Indoor Rock Climbing

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some of the uk's highest, most varied + demanding indoor rock climbing walls…

Our rock and bouldering walls were designed following extensive consultation with the Mountaineering Council, a number of guides, instructors and mountain rescue teams. This ensures that whether you are a complete beginner looking to take your first steps on the rock, or a gnarly hard-core climber looking to push your grade, Ice Factor has a range of routes, grades and challenges to suit.

As our walls are open and flooded with natural light to create a great atmosphere.

Our main lead wall is on hydraulics and can be lowered to present a fearsome 6m overhang, ensuring constant variety and difficulty.

The instruction wall features a huge variety of climbs featuring slabs, corners, lay-back cracks, overhangs and multi-pitch training stances - perfect for young climbers or beginners.

Our bouldering wall has been described by Dave MacLeod - recognised as one of the world’s top climbers -as "The best bouldering wall in the UK".


Instruction, Coaching and Development at Ice Factor are provided by Anderson Mountain Training Centre Ltd.

The Anderson Mountain Training Centre was established to honour the memory of Andrew (Andy) Anderson, former Director of Glenmore Lodge the National Outdoor Centre, mentor, friend and instrumental in establishing the National Ice Climbing Centre. Our objectives include;

  • To provide training and tuition to the public in relation to mountain sports, including mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, hill walking and other affiliated mountain sports.
  • To foster and develop amongst the public, skills in relation to mountain sports
  • To promote safety and awareness of mountain environments to the public
  • To provide education to the public in relation to mountain sports

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