Indoor climbing through the summer

By Kenny Stocker

Climbing walls don’t get moth-balled during the summer months, thankfully the days when routes were not reset until October are thing of a past! That is good news if it is raining, if you are short of time after work or if you are learning the skills to go outdoors this summer. Sitting on the Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire border we are spoilt for choice, here is a quick round up of what is going on in some of our best climbing walls. Don’t be a stranger, remember to show support for your local climbing wall through the summer.

Nottingham Climbing Centre
The original Nottingham wall - Summer bouldering league starts on the second Thursday of every month until September. Best venue for leading in Nottingham.
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The Climbing Unit - Derby
The young upstart - Best of 3 rounds starting on the 16th May. Pressure on, these comps run on the evening from 6-9pm! Best competition bouldering wall in the area (if not the country) and massive group / kids room with top-roping and pirate ship.
Round 1 - 16 May
Round 2 - 13 June
Round 3 - 18 July
Round 4 - 15 August
Best of 3 rounds
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The Climbing Station - Loughborough
Summer Festival on the 8th June features the final round of the Sherpa Circuit Board Championships and kicks off their summer bouldering league. 800sqm of bouldering, large circuit board and a top rope wall to learn the basics of roped climbing.
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The Depot - Nottingham
Summer bouldering league with a month to do each round, don’t forget free pizza on Friday nights! Inner city climbing a stones throw from a great choice of bars to enjoy the long summer evenings. Bouldering only and training facilities fit for champions.
Round 1 - 14th May to 9th June
Round 2 – 11th June to 14th July
Round 3 – 16th July to 11th August
Round 4 – 13th August to 8th September
Final Round – 12th September
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