From gentle scrambles to challenging rock climbs, climbing activities on offer in the Lake District and Cumbria are wide and varied, suitable for any level of experience. Famous as the birthplace of modern rock climbing, the Lake District is the perfect place to begin your climbing career.
Lakeland rock has proved a forcing-ground of climbing standards for each generation and steep, modern test-pieces abound. Many see scrambling as adventure in its purest form - an interesting activity that's not really climbing yet involves the use of hands on rock. For ambitious walkers, scrambling can prove an exciting step onwards adding spice and interest to a big Lake District climbing adventure day out.
Picture this. You've reached the belay. Above you, another hundred metres of perfect rock. Below, past the immaculate pitch you've just climbed spreads a glorious green Lake District valley dotted with dark crags, rushing streams and the occasional grazing sheep. The peaceful sounds of a Cumbrian mountain summer rise in the air. In the distance, the silvery sheen of the sea. Tie on, sit back.
Award winning Lakeland Climbing Centre boasting the tallest wall in the country at 25m, Kendal CrazyClimb and Europe's first indoor Via Ferrata. They have been providing quality indoor climbing and instruction for over 15 years for both expert climbers and beginners. Superb facilities including Creamery Cafe with free wifi, Kendal Wall Shop, training room, conference facilities and free car parking.
At Ambleside Climbing Wall facility in the heart of Lakeland experienced climbers can get open access to a wall with regular new routes set with creativity and a passion for movement, training facilities, friendly staff and a café with views overlooking the wall and surrounding fells. From beginners to experts, from indoor climbing to summitting Lakeland mountains, the encouraging & enthusiastic instructors will work hard to achieve your goals.