Roped Climbing Walls
The Lakeland Climbing Centre boasts excellent walls and facilities for all levels of climber from absolute beginners to those wanting to tackle a real challenge. Here's a run down of our main roped climbing areas, you can also visit our Gallery for a selection of images showing the walls in detail:
The Main Hall
The Main Hall has 50 lines including slabs, vertical walls, a stalactite and steeper walls. The focal point of the Main Hall is its 25m high leading wall, the highest in England, which sports a large roof section, overhanging jamming crack and a cave for multipitching. Other walls in the Main Hall range from 7m to 20m in height and range from gentle slabs to leaning pillars and include impressive unique features such as the stalactite.
We aim to change our routes over a 4 month cycle to ensure that holds are clean and slime-free and there are always new challenges for our regulars to attempt.
The Main Hall includes up to two auto belayers and has a few top ropes but the vast majority of lines require leading skills. The main 25m wall and 20m wall are 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.
Whilst the big 25m wall is impressive and offers top-standard routes, this area always has routes of a more accessible standard for ordinary mortals too and the Main Hall slabs can be climbed by most beginners.
You don't have to be an expert climber to enjoy our facilities as we have extensive areas designed for beginners and those who like to climb at a more modest standard.
The Chamber is our quieter leading and top roping area with the main focus of grades from F3 to F6a. This area has 17 lines up to 7m high; it is dedicated to easier climbing and features laid-back walls, comfortable holds and thick floor matting.
The Den is mostly bouldering but also has three 7m high vertical top rope lines with low-reach routes for beginners and children.