Liverpool Indoor Climbing (Beginners)
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We currently climb indoors most Tuesdays in Liverpool, typically doing 2 weeks climbing (of which the 1st week will be tailored for beginners) and then a week bouldering; alternating between Awesome Walls (roped climbing) and The Hangar (bouldering). This pattern is subject to change due to leader availability though, so please look carefully at event dates!
Liverpool Awesome Walls climbing centre is based in a lofty, one hundred and fifty year old church. You can lead climb to the rafters on grades to suit all climbers, or stand watching in the aisles with a cup of tea. As well as a variety of top roped routes, there is also a range of bouldering options to choose from - the phrase 'something for everyone, is an understatement!
Indoor climbing centres offer the challenges of climbing that you'll find on natural outdoor structures; simply indoors. It's a fun way to stay fit, you will quickly begin to develop arm, back, finger, and core strength as a result of the many reaches and holds that are repeated through the completion of the climb.
This event is for members of all levels of experience and ability and all are welcome to come along to any of the sessions.
To come along, you will need to register via the event page, and to climb you will need to pay an entry fee directly to the centre when you arrive. For entry fee prices visit:
For your first time climbing with us, especially if you are new to climbing and need a guided session, please contact the event leader in advance to let him know what your skills and experience are, or if you will need some help to learn the basics.
Do I need a guided session?
If you can answer Yes to the following three questions:
1. Can you tie the correct knots (double figure of 8 and stopper knot)?
2. Can you fit a harness correctly?
3. Can you belay correctly?
Then you do not need a guided session from the event leader.
If you answer No to any of the questions then don't worry this means you will need a guided session from the event leader, who will happily take you through everything you need to know to climb safely.
It is important that all members sign up through the event page to make sure the event leader has all necessary information they need to ensure they can participate in a safe & happy way.
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 necessarily qualified, do not need to be qualified, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as ‘technical experts’ but are amateur climbers with some experience and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.
What to bring
If you have your own climbing gear i.e. harness, shoes, chalk-bag, Belay plate and screw-gate karabiner, climbing rope, 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 (belay plate and a screw-gate karabiner, or a gri-gri if you have one). If you do not have your own, you will be able to hire what you need directly from the centre. For prices visit:
A Padlock will also be required to secure any belongings in the on-site lockers (Padlocks can also be borrowed from the centre if you leave deposit to secure).
Food & drink
The Centre serve hot and cold drinks along with snacks.
Halfway through the event we have a short break in the café, we usually pay for our drink when paying entry, then get it at break, or bring with you.