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Arethusa Climbing Wall

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Address
Lower Upnor, Kent, Rochester, KENT ME2 4XB

Tel/Fax
01634 719933

Email
info@arethusaventurecentre.org.uk

Website
arethusa.org.uk

Costs
£5 per entry! No registration fee.

Opening times
Open Monday and Tuesday nights 5.30-10.00pm

Notes
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

Directions
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.

Gear shop
some equipment stocked at wall

Nearby pubs
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.

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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I am a member of the Rock Rats climbing club. i am 12 years old. personally i think it is brilliant! i really enjoy it and love the lead room. give it a go it is fantastic.
Slc - 07/Nov/06

Very interesting and varied climbs, user friendly and very helpfull staff always willing to give good advice. My son has just been introduced to climbing at Arethusa and is now hooked Great Stuff!
John Sheaf - 08/Apr/06

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Arethusa Bouldering Wall
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Arethusa (3)
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Arethusa (2)
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Arethusa 2013
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arethusa heel hook (14year old) david owen
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Arethusa (partly outdoor) leading wall, Medway Kent.
© silhouette, May 2005
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Arethusa (partly outdoor) leading wall, Medway Kent.
© silhouette, May 2005
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A really tough roof problem at Arethusa; the key was body position, not muscle.
© SIBL, Oct 2004
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Looks easy but it's not....a problem on the Arethusa Wall in 1999. This problem was about 6b+ - very few people managed it.
© SIBL, Oct 2004
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jim at arethusa
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arethusa
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