London Climbing Centre

KendalWall – Indoor climbing in the heart of the Lake District

Kendal’s iconic climbing centre, offering roped climbing, bouldering, and sessions for families since 1995.

The original home of the Lakeland Climbing Centres, a few minutes from the M6 or from Kendal train station.

Hit the buttons below to find out more about climbing for first timers, families with kids, or regulars.

First time climbing at KendalWall?

New to us, but not to climbing? Here’s how to get started…

Experienced climbers over the age of 18 are free to climb independently from their first visit to KendalWall.

Just fill out a pre-registration form for either bouldering or full roped climbing, which you can do either online or in-person.

Then all you need to do is turn up, check in at reception, pass a quick competency check, and climb!

Don’t forget! Opt-in to our newsletter during registration to be in with a chance of winning a month’s free climbing!

First time climbing?

We offer a variety of instructed sessions to get you started…

Bouldering Basics

The perfect intro to bouldering!

  • Everything you need to know to safely enjoy the sport and supervise others. Includes warm up and movement basics to help you get the most out of your new found sport!
  • One-hour instructed session includes warm up.
  • Suitable for those aged 14+
  • No experience necessary
  • £22 per climber, including equipment hire


Try roped climbing!

  • Climbing fun for you, your friends or family or just a great way to have a party!
  • One hour instructed session with a qualified instructor for up to 6 people. Includes warm up and briefing.
  • Suitable for aged 5+. No experience necessary.
  • Add extra 30 mins Why not make the most of your session by adding extra time for a flat £25. NB For bookings of more than 6 – select extra 30 mins to ensure enough climbing time for all
  • From £19.33 per climber depending on group size

Auto-Belay Basics

Perfect for boulderers keen to climb the longer routes on auto-belays

  • Everything you need to know to take your bouldering skills and start climbing on the bigger walls in the main hall!
  • One-hour instructed session includes warm up.
  • Suitable for 18+
  • Must already have bouldering status
  • £22 per climber including equipment hire

Skills Session

Select your skills from

  • Family Bouldering Induction– perfect way to safely supervise your kids bouldering. 5+ years (min ratio 1 adult to 2 kids)
  • Belay Skills (Top Rope) – perfect as a refresher or to learn new skills. 8+ years
  • Belay Skills (Lead) – move into lead climbing or refresh skills. 12+ years (must already be able to top rope belay)
  • Movement Improvers – Learn new skills to move you up the grades. 8+ years
  • Auto-Belay Basics – perfect for boulderers who want to experience the bigger walls. 18+ years
  • Other (Please email the centre to discuss options before booking)
  • Add 30 mins Up the amount of time for a flat rate

Learn to Climb – Top Rope

Everything you need to use the roped walls, bouldering & auto-belays

  • Two-hour sessions for three weeks with a qualified instructor
  • Perfect for parents who want to supervise their kids
  • Suitable for those aged 14+
  • A great way to meet new climbing buddies
  • No experience necessary
  • £105 per climber including kit hire

Learn to Lead Climb

Take your climbing to the next level and learn to lead climb and belay on the big walls

  • Two-hour long instructed sessions across two weeks
  • The natural progression from the Learn to Climb course
  • Suitable for those aged 14+
  • You must already be able to belay, tie in and tope-rope climb for this course
  • £90 per climber (£70 if you’ve completed Learn to climb – Top Rope in the last 12 months) includes kit hire

Opening times

How to find us


Unit 27
Lake District Business Park

Phone: 01539 721766

Email: [email protected]


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