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Due to covid-19, climbing is currently not available.

Reach new heights climbing with Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre and head outside to one of the many spectacular climbing venues that surround us in the Southern Pennines, or go indoors and visit us at Littleborough Sports Centre 

All of the climbing sessions are provided by qualified staff, who will show you some games and techniques to get you climbing and help your progression. We are also able to provide the necessary safety equipment. 

Our indoor wall at Littleborough Sports Centre offers a variety of routes and three overhangs to test your skills, located in a sports hall the wall is an ideal place to come down and learn a new activity, meet other climbers and use these skills to take you outside.

We are able to offer you both ‘have a go’ sessions and more structured sessions to develop these skills.


Indoor Climbing 

Our indoor wall offers a variety of routes and three overhangs to test your skills, located in a sports hall the wall is an ideal place to come down and learn a new activity, meet other climbers and use these skills to take you outside. 

We are able to offer you both ‘have a go’ sessions and more structured sessions to develop these skills. 

Juniors (7years+ ) 

We run our own after school climbing sessions designed for juniors who are both beginners and experienced young climbers. Our friendly and experienced instructors use a variety of enjoyable games to teach techniques and skills. 

These can then lead on to nationally recognised qualifications; please see NICAS Course information. 

Adults 

Our relaxed atmosphere provides a more social setting to climb in. Our instructors will be on hand to show you the basics, let you have a go and then go and practice under their supervision. 

These sessions are very much open to participants who might also want to come down and practice specific techniques on the wall. 

NICAS Course for Youths 

NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) is a UK wide accredited and certificated scheme. 

Starting at age 7, young people can work through levels to start at the basics and work towards becoming an advanced climber. 

You will work on a range of techniques from rope work to safety checks and communication skills plus a lot more. 


Outdoor Climbing 

Head outside and see what real rock climbing is all about. 

Go out with one of our instructors and safety equipment to use all the techniques you know to head up the rock faces. We have quite a few climbing venues around Hollingworth Lake that offer routes to suit all abilities. 

The gritstone geology that makes up these crags provides a great learning ground for climbers of all abilities to start and hone their techniques, it’s also what many of the famous Manchester Climbers started climbing on. 


Private Tuition 1:1 or 2:1 

Our qualified instructor and coaches can offer private sessions tailored to meet your needs – ideal for everyone from beginners to the advanced. 

Whether you’re looking to start out in Climbing or looking for top tips on how to improve, you can book a private lesson for one person or two. 

Private sessions can be booked in 1 hour slots.