Durham Climbing Centre is a modern, vibrant venue for rock climbing in Durham City. The Centre has over 6500sq ft of climbing under one roof. Climbing areas are suitable for age 3 years upwards and cater for beginners to very advanced. Spectators and climbers can relax in the comfortable coffee lounge and viewing gallery or have a game of table tennis in between climbing the various challenges on offer.
The style of climbing is 'bouldering' which is free climbing without the need for ropes and harnesses. Boulderers may climb up, across or diagonally on the climbing walls. Climbs are marked out in different colours on the climbing walls with each climb called a 'problem'. Problems are graded according to difficulty and are coloured to indicate easy, medium or difficult problems. Problem solving is involved when completing climbs and deciding where to move next. Strength and endurance training is promoted through short sequences of moves making up a problem.
All the climbing routes in the centre are changed regularly to provide new challenges each time you visit. Climbing is a fun activity for the whole family as well as a great way to keep fit. Peak times are from 16:00 to closing (Mon-Fri and all day on weekends) and off peak is from 10:00 to 16:00 (Mon-Fri).
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Lifetime Membership: Adult||£15.00 per ticket type|
|Lifetime Membership: Concession||£10.00 per ticket type|
|Member: Adult||£9.00 per ticket type|
|Member: Concession||£8.00 per ticket type|
|Member: Under 7||£4.00 per ticket type|
|Non Member: Adult||£11.00 per ticket type|
|Non Member: Concession||£10.00 per ticket type|
|Non Member: Under 7||£6.00 per ticket type|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good14
- oldrocjDurham, United KingdomOld and bold v youthSunday, 20th August 2023Great venue friendly staff and customers. Young and old and all in-between were having a great time.igjr regret the 2 hours of climbing after a lot of years since last scrambling, but will be back... Read full review
- Excursion673699Knowledgeable and supportive coachTuesday, 5th September 2023Visited Durham Climbing Centre for a beginner taster session. Beth, one of the coaches, taught me the basics about the technical and safety aspects of indoor climbing. She was extremely knowledgeable... Read full review
- Sightseer583548Best birthday party for kidsSunday, 24th September 2023My 11 years old son had wonderful birthday party in Durham climbing centre. We had a very professional coach Ben, he kept the kids entertained throughout while teaching climbing skills, Jess is a... Read full review
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
|Monday - Friday||10:00||- 22:00|
|Saturday - Sunday||08:30||- 18:00|
Map & Directions
Durham Climbing Centre is located on Meadowfield Industrial Estate just off the A690. It is also easily accessed via the A167. See website for more directions http://www.durhamclimbingcentre.co.uk/directions-c50.html
Public Transport Directions
The number 46, 49 or 50 service leaves Durham every 10 minutes and stops just past Meadowfield District Sports Centre.