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Climbing

British Mountaineering Council

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

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Funding opportunities

What is 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.'

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.

Campaigns

Make your Move

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!

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

Partners

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

Partners

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