HCC Launch Party!

Harrogate Climbing Centre, Yorkshire's premier climbing venue is holding an official launch party on Tuesday the 22nd June to celebrate its incarnation into the heart of Yorkshire gritstone country!

Harrogate Climbing Centre - Yorkshire's Premier Climbing Venue, 113 kb
Harrogate Climbing Centre - Yorkshire's Premier Climbing Venue
© Harrogate Climbing Centre

Alan Hinkes will be opening HCC with owner John Dunne, 123 kb
Alan Hinkes

John Dunne, the centre's owner, will be leading proceedings along with Yorkshire mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE, one of only twelve people to have summited all fourteen of the worlds 8000m+ peaks.

The brand new Indulge café will be laying on complimentary food and drink all night...

And we will even be sneaking in some barrels of beer to keep the event feeling pretty social!

Weather permitting, we will crack out the barbeques too!

John Dunne, Dave Barrans, Andy Jack and a host of other top route-setters will be crafting some interesting routes and problems to entertain you regardless of the grade you climb.

The whole focus of the event is to be as fun as possible!

There will be lots to do and see for climbers and non-climbers alike over the evening, but as a snapshot the event will include...

Climbing, Bouldering & Prize Competitions all evening!, 95 kb
Climbing, Bouldering & Prize Competitions all evening!
© Harrogate Climbing Centre

Events will include:

  • Climbing treasure hunt
  • Dyno competition
  • Dave Barrans' 'Killer Problem'
  • Speed climbing competition
  • Pro climber demonstrations & Masterclasses
  • Free taster sessions for anyone wanting to try climbing
  • Special offers at the Outside Rock Shop all day
  • DMM demo stand and kit testing
  • Free rock boot demos
  • Spot prizes all evening, from HCC passes & T-shirts, to guidebooks, DVDs, Masterclass sessions and more...
  • Over £1000 of competition prizes
  • Grand opening ceremony involving cutting a pretty big, tasty cake to share out
  • Special kids and youth sessions to keep the young ones active

HCC Launch Party! #1, 129 kb

So make a note in your diary, we hope to see you at HCC on the 22nd of June, festivities begin at 5pm!

For more information visit the Harrogate Climbing Centre Website or email us at

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