Rock Climbing in York
If you're already a climber, there are a number of excellent crags, mostly sandstone but also a couple of limestone options in the York climbing clubs. Many are on private land, not necessarily on access land. Every crag is different and access agreements can change without notice and it is your responsibility to check any restrictions in place. The BMC’s regional access database provides the most up-to-date information and as well as general advice on climbing, safety and good practice in the outdoors.
For those in the know, there are some exciting crags and tough bouldering challenges around, all in wonderful settings. Popular spots include the Wainstones (a 'must visit' crag and good for a bit of scrambling too), Raven's Scar, Scugdale and Highcliffe Nab.
Scugdale is ideal for bouldering, a small sandstone outcrop that rarely gets more than 10 metres high, it's home to dozens of boulder problems at the easier end of the spectrum. It's south-facing, in a beautiful spot, quick-drying with plenty of sun and close to the pubs in Swainby for a well-deserved pint at the end of the day.
Energise is a multi-function leisure centre with facilities including 25m swimming pool, learner pool and hydrotherapy pool, gym, sports hall, dance studio, spin studio, climbing wall, crèche, outdoor pitches and tennis courts. We also have a café for you to have a drink and relax after your work out. Activities on offer include: gym, swim, climb, fitness classes, team sports, children’s parties and rollerblading.
Lost Earth Adventures specialises in mountain sports and adventure travel across the UK and Nepal. We tailor over 20 years of expertise to many facets, from charities and schools to solo travellers and groups of all sizes. We are a passionate team with intimate knowledge of the regions we explore and the experiences we provide. As explorers, professional climbers, cavers, bikers, paddlers and ramblers, we are dedicated to enriching your experience in these landscapes...
Red Goat Climbing Company is a Bouldering specific facility situated on Redeness Street, Layerthorpe, York welcoming climbers of all ages and abilities. We aim to provide a fluid progression for all abilities, to help even the most seasoned of climber, to improve! We offer Kids Clubs, Adult Improver Courses, Corporate events and group bookings.