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UK indoor climbing wall | North-East

Climbing walls in the North East

The information in these listings originated from three sources, the individual climbing wall’s website, The UKC climbing wall directory and The BMC climbing walls directory.

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Barnard Castle

Teesdale Indoor Climbing Wall

Teesdale Leisure Centre
Strathmore Road
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8DS
Tel: 0300 026 0862

The climbing wall has over 400 sqm of climbing surface. Seven-and-a-half metre high walls, 34 fixed ropes and eight auto-belays.

Please contact the centre for opening hours


Whickham Thorns Outdoor Activity Centre

Market Lane
NE11 9NX
Tel: 0191 433 5767

The wall is located within an activity centre which offers an outdoor and indoor climbing area. Outdoor: a purpose built boulder park. Indoor: up to seven-and-a-half metre lead/top rope walls and a bouldering block with rock inserts, moulded concrete and featured resin panels.

Opening hours
Mon/Wed/Fri: 09.30-16.00
Tue: 09.30-15.30
Thu: 13.00-19.30
Sat-Sun: 10.00-16.30


Durham Climbing Centre

St Johns Road
Meadowfield Industrial Estate
County Durham
Tel: 0191 378 9555

A dedicated bouldering centre with over 600 sqm of wall surface. Font colour coded circuit system with over 150 problems. Training area with campus board.

Summer opening times (1st May – 31st August)
Mon-Fri: 10.00-22.00
Sat-Sun: 10.00-18.00

Winter opening times (1st September – 30th April)
Mon-Fri: 10.00-22.00
Sat-Sun: 10.00-20.00


Rock Antics

Unit K
Warelands Way
Longlands Road
Tel: 01642 232 236

A dedicated climbing centre with two bouldering walls, one for kids and one for adults, plus there are 13 roped walls (without leading capabilities).

Opening hours
Mon/Fri: 12.00-22.00
Tue-Thurs: 11.00-22.00
Sat: 10.00-19.00
Sun: 10.00-17.00

Teesside University Climbing Wall

Olympia reception
Olympia Building
Victoria Road
Tel: 01642 384 591

Prior booking essential as induction only entry system, call for details.

10 metre high top rope/lead lines, a bouldering wall (50 sqm) and finger board.

Opening hours
Evenings/weekends during term time

Newcastle upon Tyne

Climb Newcastle

Shipley Place
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 276 2174

A dedicated bouldering centre. Main bouldering room 6,000 sq ft. Font style circuits, training room and cellar cave.

Opening hours
Mon-Fri: 12.00-22.00
Sat-Sun: 09.00-20.00*
*Note that the centre opens between 9:00 and 10:00 for coaching sessions only

Eldon Leisure Centre

High Friars
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 269 9200

A dedicated bouldering wall on a balcony with fully fitted soft matted floor, 400 sqm of climbing surface. The wall is real form resin with slabs to overhangs, freestanding boulders. For information on courses call on the number above.

Opening hours
Mon-Thu: 07.30-21.00
Fri: 07.30-20.00
Sat-Sun: 09.00-18.00

Newcastle Climbing Centre

St Marks Church
285 Shields Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 265 6060

A dedicated climbing centre with over 1,200 sqm of climbing surface, 15 metre high, top rope/lead walls with 240 routes and bouldering.

Opening hours
Mon-Fri: 10.00–22.00
Saturday: 09.00–20.00
Sunday: 10.00–20.00

Sport Central

Northumbria University
Off Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 227 4700

12 metre high walls with 18 lines, 54 lead/top rope routes. Training slab, training board, abseil ledge, leader placed protection and overhang.

Please contact centre for opening hours

Newton Wycliffe

Rock Antics

ROF59 Leisure Complex
Durham Way South
Newton Aycliffe Business Park
Newton Aycliffe
Tel: 01325 320 683

20 metre lead wall with a 13 metre overhang, a vertical 20 metre section, a 20 metre constant overhang plus six top roped 15 metre slabs as well as nine - nine metre high, top rope walls.

Opening hours
Mon: 12.00-22.00
Tue-Thu: 10.00-22.00
Fri: 10.00-21.30
Sun: 10.00-17.00


Sunderland Wall

Doxford Works
Pallion Quay
Tel: 0191 514 4234

A 23 metre wall offering over 900 sqm of climbing and bouldering, suitable for new and experienced climbers.

Opening hours
Mon-Fri: 10.00-22.00
Sat-Sun: 10.00-19.00




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