"Rock climbing is both challenging and exciting with something to offer everyone, regardless of age or ability. At Up Route, we know that there's an adventurer in all of us, just waiting to get out, and we're passionate about helping people to uncover that adventurer."

Discover Climbing in Newcastle and Northumberland with Up Route

Find adventure with Chris Renney, a Mountain Training England certified climbing instructor. Learn and develop the skills you need to get climbing in Newcastle and Northumberland on rock, indoors, on lead, bouldering and abseiling, all in some of the UK’s most beautiful locations.

Why climb? Well, it's a fun and rewarding way to keep active and to meet new people. Jam packed with benefits, it improves not only your physical health but your mental health too. Regular outings will make you stronger and increase stamina. It can also help you to develop more self esteem, develop higher levels of mental agility and greater self awareness. Not only that, it will broaden your social group and will most likely encourage you to explore the wider world, taking you to places you thought you might never go. Climbing is also becoming more and more accessible. Purpose built walls in towns and cities throughout the UK pull in big numbers. Indoor climbing is fast becoming a very attractive alternative to tedious gym sessions.

How can we help you?

Up Route delivers skills courses and experiences to new and improving climbers. We can be there for you from the beginning, teaching you the basic skills you need to belay whilst staying safe at the wall or crag, and we can also help you to develop your skills and learn more advanced techniques as you progress to lead climbing. As well as providing opportunities to get climbing in Newcastle, we also provide courses throughout the North East, including Sunderland and on rock in Northumberland. Follow the link above to find out more about our courses.

Need a Freelancer?

Chris also provides freelance cover to wall managers, activity centres and events organisers. His current qualifications include SPA, CWLA, CWA and CWAA. Although based in the North East, Chris is available to work in locations further afield. Please get in touch if you would like more information.

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