Climb Skills & Lead Skills Courses

Climbing Skills Course & Lead Climbing Skills Course

We’re pleased to announce a new set of climbing skills courses to help you progress your climbing.

Following feedback from our Beginners’ Climbing Course customers, as well as those joining us having learned to climb or boulder elsewhere, is that following those initial lessons, climbers are largely left to fend for themselves in terms of improving their climbing technique, well not any more!

We are pleased to introduce two new courses available at Reading Climbing Centre, Climb Skills Course and Lead Skills Course.

Climb Skills builds on all the safety and technique knowledge taught in the Beginners’ Climbing Course, but focuses entirely on your climbing technique. Running in the same format as the Beginners’ Course, Climb Skills teaches a host of practical technique and movement skills over three 2 hour sessions, including:

  • Footwork
  • Correct use of climbing holds
  • Body positioning & specific movement techniques
  • Advanced movement techniques
  • Climbing efficiently

The first Climb Skills courses are scheduled to run in March, and are available to book now! Courses cost £100 per person, running over three consecutive weeks.

Lead Skills builds on our already popular Learn to Lead course, but fulfilling the same function as Climb Skills, to teach the more advanced skills and techniques which will allow you to progress faster and develop better technique from the outset.

Running over two sessions, the course consolidates your learning ensuring you leave with genuinely usable lead climbing skills and techniques you will apply each and every time you get in the wall.

Lead Skills courses are available to book at times to suit you, and cost £150 for two people or £225 for three. Please contact us for more information!

Kids Sessions this Easter 2014 at RCC



Kick Starting Monday 7th April Reading Climbing Centre will be running kids holiday clubs every day for the entire school holiday. They are fun sessions split into age groups in exactly the same way as our term-time kids clubs:

For the Easter 2014 Half Term timetable

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Holiday Kids Clubs

We run extra Little Monkeys and Rock Its sessions throughout the holidays for young climbers aged 5 to 11.

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


Monday to Friday: 11.00am – 12.00pm & 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10.30am – 11.30am

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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


Monday – Thursday: 11.00am – 12.30pm & 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Friday: 12.30pm – 2.00pm & 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Saturday: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Sunday: 10.00am – 11.30am

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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


Monday – Thursday: 12.30pm – 2.00pm

Friday: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Saturday: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Sunday: 10.00am – 11.30am

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