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