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“Small but worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ambleside Climbing Wall

Ambleside Climbing Wall
101 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DB, England
015394 33794
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Ranked #2 of 14 Activities in Ambleside
Type: Sports Complexes, Performances
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Owner description: Indoor Climbing Venue, suitable for all ages in the heart of The Lake District. Offering Taster sessions, Private Lessons and Kids Clubs throughout the week, and open late for experienced climbers.Our parent company also offer a wide range of outdoor activities; from kayaking and rock climbing, to gorge scrambling and hiking.
Hull, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Small but worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Nice little place, had a morning there when rain killed our other plans. Its not got the highest walls but the problems were pretty well set.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great little wall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

There are plenty of routes and also a steep wall with a mix of natural features and regularly changed routes. a good mix of top roped and lead routes available. There is a bouldering area too, again with regularly changed routes and plenty of variety. Seems to be good for beginners too, and also how helpful the instructors are.

Visited August 2012

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“Great Little Crag”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

It may surprise you to learn that the Lakes can be wet sometimes .....and when that happens rock climbing can be a little .....er....... worrying.
So if you are lucky enough to be holidaying in Ambleside - in rhe rain - then the Ambleside Climbing Wall is your get-out-of-jail card.
Simply register - do the questionnaire about your experience and tie-on. Plenty of routes to 'top rope' - but you can 'lead' also if you want. Also there is a bouldering cave. If you want to cut loose and hit some hard low level moves then crimp away until your finger ends fall off. if you simply want to watch your mates, your sons and daughters having fun that's OK - there is a viewers gallery looking down on your struggles.
All the gear you need can be hired on the premises - you can purchase stuff too. Finally you may need to rehydrate and re-energise. No problem - drinks and simple foods on sale to keep your levels up.

Visited August 2012

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“Great little wall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Usually visit here in the evenings. There are plenty of routes for an evening workout; a steep wall with a mix of "natural" features and regularly changed routes. Usually a mix of top roped and lead routes available. There is a decent bouldering area too, again with regularly changed routes and plenty of variety.

Seems to be good for beginners too, and friends have said how friendly and helpful the instruction is.

Visited April 2013

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant enjoyment for Kids & Adults”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

On a rainly day we needed something to entertain 9 Kids aged 5-8, we chose the climing wall in Ambleside and were really gald we did. A one and a half hour session with the brilliant Simon kept all the kids and adults entertained. Simon put the engergetic kids through many different fun drills, he had complete control of them and taught them how to be safe - will be going again next time we're in the Lakes.
Highly recommend and well worth the £15 per child

Visited June 2013
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