CLIMBING - WALLS
Walls are excellent for the rainy day's in
summer and the winter months when daylight is short
and cold. Britain was one of the first countries to
introduce artificial walls, maybe due to our rainy weather
the UK has to endure.
The best climbing walls try to create the many features
that you may come across on the crags at various grades.
Climbing walls can be the first contact for many a
climber into the sport these day's thus making climbing
the fastest growing sport. With the walls the standard
of rock climbing has increased, where climbers can train
all year round in a safe environment, top-roping, learning
new techniques, problem solving, overhangs, traversing
training for strength, stamina and muscle endurance.
Competitions are held at the walls for all ages and
Lake District has a number of artificial climbing walls
throughout Cumbria which offer various facilities, you
are recommended to contact them for further details.
Climbing walls don't teach you
how to place and use protection techniques for climbing
outdoors on the crags, it is recommended that you seek
advice and guidance.
with Establishment before attending to see if any alterations
have been made to the Opening times and the attraction
Charlotte Mason College, LA22 9BB
Tel: 015394 30210
|Opening Times: Closed Weekends
10.00am - 10.00pm
You are advised to contact them, the wall is used
by various groups throughout the day.
|Suitable for teaching groups single pitch techniques,
excellent bouldering and training facility for the
individual with specialist matting.
Center, Greengate Street, Barrow-in-Furness,
Tel: 01229 871146
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 9.00pm
Saturday to Sunday 9.00am - 6.00pm
|9m high lead wall and bouldering
wall. 60sq metres of wall surface. Courses are available.
The Sands Center, The Sands,
Carlisle, CA1 1JQ
Tel: 01228 527565
Monday to Sunday
9.30am - 9.30pm
|7m leading/top rope wall
and moulded bouldering section. Courses are available.
Sports Centre, Castle Gate Drive, Cockermouth,
Tel: 01900 823596
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 10.00pm
Saturday to Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm
|6m High Block with the
emphasis is on traversing and bouldering for training.
Courses are available.
Centre, Lake District Business Park
Mint Bridge Road, Kendal, LA9 6NH
Tel: 01539 721766
Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 10.00pm
Saturday to Sunday 10.00am - 7.00pm
Bank Holidays 10.00am - 7.00pm
|Kendal Wall can be found
in huge building and you will find lead and top
rope walls from the 18.5m big wall to small ones,
separate bouldering sections, learning facilities
are available, refreshments, toilets, showers, viewing
gallery and climbing accessories can be found at
the reception. Courses are available.
Wall, Southeyhill Trading Estate, Keswick,
Tel: 017687 72000
Monday to Sunday
10.00am - 10.00pm
|7.5m panelled and bolt-on
hold lead and top rope. Beginners area and courses
are available. Retail outlet, equipment hire and
Eden Valley Climbing Wall,
Penrith Leisure Centre, Southend Road, Penrith
Tel: 01768 863450
Monday to Friday 10.00am - 9.30pm
Saturday to Sunday 10.00am - 9.00pm
|Leading walls 8m high,
bouldering wall 4.8m high. Routes changed about
every six months and equipment is available for
hire. Courses are available.
- Climbing, Fell Walking,
Mountaineering, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Watersports
and other Activities can be extremely dangerous
and can result in permanent disability or even
loss of life. Participants in these activities
should be aware of and accept these risks and
be responsible for their own involvement and
Lake District Let's Go can not be held responsible.
Always seek advice and information.