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Kids Climbing
The site for UK Kids Climbing information

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Kids Climbing tries to collect as many online resources as possible about climbing for younger children to help parents and carers find the information they need in one place.

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I hope you find this website useful and if you've found any other handy links or information, or if you have any other suggestions, please get in touch.

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Thanks for visiting and happy climbing!

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IMPORTANT news for retailers!

Climbing quotes

"Climbing is an amazing sport and can take you to some amazing places, plus it gets you super fit, strong, flexible and is cheap to do."
(Ella is the youngest girl to climb El Capitan at the age of 13)

Ella Kirkpatrick

"The best climber in the world is the one that has the most fun."
Alex Lowe

"Climbing may be hard, but it's easier than growing up."
Ed Sklar

"Climbing is climbing, it’s fun in the first place, people tend to make it more complicated than it really is."
Mélissa Le Nevé

"I've tried many sports, but climbing is the best. The beauty of this sport is that no matter how good you get, you can always find a way to challenge yourself."
Randy Leavitt

"Climbing is not a battle with the elements, nor against the law of gravity. It's a battle against oneself."
Walter Bonatti

"I have noticed that youngsters given to the climbing habit usually do something (with their lives) when they grow up."
Elbert Hubbard

"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step, and from the beginning think what might be the end."
Edward Whymper

"Breaking down your big goals into a bunch of smaller ones that you can achieve one by one is what makes those big dreams eventually possible." (At 18 Samantha became the youngest person to have climbed the Seven Summits, the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents).
Samantha Larson

"You may think that you have to be super fit and sporty to take up climbing but you can be any age and any size. I think that you should give it a try."
Jemma, 10, Birmingham

British Mountaineering Club (BMC) participation statement: "The BMC recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement."



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.

Children's Trust logo

Find out more about donating

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.
Go to the Caring Companies list

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!
Go to the Caring Companies list

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.

Find out more about the Children's Trust

Visit our Caring Companies list

All about Geckos
All about Geckos

All about Geckos (mobile version)

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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