*NEW* Indoor Climbing - PRESTON (Beginners Welcome!)
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Indoor Climbing in Preston
PrestonWall Climbing Centre is the newest roped wall of the Lakeland Climbing Centres. Opening in 2021 and located within West View Leisure Centre, the venue offers a variety of both top rope and lead climbing routes, as well as auto-belays and a dedicated bouldering area.
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.
To come along, please register via this event page. An entry fee is payable directly to the climbing centre when you arrive as follows:-
Adult entry: £13.50
Concession rate: £10.80
It is important that all members sign up through the event page to ensure the event leader has all necessary information they need to plan for appropriate supervision of novice climbers.
To climb at PrestonWall, you must first pre-register with the centre. Please follow the link below to complete your registration:-
I'm new to Climbing - can I come along? If you've never climbed before, 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).
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.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.
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.
All those attending the event must also be aware of the centre's own terms and conditions of participation and abide by them, along with any instructions given by the centre’s staff. Everyone must also take responsibility for their own safety while participating in Indoor climbing events.
What to bring
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 climbing shoes, 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.
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.
Equipment can be hired from the centre as follows:-
Shoe Hire: £3.50
Harness Hire: £3.00
Belay Device & Screwgate: £2.00
Food & drink
Refreshments are available from the onsite cafe, including hot & cold drinks and snacks.