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Glasgow Climbing Centre

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Ibrox Church, 534 Paisley Road West, Ibrox, Glasgow, LANARKSHIRE G51 1RN

0141 427 9550 / 0141 427 9551



One off registration fee £10; Adults £7.65, Concessions for students, children, + 60 and unemployed £4.00. 1Hr lunchtime climb available Mon-Fri 11.30 - 14.30 £3.50. Day registration £1.50.

Opening times
Mon-Fri 11.00-2200, Sat 1000-1800, Sun 1000-1800

Up to 14m lead/toprope featured panel walls including overhangs and slab, by Livingstone and DR, built 1994. Bouldering walls in curved resin by Livingstone and DR, built 1994. Curved resin featured wall by Rockworks, built 1996. New (2011) Basement Bouldering complex including Beastmaker systems board and campus boards. Changing facilities, cafe/restaurant, shop. Courses and gear hire. Approx 160 routes and 100 set boulder problems from easy-peasy to proper hard. Grades are -1 to 8a+ and are good for everyone.

Driving directions to Glasgow Climbing Centre with Google
By car -

From Edinburgh, on the M8, follow signs for Glasgow, then Greenock. Take Junction 24 and turn left onto Helen St. At Roundabout turn left onto Paisley Rd West, Centre is 1 km along on left in converted church.

From Ayr - On the A77, then M77, follow signs for Glasgow. At Jct 1 turn left onto Dumbreck Road. Follow this through 2 sets of lights to a roundabout. Go round roundabout and back to lights. Turn left onto Paisley Rd West, Centre is 200m along on left in converted church.

By Public Transport - <5 min walk from Ibrox Tube. Turn right out of station onto Copeland Rd, follow this until it ends on Paisley Rd West. Turn Left. Centre is 100m along on left.

By Public Transport - <5 min walk from Cesnock Tube. Turn Right out of station onto Paisley Road West. Walk 5 mins. Centre is on the right

Gear shop
Yes. Lots of equipment available for Trad, Sport, Boulderer, even a little winter kit

Nearby pubs
Public bar in Swallow Hotel opposite centre

YES, a dedicated climbing centre

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

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great indoor leading wall, excellent boulder walls & very friendly staff :) Great venue
Richy boy ? - 09/May/10

well run climbing wall. great cafe. loaaads of problems and routes to go at over varying angles. a training area also. it was however very very busy and parking was difficult. the price did seem a little steep but we weren't dissapointed with the climbing!
gnarlycharles - 17/Feb/08

Visited January '08. A pleasant wall with a good number of routes, but was very busy during the evening we visited - had to queue to get onto the top-roped panels. The walls seem steeper than many of the other centres I've visited, with seemingly most being overhanging - probably a facet of the shape of the building - so being a bit stronger or having decent technique would help.
Dan ? - 25/Jan/08

Extremely good but may need to be updated
D10 - 31/Dec/06

The caf has just got new owners and the grub is great. Good way to end a hard session.
frodo - 14/May/06

The wall is ace the instructors are really cool and hunky - marks the best!
gillian - 03/Apr/04

great wall
jimtheape ? - 28/Sep/03

Good points: Very spacious and modern centre, packed with routes which change every 3 months. Lots of opportunities for young children to have a go; very experienced staff (Lynne and Neil, for example, have been there for years now) handle the kids really well and seem to actually enjoy it! Also, quite well-priced and the owners seem to be keen on keeping the place developing. New lead wall (2001) is excellent, very overhanging and interpreted very well by route-setters. Bad points: Bit of a muscle beach thing going on at the new lead wall sometimes - the famous faces that do frequent the centre are as guilty as the other punters (and certain staff). Mind you, I'd be swaggering about like them in a flash if I wasn't pale, flabby, and not very strong. Loose holds are a particular recurring problem at GCC (relative to Alien Rock) - blamed on frequency of route change. However, the imagination and inventiveness of the route-setters is, in my opinion, the best thing about the place. In addition, the number of kids from the community who get to come along and have a great time seems testament to the importance of GCC to Glasgow.
Paul - 31/Jul/03

I am not a member yet, but i go regularly & get signed in as a guest. GCC has good facilities, snack cafe, (Summits), outdoor shop, changing rooms, lockers. It is good whether u are a beginner or experienced climber. Every week there are lessons & clubs on for kids & adults! GCC organise outdoor climbing events. I have been to a couple of other indoor climbing walls & they look like they would fail any inspection from H.M Inspectors, but GCC in my opinion is really good, & if u have an interest in climbng or want to try it, GCC is definitely worth paying a visit!!
Sean - 22/Jan/03

The best wall in Scotland!!!!
Natty B ? - 20/Oct/02

Biffa - 14/Jul/02

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Working tan 7c, upper crux!
© euanryan, May 2012
Winter bouldering comp at the Glasgow Climbing Center
© Al, Dec 2010
Alex Gorham digging deep at Glasgow Climbing Centre's first boulder comp of the season.
jen randall, Dec 2010
© Jen Randall, Brilliant Pictures
© euanryan, Jan 2007
Apple of my eye
© numbat, Feb 2009
Pink 6a
© Gill Wilson
My first shot on Glasgow Climbing Centre's toughest(?) wall.
© subflux, Dec 2006
Chimney Roof
© subflux, Nov 2006
First Ever Crack Climb
Kenny Gillen, Nov 2006
© Kenneth H. Gillen
Chimney Overhang
Kenny Gillen, Nov 2006
© Kenneth H. Gillen
Over(the overhang)
© Mark Bryars, Nov 2006
Natty B redpointing F7c
Alastair McIntyre, Jan 2005
© Dave Berry
Shwing! Kev cutting loose but sticks it.
© Fraser, Oct 2004
Natalie Berry attempting a F7b (purple) on toprope on the new lead wall at the Glasgow Climbing Centre
© Dave Berry, Dec 2002
Rising star: Natalie Berry (10) onsighting the hardest BRYCS 13-15 route at GCC
© Dave Berry, Oct 2002
Going far: Natalie Berry (10) onsighting the hardest BRYCS 13-15 route at GCC
© Dave Berry
Natalie Berry (age 10) flashing F6c on the new lead wall at Glasgow Climbing Centre
© Dave berry, Sep 2002
Natalie Berry bouldering around Glasgow Climbing Centre
© Dave Berry, Aug 2002
Panorama of the Glasgow Climbing Centre
© Glasgow Climbing Centre, Jun 2002
Natalie Berry leads another route on Glasgow Climbing Centre lead wall
© Dave Berry, Dec 2001
Natalie Berry leads on Route on the new Lead Wall at Glasgow Climbing Centre
© Dave Berry, Nov 2001
The new leading wall at Glasgow Climbing Centre
© Dave Berry, Nov 2001
Natalie Berry bouldering at GCC
© Dave Berry, Aug 2001