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Learn to Ice Climb

Learn to Climb at the National Ice Climbing Centre

The Biggest & Best Ice Climbing Wall in the World

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 making the indoor ice climbing experience a must.

Ever wondered what it takes climb up nearly 40ft of vertical ice?

The Ice Factor indoor ice climbing wall is the ideal environment for all levels. Our instructors have probably taught more people to ice climb than any organisation on the planet!

Inside the ice climbing wall there are routes from simple easy angled snow slopes through to challenging, thin ice/rock mixed climbing.

Experienced winter climbers have the opportunity of pushing their grade, developing advanced techniques, or simply testing shiny new gear!

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How much does it cost?

 

Prices
Indoor Ice Climbing  Adult  Jnr
Hit the Ice (instructed) £48.00 £48.00
Taster (instructed) £30.00 £25.00

* Prices are per person.  All instructed prices include technical equipment hire.  Ice Factor does not provide any clothing.  The use of gloves is mandatory for the ice wall.

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Prices
Private coaching  from £22.50pp
Private coaching 1 hour (up to 4 people) £90
Private coaching 1.5 hours (up to 6 people) £135

Call us to book private coaching sessions on 01855 831 100.

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FAQs

Is it real ice/snow?

Yes! The ice climbing arena holds nearly 400 tonnes of snow/ice. This is packed onto the wall, giving depths from a couple of centimetres to nearly a metre. The routes are all shaped by hand to give an authentic ice climbing experience. The temperature is controlled to keep the area below zero. We emulate the pattern of nature to recreate a ‘freeze/thaw’ cycle, this turns the snow to neve, hard packed, compressed snow suitable for climbing on. The range of routes ensures whether you are a total beginner or a regular mountaineer that you will be presented with a challenging and rewarding experience.

Teaching, coaching and development

Instruction, Coaching and Development are provided by Ice Factor Ltd.

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