Get Fit for Less this January

Reading Fitness


Work off the over-indulgence in a fun and social way!

If you are looking for a new activity this New Year, or would like to use your hobby as a way to increase fitness and your enjoyment of climbing, then why not take advantage of our great New Year fitness offers to help you on your way.

Climbing is one of the best all-round fitness sports, burning up to 800 calories for each hour of continuous exercise, but unlike other traditional fitness activities, it is much more social and interactive. So whether you have never tried climbing, always wanted to get involved, or are already climbing but would like to push your grade, learn better technique and make it even more enjoyable, now is the time!

Simply input the codes above when booking online (in the ‘promotion code’ option) or quote the offer when booking over the telephone.

NEW Kids National Climbing Schemes: NICAS & NIBAS Jan dates


Here at Reading Climbing Centre, we are happy to announce that not only are we starting the new year with a new term of NICAS but also introducing our first set of dates of the new National Indoor Bouldering Scheme, NIBAS! As of September 2014, the Climbing Centre Group, including Reading, Manchester and Harrogate became one of the first centres to be Primary Centres of both NICAS & NIBAS!!!


The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) is a UK wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. It can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering. It is open to all candidates aged 7 and upwards.

To book online for the new NICAS Jan Term click here…


The National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme (NIBAS) is a nationwide Scheme designed to provide a structured progression for complete novices through to experienced indoor boulderers. The Scheme focuses introducing new and young climbers to the skills associated with climbing on artificial climbing walls without the use of harnesses or ropes. It is open to candidates aged 7 and upwards.

To book online for the new NIBAS Jan Term click term…

Great Christmas Deals & Opening Hours


Whether you are looking fro Christmas gifts for loved ones, or activities for friends and family over the festive period, we have something for everyone! Don’t forget to make use of the discount codes above, whether you are buying gift vouchers, or booking the course over the holidays.

Click through to our bookings page to buy vouchers, check out the kids club timetable or book a Taster Session!

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Eve: 10am – 4pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: Closed

27th Dec: 10am – 6pm

28th Dec: 10am – 6pm

29th Dec: 10am – 10pm

30th Dec: 10am – 10pm

New Years Eve: 10am – 4pm

New Years Day: Closed

All dates before Christmas Eve and after New Years Day are normal opening hours.

Summer Showdown Round 4 Results – Next The Final!

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With Round 4 over all attention turns to tonight’s Final!

Please click here for the Summer Showdown Round 4 results….

Any issues with any of your scores so far you have until 7pm tonight to let us know.


Starting from 6pm and with Stands from:



Plus on the night spot prizes from:










The Summer has begun here at Reading Climbing Centre…

Kids' Holidays at Manchester Climbing Centre

Over the summer holidays we will be running a series of courses and sessions designed to make climbing accessible for all ages and abilities. Whether you are after a one off casual session or a half day course, we have it all…

Half-Day Kids Casual Club

Looking for something different and active for your kids to do this summer, if so, why not book them onto one of our ‘Half-day Kids Casual Sessions’.

Our instructors will be there at all times to make sure your kids are both safe and having fun. A short break is included, to ensure they have a chance to hydrate and re-fuel. These sessions are available on:

Tuesday’s 2.30pm-5pm

Thursday’s 10am-12.30pm

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Kids Intro Climbing Course

An entry level 1 week course (x3 2.5hrs sessions), aimed at junior beginners (7-17yrs), who would like to learn the basic skills involved in the sport of climbing, this is the best way to get your kids into climbing.

The course syllabus is based on NICAS Level 1, which is the UK nationally recognised climbing scheme, after this award you can progress through the levels of the scheme to become a competent climber.

Course price includes; tuition, equipment hire and Level 1/2 Logbook

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NICAS Drop-in Sessions

Levels 2 & above

These sessions are coached drop-in sessions for people already enrolled on the NICAS Scheme with us. They are available to be booked for children who are completing their NICAS level 2 or above. Please be aware this is a top-roped session.

These are running on a Tuesday (12.30pm-2pm) and Saturday (10.30am-12pm) thorough out the summer holiday period.

Levels 4 & 5

If you are currently completing NICAS levels 4-5 and would like a lead session please contact us as these can be booked on a per session basis for two or more children.

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Holiday Kids Clubs

We run one off kids clubs throughout the Summer Holidays for kids aged 5-17 years old

Little Monkeys (5 and 6 year-olds)

Little Monkeys is a great way to get your young climbers going and building one their skills in a fun environment. Sessions are taught for one hour in small groups, and give your young climbers the chance to have a go and get into climbing.

Cost: £10 per session

Rock-Its Club (7 to 11 year-olds)

These clubs are a great way for young climbers to progress further and meet other climbers of their age. Come along to a casual session and see how you get on, then you may also want to join one of our 6-week NICAS courses next term!

Cost: £15 per session

Hang Time (11 to 17 year-olds)

Hang Time is a youth club for older kids and teenagers with a real social element. The sessions are relaxed whilst focusing on enjoyment and teaching climbing technique and the safety skills required to progress in the sport.

Cost: £15 per session

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