Ambleside Climbing Wall Is Reopening!

We now have climbing bookable from the 25th available online, Click here! To come for a climb we are now offering 2hr unsupervised climbing time slots that can be booked for the main wall, and the bouldering wall. We are also offering one hour instructed sessions. all this can be booked online at The…

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Looking after kit

Rope Washing

It’s looking like our rack and ropes have been spending some time in storage (commence  21 gun salute), but what does that mean for our gear?  Climbers have always been the tidiest and cleanest of people, with tip top hygiene… Now that was a bold faced lie, traditionally climbers stink, not as people, just in…

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Ideas for climbers training in isolation

Climbing Training indoors

Let’s talk a bit about how we can train indoors during isolation to keep strong for when we next grip rock. Now first things first, if you have your own training room equiped with finger board, campus boards and training equipment, you’re laughing. The internet is chockablock with professional climbers YouTubing power training, endurance training…

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What can a climber do in isolation?

Isolation for climbers

What fun, summer is around the corner after one of the wettest starts to the year on record. Then rather suddenly Covid-19 comes along, infinitely worse to climbers than any access nightmare and its shotgun wielding landlord, or bird-ban and the pecking insanity that comes with waiting for it to be lifted.  Climbers generationally have…

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Kids Climbing Clubs – Mini Monkeys

Ambleside Climbing Wall’s Mini Monkeys scheme is a bit of a gem – schemes like ours are few & far between yet for kids they provide a pathway into a long lifetime of awesome climbing. Ethos: the age group of our Mini Monkeys is 5-7 which puts our Mini Monkeys in the ‘FUNdamentals’ stage of…

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It’s a day for new gear in the shop!!!!

Just arrived in store. The brand new Petzl Meteor; featuring the super cool 1 handed magnetic buckle. And the super chic Petzl Elia; a ladies specific fit and design. Either helmet are ideal for cragging and winter days out, from scrambing, sport or trad climbing. You really do only have 1 head, and 1 very delicate…

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