100a Gelderd Road, Wortley, Leeds, WEST YORKSHIRE LS12 6BY
0113 234 1554 / 0113 2341554
£3 Registration Fee, Standard Adult Entry £8.00, Entry before 2pm £4, before 4pm £6.50 Concession Entry £5.50-£7, Various other memberships available :- Regular User Membership £20 per year which entitles
11am-10pm Mon-Thur, 10am-10pm Fri, 10am-6pm Sat, 10am-8pm Sun (may be earlier in summer)
A large dedicated bouldering area, shop and cafe. Impressive and steep 13m main wall, vertical or slightly overhanging walls, slabs, featured walls. Mainly leading, but plenty of toproping. The whole main wall can only be lead. Over 60 belay points, and more than 180 routes overall. All lead lines have in-situ quickdraws, Belays 1 and 2 have easy routes set with bolt hangers to learn how to place and clip quickdraws for sport climbing practice. Routes are changed regularly, many routes set recently by top sport climbers such as Steve McClure and Rob Napier, lead and top-rope routes vary in grade from f4 - f8a.
Large bouldering wall with circuits from easy to hard with vertical and steep walls. Our new Gym area houses a Systems board, 3 sets of campus rungs, a finger board and large training board.
Other features are beginners courses, birthday parties, Kids club (Lizards), changing rooms, showers, classroom and outdoor courses.
Bouldering and leading competitions through winter.
All in all a fantastic place to climb with some fantastic routes. Can be a bit pricey but well worth it: there are fantastic walls for the kids and some great courses, eg outdoor single pitch and intro courses for adults and kids. Lizards clubs for the kids too. I'd give it a 9/10. [Stuart Henderson 12/01]
Driving directions to The Leeds Wall with Google
Gelderd Road is the A62 Leeds-Huddersfield road, close to the city centre. It's easiest to find from the M621 - turn North (ie left if heading in to Leeds, right when heading out) on to the A6110 ring road and then immediately right at crossroads. Go straight across a small roundabout, under the railway bridge and it's on the left after the Bentley showroom. Park in the car park or Brown Lane opposite. Buses run from Leeds City Station, ask for Gelderd Road or Domestic Road.
Or ask in the information centre at the train station.
Great selection of cragging/casual clothing, lots of trad gear/hardware, helmets, rock shoes, ropes, local and worldwide guidebooks, instructional books, OS Maps and even a really snazzy longboard!
Leeds City Centre! Need I say more?!
YES, a dedicated climbing centre
YES, this wall is a member of the Association of British Climbing centres