Rock Up Climbing Centre
Rock Up is a new climbing concept located in the heart of Birmingham, featuring 26 differently themed climbing walls, towering over 25 feet high.
Rock Up is the thrilling indoor climbing centre that started in Whiteley near Fareham, Hampshire by a group of new parents with a love for climbing and adventure. The idea was to bring the outdoors inside and make climbing accessible to everyone. Rock Up was created as an indoor climbing centre where the whole family can get active and experience the fun of climbing together, rain or shine.
Work on the Birmingham site was undertaken by PBH Shopfitters.
The Birmingham Rock Up site includes an 18ft Leap of Faith Challenge, a Dri Ice Challenge where climbers make their way up with ice-picks, Jungle Gym ropes and the Speed Climb where people can pretend that they’re taking part in a Ninja Warrior style race to press a button at the top of the climb first.
A Twister staircase enables people to climb both on top and under steps, a Stairway to Heaven features an 18ft pole then ladder to reach the top and The Skyscraper gives daredevils the chance to climb up a wall that looks like a skyscraper.
Located at Broadway Plaza on Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham, Rock Up is set to open to the public in August and will also feature a soft play area. The soft play area is a great way for little ones to let off some steam and have lots of fun. The soft play area includes slides, swings, ball pool and obstacles to climb over, under and through. A babies section is also provided to allow those under two to enjoy exploring on their own.
A café can also be found on site which will serve a wide array of tasty cakes, snacks and meals to tempt hungry taste buds. Rock Up’s coffee, smoothies and cakes are starting to get a bit of a reputation for themselves so missing out is not an option.
Prices at Rock Up start at £8 for children and £12 for adults at off peak times with each climbing session lasting 90 minutes, including time for harnessing. The 90 minute session is broken down into a half an hour briefing session (including registration, group orientation, harness fitting and safety briefing), 55 minutes climbing time with 5 minutes left to remove your harness and exit the climbing arena. Sessions start every hour at the half hour. The only session to differ is the 9am session which is an hour in duration with a 20 minute briefing and 40 minute climbing session. Peak times run from 3:30pm on Fridays until 8pm on Sunday and include all Bank Holidays, school holidays and the first Monday after school holidays. The rest of the time is deemed as off peak.
Rock Up is safe and easy to use as the site uses an auto-belaying system where climbers are harnessed so they can fall backwards and be lowered gently to the ground.