry on climbing after your induction
Includes life time joining fee, which gives you access to cheaper entry rates

Taster

Taster

A great way to introduce friends and family to climbing. Our fully qualified instructors will show you and up to five other people the ropes and get you scaling the heights in no time!

Climbing Taster Session

Climbing Taster Session

A great way to introduce friends and family to climbing. Our fully qualified instructors will show you and up to five other people the ropes and get you scaling the heights in no time!

There is a wide selection of taster sessions running every hour 2pm till 7pm.
Please do not hesitate to contact staff at the centre for more information.

Climbing Taster Session

Climbing Taster Session

A great way to introduce friends and family to climbing. Our fully qualified instructors will show you and up to five other people the ropes and get you scaling the heights in no time!

There is a wide selection of taster sessions running every hour 2pm till 7pm.
Please do not hesitate to contact staff at the centre for more information.

Creepy Crawlies Climbing

Creepy Crawlies Climbing

Our fun holiday climbing sessions for children aged 4 to 6. It is a great way to get your little ones active in a fun, safe environment!

Green Spider Beginners Climbing Course

Green Spider Beginners Climbing Course

Details:

– Duration: Six hours split over three sessions or five hours on our fast track weekend course

– Attendance at all sessions is required

– Price includes all safety equipment, climbing shoe hire and instruction as well as a hot drink in the cafe

Green Spider Beginners Climbing Course

Green Spider Beginners Climbing Course

Details:

– Duration: Six hours split over three sessions or five hours on our fast track weekend course

– Attendance at all sessions is required

– Price includes all safety equipment, climbing shoe hire and instruction as well as a hot drink in the cafe

James Brownhill Memorial Fund

Each year bursaries will be awarded to part fund training courses run by Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre. The JBMF currently provides 12 bursaries a year.