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“Reaching for the summits”

Lakeland Climbing Centre
Ranked #1 of 5 Fun & Games in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The award winning Lakeland Climbing Centre boasts the tallest indoor climbing wall in the country offering sessions to suit all ages and abilities from 5 years+. A superb all weather family venue with a variety of activities to suit everyone, from experienced climbers to complete novices. The Lakeland Climbing Centre incorporates Kendal Wall, Kendal CrazyClimb and Skyline Indoor Aerial Adventure, the UK's first indoor Via Ferrata. Other facilities include a training room, The Tool Box, Kendal Wall Shop and Creamery Cafe with free wi-fi. Changing and shower facilities and free on site parking.
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“Reaching for the summits”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

What a great place. Brought a group of local teachers here to see what was on offer for our schools. Quite simply there is loads on offer for the novice to the expert, from the seasoned climbing fanatic to those of us wanting to do something a little different. The staff are exceptionally skilled, passionate about their sport and incredibly helpful. What was reassuring was the staff are very down to earth and NOT ego maniacs. Go for it, it really could be the start of something new.

Visited July 2014
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Andrea K, Front Office Manager at Lakeland Climbing Centre, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you all very much for coming along to see us and I am really pleased that you enjoyed the experience and appreciated the wide range of sessions and facilities that the Centre has to offer for everyone. I sincerely hope that we have the opportunity to work with all our local schools very closely in the future and that we can encourage as many children to start their exciting climbing journey with us as possible.
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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“Why we are now regular attendees at teh Kendal Wall!”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Expert advisors, polite staff, friendly members, and a great way to stay in shape since first attending in the summer of 2012.
My daughter and grandson really appreciated the safe environment to learn regardless of age, experience, or gender! I was surprised that the time passed so quickly and it’s now a regular attraction whenever we visit the Lake District.

Visited May 2014
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Andrea K, Front Office Manager at Lakeland Climbing Centre, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Hi There thank you for leaving such kind and positive feedback, its great to see that you can all come along as a family and enjoy the experience together. Hope to see you again very soon.
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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“Good for school parties”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have been bringing a group of 11 and 12 year olds to the climbing centre for a two hour activity once a year for several years now. The staff are always very friendly with the children, and give them an excellent introduction to climbing.
I would recommend this to any school if you are in the area.
Linda, King's Macclesfield

Visited June 2014
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Thank Loddy7
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Andrea K, Front Office Manager at Lakeland Climbing Centre, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
It is always a pleasure working with you and welcoming your groups every year. We appreciate you taking the time to report such positive feedback, this is always so valuable to us, thank you. I will pass on your kind words to our team and we all look forward to seeing you all again in June 2015.
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“AWESOME!”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went here last week while on holiday in the Lakes. I wish we had a place like this somewhere near where we live. Spent a few hours here before I was exhausted and didn't manage to fit in half the stuff I wanted to do. We found the staff to be helpful and pleasant. There are so many different climbing experiences in this one place. Indoor climbing Utopia! Go there!

Visited June 2014
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Thank Wayne B
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Andrea K, Front Office Manager at Lakeland Climbing Centre, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Hi There, thank you so very much for your positive feedback, we are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and would recommend us to other people. We hope to see you again on your next visit to the Lakes.
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Gosford, Australia
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“Rude and discriminatory staff”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Me and my friend decided to head to The Climbing Wall on our last day in the Lakes District but on arrival we were immediately discriminated due to being overseas. We weren't exactly expert climbers but we had been climbing for the past two years at out own leisure. The staff berated us for not being up to UK standard and immediately went to interrogate us on our knowledge. When we failed to meet expectations we were basically told to leave without offering any lessons to meet their "standards" I'm sure it is a wonderful place if you are a local but not very welcome to those who come from overseas.

Visited June 2014
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Andrea K, Front Office Manager at Lakeland Climbing Centre, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor regarding your experience with us here at the Lakeland Climbing Centre. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not a positive one. The safety of our customers is absolutely paramount to us and we adhere to the Association of British Climbing Walls safety guidelines to this end. All visitors wanting to climb without supervision here are required to register and confirm their level of experience and knowledge of the climbing safety systems we use, for their own safety and that of other visitors. The safety systems we use are standard climbing systems but are not necessarily universal.

You were certainly not singled out because you are foreign - we welcome visitors from all over the world and we as climbers love travelling. We apologise if it was not made clear enough to you at the time what training options were available. We do have a policy of offering inductions and instruction to customers who have not been able to demonstrate the safety skills or awareness required but cannot guarantee that we always have an instructor available for walk-in customers.
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