Lower Upnor, Kent, Rochester, KENT ME2 4XB
£5 per entry! No registration fee.
Open Monday and Tuesday nights 5.30-10.00pm
Recently reopened (March 2013) on Tuesday Night for bouldering only, reduced price, no membership, just £5 per entry.
Most walls have now been modernised, all except for one wall now are ply covered.
35+ set routes, regularly changed! VB - V7ish.
Plus a steep 45 degree board inside with a whiteboard covered in problems and a moon board outside when the weather is good!
Lead climbing facilities and top roped climbing now available
Driving directions to Arethusa Climbing Wall with Google
exit M2 at Junction 1 [heading south, where the A2 is just turning into the M2], follow A228 and signs to Grain. At roundabouts follow signs to Upnor, until you reach a roundabout with signs to the Medway Tunnel. The Upnor road lies halfway between this and another smaller roundabout about 600 yards on. Follow this road right to its end, past tennis club on left, wood on right, sailing club, after which you should see signs to "venture centre". Free parking.
By train:- To Strood from Charing Cross and London Bridge. To Rochester and Chatham from Victoria, Canterbury, etc.
By bus:- Service 191 (193 or 194 Sundays) from Chatham, Rochester and Strood along the A228 to Chattenden Main Road (Chattenden Lane). Get off and cross the road. Take an indistinct path at the left hand side of the petrol station. Walk through a wood and some grassland and you are there in about ten minutes. You will need a torch at night. Last bus back is earlier than 10. The Arriva site has the times.
By bike or footpath:- This place is on national cycle route 1 and the "Saxon Shore" long distance path. Strood 2 miles.
some equipment stocked at wall
Two within two minutes walk and two more in Upper Upnor one called the tudor rose and the other called the kings arms both are about 15 minutes walk.
YES, a dedicated climbing centre
YES, this wall is a member of the Association of British Climbing centres