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Address: St. Johns Road, Durham DH7 8TZ, England
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+44 191 378 9555
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Welcome to Durham Climbing Centre - the premier indoor bouldering venue in...

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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Great coaching, from absolute beginners to elite competetitive climbers.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Fiona M
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durham, united kingdom
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durham, united kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 bit different, but it also provides more intensive coaching for advanced/elite climbers who want to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a couple of sweet little dogs) and on Saturday morning the children's area was full... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 place is well run, offering good shoes to rent, equipment to buy, food and drinks... More 

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Thank Corgan555
DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this review

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 your feedback. See you again soon! More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the beginners to world champion climbers. Favourite place to boulder!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 it.

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Thank Sam S
DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this review

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 climbers' achievements in bouldering with medals and certificates at each stage as they work through... More 

Edinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

My brother and I came here for a days climbing, him never having climbed and me climbing weekly. We rented our gear, which was all to a high standard, and we climbed for a few hours. The facilities on site are also good, as well as the staff who were all pleasant and polite. My only negative point is I... More 

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Thank rachel12345w
DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this review

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. I am sorry to hear that your brother wasn't able to find easy enough climbs in the advanced area. Our route setters do aim to make the brown walls opposite the slab, as... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I held my daughters 7th birthday party here and the whole process was affordable and hassle free. I rang for a price which was discussed over the phone then emailed to me. Booking required a 50% deposit and the rest was due on the day. I arranged the food myself but the climbing centre also offer this service at a... More 

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Thank kazaraki
DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are very happy to hear that your daughter enjoyed her birthday party. Here at Durham Climbing Centre we always put the customer first and our friendly and qualified staff ensures that everything goes smoothly and like you said 'hassle free'. We hope to see you and your daughter again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

One of the best bouldering walls I've been too. Really good variety of walls, catering to all abilities. Nice and relaxed environment too.

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DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Durham Climbing Centre's Junior Wall and Advanced Area are designed to accommodate climbers of all ages and with a different range of experience and our qualified staff are always happy to help. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Have been here a few times with friends and loved it. Is quite nervous when you first come in if your not very athletic or skilled climber as there is a lot of experienced and professional climbers use this place, but once you give it a go its addictive! There is a practice wall in the tea and coffee area... More 

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Thank Simon T
DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review! We couldn't have said it better! We hope to see you and your friends again soon! And don't forget about our annual Summer Fun Day on July 10th! We promise it will be a good one! More 

Yorkshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

My daughter has a weekly lesson here with Phil and loves every minute of it. Her face lights up if I suggest an extra climbing session and she's always quick to ask if she can go to the camps that are run during the holidays. The facility is fantastic and kids genuinely seem to love climbing. Phil her coach is... More 

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Thank sjk6179
DurhamClimbingCentre, Owner at Durham Climbing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review! It makes us really happy that your daughter enjoys her climbing lessons with us. We will run additional lunchtime sessions during the summer holidays and also don't forget about our famous Summer Camp! We hope to see you and your daughter again soon! More 

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