KendalWall Festival – 25 year Celebrations

A whole week of fun starting 26th November with our Prize Scavenger Hunt and culminating in a weekend of amazing workshops

Can you believe it, it’s been 25 years since we opened! (Well 26 years technically but we couldn’t do much about it last year due to COVID) So we thought we should celebrate by holding a weekend of fun, workshops, events and our very special Tour of the Wall Scavenger Hunt.

These activities and workshops are aimed at adults who are independent climbers and those (children/ novices) they are supervising. If you are new to climbing or under 18, check out our instructed sessions. 

FREE Ltd Edition KendalWall Festival T-shirts to all workshop participants!

KendalWall SCAVENGER HUNT 26th November – 5th December.

This fun, scavenger hunt will take you through all the best bits of KendalWall and maybe a few you’ve never seen before! The clue sheet and map are free to each team. PRIZES for the highest scores and a PRIZE DRAW for all entries, so well worth handing your scorecard in!

Teams can be 3-5 people either Family group or Adult only. (Please note due to the location of several of the clues, at least 2 of the team will need to be roped/ lead climbers. All participants will need either to be competent, adult climbers or be signed in by those who are.)

KendalWall Festival Activities & WORKSHOPS

Date What’s happening Times Details Booking
26th November – 5th December  Historic Tour of the Wall Scavenger Hunt. Prize Draw and Highest Score Prizes!! Available during  opening hours Team scavenger style hunt (3-5 in team) This team competition, takes in an entire tour of our wall, so you might want to make sure your team has a couple of lead climbers. Suitable for experienced adult climbers and those they are supervising (novices or children) FREE!

Pick up a score sheet and map at reception.

30th November  Advanced Belaying Workshop  7.30 -8.30pm Take your belaying to the next level with super smooth, efficient techniques. A chance to learn the latest skills from Mountain Guide, Andy Owen and Lead Instructor Rob Kendrew. Try new belay devices eg Grigri+ and Click Up.

FREE Ltd edition KendalWall Festival T-shirt to every participant! Suitable for roped climbers aged 18+

FREE !

Just pay your usual entry

Booking essential

Friday 3rd December Advanced belaying workshop 10.30-11.30am Take your belaying to the next level with super smooth, efficient techniques. A chance to learn the latest skills from Mountain Guide, Andy Owen and Lead Instructor Rob Kendrew. Try new belay devices eg Grigri+ and Click Up.

FREE Ltd edition KendalWall Festival T-shirt to every participant! Suitable for roped climbers aged 18+

FREE !

Just pay your usual entry

Booking essential

Friday 3rd December John Kettle – Fancy Footwork (Coaching) 7.00-8.00pm

8.15-9.15pm

Fancy Footwork – Improve your grade without getting stronger! Renown coach John Kettle shows you how honing your footwork can improve your overall climbing skills. FREE Ltd edition KendalWall Festival T-shirt to every participant! Suitable for all independent roped climbers 18+ £5 (+ your usual wall entry)

Booking essential

Saturday 4th December Andy Owen- The High Life,

Portaledge Adventure

11am-12.pm 12.30-1.30pm

2-3.00pm

The high life, a portaledge experience and 10 top tips for aspiring big wall climbers. 2 people per session. FREE Ltd edition KendalWall Festival T-shirt to every participant! Suitable for 18+ competent roped climbers.

 

£5 (+ your usual wall entry)

Booking essential

Sunday 5th December Neil Gresham – Intro to Training 11-12noon Intro to Supportive Conditioning for Climbers – Where to start without getting injured.

Min age 16+, independent climbers operating around V2-3 (Under 18’s must be signed off as Junior Boulderers or above) FREE Ltd edition KendalWall Festival T-shirt to every participant!

£5 (+ your usual wall entry)

Booking essential

Sunday 5th December Neil Gresham – Intro to Circuits 12.30-1.30 Getting the best out of circuit board and digi-board training. Min age 16+, independent climbers operating around V3-5 (Under 18’s must be signed off as Junior Boulderers or above) FREE Ltd edition KendalWall Festival T-shirt to every participant! £5 (+ your usual wall entry)

Booking essential

Sunday 5th December Ade Nelhams – Dry Tooling Clinic 10.30 – 12noon

12.30-2pm

 

Transform your winter climbing & learn Dry Tooling techniques. KendalWall has a dedicated dry tooling facility in the Tool Box. Join one of our introductory clinics & have fun learning new climbing skills. Anyone completing a clinic will also get signed off to use the Tool Box independently. Axes, helmets & crampons provided – all you’ll need to bring along is your own mountain boots, energy & a smile! FREE Ltd edition KendalWall Festival T-shirt to every participant!

Suitable for competent, adult roped climbers.

£5 (+ your usual wall entry)

Booking essential