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High Excitement on the Fells

The Lake District is the birthplace of modern rock climbing, but the sport has come a long way since the first climbing club, the Fell and Rock Climbing Club, was formed in the early part of the 20th century. The Fell and Rock climbing club is still going strong today, and their web site is full of information for novice and experienced climber alike.

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Click here for the Fell and Rock Climbing club website

Safe Training for Children and Novices

If you are a beginner you don't have to risk life and limb on the fells. Why not hone your skills at one of the regions climbing walls. You'll be able to climb in safe and secure conditions, with the help of experienced staff should you need it.

Lakeland Climbing Centre is situated in Kendal, and has excellent facilities in a tall building on a small trading estate. Click here for more information

In the North of the Lake District is Keswick Climbing Wall. As well as indoor climbing you will be able to enjoy a wide range of other adventure activities. Check out the website here ..

Get Outdoors

The real thrill of Rock Climbing will only be found when you are on the crags themselves, but you should not simply wander off on your own, find a rock face and start to climb it. With rock climbing there really is no substitute for experience and the very best rock climbers have practiced their skills for many hundreds of hours A great place to start your outdoor rock climbing adventure is either by joining a club, or by going on a course run by one of the regions Outdoor adventure companies. You'll not only learn, but you will also be able to benefit from the experience of those who have been rock climbing for far longer than you have.

Get the Kit

For beginners who may be using the services of Climbing Wall or outdoor pursuits centre a certain amount of kit will be provided. But there are some items that you will have to provide for yourself. Most towns within the Lake District National Park boundary have a number of retail outlets, many of them independents that are run by enthusiasts, which means that they will not only sell you the kit you require but also be able to advise you.

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