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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.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

National Governing Bodies

British Mountaineering Council

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

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

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

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

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

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.

Extreme Sports Assistant (Clip & Climb)

We're looking for Extreme Sports Assistants to run the Clip 'N Climb at York Leisure Centre, which is situated within the York Stadium Leisure Complex in York, North Yorkshire. This brand new leisure centre offers 22 state-of-the-art Clip 'n Climb climbing walls, and positions would start in January 2020, all training will be provided. Shifts will include weekends and evenings.

Partners

  • Active Leicester
    Active Rutland
    Safeguarding
    Charnwood LSA
    H&B LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Sport England
    NWL LSA
    Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council

Partners

  • Active Leicester
    O&W LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Active Rutland
    NWL LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Sport England
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Charnwood LSA