About Us

Indoor Bouldering Centre

Have you ever fancied trying a new sport?

Want to try something new?

Are you an experienced climber looking for somewhere to climb? Are you bored of the gym and looking for somewhere new to train? Are you a parent looking for a children’s activity to develop fitness and develop a range of skills?

At Durham Climbing Centre we are proud to offer a welcoming climbing community. Our dedicated bouldering centre is located in Meadowfield, less than 3 miles from Durham City Centre. Durham Climbing Centre is one of the largest dedicated bouldering centre's in the UK! Every level of climber can climb here from beginner to pro! At Durham Climbing Centre there’s a challenge for everyone!


Suitable for novice climbers and children aged 2+ years.

Our Beginner Climbing Area offers a range of easier climbs and gentle wall angles that are perfect for any novice. This area is located right by our coffee lounge so is a great way of enjoying all the action over a latte from the comfort of our cosy sofas.

This area is open for children and adults who want to give it a go. There is also a complimentary Warm Up Area close by, equipped with exercise mats, kettlebells, free weights, Indo Balance Board and lots of complimentary equipment. Go on, give it a go!

Advanced Climbing Area

Suitable for experienced climbers and advanced children.

The Advanced Climbing Area offers a great variety of climbs from easy to hard. With our Griptonite traffic light grading system you can check the level of your climb and take on new routes you may not have considered! There’s something for everyone here with a large variety angles and some steep overhangs. Are you ready for the challenge?


A meeting place for climbers

As well as our wide range of walls and routes, we offer a safe space to relax and socialise at the Durham Climbing Centre. Our relaxed and friendly atmosphere makes it the perfect place to catch up with friends in between your climbs. Meeting for a cuppa and a climb in the coffee lounge is just part of the Durham Climbing Centre way of life!

We open our doors to all ages and abilities and there are so many ways to get involved. Whether you are climbing yourself or taking your child to a lesson there’s always a place to socialise at the centre.


Build strength and muscle tone

Advanced climbers will love using our extensive training area equipped with many training tools to maximise gains!

The wooden Beastmaker Training board set at 45 degrees is a tough training device that can become addictive! Use it to train the core and focus on any weaknesses.

A large campus board area offers campus rungs of varying difficulty, alongside half dome pinchey slopers. You can find a selection of Fingerboards including Beastmaker 1000 Series , and Beastmaker 2000 Series.

A peg board and a few more training tools completes this area. So no matter what your challenge is, we are ready to help and put you to the test.

New Climbs!

Professional climbers and route setters offering new challenges to try!

There are lots of ways that we like to keep you on your toes at the centre. One great way is that we always keep our routes changing. With our amazing team of professional climbers and route setters we make sure to add in new challenges!

We are super psyched to say that we have outsourced our route setting to Impact Route Setting  to deliver fresh boulders at Durham Climbing Centre!

The concept of outsourcing route setting to a professional route setting team is something totally unique and we can’t wait to share the journey with you!

Having a professional route setting team on board delivers a consistent high level of quality and creative boulders for you to climb! Boulders designed to fit every individual, and you can find what style of climbing you love!

We also put your safety first by professionally cleaning every individual hand hold and foot hold to get them refreshed and ready for each new set of climbs.

So why not try one of our routes set by some of the best climbers and route setters in the UK!

Coffee Lounge & Cafe

Serving a selection of light bites, speciality teas and coffees

There’s always time for a catch up or little pick me up between climbs. So why not kick back at our Rock Hard Café and enjoy our selection of treats! We have light bites, speciality teas and freshly ground coffees perfect for the little post climb perk. Try a vegan snack or a delicious pumpkin spiced latte on your next visit!


The future of gym climbing is here at Durham Climbing Centre! The Griptonite app lets you take charge of your own training and interact with other climbers!


Identify your strengths and weaknesses by hold type, wall style and skill.


Track your ability over time and compare against other climbers.


Online leaderboards to help boost your motivation and help you stay focused.

First Ascent

Every route at Durham Climbing Centre has the possibility of a first ascent! You can even watch your ascent on the dedicated Griptonite TV!

Simply download the app and keep a record of every route you’ve ever climbed!

Centre Map

Equipment Shop

Why hire when you can buy?

Everything you need for climbing can be found in our equipment shop! Pick up climbing shoes, chalk bags, chalk and accessories alongside branded DCC merch. You can even find Christmas Gift packs for your climbing buddies! Come have a peek and see what you can find!