Coaches Blog – Ladies Club

Ladies Club

RCC Coach Emma took over Ladies Club late 2014. Since then she has worked hard to not only help the club expand but also to create a more focused direction with the introduction of training plans, technique master classes and now a new evening session!

‘When I first started with the Ladies Club, I had a few regulars who had been climbing every week, but not had must direction. I talked with them a lot to work out what sort of sessions they would be interested in having and started coming up with a plan. This has included footwork sessions, technique sessions and general tips and advise.

I am now looking at running a Ladies Club for those working during the day on Tuesday evenings. Whether you want to take part in the structured sessions or just climb socially with the ladies, come along!’ Emma

Along with other RCC staff, Emma has been busy over the past few months developing her climbing and instructing experience to help develop the Ladies Club as well as other sessions. She has recently passed her CWA, attended BMC workshops FUNdamentals 1, 2 and 3 Physical Training with our head coach Ian Dunn and is now working towards her Foundation Coach Award.

With the Morning Ladies Club running every Thursday from 10.30am and the new Evening Ladies Club starting Tuesday 7th July from 7.30pm get involved, make the most of Emma’s training and enthusiasm and start improving your climbing with us here at RCC!

Flash ’15 Summer Climbing Competition


New for 2015 – the Flash Summer Climbing Competition

Beginning early July and running right through to September, there will be 14 boulder problems alongside seven top-rope or lead climbs to test you in each round. Flash ’15 is a climbing competition for all, with routes & problems throughout the grades.

The routes and problems will be ready for you by 6.00pm on each start date, and remain for 3+ weeks, giving you plenty of time to notch up as many points as possible!

The dates for each round are:

  • 8th July – 26th July 2015
  • 29th July – 16th August 2015
  • 19th August  - 6th September 2015

Scorecards are free from reception, and scoring is based on the number of tries taken to complete a problem, from 10 points for first go, through to 1 point for four or more attempts.

Keep an eye on our Twitter & Facebook pages for more information.

Summer Holiday Kids, Family & Adult Activities


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

The holiday activities include:

  • Half day kids holiday club
  • Regular Little Monkeys classes for 5&6 year olds
  • Regular Rock Its classes for 7-11 year olds
  • Hang Time classes for 11-17 year olds
  • Kids Intro to Climbing Course for 5&6 year olds
  • Kids Intro to Climbing Course for 7-17 year olds
  • NICAS Social Club 7-17 year olds *NEW*
  • Kids Improver Climbing Course 7-17 year olds *NEW*

Did you know we do Family Climbing Taster Sessions and Beginner Courses, to book at a time to suit you (as available)

For the full list of courses available and to book online, please check our bookings page.

Fathers Day Activities

Fathers Day....

Are you looking for a Fathers’ Day gift with a difference?

Now is probably the best time to think about your ideas, before everything books up. Why not pick something active and fun this year.

Climbing is an activity for all, so whether your Dad is the adventurous type, or you think he would like to do something completely different this year, he’ll love scaling the heights of our climbing walls!

We offer Taster Sessions that will be sure to give Dad, and the whole family an experience to remember this Fathers Day.

Spaces are limited, but can be booked online on our bookings page. Please contact us for more information.

BMC Coaching Awards at Reading Climbing Centre

Problem Solving

This June we are hosting a series of BMC Coaching Qualifications and Workshops here at Reading Climbing Centre run by the CCG Head Coach and GB Junior Lead Coach Ian Dunn.

These Qualifications and Workshops include:

Development Coach Assessment – Monday 15th June 2015

FUNdamentals 1 – Tuesday 16th June 2015

FUNdamentals 2 – Wednesday 17th June 2015

FUNdamentals 3 Physical Training – Thursday 18th June 2015

Foundation Coach Training – Friday 19th June 2015

If you wish to find out more about the Coaching Scheme please click here or if you’re interested in booking on any of the above, please email or call 0118 975 6298…