The Valley Climb Newcastle


Telephone: 0191 276 2174


We're Good to Go

The measures we have put in place:

  • In keeping with government guidelines, we will be operating both centres at a reduced capacity with 2 hour slots available to book online (a maximum of one slot per customer per day)
  • In line with guidelines, in the event of a confirmed Covid-19 case within our facilities, we will be asked to share customer data for those who were in the building for that specific period. If you do not want your data used in this way then unfortunately you will not be able to use the centre facilities at this time
  • Changing rooms will be open only where they provide access to toilets and hand washing facilities. They will not be in use as changing rooms. Please bring only minimal items with you for your visit. Lockers and cubby holes will be available as well as sanitising wipes for you to clean them if you wish (they will also be cleaned regularly in line with our new enhanced cleaning schedule
  • There are now screens on our reception counters: please stand in front of these whilst talking to our staff members. There are markings on the floor to show you where to stand and these are the only points where you will be served by staff. Staff have designated till/ service stations for their shifts, so please respect the fact that they will only be able to serve you from their designated till
  • Hire shoes will still be available and disinfected and rotated between uses. Staff will be sanitising their hands before and after passing out/receiving hire shoes
  • Guidance posters and information regarding social distancing and hygiene protocols are displayed prominently throughout the facility. Please pay attention to and follow them at all times
  • There are hand sanitising stations situated at regular intervals throughout the building
  • In addition to our normal cleaning procedures, we will be operating an enhanced cleaning schedule at both centres
  • Wherever and whenever possible doors and shutters will be left open to allow air to enter and exit the building. We have opened up all available vents and added additional extraction units

How you can help when visiting us:

  • Face coverings should be worn at all times by customers, except when you are climbing, using exercise equipment, seated in the cafe with food or drink, or if medically exempt
  • Please do not arrange to meet with climbers outside your household or support bubble
  • We ask that they do not enter the centre if they or anyone in their household are showing any symptoms of COVID-19
  • We ask that all customers arrive no more than 5 minutes before their session and leave in good time
  • For the foreseeable future for any purchases, we will only be taking card payment, NOT cash
  • For the foreseeable future, staff will not be able to fill up water bottles for you at reception, so we ask you to bring adequate drinks with you for your session
  • We ask customers to sanitise their hands before handling products and as much as possible, to only handle items that they intend to purchase
  • Customers must adhere to social distancing at all times within the centre, including whilst climbing or using any of the training equipment

The Climb in Ouseburn is open for indoor bouldering from 12 April.

  • Pre-booking online is essential.
  • Face masks are required at all times except when climbing
  • Climbing slots are limited to 2 hours only
  • Please arrive ready to climb

The Valley Climb Newcastle is a state of the art bouldering gym on the edge of the Ouseburn Valley with extensive facilities for climbers of all abilities.

The Valley is the second climbing centre to be opened by Climb Newcastle. Building on the success of the Climb Newcastle original bouldering centre in the old Byker swimming pool. The Valley is on the edge of the Ouseburn Valley, in the East of the city.

They even have hot showers and coffee to finish off your pre-work climb!

Facilities include:

  • Boulder problems for all
  • Scarpa Competition Wall
  • Circuit board
  • Top-out boulder
  • Induction sessions available daily

Climb Newcastle is the brainchild of former British and world climbing champion Andy Earl, and well-known local climbers Chris Graham and Darren Stevenson. Their passion for climbing and bouldering will help to deliver another world-class bouldering centre.

Where is The Valley?

The Valley is the large warehouse on Byker Bank, near the Foundry Lane junction into the centre of Ouseburn. Our front door is on Quality Row.

From the Morrisons Byker roundabout: Turn onto Byker Bank and go downhill. The centre entrance is on the left, before reaching the traffic lights at the bottom of the bank.

From the Quayside: Turn onto Byker Bank at the Hotel du Vin. The centre is the large warehouse, currently with 'To Let' signs on. The main entrance is on the far side, turn right after the traffic lights.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 22:00

Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00

Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00

Thursday 07:00 - 22:00

Friday 12:00 - 22:00

Saturday 09:00 - 20:00

Sunday 09:00 - 20:00

Telephone: 0191 276 2174


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