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Reading Climbing Centre this page viewed 8,345 times, with 1,529 clicks to their website
Unit 33 Robert Court Industrial Estate, Britten Rd, Reading, BERKSHIRE RG20AU
01189 756 298
Life Membership (Includes Membership to Manchester and Harrogate Centres): £20.00
Adult Member - Peak £9.25 - Off Peak £8.00,
Adult Non-member - Peak £11.25 - Off Peak £10.00,
Concession Member - Peak £8.25 - O
Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm Sat - Sun: 10am-6pm
Reading Climbing Centre is an exciting addition to the climbing scene in southern England. The centre is the most recent development by John Dunne, the man behind Manchester and Harrogate Climbing Centres.
John is building on a lifelong climbing career, with first ascents of many modern grit classics including New Statesman at Ilkley and Widdop Wall at Widdop. MCC chief route setter Andy Jack and British Bouldering Team member and regular route setter Dave Barrans have lead a team to provide top-quality routes for the 90 roped lines and huge bouldering area that the centre hosts.
There is a café on site so you can watch the action with a coffee and a cake once you’ve done your hard work! There is also branch of retailer Urban Rock to service all your equipment and clothing needs.
This is a centre for every level, from complete beginners to the more experienced climber. RCC has fully trained instructors available for those who’ve not climbed before, as well as routes of all grades for the regular climber.
On the development of the centre, owner John Dunne said “Reading is one of the few major towns in the UK without a big climbing wall. I’m really excited to be going into a new area and bringing a great new centre to the south of England.This is set to be one of the biggest centres in the country, and we hope to continue the great route-setting, instructing and atmosphere that we have in our existing centres.
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Just started climbing two months ago and this is my 'local'. Fun place with a lot of variety. Gets very busy but is big enough that you don't struggle to find routes. However you can struggle to find something vertical as the majority of the walls have at least some overhang.
smof - 29/Feb/12
Great wall, but very cold - take lots of layers.
MariaT - 18/Nov/10
Good new wall in the South.
Bouldering wall wasn't finished when we went but 'the cave' looked super cool. A crazy arch with multiple extensions at the top of the climb. Grading is a little suspect with easy 6's and hard 5's but I am sure these will be sorted with time. Phase 2 is to follow and perhaps will dispell the 'aircraft hanger' feeling of the place. All staff were very friendly although the shop ripped two of us off and we had to get refunds.
If you are thinking of going then just do it as it will only get better with time.
(Beware of the holds as the destroyed my shoes)
Unclejona - 05/Nov/10
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Photo showing main climbing area of Reading Climbing Centre. There is also a bouldering area not shown.
© smof, Feb 2012