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Bendrigg Climbing Club

Bendrigg Trust Para Climbing Club is great for young people of all abilities, so whether you have never climbed before or you are an experienced climber looking to progress your skills, our wall offers a variety of challenges to suit all abilities.

Climbing Bendrigg Trust

Our highly skilled staff will support you to take part in climbing whatever your ability and we have a range of specialist equipment available for attendees use during sessions free of charge including hoists, climbing shoes, helmets and a variety of harnesses.

Dates & Booking

The club runs fortnightly during term time on a Wednesday from 5:30pm – 7pm and enables people of all abilities to climb in a safe, supported and fun environment.

This club was made possible by Cumbria Community Foundation through the Young Persons Opportunity Fund – A huge thanks for their funding and support.

Places must be booked in advance as maximum numbers do apply. Check availability and book your place here.

Rock Days

As an extension of the Bendrigg Trust Para climbing Club (term time only) we are running several “Rock Days” from 9:30am – 4pm during school holidays to give you the chance to develop your outdoor climbing skills.
All specialist equipment and transport is provided but you will need some good outdoor shoes suitable for a short walk to the crag on rough terrain.
Exact venues will be decided closer to the time depending on the attendees and the weather. Our tutors will always try to have an outdoor venue but where weather makes this trickier a different indoor venue such as Ingleton or Kendal Climbing Wall may be used.
You must book your place in advance as maximum numbers apply and please make sure to let us know about your needs when you book.

This club was made possible by Cumbria Community Foundation through the Young Persons Opportunity Fund – A huge thanks for their funding and support.

Please Note

Please note that the Climbing Club and Rock Days are heavily dependant on Bendrigg securing funding to cover the cost of staffing and equipment, it may not always be possible for us to put out new dates far in advance but if funding is secured, new dates will be added onto the booking portal and advertised on our social media pages.

2023 Climbing Festival

On Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd January 2023 Bendrigg are once again hosting their fabulous climbing festival. With a jam packed programme of workshops and training sessions at our specialist outdoor centre in Kendal, Cumbria, are you ready to take your climbing to the next level?

The festival is suitable for anyone aged 13+ with a learning disability or autism who….




No matter your ability, we’ll help you to take your climbing to the next level! 

“Just loving the support all the climbers gave each other at the Bendrigg Para climbing festival. A great diversity of Para climbers gathered for a training weekend culminating in a professionally route set competition to get a feel for how a competition works. It was a show case of amazing skills and stamina from those with Learning disabilities, autism , dyspraxia, visual and hearing impairments.”

“I’ve had the most amazing time of my life, did my first lead in 4 years with very little vision, I’m so proud of my progress”

As well as climbing workshops and training, there will also be social activities for a chance to relax and make new friends!

For the full weekend, an inclusive festival package is available for £150 per person, which includes a full weekend programme of Climbing Workshops & Training Sessions tailored to your ability, comfortable Accommodation & delicious food! *Please note this price is for bed and board and Bendrigg will work hard to find funding to cover the cost for all activities included in the weekend.

It is preferred that climbers attend the event with a “buddy” or carer but should you feel a buddy is not needed please call us.

We held the climbing festival for the first time in 2020 and again in 2022, the feedback has been incredible and we are so pleased to have the festival as a fixture in calendar to enable people to return each year and progress amongst old and new friends.

“We couldn’t fault any of it. It was the perfect mix of climbing, learning skills, about different climbing grips. Having pro-climbers talk and teach us has been amazing, they are so passionate and encouraging.”

If you have any questions at all or would like to book on to any of our Climbing activities please contact our friendly team on 01539 723766 (normal office hours) or via our Contact Page