Climbing Walls Around Shropshire

Sometimes the weather just doesn’t play nicely when it comes to outdoor activities and you may need to introduce ‘tactical faff’ or go and do something else instead. I’ve taken some time out  to visit some of the local climbing walls to find out what they can offer on such occasions.  I hope you find this information useful and that you have great fun climbing.

Walls in Shropshire

Oswestry Climbing Centre
Climbing Available : bouldering
Location: Unit 11 Maesbury road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 8HA

This is a pleasant venue and offers up to 50 bouldering problems for all abilities. For more information on opening times, membership and pricing please click here.

Shrewsbury Sports Village
Climbing Available: lead, top rope & bouldering
Location: Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 4RQ

Main Climbing Area at Shrewsbury Wall

I have grown to like this venue because I can get there in 10 minutes from my house and there are quite a lot routes that I can lead (i.e not too overhanging) and they have one or two cheeky top roped routes that require a bit of thought.

The main climbing area consists of 11 climbing panels with three routes on each panel and the grades range from 4a to 6a.  There are two small bouldering walls with a number of routes to warm up on. For younger or novice climbers there is an upper gallery which has a number of shorter ropes to learn the fundamental skills.

For more information on opening times, membership and pricing please click here.

Shropshire Climbing Centre

Climbing Available: top rope & bouldering
Location:  Springfield Industrial Estate, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7EZ

Main Bouldering Walls

Main Bouldering Walls

Shropshire Climbing Centre, in Newport near Telford, offers 450 sqm of bouldering and 10 top roped lines, which offer something for all abilities. The routes are regularly reset which makes this a great venue to get in some sneaky training without too much effort.
There is also a small cafe where a selection of snacks and drinks can be purchased.

For more information on opening times, membership and pricing please click here.

Walls In Neighbouring Areas

Boardroom
Climbing Available: lead top roping & bouldering
Location: Rectors Lane Industrial Estate, Pentre, Queensferry, Flintshire, CH5 2DH

Boardroom - Main Lead Wall

Boardroom – Main Lead Wall

This venue is owned and managed  by my two friends Dave Thomas and Lee Browning and it is a lovely place to chill out or climb. The main climbing area has a dedicated lead wall with routes from 3+ to 7a and top rope area again with a wide range of routes. Add to this the bouldering wall, dedicated children’s area and the unique Psicobloc which is best described as free fall climbing area and its easy to see why this venue is so popular.

If you are in need of refreshment is a small café which sells tea, coffee and snacks.

For more information on opening times, membership and pricing please click here.

Boulder Central
Climbing Available: bouldering & top rope (organised groups)
Location:  Richmond Street South West Bromwich B70 0DG

Boulder Central – Main Climbing Area

Boulder Central has 10,000sqft of bouldering problems and has a range of routes for V0 to V8 so there should be something for all abilities. It is managed by another of my friends Martin and if I’m honest is the best indoor bouldering venue that I have been too.

If you are need of refreshment, there ere also a café which does drinks and snacks.

For more information on opening times, membership and pricing please click here.

Plas Power
Climbing Available: lead, top rope & bouldering
Location: Plas Power Road, Southsea, Wrexham, LL11 5SZ

Plas Power – Slabs and Top Rope Area

With  over 6000 sq ft of climbing and a wide selection of routes there is something  to suit everyone from novice to expert. A nice feature of this wall is the slab climbs which are great for introducing beginners to the sport. Their is a also a small cafe that does hot and cold food /drinks as as well as a selection of snacks.

The bouldering area is currently being expanded and should be finished shortly.

For more information on opening times, membership and pricing please click here.

Redpoint (Birmingham)
Climbing Available: lead, top rope & bouldering
Location: 77 Cecil Street, Birmingham, B19 3ST

Redpoint (B) – Main Climbing Area

There are 52 lines and over two hundred routes to chose from from grade 2c to 7a+for you to top rope or lead. Their is also a beginners area, which is great for the little ones or those new to the sport,  a bouldering area (RedBloc) which has around 200 problems for you to try and a gear shop (RockOn), which sells great gear at some super prices. With so much under one roof its well worth a visit.

If you feeling in need of refreshment you can purchase drinks and snacks at the main desk.

For more information on opening times, membership and pricing please click here.

RedPoint (Worcester)
Climbing Available: lead, top rope & bouldering
Location: The Railway Yard,  Midland Road,  Worcester,  WR5 1DS

Redpoint (W) – Main Climbing Area

Redpoint Worcester provides well as over 600m2 of top roped and lead walls and 275m2 bouldering problems which is plenty to get your teeth into. A nice feature of this wall is a beginners area which has plenty of low grade routes to top rope and lead.

If you need refuelling there’s Boof’s Café which provides a range of snacks and drinks.

For more information on opening times, membership and pricing please click here.

Wolf Mountain
Climbing Available: lead, top rope & bouldering
Location: Paget Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0DU

Wolf Mounatin – Main Climbing Area

With over 100 routes to chose from this venue has something for everyone. The main climbing area has lead and top rope routes ranging from the modest 3b right up to 6C. Their is also a children’s / beginners area with a number of top roped routes and a separate bouldering area. If you are in need of refreshment their is also a cafe which sells tea, coffee and snacks.
For more information on opening times, membership and pricing please click here.

 

 

 

2 Responses to Climbing Walls Around Shropshire

  1. Alice Pritchard says:

    I am a cub scout leader. We are teaching how to tie knots to cubs and scouts.

    The best type of rope is an old climbing rope which is frayed and not safe for climbing any more.

    Please can you tell me if you have any old ropes that I can have, or buy at low cost? We are going to do the new “Pioneering Activity” badge at our Brown Clee Camp on the weekend of 19th-21st June?

    Many thanks,

    Akela Alice Pritchard

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