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Outdoor Climbing in Snowdonia with Beacon Climbing Centre... : (28/07/2014)

Conveniently located just a few miles from the Snowdonia National Park, Beacon Climbing Centre has some of the best outdoor climbing in the UK right on its doorstep. If you've never climbed before or only done a little and want to really experience outdoor climbing, there is no better place to start!


Outdoor Climbing Taster Sessions with Beacon Climbing Centre


The famous Llanberis Pass, located just a few miles from Beacon



Beacon offers half and full day Outdoor Taster Sessions for beginners on the single pitch crags of North Wales. These sessions are an outdoor version of our well established Indoor Taster Sessions, giving families or individuals the opportunity to venture out on to the superb crags local to the climbing centre and get a real taste of outdoor climbing. A variety of venues are used and we can guarantee a great day out in spectacular surroundings!


Our Outdoor Taster Sessions are perfect for families or individuals (All under 18s must be accompanied by parents throughout the duration of the session), are run on demand, any day of the week, and have the flexibility to ensure they are just what you want: choose from single pitch climbing or abseiling on the cliffs of Snowdonia, or mix and match with a climbing wall session. For more details or to make a booking, please contact us by phone on 01286 677 322 or email You can also book online using the links below.



Half Day Outdoor Taster Sessions: from 9:30am - 1:00pm or 1:30pm - 5:00pm.


1-3 people £120 for half day all inclusive

4-7 people £135 for half day all inclusive

8+ people £18 per person for half day all inclusive



Full-day Outdoor Taster Sessions: from 9:30am - 5:00pm including a lunch break.


1-3 people £175 for full day all inclusive

4-7 people £195 for full day all inclusive

8+ people £27 per person for full day all inclusive



For your safety and in conjunction with national guidelines, Beacon Climbing Centre instructs groups at a maximum ratio of 1:8. The price of an Outdoor Taster Session includes all instruction and equipment required.


We also run a full range of outdoor climbing courses on demand for individuals looking to progress their climbing at any level, from making the transition from indoor to outdoor climbing, learning to lead climb safely, to promoting self-reliance through the application of self-rescue skills and much more.

Summer holiday activities at Beacon Climbing Centre... : (01/07/2014)

Beacon Climbing Centre in Caernarfon, North Wales is a really fun all-weather venue, open 7 days a week with exciting activities suitable for the whole family, a superb café with free WiFi and plenty of free parking!


You'll find the best indoor climbing facilities around, including roped climbing walls up to 17m high, low level bouldering areas, a dedicated kids' climbing area and something that's entirely off-the-wall: CrazyClimb featuring a series of wacky climbing challenges!


Our latest activty, FreeFall is now open and provides the fastest way down to the ground from a height of 10m! Experience the sensation of a true free fall, combined with a smoothly controlled descent that will place you comfortably back on terra firma!


Want to have a go? No previous experience is necessary to get started and indoor climbing can be experienced on your own or with friends and family. We've got courses and clubs for all ages so that adults and children can enjoy Beacon together!



Opening Times


Beacon Climbing Centre is open 7 days a week: weekdays 10am-10pm and weekends 10am-8pm.



The World's first CrazyClimb!


You may have tried climbing before, but not like this! It's fun, it's weird, it's wacky, it's totally CRAZY! Tackle a wall covered with large purple blobs, try shimmying up a drain pipe, climb aliens by grabbing their nostrils… we've got 12 different challenges to attempt and each one offers a completely different and completely crazy experience! Come and have a go and see if you can complete them all!




1 hour CrazyClimb Sessions (advance booking is required)


Peak: £14 per person Everyday 10:30am, 12:00, 1:30pm, 3:00pm & 4:30pm
Off-Peak: £9 per person Every Sunday 4:30pm


These sessions are fully supervised and include a safety briefing prior to the start of the climbing session.


CrazyClimb can also be booked for Groups and Birthday Parties for up to 12 people for £130 for 1 hour. Please visit the Birthday Parties section of the website for comprehensive information.


Visit our CrazyClimb section for a complete overview of our CrazyClimb challenges including pricing information and online booking.





Fully experience the effects of gravity with our new 10m FreeFall activity! Using QuickJump technology, FreeFall gives you the sensation of a true free fall, combined with a smoothly controlled descent that will place you comfortably back on the ground!


£6 per person for 1 jump or available as a £20 package including a 1 hour CrazyClimb session, 1 FreeFall jump and a free £2 cafe voucher - please book your package here then add the FreeFall option after selecting a CrazyClimb date/time.



Please note that weight restrictions apply: Minimum user weight 20 kg (44 lb), Maximum user weight 130 kg (285 lb).


1 FreeFall Jump (advance booking is required)


Every day 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm & 5:30pm £6 per person for 1 jump


All FreeFall sessions are fully supervised. Please allow 30 minutes to complete your FreeFall jump.



Indoor Climbing Rocks!


Never climbed before except up stairs or trees? Get started here! Beacon has climbing suitable for all ages with hundreds of different colour coded climbs from really easy to really hard. The aim is to climb up using only the designated coloured holds - like join the dots but way more fun! Choosing the correct sequence of coloured holds and reaching the top provides an unbeatable feeling!



Get started with an indoor climbing Taster Session! Suitable for anyone from age 5+, these offer great value at £14 per person for 1 hour.


1 hour indoor climbing Open Taster Session (advance booking is required)


Every Saturday 12:00 - 1:00pm £14 per person
Every Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00pm £14 per person
Every Thursday 12:00 - 1:00pm £14 per person


We also offer Private Taster Sessions at a time and date to suit your requirements. Visit our Taster Session section for the latest dates, pricing information and online booking.



Kids' Climbing Area (under 6s)


Suitable for all children under the age of 6, our low level Kids' Climbing Area offers a variety of exciting climbing challenges surrounded by impact absorbing rubber crumb playground matting and is a really fun way for younger climbers to get involved. No specialist equipment or training is necessary although parental (or an appropriate adult) supervision is required.


When: The Kids' Climbing Area is open all day during climbing centre opening hours.

Price: £2.50 per person, no time limit

All children must be supervised by a parent or an appropriate adult. Advance booking is not required.

Earn a free Surf Snowdonia surfing package... : (09/06/2014)

Beacon Climbing Centre has teamed up with the best local adventure activity providers in the North Wales area to produce The Adventure Map initiative: an easily accessible guide to great new experiences in the hands of the best professionals in North Wales.


The latest Adventure Map promotion – Your Passport to Adventure – launches this week and offers all participants the chance to earn a free Surf Snowdonia surfing package for 1 person during the first season of opening in 2015.



Surf Snowdonia is an exciting new surfing and water sports park, due to open in the Conwy Valley in Summer 2015, featuring the World’s first publicly accessible Wavegarden® artificial surfing lagoon. Generating powerful and consistent waves, of varying heights up to 6 feet, in a 300m long lagoon, Surf Snowdonia is ideal for all surfers, from grommets (beginners both young and old) to professional surfers, and a fantastic family destination.



Get started now by picking up your free Passport from any Adventure Map activity provider! After completing an activity with any of the providers, you’ll receive a unique stamp in your passport for that activity. Collect all 8 stamps by taking part in an activity with each of the 8 Adventure Map providers and you'll earn your free surfing package!


Visit the Adventure Map website for further information about each activity provider... Where will your next adventure be?



Adventure Map Providers

Anglesey Adventures |
Beacon Climbing Centre |
Surf-Lines |
Tree Top Adventures |
RibRide |
Zip World |
Plas y Brenin |
National White Water Centre |

NEW! FreeFall at Beacon Climbing Centre... : (25/06/2014)

Fully experience the effects of gravity with our new 10m FreeFall activity! Using QuickJump technology, FreeFall gives you the sensation of a true free fall, combined with a smoothly controlled descent that will place you comfortably back on the ground!



Please note that weight restrictions apply: Minimum user weight 20 kg (44 lb), Maximum user weight 130 kg (285 lb).





During School Holidays:
Everyday 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm & 5:30pm
During Term Time:
Every Saturday & Sunday 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm & 5:30pm
Every Wednesday 5:30pm


All FreeFall sessions are fully supervised. Please allow 30 minutes to complete your FreeFall jump.



FreeFall Prices


1 FreeFall jump £6 per person
1 FreeFall jump + 1 hour CrazyClimb session £20 per person

*includes a FREE £2 voucher for Caffi Barcud, located upstairs within Beacon Climbing Centre.

Summer NICAS sessions for young climbers at Beacon... : (01/07/2014)


During the school summer holidays, Beacon Climbing Centre will be running summer climbing sessions for all youngsters enrolled on the NICAS Scheme. Although aimed at our existing kids' clubs members, you don't need to be enrolled at Beacon Climbing Centre, so anyone visiting the area but already registered with NICAS is welcome to join in too!



These fun climbing sessions are ideal for youngsters looking to gain more experience, develop their climbing skills and improve their overall climbing ability. The friendly and sociable atmosphere allows youngsters to climb in an informative and progressive environment and taking part is a great way for youngsters to meet new friends.


Learn more about our kids' climbing clubs and the NICAS scheme at Beacon Climbing Centre here.


If you require more details about the Summer NICAS Sessions, please phone us on 01286 677 322 or email





Summer NICAS sessions are run every week during the summer holidays from 22nd July 2014.

Every Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5.30pm (for ages 7-10)

Every Thursday from 4:00pm - 5.30pm (for ages 11+)


We also run Bouldering Club for young climbers every week for experienced youngsters age 10-17. Click on the link for further information including pricing, session times and online booking.





£10.00 per person per session. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

The price includes entry to the climbing wall and all instruction and equipment required.

If we don't look after your NICAS Logbook, please bring it along.



Whilst the children enjoy themselves on the climbing walls under the supervision of the Beacon instructors, Parents and Guardians are free to relax and watch in the seating areas overlooking the climbing areas. Why not visit Caffi Barcud located upstairs within Beacon Climbing Centre and check out the superb range of hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals including freshly baked cakes and ground coffee? The cafe is also equipped with free WiFi.

Pilates evening classes coming soon... : (17/07/2014)

Evening Pilates classes are starting soon at Beacon Climbing Centre with professional tutor Eirian Roberts. We'll post confirmed details with session dates and times very soon, but in the meantime please contact Eirian on 07864 144114 for further information.


What is Pilates?


Pilates is an exercise method designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance. It is based upon an anatomical understanding of the body's muscular and skeletal systems. Pilates classes take a holistic approach to the body and the exercises used help to integrate the whole body to re- educate and restore it to optimum muscular and skeletal function.




Pilates can be of benefit to almost everyone, from the very active to the more sedentary. If your work or your lifestyle requires you to sit by your desk, computer, or in the car for significant periods, possibly causing neck, shoulder or back pain, then Pilates may help by improving posture and consequently performance.



Pilates for the climber


Take a look at your fellow climbers on the crag or climbing wall and you will notice forward rolling shoulders due to over-developed pectoral and deltoid muscles (caused by pulling action). Muscle imbalance, and lack of flexibility, are a significant cause of injuries in climbers especially injury to shoulders and elbows.


Pilates makes tall moves, high steps and rock-overs easier, and improves core strength and balance. Pilates reduces the risk of sports injury. It is very beneficial in rehabilitation after injury or specific surgery, and in the management of recovery from sports injuries.


Whatever your age or fitness level, Pilates could be the class for you.



Course Tutor


Eirian Roberts, AISTD (Associate Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance), Member of R E PS (Register of exercise professions Level 3), Member of Fitness Wales, (Fitness instructor of the year Nominee 2006). Trainer and assessor for Fitness Wales, responsible for Pilates instructor training in North Wales.


Eirian trained at the famous "Laine Theatre Arts" College, Epsom, Surrey. After completing her three year course, Eirian went on to become a professional dancer and choreographer, working in theatre and television here in the UK and abroad specializing in playing Principal Boy in pantomime (oh yes she did!). Eirian has been responsible for choreographing many UK tours, pantomimes and summer seasons for artistes such as Ken Dodd, Frank Carson, Danny La Rue and Russell Grant. Last year Eirian worked alongside Russell Grant and Flavia Cacace on the UK launch of their Zalza fitness dvd. Eirian set herself up as "Eirobics" a freelance fitness instructor and personal trainer in 2004 teaching all fitness disciplines, but specializing in Pilates.


Contact number: 07864 144114




Come and share my passion for Pilates, come and join me here at the Beacon.

A short film about Reach Climbing Coaching... : (30/06/2014)

A short film about local climber and Beacon regular Mark McGowan’s return to climbing after a 15 lay off year and his involvement with coaching Jay Owen and Gwyn Roberts for the BMC Para Climbing events.


In the film by Finalcrux, Mark explains his background, his personal projects and goals, and his newer move to the teaching, coaching and mentoring of disabled and para-climbers through his company Reach Climbing Coaching.





Mark McGowan
Reach Climbing Coaching
p. 07538 214 103

Weekdays 10am - 10pm
Weekends 10am - 8pm
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