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Westway Sports & Fitness

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Address
1 Crowthorne Road, London, GREATER LONDON W10 6RP

Tel/Fax
020 8969 0992

Email
climbing@westway.org

Website
sports.westway.org

Costs
Adult Registration One-off £5.00 Adult Casual Climb £10.00 Adult Off Peak Casual Climb £8.00 Adult 1 Month Pass £52.50 Concessionary Casual Climb £7.00 Please visit website for further price details.

Opening times
Monday - Friday; 09:30 - 22:00, Thursday; 08:00 - 22:00, Saturday - Sunday; 08.00 - 20.00

Notes
Westway Sports & Fitness climbing centre has a reputation for excellence.

Having previously trained a number of International-Standard Junior Climbers, we pride ourselves in being able to cater for everyone, from those just starting out as climbers through to those needing a much more focused form of performance training.

With over 300 routes and 120 boulder problems to choose from, we are one of London's biggest and best climbing centres for both novice and experienced climbers. We offer a wide range of instructed programmes, ranging from taster sessions and courses for people who have never climbed before to advanced performance coaching for people who have been climbing for years and looking to improve their grade.

We also offer Parties, Corporate Sessions, Lead Climbing Courses, Performance Coaching, Private Tuition and much much more...

WESTWAY CLIMBERS CLUB:

Every Monday and Wednesday 7pm to 9pm.

The WCC is aimed at those fairly new to the sport of climbing or those looking for climbing partners. At no extra cost you will have a dedicated instructor for the evening who will help pair you up, offer advice on how to imporve your climbing and be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

We run social events on the first Monday of every month these include screening of climbing films, lectures from local climbers, technique advice etc. Free refreshments will be provided to everyone in attendance.

Directions
Driving directions to Westway Sports & Fitness with Google
By Tube - Turn right out of Latimer Road Tube (On the Hammersmith and City and Circle Lines), head towards the Westway Flyover (A40) and turn left when you see the football pitches.

By Bus - The number 295, 316 bus stops in Bramley Road and the number 7 bus stops nearby in Cambridge Gardens.

By Car from North or West - Approach along the Westway (A40). Take the exit marked Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush (A3220). The road comes down to Holland Park Roundabout, a very large one with a central glass tower. Take the first exit signed Central London. Immediately turn left into Royal Crescent and immediately left again into St Ann's Villas. Continue, bearing very slightly right at the junction before the railway bridge (the road is now called Bramley Road). Drive under the railway bridge to the flyover bridge ahead. Drive under the flyover bridge and immediately turn left into Crowthorne Road - the car park entrance ramp is then immediately in front of you.

By Car from South - Approach on the one-way system that comes past the Earl's Court Exhibition Centre (Warwick Road) - follow the system up Holland Road to the major roundabout (Holland Park Roundabout) with a central glass tower. Take the third exit signed Notting Hill Gate (A402). As you drive round the roundabout ensure that you are in the left lane at the point where you leave it, because you need to turn left almost immediately; turn left into Royal Crescent and immediately left again into St Ann's Villas. Continue up this road, bearing slightly right at the junction before the railway bridge (the road is now called Bramley Road). Drive under the railway bridge to the motorway bridge ahead. Drive under the motorway bridge and immediately turn left into Crowthorne Road - the car park entrance ramp is then immediately in front of you.

Car park available under the main football pitch, £1.50 up to 3 hours, £7.00 parking all day.

Gear shop
urbanrock http://www.urbanrock.com

Nearby pubs
The Garden, 41, Bramley Rd, London, W10 6SZ. Out of the centre, turn right on the main road, head down Bramley Road past the Pig & Whistle and Latimer Road Station, the pub is the other side of the railway bridge.

Dedicated?
YES, a dedicated climbing centre

ABC wall?
YES, this wall is a member of the Association of British Climbing centres

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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments

I'm impressed with the variety of routes here, but it does have its down-sides. As already pointed out, getting there isn't the easiest. I've yet to find a quiet time; it's always ALWAYS busy. And, to be honest, I get annoyed with a lot of the instructors. I was trying to do a tricky lead move and needed to be able to talk/shout to my belayer (for obvious reasons). But my belayer couldn't hear me because right next to her was an instructor with a kids group who was encouraging them all to recite this encouragement chant at the wee one who was climbing. Very annoying, and very unsafe. On another occasion, an instructor shouted up at me to "keep both hands on your knot" as I was about to be lowered off. I'm all for safety, and for reminding other climbers how to be safe - but this kind of took the biscuit. What made it worse was that one of the climbers he was instructing wasn't even tied in properly (which I had to point out to him). The Urban Rock shop is great, and the staff are fantastic. I'd find the wall a lot more bearable if it weren't always so busy, and if there weren't always groups of beginners in. I have nothing against people starting up - we all did it at one point! But there always seem to be at least three beginners groups who, through no fault of their own, don't understand the rules and etiquette. I'm kind of sick of having to tell people wearing outdoor trainers not to stand on my rope, or tell them not to climb over me, or have groups of them shouting whilst I'm trying to talk to my belayer/climber.
Rich Preston ? - 21/Oct/13

Before we got there we thought it was a bit me a trek from luton. But as soon as we walked in there is a friendly atmosphere and great staff. Really busy but did not take up long to get climbing. Some great routes, and a lot of lead climbing which is nice. For someone that has only climbed at small walls this was a amazing nights climbing which we will do again soon.
Simon oliver ? - 12/Oct/06

I signed up here a while ago, it rocks! the heating is sorted now and a bit too toasty if you ask me, but plenty of good walls to choose from and some nice 'feature' routes.
flyboy86 ? - 31/Dec/05

Signed up here a month ago now and it's just been the best sporting experience of my life. There is no attitude from anyone, everyone is just so friendly and unlike anything i've experienced before. A+
Extremelee - 18/Aug/05

Joined at the weekend just to check it out. There isn't any written exam anymore. Just need to show you can put on a harness and tie in, and also belay someone pulling on the other end of a rope. Lots and lots of routes to choose from and no attitude.
rcoombe - 03/May/05

At last west London gets a top class wall. If it weren't for poor underground access (Hammersmith and City Line to Latimer Road) even more people would transfer here from The Castle and Mile End. There are acres of space and the lighting superb - through translucent walls plus uplighters shining on the white-painted undersurface of the M4 flyover. There are grades to suit most tastes, brilliant routes just using features, great bolt on routes with less hold crowding than you get at the Castle. It is all one floor level (eat your heart out Castle) and all one room (ditto Mile End) but the cafe is out of the climbing area so yoyu can't sit and watch whilst drinking and eating. The cafe staff (in my single visit experience) don't speak good English and can't make good drinks. The Urban Rock shop is brilliant with lots of space. This place will be a magnet for people in West London as it boots the Brunel Wall into the past and decants numerous small and inferior walls in the west London Reading area into the disposal bin. This place is simply top-class - but the heating in winter needs sorting.
Chris Mellor ? - 31/Mar/02

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Westway Climbing Centre
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Circuit Room
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The Fridge
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Outside
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Lines 69 - 71
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Comp Wall
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The Comp Wall & The Oven (bouldering wall)
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Outdoor Walls
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The Westway Woodie
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Westway woodie
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westway bouldering wall
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Nigel at the Westway
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