We are closely monitoring government guidelines and are in regular contact with Durham County Council.
Rock Stars Climbing Club sessions are operating under COVID-secure guidelines.
Additional measures in place are: social distancing practiced on lessons, regular hand washing, masks worn by climbing coaches and staff, reduced numbers capped at 8 children per session, adapted activities and lesson plans for all activities, cleaning of tables and sofas after every use.
We have added many more sessions for all age groups so we have space for all children that would like to attend.
We have the capacity for 1 permit per child to attend children's sessions.
Food & Drinks - the cafe is open for takeaway food and drinks to be consumed in the outdoor garden areas or outside of the coffee lounge seating area. Food and drinks will be served in the cafe from 17 May*
*These policies are kept under review and regularly update in-line with government guidance.
Looking for somewhere to keep your bundle of joy entertained after school, on weekends and during holidays? At Durham Climbing Centre, we make sure to provide a space that is safe and fun for your children to learn new skills, improve fitness and make friends for life!
We offer Rock Stars lessons from ages 3-16 years and make sure there is something to suit everyone. We want your children to experience the benefits of bouldering. Becoming a Rock Star will help with increasing physical fitness, balance and agility to promote hand eye co-ordination. Our group sessions also help to build social skills and encourage speaking and listening.
Most importantly, we want your children to feel that they are part of our team. We want them to leave every lesson and activity knowing that they are not just a climber, they are a Rock Star!
Make sure to look out for our special events including children’s Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Party and Christmas Party with themed climbing activities. See you there!
You are never too young to start bouldering! We offer Little Rock Stars classes for ages 3-6 which give your children the basic techniques they need to become confident climbers. By attending our structured climbing sessions, your child will be taught the skills they need to improve co-ordination, build self-confidence and social skills. All sessions include chalk and shoe hire. We make sure to keep these sessions fun and engaging by using games and activities to teach them the skills they need. We also have a great team of coaches to guide them along the way. Sign-up now!
We want your children to experience the benefits of bouldering! Rock climbing can help to develop physical fitness, balance and hand eye co-ordination. Our group sessions also help to build social skills and encourage speaking and listening skills.
This session is a great opportunity to try out a climbing lesson without signing up for a term of lessons. Your child will be able to meet the coaches and find out what key skills your child will be learning and developing in their weekly Rock Stars lessons. This is also a perfect session as a one-off activity to try out rock climbing!
Being part of the Junior Rock Stars means that your young climber’s skills and talents are celebrated, and so they should be. Our unique Durham Climbing Centre Award Scheme allows every Junior Rock Star to work through a criteria designed by experienced and qualified climbing coaches to help them reach their goals! We award your child with medals and certificates at each of the four stages: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Junior Helper. Young climbers also receive their very own ‘buddy badge’ after completion of the Gold Award. As a buddy badge holder, junior helpers may be asked by their coaches to pair up with new members and given extra responsibilities by their coaches. We make sure that all Junior Rock Stars are recognised for their amazing achievements and given the tools they need to grow! Sign-up now!
Some Rock Stars come through the ranks and others may start a bit later on. But the Rising Rock Stars is prepared for all abilities and ready to nurture any talent as your child enters their teenage years. Our coaching sessions for the older children really focus on developing those key skills and perfecting techniques whilst making them feel more grown up and like part of the DCC team. Climbing coaches also deliver advanced workshops to those more experienced climbers and introduce conditioning, nutrition and training. To be a Rising Rock Star, all you need to do is get involved and sign-up now!
We love to recognise and develop talent in every Rock Star. So when one of our stars shines bright we are able to offer them advanced coaching as part of the DCC Academy Rock Stars programme. Designed specifically for young climbers who are competing or aspiring to compete in national and international climbing competitions. We focus on preparation for BMC Youth Climbing Series and national climbing competitions.
Our DCC Academy Rock stars are selected as a squad from team trials and is aimed at our most advanced young climbers who are keen to train multiple times a week and are ready for an advanced training programme. Think you have what it takes? Look out for the next team trials!
NIBAS is the ideal session if you are looking for coaching on every visit in a small group. With five levels of structured progression, this scheme focuses on key skills for anyone new to artificial climbing. Our scheme is open to children aged 7+ and adults making it a unique course that is suitable for any age!
NIBAS is a national scheme focussing on using a Log Book to log your climbs.
Sign up and get your own NIBAS Log Book and be awarded with a certificate at each level of the scheme. Booking is essential so make sure to get your place!
Aims of NIBAS
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! Our activity camps run during school holidays Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm with an extended day option from 8am - 6pm.