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About us

Welcome to The Rock at Harlech & Ardudwy Leisure Centre! The centre is located immediately below the towering Harlech Castle which is a World Heritage Site. The centre offers a 25 meter swimming pool, an indoor climbing wall and a cafe with great views of the Castle.

Harlech & Ardudwy Leisure is a social enterprise which is managed by a Volunteer Board of Directors made up of local people from the community and supported by a group of volunteers who work hard to maintain the center both for the local community and visitors to the area.

The most innovative Indoor Climbing Wall within the Snowdonia National Park.
The Rock has over 400m² of climbing surfaces, made up of dramatic overhangs, pillar blocks, chimney, overhangs, vert and slab climbing. With 29 lines, holding over 60 routes spread across the grades, the wall varies in height from 7 to 13 metres, with something to keep the expert to the complete beginner entertained! Alongside there is also a bouldering room including an LED Moonboard, campus rungs, and a pegboard. We aim to change our routes on a regular basis, changing on average around 12 routes on the main wall every 2-3 months which means there are always new challenges to try. The bouldering room is usually changed every three months – normally stripping all the existing routes and replacing with new. Please visit our gallery page for more images.
  • Year-round all weather venue

  • Saturday opening during school holidays

  • Climbing for all ages - we even have ‘little rockers’ club for 2-5 year olds

  • Complete beginner to advanced level

  • We can offer Expert instruction for all levels including groups

  • Free Car Parking for users of the Center

  • Birthday Parties catered for

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Climbing is suitable for all ages and abilities. Climbing provides a low impact workout at a level specific to you. It’s also great for relieving stress as it requires you to focus your mind on your body movements and the route on which you are climbing.  It helps to keep you in shape, distract you from the pressures of everyday life, and you can have fun whilst you’re doing it! If you have never tried climbing before just book onto one of our Taster Sessions or Intro Courses.
Competent Climber
If you are a competent climber aged 18+ you must register before using the climbing or bouldering walls. Registration is free and involves reading our conditions of use and completing a registration form declaring your basic competence and a willingness to accept responsibility for yourself and anyone you are supervising (up to two). You will be issued with a Competent Climber card and an unique number, which you need to produce on all future visits. 
Under 18
In line with nationally recognised guidelines, Harlech & Ardudwy Leisure will allow very experienced 16-17 year olds to undertake an assessment at our discretion, and with the consent of their parents or guardians. If successful in the assessment, the applicant can use the climbing walls in the same way as an adult climber, but they cannot supervise any novices or other under 18s. .
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