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Welcome to the NCC January newsletter – keeping you up to date with the latest events and promotions from the North East’s premier indoor climbing centre. Newcastle Climbing Centre staff would like to say a big thank you for your support throughout 2014 and best wishes for 2015.



Over 30 new routes have been set in the central zone including the auto-belays, ideal for working off the festive food and great for mileage. Watch out for the new volumes and the return of the tufas they will all be on the wall very soon also with new boulder circuits.


Neil Gresham Masterclasses – Saturday 17th January Neil is widely regarded as Britain's leading climbing coach. Cost is £40 pp for the junior session 11am till 1pm & the adult session 2pm till 4pm Pre-booking is required for all these sessions via reception.

2015 BMC Youth Climbing Series 24th January The BMC YCS has been expanding at a rapid rate for the last couple of years with over 800 young climbers entering the competition in 2014. Once again we will be hosting round one this year. Northeast & Lakes Round 1 - 24 Jan - Newcastle Climbing Centre Final 25th April 2015 at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena.

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2015 SERIES on the BMC website. The deadline for entries is 5pm on the Thursday before each round.

Please note that entries submitted after that, and entries on the day, will not be accepted.

Petzl Lights Out & Helmet Breaker Night – 27th January A first for the Northeast - climb with the lights out using range of Petzl head torches then watch helmets tested to destruction with the Petzl Breaker machine (with the lights on). Starts 7.00pm


Escape to a warmer climate this March. Enjoy clipping bolts on some of Spain's great sport climbing venues out in the Costa Blanca. Transport, accommodation & instruction is all included in this 3 night / 4 day package. For more details and to register your interest please contact reception by email or tel. 0191 2656060.

Places are limited and over 18's only for this trip.


We offer the most comprehensive range of climbing qualifications in the North East which run at various dates throughout the year. Please check our website and Facebook for latest dates and times for these courses

  • Climbing Wall Award
  • Climbing Wall Leading Module
  • Single Pitch Award

For more information and to register your interest contact reception tel. 0191 265 60 60 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Annual Membership, entry, harness and shoe hire – all for £10.00
  • Student Wednesdays – Climb all day every day on Wednesdays for only £5.00

*Full time students with valid ID


  • Unlimited bouldering at NCC for £4.50 – all day and every day.
  • TGI Fridays – £6.00 entry, every Friday. There’s always a good vibe!
  • Watch out for our next Facebook giveaway


The centre’s gear shop stocks the best range of specialist climbing equipment in the North East and our staff have the in depth knowledge to advise on the best gear for your needs and budget.

JANUARY SALE - Starts 10am 2nd Jan 2015

Massive clearance on many products up to 50% off RRP including harnesses, rock shoes & hardware.

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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