The Glasgow Climbing Centre, Glasgow

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  • Great venue, great staff and great climbing! Staff were also super helpful reuniting me with my rock shoes after I left them there and I don't exactly stay close to Glasgow, cheers guys.  more »
  • We visited the centre today as we had booked the introduction to climbing part one and had a fantastic day. Colin, our instructor, was excellent, very informative and extremely encouraging. We cannot ...  more »
  • I would recommend the Glasgow centre to anyone who's looking for a fun weekend. The staff at the centre were really helpful and took the time with the younger members of our group.  more »
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  • The Glasgow Climbing Centre is my favourite place in Glasgow to hide away from the world... whether it's in the bouldering room downstairs, up high on the climbing wall trying to push myself a bit further, or simply up in the café enjoying the best coffee in town and a delicious meal from their excellent menu. (I have yet to try the Haggis Nachos but hear they are amazing!) I feel they have a good variety of climbing routes, and although I am not an experienced climber, there are routes within my capabilities as well as plenty of opportunities to challenge myself. The music selection is varied, a mix of old-school rock, blues, pop, electronic -- but always on point. They succeed in creating a very chill, welcoming atmosphere for all. The staff are friendly, helpful and professional and just all around very cool people.
  • It is a great place. The walls are challenging and others are easier. Lots of leads and top ropes. The bouldering is also challenging but all together it is a great place and I would recommend it. The cafe serves great food
  • Friendly staff and a nice diversity of routes. The architecture is one of a kind by way of climbing gyms. Totally worth checking out for that alone. The downsides: the routes aren't always clearly marked as holds can get chalky obscuring the differences between red, orange, and pink. The holds themselves (and perhaps more importantly the features) could stand to have a solid brushing as some can get a bit of chalk-slime. Lastly, the bouldering carpeting is unusually abrasive, making landings rougher than expected. It's like falling on sandpaper: fine so long as only your feet touch it. Complaints aside, I'd totally recommend coming for top rope or lead climbing. Bouldering I might suggest passing on though.
  • The atmospheric climbing location. This is a superb place for learning and very kid friendly. The constant chilled beats in the background eases you in. Need to have completed a course to take in up to 2 non members to climb. Great variety of technically challenging walls. This is a busy place and rightly so. The staff are superb and offer help. There are changing rooms, toilets and a shower. There is a shop for your climbing needs. In the basement there is bouldering floor which is also challenging with good mats. The balcony cafe has a good mix to offer from toasties, sandwiches and salads. Usually soup as well as some curry. Vegan and veggies are covered. Staff friendly.
  • Experienced staff and well stocked store. Climbing walls are well maintained and have good range of grades. Only better place to indoor route climb is Ratho. Better bouldering at TCA. GCC is a good place to start as you can get rope and boulder experience.

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