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Ambleside Climbing Wall

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Ambleside Climbing Wall

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nikki27102016 wrote a review Oct 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom133 contributions132 helpful votes
We booked a session at the Ambleside Climbing Wall as the weather wasn't great. We initially booked an unaided session for 2 plus a student (as we had all climbed before) but when we arrived we were advised that we needed an instructor. Nathan quickly stepped in and was brilliant. Great energy, very experienced and good with the kids. We had a brilliant time and will definitely be back. I would have given 5 stars but for the price, which jumped up by over £40 once we added an instructor. It was an expensive hour but enjoyable nonetheless.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kath B wrote a review Aug 2020
Hildenborough, United Kingdom16 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a great time at the Ambleside climbing wall. The instructors, George and Jordan were friendly, helpful and encouraging. Covid procedures being followed carefully. Arrive early to find parking
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from AmblesideWall, Manager at Ambleside Climbing Wall
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Thank you for this review and uploading some great photo's! We are striving to make every ones visits safe and fun, so its really nice to hear about your positive experience here! Thank you, The Ambleside wall team
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Baldrick Family wrote a review Aug 2020
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We have climbed here before on a previous holiday and were delighted to find them open again. The measures in place for Covid are excellent and we felt very confident, hand sanitising between climbs and marked out zones in the climbing area. It really goes to show you can still enjoy activities in a safe way. We climbed independently. The staff explained things clearly and were lovely and helpful throughout. Cannot recommend this enough.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from AmblesideWall, Manager at Ambleside Climbing Wall
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Thanks for the awesome review, and mentioning our measures in place for Covid and how you felt about them. We're really pleased you felt confident climbing and having fun at our wall. Its really great to have fantastic customers like you, please come again! Best regards, The Amblseide Wall Team!
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Sam Laws wrote a review Mar 2020
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Me and my family were on a trip to the Lake District and staying in Ambleside, which is a very nice town overall, and most of the time was climbing mountains and such like. However, on our last day, it was raining hard, but we still wanted to do something and this climbing wall had caught our eye. Located above a climbing shop at the bottom of the hill our house was on, it was situated perfectly for a quick rainy walk to the place and the same back. When we got there, my dad, my two sisters and I (my mum stayed at home) were met by our very entertaining and enthusiastic climbing instructor, George. And by George, he was amazing, a perfect balance of help and playful support. After finding the correct size of climbing shoe, which could be rented out at a very reasonable price considering the amount they helped once on the wall, we were immediately taken into the bouldering room, and taught the basics of climbing walls and then took part in challenges. The best thing was, it didn’t matter how good you were as there were challenges that suited everyone. Then we were taken into the impressive climbing wall room, and those walls were high! After a quick briefing of the harnesses and pulley system we were ready to go. There was an easier wall and a harder wall. Me and my dad started on the harder wall (as we were similar weights) and I was climbing while he was belaying (controlling my rope and keeping me from dying). I reached the top first try, but don’t let that fall you, I’ve climbed before and it wasn’t easy by any means! After coming down, George then challenges me to do the wall only using green handholds, and that time the wall beat the man. I just couldn’t do it. But it was very fun to try. Then we all rotated and my dad was climbing while I belayed him. He didn’t do as well as me as he is scared of heights. But when we switched to the easier wall, after some supportive words before he started and some while he was on the wall, meant he did manage to reach the top! He was VERY happy when he came down. As I had done well on the hard wall, George just set me hard challenges on the easier wall and I enjoyed myself immensely just trying to figure out how to beat them. Once the climbing shoes were off and bid fair well to George, we went and had a quick bite in the cafe above the wall, which had a viewing window which allowed an easy view of the wall and those on it, and some parents were sitting up there watching kids of their own doing it, and I found it fun to marvel at those who looked like professionals, jumping up and down the wall with ease. Afterwards, when we got back to the house I collapsed on a chair with aching arms and legs, but very proud of what I’d done. All in all, an excellent experience every wall I attempted, and am looking forward to doing it again next year (hopefully).
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AmblesideWall, Manager at Ambleside Climbing Wall
Responded 7 Mar 2020
What a fantastic review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience of our climbing wall and staff, we really appreciate it. The four of you were were great fun to have climbing, and did an awesome job scaling the rock faces! George was really impressed at your determination, and how you helped each other get to the top with Brilliant encouragement and team work. We really hope you come back soon. Thank you again, that was a really enjoyable review to read. Have you ever considered a job as a travel writer? All the best, The Ambleside Climbing Wall Team
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katenewc wrote a review Jan 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom13 contributions9 helpful votes
My 9 year old had a great taster session here today. Her instructor was fantastic; humorous and knowledgeable. He put her at ease and taught her a huge amount in the hour. She did a mixture of bouldering and various parts of the climbing wall and loved it! Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from AmblesideWall, Manager at Ambleside Climbing Wall
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Hi Kate, We're absolutely thrilled your 9 year old had a great session with us! We love teaching tips and trick to help climbers get the most out of their visit here, and hopefully get them interested further in the sport. Thank you visiting, and thank you for your lovely review! Hope we see you again. Best regards, The Climbing Wall Team
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