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Rock Climbing

  • Saddleworth Pool and Leisure Centre Station Rd, Oldham OL3 6HQ (map)
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Rock climbing used to be considered the preserve of adrenaline junkies, but in recent years it has broken into the mainstream and bouldering, lead and speed climbing will be a new feature in the Tokyo 2010 Olympic Games

A growing number of people in search of new experiences and outdoor adventure have been getting a taste for the crag in climbing centres around the country.

Rock climbing was originally used by experienced climbers to practise skills needed for scaling difficult sections of a mountain. By the 1980s it had evolved into a globally popular leisure pursuit in its own right, practised indoors and out.

Almost anyone can rock climb. At beginner level, UProjects can cater for people of all ages and fitness levels.


Is It For Me?

Despite its image as an athletic sport, you don’t need to be super-fit to rock climb. Good technique is more important than physical strength, although the more you climb the stronger and fitter you will become. Good footwork, body positioning and problem solving will get you up many more climbs than just brute strength.

Typically, people get their first taste of rock climbing at an indoor climbing wall, UProjects qualified climbing instructors run introductory fun climbing sessions for different age groups at various climbing centres, we can provide all the equipment you need, including belaying equipment and a harness.

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— First Time Rock Climber

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Alan Keane

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Gaynor Keane

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