Awesome Walls Sheffield
Awesome Walls Sheffield was the first-ever climbing centre to be awarded ‘National Performance Centre’ status by the British Mountaineering Council. We’re proud to provide the biggest climbing walls encompassing the widest variety of angles and styles of climbs for our customers and the greater climbing community across the UK. It’s not all about performance climbing here though! We’ve drawn on over 18 years of operating the best climbing centres in the country to guarantee everyone can enjoy their time spent climbing with us. Whether it’s your first visit or you’re at competition standard we’ll have something for you to get excited about.
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 Sheffield we have…
Square Metres of climbing
Bring your stamina along, you’ll need it! This is probably the best climbing wall I’ve been to. Plenty to do at all grades. Great staff, can’t fault it.
I don’t say this lightly when I say that this is easily the best climbing centre in Sheffield and probably in the UK. I visited many climbing centres and the staff here are friendliest by quite some way. There are no cliques and the courses that are set are perfect for all ages and all abilities.
The cafe facilities are great, the food is basic but tasty, and the coffee is excellent.
There are two excellent bouldering rooms, as well as some vicious overhangs and a smaller height room for the more cautious climber.
Had a great day and a great experience, the instruction was brilliant friendly with kids and adult alike and took time with each member of our group pushing us to our limits while it still been extremely fun, as well as putting you on a wall that suits you as an individual perfectly, the walls are a good challenge even for a skilled climber and overall had a really good time. It is also larger than I expected and the same of the walls are an amazing one with even an overhang, as well as a big bouldering room and an upstairs but I didn’t go up there. Other climbers seem friendly enough as long as you are aware of them and don’t disturb them. I’m looking forward to joining a club and will definitely be coming back.
This was the first time we’d been. Paid for a beginners package for both me and my partner to learn as we’ve never done rock climbing before and the staff could not have been any more helpful! Teaching was brilliant! The guys were brilliant! Can’t wait to go back!!
Garter Street, Sheffield, S4 7QX
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.
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