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Durham Climbing Centre

St. Johns Road, Durham DH7 8TZ, England
+44 191 378 9555
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Tot to Teen Bouldering Hotspot

We never seem to be out of this place, my daughter loves it. Lots of new routes, lovely atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allergictobadservice
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Happy, friendly and Hot coffee :)

Visited today for my daughter to compete in the bouldering league, was pleasantly surprised, great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davidfall0ws
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Maryport, United Kingdom
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Welcome to Durham Climbing Centre - the premier indoor bouldering venue in the North East! Durham Climbing Centre caters for every level of climber from beginner to very advanced. Whatever your age or ability, at Durham Climbing Centre there is a challenge for everyone! Suitable for ages 3 years to adults from beginner to advanced! Rock Stars Children's Club, Coffee Lounge & CAFE, Equipment Shop. FREE Adult Coaching Tuesday's from 7.30pm, FREE Core Workout Wednesday from 7.30pm. Regular events & competitions. Free Parking. Baby change facilities
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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St. Johns Road, Durham DH7 8TZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We never seem to be out of this place, my daughter loves it. Lots of new routes, lovely atmosphere and the staff are fantastic, especially Yvonne. You can get snacks here and a good variety of hot and cold drinks. Parking is free, right outside...More

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DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your review! Our team work really hard to make everyone's visit the best experience possible. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today for my daughter to compete in the bouldering league, was pleasantly surprised, great, interesting well set routes. Very friendly, helpful staff. Lovely little cafe with a good selection of sandwiches, platters and cakes. As a mum of a child that climbs one of...More

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DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We work really hard to ensure the best variety of problems and good coffee is a must! It is great to hear you had a pleasant experience and would recommend us. Our staff will be thrilled to...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

My children both enjoyed a week here at holiday club, my son (6) enjoyed the climbing elements best & daughter (8) enjoyed the bushcraft more, showing the mix is a good one. The food provided was enjoyed by both & the staff were brilliant making...More

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DurhamClimbingCentre, Manager at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased to hear that your children enjoyed our Summer Camp. Summer Camp at Durham Climbing Centre was a huge success, three weeks of climbing and bushcraft activities proved very popular with all that attended. We all work...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We've been here a few times, in school holidays, for parent and toddler sessions and drop in at the weekend. The team here are friendly, welcoming and happy to help. If you're a novice and have daft questions ask away, I did! Good fun had...More

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DurhamClimbingCentre, Manager at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you have enjoyed your visits to Durham Climbing Centre. The team are always happy to help and answer any questions you may have, and welcome both novice and experienced climbers. We look forward to welcoming...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Wow, so much fun. The staff were great, very friendly and helpful. The climbing it self was very good. Loads to choose from, love the fact it's free climbing (no harness).

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DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for your review! We're so glad that you enjoyed the facilities at Durham Climbing Centre where our friendly staff members are always ready to help. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Our boys been coming here for almost 8 years and show no signs of giving up. Both my sons are climbers and having DCC on our doorstep is fab. The centre caters for absolute beginners who just want to 'have a go' at something a...More

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DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review! It's great to hear that you and your son's enjoy coming to Durham Climbing Centre. We do have a lot to offer beginners, as well as experienced climbers. Its great to hear that you have been coming along for...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

It's the following day and my muscles are sore. The family brought me here for my 55 birthday - Emma enjoys bouldering so she knows what to do). The place is very personable (the owners clearly love climbing and teaching others to climb, and have...More

2  Thank Hugo M
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DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Durham Climbing Centre. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

I feel kind of honoured to have this fantastic facility right on my doorstep (5 minutes walk). First of all, it's huge, there is a lot of wall which means it's worth revisiting again and again, also the routes and holds are changed weekly. The...More

Thank Corgan555
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DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this review Thanks so much for your fantastic review! The whole team are thrilled you regard the centre so highly. We all work really hard to create the best visitor experience possible so it's great to hear...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Fantastic place to do some indoor bouldering when the weather is not good! Staff are mostly ok, not overly chatty/friendly but place makes up for that. Regularly changing routes to keep it interesting and a good variety of grades so everyone can participate, ranging from...More

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DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear that Durham Climbing Centre is your favourite place to boulder. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The day was hassle free and the kids where in safe hands with the staff who where all friendly towards the kids. The climbing had parts for all different climbing abilities and is very well priced. Will defin ately go back as the children loved...More

Thank Sam S
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DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Thank you for the great review! It's great to hear that your children had such a great time at Durham Climbing Centre. Our friendly and experienced instructors are qualified to teach children basic and advanced climbing techniques in a fun environment. We reward our young...More

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