AboutDurham 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||£12.50 per ticket type|
|Lifetime Membership: Concession||£7.50 per ticket type|
|Member: Adult||£8.50 per ticket type|
|Member: Concession||£7.50 per ticket type|
|Member: Under 5||£3.50 per ticket type|
|Non Member: Adult||£10.00 per ticket type|
|Non Member: Concession||£9.00 per ticket type|
|Non Member: Under 5||£5.00 per ticket type|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good10
- karenkA6301AMChester-le-street, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyHoliday camp weekWednesday, 9th August 2017My children both enjoyed a week here at holiday club, my son (6) enjoyed the climbing elements best & daughter (8) enjoyed the bushcraft more, showing the mix is a good one. The food provided was... Read full review
- Dr_WaughNewcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyFriendly, welcoming, funFriday, 30th June 2017We've been here a few times, in school holidays, for parent and toddler sessions and drop in at the weekend. The team here are friendly, welcoming and happy to help. If you're a novice and have daft... Read full review
- AndydomiSkipton, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesReally goodFriday, 7th April 2017Wow, so much fun. The staff were great, very friendly and helpful. The climbing it self was very good. Loads to choose from, love the fact it's free climbing (no harness). Read full review
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
|Monday - Friday||10:00||- 22:00|
|Saturday - Sunday||10:00||- 20:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 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.