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Rock Antics

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These details were last updated on 14/Jan/2012

Address
Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, Newton Aycliffe, COUNTY DURHAM DL5 4EH

Tel/Fax
01325 300 500

Email
info@rockantics.co.uk

Website
rockantics.co.uk

Costs
Registration £6.00, adult entry £7.50 Concessions for children, groups, unemployed, students.

Opening times
Mon-Fri 1000-2200,Sat 1000-1900, Sun 1000-1700. Closed Bank Hols.

Notes
Dedicated climbing area in sport hall. 9m lead wall with overhanging, vertical and slab sections. Beginners' slab with platform. Curved resin featured bouldering wall. All by Rockworks, built 1994.

All ropes in situ.

Wall was extended in 1998 with new sections from Rockworks, including finger cracks and "place your own gear" routes. Current area 400 sq m. Courses, gear hire available. Sports centre facilities.

Extended again in 2001 dedicated lead wall 3m overhanging roof and 3m overhanging barrel. New bouldering wall with cave.

Direct line is 01325 320683 is nearly always answered but if busy answer machine on at all times. Ring back asap

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Nearby pubs
The County Aycliffe Village - real ale.

Dedicated?
YES, a dedicated climbing centre

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I love it
alex tighe - 19/Feb/08

Fantastic bouldering wall, fantastic climbing, it's got brilliant features, but unfortunatley there are no pictures of the featured walls. Well worth a visit if the weather is bad.
Blackdiamond1212 - 12/Aug/07

not my closest wall but it is worth the extra travel time.staff are fantastic and always take time to help with any questions/problems. the dedicated "kids walls" are great for the lil 1,s. i cant praise this place enough
andhpool - 28/Feb/07

great place for adults and kids.staff are always friendly.several walls "just for kids".prices did go up at the end of 06 but not by much(50p).if you get time right when they are not too busy staff will be happy to belay and offer advice
andhpool - 20/Jan/07

Fantastic Fun. Ideal for those who are wishing to progress onto real rock, but wish to try walls that are featured first. Ideal area to practice leading with overhanging leading walls which is a confidence booster if you fall off! Bouldering facilities are good with a featured bouldering walls. Friendly and helpful staff. Is it better than Sunderland Climbing Wall? Unsure. It certainly has many benefits for example featured walls and carpeted floors! However sunderland has the height advantage for duration stamina training. Give it a go, it is very good fun. 5 life time membership, and then 5 per visit there after (June 2006).
mcneilljamie ? - 10/Jun/06

my local wall which i regular visit and the staff/walls/bouldering are all brilliant and cant recommend the place enough though a little busy midweek but where isnt
jas wood ? - 26/Mar/04

Have just been on an induction course and it was absolutely fantastic! Although Steve has climbed before, I haven't. The course was great for both of us. The instructors were very patient, (great if you're a first time climber - or a little scared of heights). Excellent selection of walls and very helpful instructors and staff.
Clare & Steve Mallinson - 28/Sep/03

You can hire equipment if you hav'nt got any (i.e. shoe's , harness etc) to lead climb you need your own rope . long bouldering wall which converts into a over hanging section , some angled walls opposite the door you walk in on on the right hand side there's over hangs and vertical walls and as your walking to the new section (recently built in 2002) theres a chimney next to the bouldering is some more vertical wall's , Various root's to take , and different difficulties Theres a rop ladder to build your confidence on trusting the equipment
scott - 05/Oct/02

Luke's comment is a bit erm, wrong. To climb at all at rock antics you must be a member (3 for life), and if you are 14 to 17 years old you get a green junior members card. To climb on the lead walls you must have your own rope and be able to belay competently. You also get discounts at local climbing shops with the membership card.
james - 11/Aug/02

This is a great wall, but you're not allowed to lead unless you have a 'green card', which most climbers don't bother with.
Luke Hunt - 11/Jul/02

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