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Newcastle Climbing Centre

Welcome to Newcastle Climbing Centre – the premier indoor climbing venue for Tyneside and the North East and one of the best indoor climbing venues in the U.K.

Climbing is a unique and dynamic sport and delivers exciting rewards both physically and mentally, if you are just starting out or already committed the Newcastle Climbing Centre will offer the ultimate experience.

Situated in the former church of St Marks the listed building provides a spectacular climbing environment with an internal height of 15 metres and over 1200 square metres of climbing walls for roped climbing and bouldering. Whatever your standard of climbing either novice or expert there are features and challenges to suit your ability and your ambition.

We offer taster sessions, introductory courses and instruction for all ages in a safe and controlled environment. Our mezzanine viewing area, specialist climbing gear shop, comfortable changing rooms and meeting room provide the very best facilities to all our visitors.

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Schools out!

Looking for exciting activities for the kids during the School Break? Our Kids Climbing Clubs are an ideal way for them to develop new skills, meet new friends and burn off excess energy!

Our Kids Climbing Clubs are £8.50 per session and are open to kids aged between 5 and 14 years old and the clubs run every day of the week:


These days are aimed at young climbers and their families who wish to experience and learn the skills required to climb outdoors. No prior climbing experience is required – just a reasonable level of general fitness and good health.

Mums and Dads are encouraged to take part and have a go – but it is absolutely fine to simply come and watch and perhaps bring a picnic and make a day of it. Cost includes transport, expert instruction & equipment hire. Places are limited so booking is essential via reception.


We will be running three “School of Rock” climbing camps throughout the school holidays. 

School of Rock is aimed at young people (7 year +) wanting to improve their skills through coaching and instruction (12 hours of climbing over 3 days 12.30pm till 4.30pm) with a snack and drink provided each day. 


With the summer fast approaching here is what’s on offer at NCC:


Between 1st June & 31st August we will be going back to our summer opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 12noon - 10pm

Saturday: 9am - 8pm

Sunday: 10am - 8pm

Never been climbing and fancy a go?

A fully qualified instructor will cover the basics and get you climbing on the walls as much as you can. All equipment provided.

These one hour sessions are available to individuals 5 years upwards and can be booked at any time.  


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