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Rock shoes

Rock shoes are made with a special sticky sole that helps when climbing. This is a list of outlets that sell kids rock shoes in the UK.
These links aren't recommendations or in order of preference.
Last updated 14/10/15.

Cool tip! If you don't want to fork out too much straight away for rock boots, how about investing for now in a cheap pair of school gym shoes (the kind with the rubber soles)? Thanks to Jenny from The Foundry/CragX for that one!

Read these useful BMC articles which comment on climbing shoes for younger climbers:
Climbing shoes: is pain insane?
(Scroll down to "Young Feet", 2/3 of the way down)
Growing pains: training young climbers

Go to the shoe sizing chart
Kids feet are delicate and growing - consider not choosing tight-fitting shoes. To accomodate growth and make for a looser fit, size them with socks on and do get the child to actually wear them so they can tell you if they hurt anywhere.

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Important Supplier Note


Climb X




ComicGarra Comic
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Comic VelcroGarra Comic Velcro

La Sportiva

Mad Rock

Mad MonkeyMad Rock Mad Monkey


Vuarde Vulca JuniorQuechua Vuarde Vulca Junior

Non-web sources

I'm reliably informed that the man with the van at Fontainbleu sells resoled kids shoes for about €20. He has velcro, slippers and lace-ups.
Thanks to Pinky on UK Climbing for that one!


Children's Shoe Size comparison
English Continental American
11½ 30 12½
12½ 31 13½
13 32 1
1 33 2
2 34 3
4 37 5
5 38 6
8 42 9


Important Supplier Note

Kidsclimbing is popular with families who climb. Check out our Testimonials page.

If you're a retailer who would like to be added to Kidsclimbing, it's easy. Just donate a minimum of £10 to my designated charity the Children's Trust and I'll add a link to your site, and when you want to make any changes, donate again. Find out more...

Images of products are taken from the linked supplier web sites. If you're unhappy about my including one of your images on this site, please do contact me and I'll remove it immediately, promise.



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.
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!
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28 Dec 2013
9 year old boy climbs tallest peak in the Americas!
Find out more...

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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