Routes

Here at the Kendal wall we have a vast range of angles, height and wall surface to play with, which when combined with our route setting team and a large variety of holds, result in over 250 routes to keep you entertained at the Centre!

We have an effective hold washing method and a high turn around of routes to ensure there is always something new for you to try.

We believe that ‘Size Does Matter’  Not only when it comes to the range of wall heights available (we have leading walls from a massive 25m down to a tiny 4m), but also when it comes to the climbers height.  Nothing is more frustrating for the shorter climber than to find a move which is simply impossible on a route normally well within their grade, equally the taller climber will struggle to find a pleasant sequence on a route set for someone small.  We aim to provide a wide variety of routes, and our routes database will include information on ‘routes to suit’.

We use the French sport grading and have a broad spread of grades from F3 all the way to the magic grade of F8a+.  Our team of route setters consists of Centre staff and regular visits by Chris Plant and Ian Vickers as well as guest setters including Robbie Phillips, Jamie Cassidy and James Garden.

We have up to 3 lines with auto belayers and we ensure an even higher turn around of routes on these lines to keep regular customers keen and psyched.

Our two main routing areas consist of the impressive Main Hall and The Chamber. The Main Hall has over 50 lines including slabs, vertical walls, a stalactite, steeper walls, and the big 25 metre lead wall which sports a large roof section and a cave for multipitching. The Main Hall includes the three auto belayers and has a few top ropes but the vast majority of lines require leading skills. The main 25 metre wall is fully equipped but you will require 6 extenders for some of the shorter walls; we believe placing your own extenders adds to the leading experience.  Our most recent addition, the 20m high King Kong wall, is a fabulous multifaceted high friction ply wall sporting slabs and vertical, overlaps and gently overhanging, grooves and aretes; in short, F4 to F6c heaven!   The Chamber is our quieter leading and top roping area with the main focus of grades from F3 to F6a.  This room also has platforms for abseiling and ropework training.