Reading Climbing Centre

Something to Shout about this February Half Term!

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This February Half Term, Reading Climbing Centre has a host of activities happening every day to keep the whole family active and entertained!

The half-terms activities include:

  • Kids Intro to Climbing Course for 9 year olds+
  • Daily Little Monkeys classes for 5&6 year olds
  • Daily Rock Its classes for 7-11 year olds
  • Hang Time classes for 12-17 year olds
  • Family/friends Climbing Taster Session, to book at a time to suit you (as available)

For a full timetable of courses and to book online, please check our bookings page.

 

Christmas Holiday Activities and Opening Hours

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This Christmas Reading Climbing Centre has a host of activities happening every day to keep the whole family active and entertained!

Kids Intro to Climbing (7-11yrs)

Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd Dec

£78 per child

A 3 days course designed to introduce your kids into the world of climbing. Let us look after them while you finish of your Christmas shopping.  With free parking at RCC and regular buses to Reading or even a short walk to surrounding retail parks, we can take the hassle out of your shopping day!

Kids Abseil Session (7-11yrs)

Wednesday 11.30am

£20 per child

A festive spin on our kids sessions with the added bonus of some abseiling!

Little Monkeys (5-6yrs)

Monday 2.30pm, Tuesday 2.30pm & Thursday 12.30pm

£10 per child

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.

Rock Its (7-11yrs)

Monday 2pm, Tuesday 2pm & Thursday 12pm

£15 per child

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.

Hang Time (11-17yrs)

Thursday 3pm

£15 per climber

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.

For a full timetable of courses and to book online, please check our bookings page.

Opening Times

Monday  21st – Wednesday 23rd                        10am-10pm

Christmas Eve                                                         10am-4pm

Christmas Day                                                         CLOSED

Saturday 26th                                                          CLOSED

Sunday 27th                                                            10am-6pm

Monday  28th – Wednesday 30th                         10am-10pm

New Years Eve                                                         10am-4pm

New Years Day                                                        CLOSED

Saturday 2nd                                                           10am-6pm

Sunday 3rd                                                              10am-6pm

 

October Half Term Sessions

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This October Half Term Reading Climbing Centre has a host of activities happening every day to keep the whole family active and entertained!

The half-terms activities include:

  • Full day kids holiday club
  • Daily Little Monkeys classes for 5&6 year olds
  • Daily Rock Its classes for 7-11 year olds
  • Family/friends Climbing Taster Session, to book at a time to suit you (as available)

For a full timetable of courses and to book online, please check our bookings page.

Winter Bouldering League 2015/16

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It’s back!!!!!! As the nights grow darker and the weather declines, the Winter Bouldering League returns to keep your psyche levels high and your climbing technique tip-top!

With a social focus, this is a competition aimed to bring climbers of all ages and abilities together, to climb the great problems, improve their skill levels over the season and most of all, have fun!

This year, we return to the standard 3 categories including Juniors (under 16), Adult and Vets (40+) category, plus Male/Female split. The League ends with a grand final event, with La Sportiva athlete Neil Gresham in attendance to give advice, hang out with everyone and, all importantly, to award the prizes! The final problems are all worth double-points, giving you a last chance to really boost your overall score.

It’s not all about the final score though, there will be random spot prizes throughout the winter, maybe for being the most helpful to other competitors, the craziest beta on a problem, most stylish ascent, the possibilities are endless!

Scorecards cost £1 per round and are available from reception when you arrive. Each round starts at 6pm, see you there!

Keep posted for more info to be released on our Facebook & Twitter pages….

Lead Climbing Championships sponsored by Petzl

 

Lead Championships

Back for its third year, the Petzl sponsored Lead Climbing Championship is a collaboration between one of the best known climbing equipment brands in the world, and four of the UK’s most respected climbing centres. With rounds in Manchester, Harrogate, Reading Climbing Centres and our new Huddersfield Climbing Centre, it is truly a national lead climbing competition!

Competitors can take part in one, two, or all of the championship rounds. Each round has a £1500 fund of prizes, in the form of top-flight equipment provided by Petzl.

Supported by Petzl athletes, no other climbing competition is as well established in the community as the Lead Climbing Championships. The events offer the chance to rub shoulders with the climbing greats, whilst being at the friendliest, most enjoyable competition you can imagine.

With Junior (under 16), Adult & Veterans (40+) categories, both split into male & female, everyone will be competing against their peers. There is no extra cost to take part in the Petzl Lead Climbing Championships for our members, beyond paying the normal entry fee for each centre on the day. Non-members fee is £2 per scorecard.

Registration begins at 10am, but you can pre-register by email; please send us your name, date of birth and postcode to speed up your registration on the day. If you haven’t climbed at one of our centres before, please fill out an Adult registration Form or Under 18 Registration Form and bring it on the day. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a competent adult belayer, as the qualifying rounds are not belayed by RCC instructors.

Rob Lloyd is already confirmed for setting the event but keep posted for more info on setters, holds and a more existing additions!