Rock was made to be climbed!
Rock climbing has come a long way since the early days of tieing a rope around your waist in an effort to pick a wild flower like the forefathers of the sport. Nowadays we have some great kit to keep you safe as we climb and abseil for the enjoyment and challenge of it – and oh what fun!
This is a great activity for pushing personal boundaries, building supportive relationships and overcoming fears.
Rock Climbing Venues
Indoor climbing walls have become increasingly popular over the last decade, with new ones appearing on a regular basis. As with most activities, we try to select the venue that best suits the needs of the group in terms of environment and geographical location.
We use some small climbing walls, such as Shrewsbury Sports Village and Plas Madoc Leisure Centre. These are often quiet at certain times of the day and can be less intimidating for those that are a little nervous.
The larger indoor climbing walls that we use on a regular basis include Awesome Walls (Liverpool) and Wolf Mountain (Wolverhampton). However, we are happy to use any established venue. In the past, we have used the Beacon Climbing Centre (Llanberis), Indefatigable Climbing Wall (Anglesey), Plas Y Brenin (Capel Curig), Kendal Climbing Wall and Ingelsport Climbing Barn (Ingleton) to name but a few.
In terms of outdoor rock climbing crags, we are in easy reach of Trevor Quarry, Llanymynech and World’s End, which all provide great group climbing venues. For the right group, we also have access to Grinshill, Pontesford Rocks and the Stiperstones. However, once again, we are happy to travel and in the past have used Holyhead Mountain, Clogwyn Y Cyrau, Gwern Gof Isaf, Hoff, Farleton, Warton, Twistleton Scars and venues in the lake District.