Click here for details of our new & improved NICAS term starting this June, available to book now!!!
Please note the following chances, designed to improve our delivery of the scheme and your booking experience.
- We have decided to split level 2 and 3, which traditional run together, so that they now run independently. This will allow instructors to deliver the increased content and a high standard of teaching, which will be required for our new and improved NICAS syllabus, to be release for this coming term.
- Our new ‘Priority Booking Reminder Service’, which simply requires you to provide a relevant email address upon booking/re-booking or to email into info@readingclimbingcentre, with the subject title: ‘Priority Booking Reminder Service’.
Spaces book up quick so call now to book before they’re all gone.
To book or for more details please call 0118 975 6298 or email email@example.com
Please note we are open normal hours this Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 10am – 10pm!!
Great Activities for kids and adults this May
We are happy to announce our Holiday Kids Club Casual sessions and the return of our Holiday Family Courses. These sessions are running through the Easter school holidays, from the 25th May- 2nd June with sessions for all ages and abilities. Times vary so please check out the below timetable for session info or contact us for further details and to book your space.
Casual Kid Club Sessions
Little Monkeys – 5-7yrs £10 per session
Rock-Its – 7-11yrs £15 per session
Hang Time – 11-17yrs £15 per session
For full timetable details please click here…
Holiday Family Courses
Have you always wanted to learn the necessary skills to begin climbing, but never had the time away from the kids?
Or are you just looking to learn how to belay for your child? Well our Holiday Family Course will give you the opportunity to do both, whilst combining it with a great family activity for everyone.
Course details: Maximum 2 adults 4 children Consists of x3 2hours sessions (sessions to be booked subject to availability) Full course price: £199 (minimum of 3 sessions required to be signed-off)
May Taster Sessions
For details on our one off taster sessions for kids, adults or both, please visit our climbing taster session page here
For more details or to book please call 0118 975 6298
Here at Reading Climbing Centre we have a wide range of courses available designed to develop your knowledge, experience and enjoyment of the sport. From beginner courses to learn to lead sessions, from boulder inductions to coaching sessions and programmes, we can help take your climbing to the next level.
Check out below for more info on whats available and contact us to make the next step…
Beginners Climbing Course
If you’re keen to learn to climb at Reading Climbing Centre, our beginners climbing course is for you! This climbing course consists of three, two-hour long sessions and covers all you need to learn to climb on top roped lines in the centre.
The beginners climbing course covers elements such as:
- Knots and rope-work
- Correct use of equipment
- Climbing technique
The beginners’ climbing course is run over three concurrent weeks, at the same time each week.
For details of our current course dates and times, please click on the image below:
Learn to Lead
Once you have refined your top-roping skills, you might want to move onto the next stage – lead climbing.
Whilst it may seem daunting at first, climbing between quickdraws on the wall, clipping your own rope as you go, our Learn to Lead course teaches you all the skills you need to be a safe lead climber and belayer.
This course will cover the basics of :
- Clipping safely
- Lead belaying
- and developing climbing technique….
to allow you to get onto the big walls!
To take this course, you must be proficient at top rope belaying and tying into your harness. Please note that this is a more advanced climbing course and we recommend that you are climbing 6a or above before signing up.
Train for Climbing with RCC
Climbing coach Robin O’Leary offers bespoke 4 week training plans that are personalised to focus on your individual needs which are evaluated during a 1hour assessment.
Robin provides a unique, week to week training plan based on your personal assessment and climbing goals.
The plans are periodised according to the following phases:
- Preparatory / General Fitness
- Power Endurance
This type of training plan is ideal if you really want to get stronger and fitter but can’t quite work out what to do or where to start!
1:1 Climbing Coaching
1:1 Climbing coaching is an ideal way to make significant improvements in your climbing. Whether you’ve hit your first plateau, you’re looking to break into a new grade or you’re training for national finals, your coach will help you make the necessary improvements and adjustments to your training for you to make that next step.
Following an initial assessment your climbing coach will identify areas within your climbing that could be improved, will work with you to create challenging yet realistic climbing goals and help you develop the skills and training concepts that you will need to achieve them.
Meet the Head Coach:
Job Role: Duty Manager & Head Coach at Reading Climbing Centre
Having climbed for many years and seen many plateaus Robin understands the need for personal coaching and training programmes. As a part of the Neil Gresham Coaching Academy, Robin is currently getting personalised coaching from the UK’s best in order to improve his quality and delivery.
Although he will readily admit to being mainly a sport climber, Robin has done his fair share of bouldering and trad, onsighting E4 6b and flashing V7. Going outside every weekend and going on many climbing holidays his main aim is outside climbing rather than competitions. Having said this, he competes in some of the UK’s largest open comps.
Robin is already building a good client base ranging from first timers to some of the centre’s most experienced. He intends to grow his client base and become one of the South’s leading climbing coaches.