Indoor Climbing Wall

Keswick Climbing Wall and Activity Centre is based at Goosewell Farm, right next door to the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle. With magnificent views out of the large main doors of St John’s in the Vale, sweeping over to the Helvellyn range, this edge of town site offers the best of the Lakeland countryside with the convenience of being only five minutes drive from the centre of Keswick.

The climbing wall has over 40 top rope climbs with a height of up to 8 metres, providing climbers of all abilities with every challenge they could want. There is a large bouldering. If you haven’t climbed before we can give you a lesson where we will teach you how to climb and how to belay correctly (holding the ropes for each other). Or if you are a competent climber, there are plenty of challenges waiting and regular competitions and workshops.

Keswick Climbing Wall is the perfect place to practice your climbing skills, learn a few more and still be able to climb on the one or two wet days we can get here in the Lakes!

Experienced Climbers

The climbing wall has over 40 top ropes, giving 120+ routes, as well as a 100sqm bouldering area, all of which should provide enough challenges for all ages and abilities of climbers.

Entry Fee

  • Aged 6 and over:  £8.00
  • Aged 5 and under: £5.00
  • Harness with belay, or shoes: £3.00 per item

Group / Family Lessons

If you haven’t climbed before we can give you a lesson where we will teach any adults in your party how to belay. This teaches you about holding the ropes correctly and safely for your climber and tying the correct knots. Once you are signed off as being safe, you can then carry on climbing at no extra cost for the rest of the day. Adults can supervise a maximum of 2 other people and lessons are 1, 2 or 3 hours.

We can also offer a “Refresher” – a condensed lesson for those who have climbed and belayed in the past but need a reminder of safety, knots and belaying before being signed off.  Please note that if you do not meet the requirements to satisfy the registration process after the Refresher, you will need to book a seperate lesson to reach the required standard. 

Price for lessons are per person

  • 1 Hour Group / Family Lesson: £20 pp
  • 2 Hours Group / Family Lesson:  £27.50 pp
  • 3 Hours Group / Family Lesson:  £35 pp pp
  • Refresher: £12pp (15 mins per person and 2 people max per session). 

Kids Hour Session

A fun session designed for under 18’s to “have a go”. The session Instructor does all the belaying, so parents don’t need to. The emphasis is on learning through fun, with the climbers getting up the wall as many times in the hour as possible. Afterwards, the accompanying adults can supervise a maximum of 2 children each in our bouldering area to carry on climbing. Sessions are 1 hour long and are the same price as a 1 hour lesson.

Price for lessons are per climber

  • £20 pp

Own Instructor Session

If you have you own qualified Instructor you can still use Keswick Climbing Wall. Your Instructor can supervise a maximum of 10 people and must bring or send us beforehand, a copy of their SPA, a valid First Aid and the Public Liability Insurance Certificate they are working under, as we have to hold copies of these certificates on file. The Instructor is then responsible for the group’s safety and their supervision in the wall.

  • Cost is £5.00 entry
  • Harness hire (with belay) £3.00
  • Shoe hire is £3.00 per person 
  • There is no charge for the Instructor.