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Climbing

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

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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

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

Jubilee Wood

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

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

Hinckley Ramblers

Located in Hinckley and have been offering walks for 45years 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.

Leicester Leys Leisure Centre

This centre has a state of the art swimming pool, as well as a lifestyle fitness suite and many other bookable sporting activities.

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.

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

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

Partners

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