Indoor Climbing - Stockport
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Join OutdoorLads at one of the North West's best Climbing Centres
Indoor climbing centres offer the challenges of climbing that you'll find on natural rock crags - simply indoors! It's a fun way to stay fit, make new friends and develop your climbing skills.
Located within the old engine house of Pear mill in Lower Bredbury, on the edge of Stockport, the Awesome Walls climbing centre has over 100 lines of climbing available (including it's famous 23.5m "Tall Walls" - one of the highest artificial climbing walls in England!!) as well as an extensive new bouldering area! With grades for all abilities any climber will enjoy the routes here. It is also a great place to start climbing, so if you want to take the step into the world of climbing this is the place to try it.
To come along, you will need to register via this event page and to climb you will need to pay an entry fee directly to the climbing centre when you arrive, please see their website for their price (OutdoorLads members qualify for the concessionary rate). It is important that all members sign up through the event page to make sure the event leader has all information of the members attending.
I'm new to Climbing - can I come along? If you've never climbed before, just let us know so we can arrange for you to be signed into the climbing centre as a supervised climber so that you can come and give it a try. If you enjoy your climbing experience, and would like to come climbing more regularly, we will also happily show you the ropes and teach you everything you need to know to climb safely.
Do I need to be Supervised as a Climber? If you answer NO to any of the following three questions, then you will need to arrange to be supervised. If you can answer YES to all these questions, you can sign up to this event as normal:
- Can you fit a climbing harness correctly?
- Can you tie in to a rope using the correct knots?
- Can you belay another climber correctly and confidently?
If you need to arrange a supervised session, please message the event leader before you sign up to this event to check availability for this session. Please note that the climbing centre limits the number of novice climbers we can supervise, so if you do not do this unfortunately we can't guarantee that we can sign you in to take part on the day (you can still sign yourself in to go bouldering though).
What other Climbing events do OutdoorLads Run? We run regular indoor climbing and bouldering events across the North West - Click here to see all the current events. We also have a private Facebook Group where we post about new events as well as social and other climbing stuff too, feel free to sign up to it!
Please check the centre's website to see their guidance on their Covid-19 Procedures, including how busy the centre is right now and particularly regarding the wearing of face masks.
Photos : Copyright granted to OutdoorLads by Sieh.
IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
You MUST complete a Participation Statement, in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend.
COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:
- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. Read the NHS self-isolation guidance.
- OutdoorLads strongly encourages all attendees to take a rapid lateral flow test immediately prior to attending an event. This will help to keep everyone safe. Order free Rapid Lateral Flow Tests.
Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not experts, do not need to be experts, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as experts, but are amateurs with some experience in the event type and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.
By signing up to and attending an OutdoorLads event, you are confirming that you have read, understood and accept the content of this statement.
Please see our website for more information including an FAQ about our events.
What to bring
Hand sanitiser and a face covering: whilst we continue to live with Covid-19, please bring your own to events to help keep everyone safe.
Climbing Equipment: If you have your own climbing gear (harness, shoes, chalk, Belay device & screw-gate karabiner, climbing rope etc.) you can bring this along, but please make sure it is in good condition. As a minimum you will need the use of a climbing harness and a belay device (plate & screw-gate karabiner, or assisted breaking device if you have one). If you do not have your own, you will be able to hire what you need directly from the centre.
There is a changing area at the Climbing Centre and lockers are available, although you will need to provide your own padlock to secure it.
What to Wear: It is best to wear either shorts, combats or tracksuit bottoms. No jeans or any form of trouser which hampers movement. A t-shirt or vest is also suitable. If you have any OutdoorLads branded clothing then please try and wear this as it will give the group a good level of visibility. Any jewellery such as rings, watches, chains or bangles should be removed before beginning the session to prevent injury.
Food & drink
The Climbing centre sells a selection of snacks, cakes, hot & cold drinks and we usually have a short break half way through the evening, to catch up with other ODL climbers. We may adjourn to a nearby pub for a quick drink afterwards too!