Awesome Walls Liverpool
The first centre at the very heart of the Awesome Walls family. Awesome Walls Liverpool began introducing people to quality climbing back in 1999 and continues to grow and develop in line with climbers needs and trends to this day. We have walls to suit everyone! From our confidence-building learning walls to the Awesome new 12 metre lead wall (installed 2017), you’ll find the perfect challenge for your ability and all the tools you’ll need to progress in the sport of climbing. As host to national climbing competitions, we can guarantee to provide a suitable challenge for even the most experienced climbers. But we’re not just about roped climbing! We also have a variety of bouldering areas to choose from. You can expect to find boulder problems on all angles and styles between the traverse wall, the steep and powerful crypt and the tower woodie board.
New to climbing?
How much does it cost?
Climbing used to be considered the preserve of adrenaline junkies but has now moved mainstream with the onset of indoor climbing walls. Its benefits can be split into three areas, Physical, Mental and Social. Climbing is one of the best total body workouts available and it’s a unique sport in which both men and women are equally capable. It’s not all about strength. It’s about finding balance in movement and technique. Each route or problem is like a puzzle that with practice builds the climbers problem solving and planning capabilities. Although the actual climbing is pretty much you against the wall you’re climbing on it is an inherently social sport usually done with groups of friends and no matter if people are of different abilities the variety of climbs at the wall allows them to climb together.
Climbing can be so much more than a fun and social physical pursuit
Climbing at Awesome Walls can mean many things to different people. It can represent your weekly social catch up with friends or part of your physical fitness routine. Maybe you use indoor climbing as training for larger goals on real rock? What is guaranteed is that while climbing at Awesome Walls you’ll feel a unique sense of accomplishment and the thrill of adrenaline that other facilities can’t provide. At Awesome Walls we’re proud to have introduced and inspired 1,000’s of people to take up climbing through the years. Many of these have gone on to achieve great personal goals – competition climbing, mountaineering and even 3,000ft big-wall exploration! We can just help plant the seed of climbing, who knows where your first experience of Awesome Walls will take you?
A STEP INTO THE UNKNOWN
Deciding to try an exciting new sport like climbing can be a bit overwhelming at first. Luckily for you, the Awesome Walls team are the best in the industry at removing barriers to participation and making climbing accessible to everyone.
Am I fit enough to try climbing? Is it Scary? Will I be safe? Is it only for guys? We all had ideas of what is involved in trying climbing for the first time… luckily climbing is for everybody! At Awesome Walls climbing centres you’ll find walls and challenges of every height and angle meaning that everyone can enjoy climbing from the very start. Climbing draws on far more qualities than simple physical strength. Balance, flexibility, confidence, determination, focus & problem solving all play a massive part in determining whether a climber succeeds. That’s why climbing is such a rapidly growing sport! Climbers with hugely different physical and mental attributes can still enjoy and progress on the same climb…. but accomplish it in a very different way!
Roped climbing, auto belays, bouldering, training board, car parking, free Wi-Fi, hot and cold refreshments...
- It’s great fun! Both physically and mentally challenging and a great adrenaline rush.
- It’s social. Climbers usually work in pairs – one person belaying (holding the rope) which means you are never alone. Climbers love to offer beta (advice) or encouragement.
- You can rock climb all year. With indoor climbing, it doesn’t matter what the weather’s doing.
- It is inexpensive. You can hire equipment very cheaply until you know you are hooked and with pay monthly, climbing is great value.
- There is a brilliant sense of accomplishment every time you climb. There is something incredibly satisfying about physically making your way to the top.
- Climbing is great exercise, you can burn up to 900 calories per hour!
- It teaches life skills – teamwork, problem-solving, exercise, courage and conviction.
- Climbing is never boring. There are so many routes on the walls, with a variety of challenges and these routes are changed regularly.
- It will make you a better version of yourself, challenge yourself every time you climb and learn important skills.
- It opens your life to awesome experiences. As you progress you may find the urge to climb outdoors where you can encounter breathtaking scenery and a wilderness adventure most people will never know.
At Awesome Walls Liverpool we have…
Square Metres of climbing
Went here for the first time with my girlfriend for a beginners taster session and it was amazing. All the staff are really helpful. Our instructor Sophie was really helpful and was very patient when we couldn’t quite get the knots right, but we got there in the end. She answered all our questions, very informative. After just one hour with Sophie’s teaching we were more that confident to say for an extra 1 1/2 hours and climb on our own. Really is an amazing place and it was great to try something a little bit different. We will 100% be going back soon.
So I’m afraid of heights (3rd rung of a ladder? No, not happening) so my son, who might not live to see his next birthday (joke), decided it was a great idea to get me a climb for my birthday…….. Thankfully the staff know me (son climbes regularly) and I had THE BEST time! I actually managed to climb, not fall off, not make a complete fool of myself or overly embarrass anyone. I LOVED it! I signed up straight after and intend to go often! Has it cured me…….. nope! But I feel safe with the tuition I got, to tie the right knots and safely belay. They have groups for everyone. I did not at any time feel stupid, or any of the negatives you feel when doing something waaaaay above your comfort zone. I felt completely safe and secure at all times, which is what you need. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and I’m looking forward to a new sport. Oh, and you can do this at any age, fitness level or solo, there honestly will be something for everyone and the staff are just beyond fantastic.
Honestly Did not think this place would be as good. kids (7&10 y. O.) absolutely loved it. Full pro safety harnesses, climbing variations from easy to hard,pre booking required so never too busy and easy to park car, food and drinks available, set in a lovely old church with a very high ceiling for the higher climbs, and to cap it All, the staff were amazing, professional and fun too, would highly recommend…..
Me and my girlfriend went with her 5 year old niece to the clip and climb. We were instructed by Amy and Sarah who were absolutely amazing throughout giving her niece all the help she needed and one on one attention as she was a little nervous. We really couldn’t have asked for more from them. The walls were great fun and were even quite challenging for an adult on their first visit. Would definitely go again!
Awesome Walls, St Albans Church, Athol Street, Liverpool. L5 9TN
Do I need to book?
If you are new to climbing you will need to book a session with our instructors. All sessions with our AWESOME instructors need to be pre-booked. If you are an experienced climber and have filled out a membership form you can use our centres without booking.
Is equipment hire included?
If you have booked for a session with our instructors at one of our centres that offer roped climbing then harness hire is included. When you first start climbing you’ll find that it’s fine to climb with trainers or similar on your feet. As you progress you may find that you want to use rock shoes, this is not included in session prices. Wall entrance does not include equipment hire.
How long can I stay?
Once members have paid to climb they can stay and climb for as long as their arm muscles allow.
If you’ve made a group or party booking you will need to stop climbing at the end of your session.
Help, I'm scared of heights!
We have friendly, experienced, patient instructors who will keep you safe and encourage you to achieve whatever height your goal is. So come along and we’ll provide a session that is fun and challenging without being too scary!
Is there a minimum or maximum age?
The minimum age for taking part in a session with our instructors in 6. If you’re taking part without using our instructors there’s no minimum age.
There’s no maximum age, if you feel fit and able then come along! We’ve had people well into their 90s using our centres.
Can I park my car?
Yes, all Awesome Walls Climbing Centres have onsite car parking.
Do I have to stay with my children?
If your children are under 14 you need to stay on the premises while they climb. If they’re 14 or over they can stay unattended as long as they are with an instructor or are a competent climber and have had a membership form completed by a parent/guardian.
How do I book a session?
Simply go to the booking page! If you have any special requirements contact us using the form below or give us a call. We’ll take a few details and will require full payment to secure the booking. This payment is non-refundable after 48 hours before the booking.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
If you are coming along to one of our sessions then the equipment is provided so just make sure that you wear loose-fitting clothing and trainers on your feet. If you have your own equipment that you’d like to use feel free to bring it along.
Let’s Start Something new
Would you like to know more about Awesome Walls Liverpool?
Drop us a quick message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.