Guides & Instructors Using Ice Factor

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Our Facilities

We have over 156 routes for lead climbing and top roping on our rock walls, with 18 climbing lines on our indoor ice climbing walls.

Our main rock climbing lead wall is over 15m high with 5 recently installed belay ledges. It remains the highest articulated lead wall in the UK, and can be lowered on a hydraulic draw bridge to create a thrilling 7m overhang and 78o degree slab. We’re also delighted with our updated bouldering and dry-tooling area with 30+ routes. Our routes range from 5+ to 7b+ and ensure there is a wide variety of climbs for climbers of all abilities, from beginner to guide.

The indoor ice climbing wall at the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven has 500 tonnes of real snow and ice to a height of 12m, with grades from beginner to expert

Ice Factor will be open from 8.30am for entry to Ice Wall at 9am for Guides, Instructors and their Clients.

Please note that in order for guides and instructors to receive the following benefits Ice Factor needs updated insurance documents and copies of valid instructional certificates.
Simply send yours across via email ( for us to keep on file. We are also happy to accept hard copies of originals.

Benefits for Guides/ Instructors 

Discounted admissions

For your Clients:

  • 2 hour Ice Session: Normally £27.50, your client price £22.50.
  • 2 hour Ice Session with all day rock: Normally £30.00, your client price £25.00

For You:

  • Free use of the centre when you are with clients.
  • Guides winter pass – Jan to March only £70, includes x1 ice session per week.

Lunch deal – £5 per client:

  • Home made soup
  • Tea/coffee
  • A plate for your packed lunch

Please note Ice Factor only allows food purchased onsite to be eaten within the Ice Factor cafe.

15% off Ice Factor Shop

For your Clients:
10% discount of shop purchases for your clients (some exclusions apply)

For You:
15% discount for guides and instructors

What’s in store?
Our fully stocked mountaineering shop stocks Rab, Mountain Equipment, Salawa, Lowa and many more top brands.

Equipment hire

Please note there is no discount on equipment hire.

Full Ice Climbing equipment can be hired for just £8pp.

Equipment hire includes:

  • Ice axes
  • Walking axes
  • Boots
  • Crampons