Rock Climbing in Stockport
Rock climbing was originally used by experienced climbers to practice skills needed for scaling difficult sections of a mountain. These days it takes in the form of bouldering, sport climbing, soloing, ice climbing and traditional or "trad" climbing etc.
Rock Climbing is a versatile, physically demanding sport that can be done indoors or outdoors. Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber’s strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with his or her mental control.
Almost anyone can rock climb. At beginner level, it caters for people of all ages, fitness levels and abilities, including mental and physical impairments. There are courses for children as young as five and it's not unusual to see people climbing well into their 80s.
Awesome Walls Stockport, situated in the massive engine house at Pear Mill, opened its doors to the climbing world in December 2007. It is without doubt the largest climbing centre in England and comprises a colossal amount of leading, top-roping and bouldering to keep even the most frequent user happy year round! There are three main areas within AWCC Stockport - The Main Engine House, the 'Tall Wall' area and the bouldering area.
Based in Marple (Stockport), Rope Race Climbing Activity Centre is an accomplished company offering indoor climbing, indoor archery and multi activities for adults and children throughout the North West. Established in 1993 Rope Race has 17 years experience in the adventure activities business. All Rope Race instructor are enthusiastic, friendly and professional with extensive knowledge of the sport of rock climbing.