Date: 13th November 2020

Lockdown 2.0!

We are missing you all here at Durham Climbing Centre!

Whilst we are closed, we are still working hard behind the scenes to improve the centre ready for our reopening in December! We hope this gives you something exciting to look forward to once lockdown is over.

Massive Route Reset

Last time in lock down, DCC invested heavily in extensive improvements to the centre! We installed some brand new angles to play on, added loads of new holds and fully repainted the centre.

This time round it’s no different! Lockdown 2.0 gives us chance for another massive reset!

13th Birthday Reopening Event

Durham Climbing Centre is celebrating its 13th Birthday in 2020! Every year, we mark the occasion with a climbing birthday party! We are busy planning this years event, it may look a little different this year, but you can be certain it includes some fresh new climbing problems and funky challenges for everyone to try!

Winter Boulder Series 2021

The much anticipated Winter Boulder Series is the annual climbing event jam packed with cool problems and a stash of prizes! This years event features electronic scorecards and prizes up for grabs every round!

Climbing problems range from very easy to rock solid! Get involved and track your progress throughout the winter season!

Children's Rock Stars Lessons & Christmas Climbing Camp

Children's Rock Stars lessons we so popular last term, we completely sold out!

We made some Covid-secure changes to Rock Stars lessons after the last lock down, with smaller classes, hand washing and social distancing in place. Parents and carers are equally cared for with spacious seating areas and table service. The safe management of children's lessons will continue when we reopen.

The latest term of Rock Stars lessons is almost fully booked - please email [email protected] if you would like to book a place when the centre reopens.

Can your child not get enough of their Rock Stars classes? Are they looking for more ways to get involved at the Durham Climbing Centre? Or are you looking for ways to keep them entertained during the school holidays? Well why not be part of the School Holiday Camp Rock Stars! We are pleased to advise that Activity Camps are operating under COVID-secure guidelines and all appropriate measures are in place. A full refund or transfer to a different date is offered if camps are unable to go ahead due to local or national lockdown restrictions.

Book Christmas Activity Camp online

Whilst we are closed, our food bank is OPEN for donations!


We love seeing what you guys get up to! Just hashtag your #inthewild photos to feature on Durham Climbing Centre's social media!

Check out our Crag Cup on the summit of Fleetwith Pike looking down to Buttemere and Crummock water! #inthewild

Thank you for your patience and support!

DCC Crag cups and lots of more cool illustrated climbing and hiking goodies by Nerd that Draws are exclusively available to purchase online while the centre is closed #supportlocal

Durham Climbing Centre Crag Cup
Illustration by by Nerd That Draws
Durham Climbing Centre Sticker Pack
Illustration by by Nerd That Draws

Stay Safe. Stay Strong. Stay in Touch!

Hayley McKenna Manager