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The site for UK Kids Climbing information

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Climbing with kids ticklist on UKC site.
A handy tick list of routes that lend themselves to climbing with children. Short pitches, steady grades and spacious belays.
Added 15/08/13

Physiological responses to rock climbing in young climbers
22 May 2007
An interesting review of papers from the british Journal of Sports Medicine on the physiology of young climbers.
Added 15/08/13

Young People - Climbing, Hill Walking & Mountaineering - A Parent’s Guide
FREE: download a PDF version here.

Buy copies of the printed booklet in the BMC shop

Father and son adventures in Peru
A trip report about a dad and his 5 year old son climbing big mountains in Peru.
Added 13/09/09

Youngest 14er climber?
Some collected climbing images and links to young climbers of large mountains.
Added 13/09/09

Rising to the challenge
Climbing walls are great places for children to stretch themselves, says Clover Stroud.

Kids on Belay (climbing with kids)

Family climbing in the Ardeche

Scott Cory on El Capitan Scott Cory - Kid climber
Scott started climbing at 7 yrs old, and was the youngest person to summit "The Nose" of El Capitan at 11 years old! (that's him on the left).

Neil Gresham's Guide to Training Juniors part 1
Neil Gresham's Guide to Training Juniors part 2
A really thought-provoking insight into the physiology of the young climber and the risks of intensive training

The Little Mountain Climber Who Could
Aidan Gold has an unusual hobby for an 8-year-old: climbing mountains.



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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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!
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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.

Find out more about the Children's Trust

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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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