The Kendal Wall

Unit 27, Lake District Business Park, Kendal, LA9 6NH
Lakeland Climbing Centre

The Kendal Wall (Chris March / Flickr.com)

If you have always wanted to try rock climbing but lack the confidence to scale the dramatic heights of the Lakeland fells then an indoor climbing centre is an excellent alternative.

The Kendal Wall, previously known as the Lakeland Climbing Centre, in Kendal is the largest indoor climbing centre in Cumbria and offers a plethora of challenges to suit most ages and abilities.

You do not need any prior experience before taking to the climbing walls, but you do need to book a session in advance of your visit to guarantee an instructor’s availability.

Planning Your Visit

Contact Details:
01539 721 766 / Website
Cost:
Adults £11, Juniors 9-17 £9.40, Junior 3-8 £6, Under 3 £1
Seasonal Opening:
All Year
 

Things To See

The Main Hall houses most of the climbing routes available, including England’s highest indoor climbing wall at 25-metres tall. There are various grades of steepness and difficulty to cater for all abilities. There are also bouldering areas, again with different sections graded according to difficulty.

The centre also features Europe’s first indoor Via Ferrata (Latin for Iron Way), which uses a series of ropes and cables to enable the climber to navigate through difficult terrain and includes a 20-metre rapid descent.

For children, the Kendal Crazy Climb features 12 brightly coloured climbing walls that are suitable for children aged 5 and up with parents encouraged to join in the fun.

Useful Information

Whilst you can choose to turn up on the day, it is advisable to book a session in advance as this guarantees you a place with an instructor (experienced climbers do not require instructor supervision). There are regular sessions held each week for different age groups, ranging from one-hour to 90-minutes in length. For these sessions, all equipment is provided and you should wear well fitted trainers and comfortable clothing.

The centre’s facilities include changing areas and showers, and a café serving light lunches and snacks including locally produced ice cream. There is also a shop where you can purchase a range of specialist climbing equipment.

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