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Welcome to the NCC newsletter – keeping you up to date with the latest events and promotions from the North East’s premier indoor climbing centre. Well done to everyone who entered this year’s Berghaus Winter Bouldering Series. This once again proved to be a top quality event with great feedback from participants. Congratulations to the following category winners: 

Jack Graham, Nina Harvie-Clark, Jonah Vinsome, Nicola Brierley, Joe Wilson, Kate Watson and Gary Brosnan. 

Were you a lucky prize draw winner? - Please visit our results page to find out!


Just in time for the Easter Holidays Micky Page and Russ Clark have been busy setting 10 new routes in the central zone ranging from 5 to 6c, including a re-set of the Realform buttresses and stepped overlapped walls. Micky has also put up two new boulder circuits – yellows (6a+ - 7a+) and greys (6b+-7b+).


Easter Kids Clubs – April 1st - 14th


Looking for exciting activities for the kids during the Easter Break? Our Kids Climbing Clubs are an ideal way for them to develop new skills, meet new friends and burn off excess energy! Plus all juniors who climb over Easter will be entered into a draw to win prizes!


Kids Clubs cost £8.50 per child, per session and are open to kids aged between 7 and 14 years old. 

Our Easter Kids Clubs run three times a day, every day of the week:

Session 1: 10.30 till 11.30, Session 2: 12.00 till 13.00, Session 3: 13.30 till 14.30

For more info and to register your interest please visit our kids club page.


Easter Weekend Bouldering Comp - At Sunderland Climbing Centre


With the emphasis on fun, SCC's friendly comp is open to climbers of all ages and abilities - there is guaranteed to be a cracking atmosphere. World-class climber Micky Page has been drafted in to set the problems so expect some real head-scratchers!

As well as fantastic category winner prizes, there will also be a prize draw for everyone who hands in a completed scorecard. Prizes are generously provided by sponsors; Bergaus and Rockworks Climbing.

Categories are Male/Female: Under 14yrs, 15-17yrs, 18+yrs and 45+yrs


SCC Boulder Comp


Scorecards are just £1 and all runners-up go into a prize draw to win some great prizes! 

Full info can be found on the SCC Website


The BMC Para Climbing Series – 17th April


In collaboration with the BMC, Link4Life, Climb UK, Rochdale and the Castle Climbing Centre, and Manchester Climbing Centre.

BMC Para Climbing Series.


NCC is pleased to once again be involved as a lead partner in a series of events to provide disabled people with an opportunity to have a go at climbing in the competitive environment. The events are run in friendly surroundings with lots of experienced people on hand to assist. 


Dates & Venues

17th April - Venue – Newcastle Climbing Centre

12th May – Venue – Manchester Climbing Centre

The BMC plan to use this series as a basis for talent identification and selection for the GB Para-Climbing Team.

Contact the centre for further details of this event or visit the BMC website


The BMC Youth Climbing Series (BYCS) – 20th April


The BYCS is a fun climbing competition for young people with three regional rounds and a national final. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of entrants across the country.

For full information and to apply on-line please visit the BMC website 


BYCS 2013.


Ladies Group Climbing Sessions - Every Friday 7pm – 9pm 


NCC Ladies sessions for our registered members are now held every week and delivered by our very own Louise Hornby who will be around to coach, instruct and belay.

There is no extra charge for these sessions just your entry – all you have to do is put your name down at reception. 



• Climbing wall award - 7th, 14th & 21st May (evenings)

• Climbing wall leading award - 12th May

• Single Pitch award - 18th & 19th May

• Wall to Rock (Northumberland) - 21st July

• Classic Rock Climbs - 27th & 28th July



Climb for free at Sunderland Climbing Centre!


Throughout April we are offering all NCC members one free climb at Sunderland Climbing Centre. To claim your free climb you must be members of both centres... and remember SCC membership cards are just £3.00 if you are already a member of NCC.


Unlimited bouldering at NCC for £4.50 – all day and every day.

TGI Fridays – £5.50 entry, every Friday. There’s always a good vibe!

Student Deals

Student Wednesdays - Climb all day for only £4.50

Student Term Pass – unlimited climbing from now till 30th June - £90 

• Watch out for our next Facebook giveaway



New Moon range - now in stock and with 10% off RRP*

Save £20 on Edelrid Creed Harness 

We are extending this fantastic offer on the lightweight all-rounder Edelrid Creed harness for only £55, RRP normally £75*

Save £30 on Red Chilli VCR boots

Red Chili Spirit VCR in both men’s and women’s versions usually £90 RRP are down to £60 for this month*

April Deals From Rockworks Climbing *Limited offer, while stocks last.

COVID UPDATE: We have had to make some changes due to the government guidance on Covid-19. To see what new safety measures we have in place please click here to view our Covid Secure Climbing Policy.

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