THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO LEAD?

We have the some of the best facilities for Lead Climbing in London with over 150 constantly changing lead routes of varying challenges including our fiendish 16 metre roof overhang.

Lead climbing is for more experienced climbers, requiring you to clip in and set the rope up as you climb, to protect against a fall.  If you have never tried Lead Climbing before, we recommend you start with Top Roping and work your way up.

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THE HOME OF LONDON
LEAD CLIMBING

With a community feel, The Reach allows for the perfect environment for you to take your lead climbing from beginner to expert at a pace that suits you! Most of our larger walls have the option to either Top-Rope or Lead, so you can free to mix and match whenever you like.

/// 9 LEAD WALLS /// 150+ CLIMBING ROUTES
RE-SET FREQUENTLY /// LESSONS AVAILABLE

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WHAT ACTUALLY IS
LEAD CLIMBING?

Unlike top-roping, the lead climber takes the rope up with them, clipping it through metal gates (quick draws) at intervals as they go.
The techniques of both climbing and belaying are more technical than in top-roping.

Our intensive lead course can teach you the additional skills you need for indoor lead climbing, but it assumes you have at least 3 months of unsupervised top-roping experience

save time, register online!

If you are already an experienced lead climber you can save time by filling out our online registration form.

If you would like to start Lead Climbing but feel you need some tutoring before attempting it, please book onto one of our Lead Courses.

ROPED & BOULDERING
REGISTRATION

FULL MEMBERSHIP

  • For those who are able (without supervision) to:
  • Put on a climbing harness properly.
  • Attach a rope to the harness using either a rethreaded figure of eight or bowline knot.
  • Use a belay device to 'lower off' and to secure a falling climber.
  • Allows you to use all the climbing walls at The Reach (although lead climbing should not be attempted without experience or supervision).
  • Adult full members may take responsibility for 1 or 2 guests for bouldering and/or roped climbing.
  • You must agree to The Reach's terms & conditions of use
Once you have completed your digital registration it will be available at the Reach reception.

Please note - we require that a parent signs the registration form on behalf of an under 18 who wants to register.

NEED GEAR?

Not having your own equipment isn't a problem. We have everything you will need to enjoy your climbing session.

  • Harness: £2.50
  • Padded harness: £3.50
  • Climbing shoes: £3
  • Belay & karabiner: £1.50
  • Chalk bag: £1
FREE LOCKERS

Most lockers are operated with a £1 coin (which you get back at the end). Keys for the larger lockers are available from reception - we take your car or house key as a deposit. You will be charged for lost keys.