Arethusa Climbing Wall

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Lower Upnor, Kent, Rochester, KENT ME2 4XB

01634 719933


£6 per entry! No registration fee.

Opening times
Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 17:30-22:00. Saturday 11:00-17:00.

Modern and revamped bouldering wall, with 35+ routes - re-set monthly!

Routes range from V0 - V6, for the newest of climbers to seasoned boulderers!

A steep 45 degree wall to get pumped; the mouse house!

Roped facilities include:

Outdoor rope wall -

10 metre tower


Flakes and cracks (ideal for novices!)

Wheelchair abseil ramp

Outdoor traverse wall -

This wall is great for warming up in the warmer months

Or challenge yourself climbing the set routes

Lead room -

10 metre high

8.5 metre arch linking the two walls

Various features and interesting “nose”

**Climbing hut has equipment hire starting from £1.00, with a selection of snacks and drinks **

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.

YES, a dedicated climbing centre

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

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These details were last updated on 10/Jan/2016

User Comments

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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