Our passionate instructors are here to get you scaling the walls, in a friendly group environment
This group class will get you climbing the walls in no time at all. Perfect for new climbers wanting their first experience of what climbing has to offer. You'll be partner up with up to 7 other like-minded, adventure hungry adults, looking to try climbing.
What people think
A birthday treat for grandchildren aged 7 and 9. They loved it and so did their Dad who joined in. We'll be back.
We had a fabulous afternoon at the climbing centre. The children learnt a lot about climbing and rope work. They came out happy and tired. The cafe is good as well.
Thinking of somewhere slightly different to take the kids over the summer, I decided upon a visit to Reading Climbing Centre for their morning junior climbing intro session (my two are 5&7). We had the extraordinary good fortune to have Rich as our teacher in a small group - one of my sons has done a small amount of climbing wall recently but the other none at all. Both were made to feel comfortable, safe and encouraged throughout. The younger small spent the entire car journey there saying he wasn’t going to do it....which then turned into smiles and a huge sense of achievement when he managed to get to the top of two walls! It was a brilliant and definitely to be repeated visit and both mine declared it a total success. Thank you Rich and the Centre for making our morning really memorable. We will be back soon! More
Not having done much lead rope climbing over the last couple of years we booked a refresher course. This was really well structured and led by Luke. A great coach - approachable and supportive. He explained things very clearly and underpinned with memorable examples - delivered in a way that made the session fun and interesting. RCC is a great asset to Reading. The facilities are good and the team have built a very welcoming and friendly environment. Thoroughly recommended.
A friend and I were booked on to the adult induction. It was fantastic - the team are really welcoming and make you feel at ease straight away (we were newbies!). Our instructor Mike was patient and helped advise on technique and the different types of walls that were available. We were left to carry on and the people that go regularly were also super helpful and supportive. There’s a cafe upstairs which does great food and amazing smoothies. Both of us can’t wait to go again!
This was our first encounter of the centre, and I booked it for my 8 year old daughters birthday party. There were 8 of them in total and they had a lovely time. The staff were super friendly and made everything so easy. The party food was lovely, the homemade pizza went down a treat thanks again for a lovely afternoon
This was our first visit, and will definitely be back. Our instructor was great, she had a good balance between running us through the safety procedures and letting us climb for the first time. Managed to climb the highest wall in the centre and it was a great feeling. Can really understand how people get hooked on this. What ever your age and what ever your fitness levels you should definitely give the RCC a visit.
My 6 year old received a voucher for his birthday for the Climbing Centre. We went this weekend gone and even though it was busy the 3 children in his group each got several goes, on various walls. The instructor was lovely and she took great card of the kids. They all seems to love it! 2 out of the group had never been climbing before and they looked confident and able following her direction. Thanks so much, will definitely come again! Sarah
Interested in learning the ropes?
If you want to push yourself and experience what the whole centre has to offer, our Adult Pathway gives you the progression to go from Boulder Hopper to Rock God!