Brand New Leap of Faith Team Building Events

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We’re happy to announce that our New Leap of Faith Team Building Event is now available to book!

This is the perfect event for you and your work colleagues, whether you are looking to let off some steam, try something new or simply, just throw yourselves off of a wall! With sessions available for groups of 6 or more people, for a few hours session to a full day event with food from our onsite café Ground Up café, we can help you have a work event your colleagues will never forget!

For more information on ‘Leap of Faith’ Events or to book, please email

Coaching Clinic: Body Positioning & Movement

Struggling to get to the next grade, been stagnating with no idea of how to progress?

Our NEW Coaching Clinics are the perfect to improve your climbing. Designed by our in-house coaching team, our Coaching Clinics will cover a variety of topics and workshops from Footwork & Body Positioning to Advanced Competition Climbing. Whether you’re new to sport or wanting to develop those more advanced skills, our Coaching Clinics are for you.

Check out our first session available to book now at reception or online….

Coaching Clinic


NEW! June to July NICAS Term


If your child is looking to progress into the exciting world of climbing, then The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme here at Reading Climbing Centre is for them.


NICAS is the only nationally recognised scheme that introduces new climbers to climbing on indoor walls. The scheme focuses on making young climbers, getting them hooked for life, and giving them the tools to make this happen. Working through skill development, all safety aspects as well as climbing ability, the 5 awarding levels have the perfect progression for all young climbers aged 7 and above.

Aims Of The Scheme

  • to develop climbing movement skills and improve levels of ability.
  • to learn climbing rope-work and how to use equipment appropriately.
  • to develop risk assessment and risk management skills in the sport.
  • to work as a team, communicate with, and trust a climbing partner.
  • to provide a structure for development, motivation and improved performance.
  • to develop an understanding of the sport, it’s history and future challenges.
  • to provide a record of personal achievement.
  • to point the way to further disciplines and challenges in climbing beyond the scheme.

Structure Of The Scheme

The Scheme comprises five levels of award aimed at complete novices to expert climbers. The scheme is split into two parts; Part 1 contains Levels 1 and 2 and Part 2 contains Levels 3 to 5. Upon registering with NICAS at Reading Climbing Centre candidates receive a log booklet for Levels 1 and 2 and a log binder with booklet for Levels 3 to 5. After achieving each level they are awarded with a certificate on behalf of the ABCTT.

The five levels are:

  1. Foundation Climber

    An entry level aimed at novices that recognises their ability to climb safely under supervision.

  2. Top Rope Climber

    Aimed at promoting good practice in climbing and bouldering unsupervised on an artificial wall.

  3. Technical Climber

    A more advanced top roping and bouldering level that focuses on developing technique and movement skills.

  4. Lead Climber

    Concentrates on the skills required to both lead climb and belay a lead climber.

  5. Advanced Climber

    The top level that focuses on improving performance, a deeper understanding of climbing systems and the wider world of climbing.

To book your space call us on 0118 975 6298.

Kids Activities this May Half Term 2016

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Whether you are new to the world of climbing, or looking to improve your technical skills, this May Half Term, here at Reading Climbing Centre we will have the session for you and your family!

Our MAY HALF TERM Holiday Kids Climbing Activities kick start from Monday 30th May 2016 at Reading Climbing Centre include:

  • Kids, Adult & Family tasters
  • Kids One Off Casual Little Monkey Session 4-6yrs+
  • Kids One Off Casual Rock It Session 7-11yrs+
  • Kids One Off Casual Hang Time Session 12-17yrs+
  • Kids Half Day Sessions 7-11yrs
  • Improver Sessions & Courses: Improve your Climbing with our Coaches 8yrs+ - NEW for 2016!

NEW for 2016!

Improvers Sessions, what’s the crack! These sessions are for those aged between 8-17yrs old who already have the relevant safety skills for bottom rope climbing, but want to improve their technical climbing skills. This is perfect for NICAS kids working on Level 2 and above!


Little Monkeys (4-6yrs):

  • Mon/Wed/Fri – 12:00-13:00 & 15:00-16:00
  • Tues/Thurs/Sun – 12:00-13:00
  • Sat – 09:30-10:30

Rock-Its (7-11yrs):

  • Mon/Wed/Fri – 11:30-13:00 & 14:30-16:00
  • Tues/Thurs/Sun – 11:30-13:00
  • Sat – 09:30-11:00

Hangtime (12-17yrs):

  • Tues/Wed – 14:30-16:00

Kids Intro (7yrs+):

  • Tues/Wed/Thurs – 11:00-13:00

Kids Improver:

  • Thurs – 14:00-16:00

For more information on any of the above sessions or course, or how to book please ask at reception, call us on 0118 975 6298 or email us at

Coaching Clinic: Steep Ground & Twisting

Check out our latest Coaching Clinic: Steep Ground & Twisting, designed to help with those Top Rope, Lead and Boulder projects on steeper terrain!

Suitable for all abilities 14yrs plus, wanting to improve their climbing, join RCC Coach Mark for the next Coaching Clinic! See below for more session details or call 0118 975 6298 or ask at reception to book!