Social Climbing

Social Climbing, Leicester: Hours, Address, Social Climbing Reviews: 5/5

Social Climbing
5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
We are Leicester's first dedicated bouldering wall. We have over 700sqm of climbing for all ages and abilities.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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RC0210
2 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
First time visiting today with the kids. They’ve bouldered before and was excited to try this place out. Unfortunately they were so short staff that it tainted the experience as we had to wait so long to get sorted. It felt overcrowded on the mats and seating area. There was a lot of people that clearly climb regularly and seemed to think they had more rights to walls then us. The kids didn’t get a go on a massive section in the middle as a few lads were on it the whole time which didn’t feel aligned to the social philosophy. They said no drinks too in our induction on the mats so they aren’t tripping people up, however, there was bottles of chalk on the floor and iPhones everywhere dumped which are just as much of a hazard which I think prob wouldn’t have mattered if it wasn’t so busy. We felt uncomfortable and left promptly which is shame given the price. I think this place has great potential and we perhaps visited on an off-day which is a shame.
Written January 9, 2022
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Hi there, We always strive towards a fun and welcoming environment for beginners, we are really sorry that this wasn't the case for yourselves. Saturdays and Sundays do tend to be our busiest days. We would be more than happy to discuss how we can help for future visits for yourselves! Please drop us an email on team@social-climbing.com or call us on 01162513742. Kindest Regards, Social Climbing Team
Written January 10, 2022
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olly
Suffolk, UK1 contribution
Sep. 2021 • Friends
Very friendly and helpful staff and a great atmosphere. Clean and well maintained with plenty of challenges for all abilities. All round an excellent experience.
Written September 18, 2021
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Sophie L
5 contributions
Aug. 2021
Great friendly team , warm welcome and informative induction.We had lots of fun and a challenge. Brilliant locker hire for free and affordable shoe hire.

I think a half day pass would be beneficial as the price of the whole day felt a little costly for 2 beginners who tired very quickly. But I guess if you are a pro it's great!
Written August 28, 2021
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Phil B
1 contribution
Aug. 2021
I started bouldering here in late June 2021, and it's been great. The induction was smooth and informative, and I was climbing within 5 minutes of arriving the first time I went. I've since started going several times per week!

There's a good range of boulders that get changed regularly, and the place never feels overcrowded. There's also a good set of comfortable sofas for you to rest on whenever you need a break.
Written August 27, 2021
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AimeeJ
Leicester, UK2 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
We took two 11 year olds and they loved it. Really friendly staff and other customers. Even though ours were the only kids in there (7pm weeknight), they weren't made to feel like a bother. Plenty of courses for their ability (beginner). Great coffee too.
Written August 18, 2021
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Sarah T
1 contribution
May 2021 • Solo
I absolutely love this place. I’d been wanting to have a go at bouldering for ages and finally took the plunge a few months ago. The facilities are brilliant, the staff are awesome and bouldering is brilliant! If you’re thinking of going just do it, you’ll have a blast and meet some super lovely people along the way 😊
Written August 4, 2021
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Claire
7 contributions
Dec. 2020 • Family
We have been coming here for over a year now, my 10 year old son did the NIBAS beginner course which was brilliant and helped him learn the basics. We now come along when we can as it’s so much fun and the staff are always so friendly and helpful. It’s mostly adults but the kids are made to feel welcome, it’s an inclusive environment. We’ve been twice with COVID restrictions- lots of hand sanitiser and masks etc to minimise risk along with small numbers allowed in for safety. Feel like they are making it as safe as possible and being very responsible. I am really looking forward to it being opened up again as we come out of the tier 4 restrictions...see you soon!
Written December 31, 2020
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K-T
Loughborough, UK81 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Family
Really fantastic place to visit. I feel we will be regulars. Extremely relaxed atmosphere, everyone very friendly. Excellent climbing boulders that would suit all abilities. No stigma at all. Very encouraging staff with a chilled vibe. Really great place with excellent social distancing and sanitation dispensers. Well done to all that work there ure a great asset to Social Climbing. When booking I thought 2 hours didn’t seem that long. But it certainly was as hands started to be sore towards the end. But well worth the odd sore blister 👍 We will be back soon!!!
Written October 10, 2020
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Mike L
1 contribution
Feb. 2020
I climb here quite a lot - the staff are really supportive and helpful, giving you lots of tips when climbing. There is a great chilled vibe, with everyone supporting each other. It doesn't matter if you are a complete beginner or a pro, everyone is non-judgemental and just want you to do well. Try it and I'm sure you'll love it!
Written March 28, 2020
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Scott B
1 contribution
Mar. 2020
Granted my view may be slightly biased (I've been climbing here for a little under a year now), but there is no substitute in my mind with regards to indoor bouldering, to the point it has become the benchmark that me and my friends will use to compare other climbing gyms to, on top of this there are routes for all climbing abilities making it ideal for people wanting to get into the sport or to try it out and the regular rotation of routes mean that the variety never stagnates. If this was not the case then I doubt that I would have found myself returning as often as I now do!

The staff have always been friendly, helpful and more than happy to give you advice if you're struggling on a particular route and I have found that this has always made me feel welcome there despite not being the most proficient of climbers.

As it is quite clear, I cannot recommend a visit enough! Especially with how close it is to the main shopping area of Leicester. Two things to bear in mind though, make sure you bring some clothes you don't mind getting chalk on and don't wear jeans!
Written March 14, 2020
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