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Kids Climbing
The site for UK Kids Climbing information

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Climbing Styles/Skills

Scrambling

What's Scrambling? Well, for the purposes of the Kids Climbing site, when on real rock like bouldering it can be a good half-way house between indoor and outdoor climbing.
Find out more at UK Scrambling

For where to go, check out our Kid-Friendly Scrambles page.

Scrambling grades start from a strenuous walk, right up to an easy (but sometimes exposed) climb that doesn't necessarily need ropes. Another way to describe it is a gradual introduction to outdoor rock, and usually less intimidating than actual outdoor climbing.

Many scrambles however, have a real element of danger, and particularly young children need to be closely monitored. Make sure you and the kids are wearing something sensible on your feet like boots or sturdy trainers - wellies or flip-flops are not the best footwear for scrambling, and please be fully prepared for a mountain day.

Know any scrambles which would be suitable for kids to climb? Contact us and we'll add them here.

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UKScrambles
A comprehensive database of UK scrambling routes with lots of additional useful information like:
Scrambling Routes
Scrambling Grades
Equipment Guide to scrambling

Scrambling - Everything You Wanted To Know...
A useful Hill Skills article from Outdoors Magic.com

Books on scrambling (Amazon)

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For Retailers and Climbing Walls
Kidsclimbing can get you sales and customers, but as a non-profit site, we ask that you contribute a minimum of £10 to Kidsclimbing's charity, The Children's Trust we will then add or restore a link to your products. Check out the Testimonials page to see what responses we're getting from our visitors.
In return, you'll get great exposure for your shop plus an entry in our Caring Companies list.

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14 Oct 2015

Huge thanks to Cold Mountain Kit for their recent generous donation of £100 to the Kidsclimbing charity the Childrens Trust! See the recent Cold Mountain Kit updates on the Kids Gear pages. Also go to the handy Kids gear page on the Cold Mountain Kit site.
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13 April 2015
Big thanks to Brian of the Climbing Works in Sheffield, for your generous donation to Kidsclimbing's charity the Children's Trust! Climbing Works is for those children who love to climb anything or everything, or adults looking for a new sport that is beyond the norm.
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24 Oct 2014
Many thanks Stacey & Keith of Adventurous Little Legs, the specialists in outdoor clothing and gear for little adventurers, for your generous donation to Kidsclimbing's charity the Children's Trust!
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28 Dec 2013
9 year old boy climbs tallest peak in the Americas!
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17 Nov 2013
New Social Media page. Find all the Twitter feeds, Facebook channels and Blogs you need.


03 Nov 2013
Welcome to the new fully revamped Kidsclimbing site! It should be viewable on all devices, such as desktops, tablets and phones. Please let me know if you have any problems on your device, letting me know what device and browser you're using so other users can get a better experience. Thanks!


12 Oct 2013
Many thanks to Cold Mountain Kit for contributing £10 to the Kidsclimbing Charity!


Thanks to our fantastic artist Abi for creating the cool cartoons especially for Kidsclimbing that you can see in our tablet or desktop views of this site.


Secondhand kids gear
Any parents/carers who have second hand/outgrown children's climbing shoes/walking boots please contact me and I'll post them up for sale on the noticeboard.


If you have any comments or questions about this site or you can write a review of any of the gear, please contact me.


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Why is the gecko the symbol of Kidsclimbing?

  1. They have an amazing capacity to climb
  2. They are small, agile and funny
  3. They get everywhere

- Just like kids!

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