‘Everyone CAN climb’. This was one of the first things that manager Henning said to me when I went down to check out the Brighton & Hove indoor climbing centre, a multi-million pound refurbishment housed within Withdean Sports Complex. The Climbing Wall is considered a regional centre of excellence, featuring top and lead rope walls to challenge even the most experienced of climbing athletes. However, with the summer holidays in full swing, this is also the perfect place for families of all ages to engage, learn, interact and of course, have some plain old fun with each other.

With taster courses available every day throughout these glorious months; half-day fun days, junior clubs and professional sessions also prove that everyone and anyone can indeed climb if they so wish. As if that is not enough, the centre also contains bouldering walls and an industry leading training floor for the development of both intermediate and advanced climbers, not found anywhere else in Brighton.

The Brighton & Hove Indoor Climbing Centre is finding itself appealing more and more to an eclectic lot of partakers; from stag and hen dos, birthdays and team-building days to school visits, scout groups, and even kids with various disabilities. It is refreshing to see the climbing community so supportive of newcomers, helping to dissolve a first anxious visit into a much more relaxing and less intimidating experience.

With loyalty cards stamped for regular visits and annual membership registration rewarding visitors with comfortable discount, there is no reason why this shouldn’t be one of the most exciting places to hang out this summer.

Brighton & Hove Indoor Climbing Centre, Withdean Sports Complex, Tongdean Lane, Brighton

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