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:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good12
- F5069YGhelenrTrip Type:FamilyClimbing funSunday, 23rd February 2020My son comes to the climbing centre every week to the rock stars class and he really enjoys him self. The coaches are very friendly and really spur my son to do his best . Read full review
- Petey4000Trip Type:FamilyKid’s classTuesday, 10th March 2020Great place for families, both me and my daughter love climbing here. The staff are great and very approachable. Would highly recommend. Read full review
- Armsy307Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyGreat Place!Tuesday, 10th March 2020My kids love coming here, the coaches are very knowledgeable, friendly and good with the children. There’s a great little seating area where you can get a tasty snack while you are watching. If... Read full review
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)|
|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.