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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.

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

Hinckley Ramblers

Located in Hinckley and have been offering walks for 47years, the area's leading walking/hiking group
We offer Walks 3 times a week and
are members of HBC Ramblers Walking for Health on Burbage Common.

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Jubilee Wood

A 19ha mixed woodland which was presented to Leicestershire County Council in 1977 to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubilee.

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

LOPC provides adventurous outdoor activity experiences designed to stimulate, educate and motivate young people and others at affordable prices in a challenging and safe environment.

The Climbing Station

A bouldering centre in Loughborough run for climbers, by climbers. We have over 800sqm of bouldering surface, covering almost every angle that you can possibly think of. We have a top rope wall that can be used by both kids and adults, and training facili

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

James Brownhill Memorial Fund

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.

Partners

  • Harborough LSA
    Active Leicester
    NWL LSA
    Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
  • Sport England
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Blaby LSA
    Equality Standard
    Active Partnerships
    Melton LSA

Partners

  • Harborough LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Equality Standard
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Sport England
    Melton LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Blaby LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Active Leicester
    Leicestershire County Council