Corby Climbing Centre

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Help us build a high-class bouldering facility in Corby to provide public climbing facilities & therapeutic programmes for the community

by corbyclimbing in Corby

Project aim

To build a public bouldering centre in Corby, Northamptonshire, which offers indoor rock climbing for all ages and abilities, and therapeutic climbing programmes for the whole community

About the project

Over the last three years, iDID Adventure has supported countless marginalised young people to improve their physical and mental health through therapeutic adventure programmes that improve well-being, confidence and self-esteem. Through our work, we've seen the phenomenal health benefits of rock climbing and we think everyone should have access to that!

Sadly, our local area doesn't have a dedicated climbing centre within easy reach. iDID has identified an opportunity to build a state of the art bouldering facility to enable people of all ages and abilities to enjoy this awesome sport... the benefits are huge!

  • Improve fitness
  • Aid communication, social interaction, and risk management skills
  • Fun for everyone
  • Great family activity
  • Increase strength

As a social enterprise, the profits from the centre will enable us to offer social programmes to a wider population, invest in grassroots paraclimbing, and support marginalised individuals in our community.

The Corby Climbing Centre will be home to over 6000 sqft of bouldering walls catering for absolute beginners and advanced climbers alike.  Bouldering is low level climbing without the use of ropes with walls surrounded by thick crash mats. Each wall has a different 'problem' (a series of climbing holds that form a route to the top of the wall). Climbers then use their strength, problem solving skills, and technique to get to the top. No two routes are the same.

This fantastic sport has seen a massive rise in popularity due to the fact it's extremely accessible, sociable, and most importantly... it's fun!

*Photo Credit: Vauxwall London

Over the last year, our team of experts have worked tirelessly, volunteering their time, expertise, and money to get this right so we have the best chance of launching a high standard bouldering facility in Corby. For the locals here, it's tough to get into this brilliant sport when there is no dedicated climbing centre nearby, and we want to share the benefits that climbing can have on people's lives. 

As a great way to keep fit, bouldering can be enjoyed on your own or with a group of friends. At Corby Climbing Centre, you can choose to come down and climb independently or join one of our many climbing clubs and sessions.

  • Coaching evening
  • Paraclimbing clubs
  • Bouldering Leagues
  • Dedicated children's sessions
  • Ladies Only

*Photo Credit: The Climbing Academy

As an organisation, social responsibility and impact is in our blood, we've helped countless individuals through our programmes and development work, here are a few examples.

  • 178 programmes for over 200 young people
  • Over 2000 volunteer hours
  • Award-winning inclusive grassroots adventure clubs
  • Creators of the UK's first alternative communication system for climbers with communication difficulties

The Corby Climbing Centre will be open to the general public, and will be no different. Here are just a few ways we'll be giving back:

  • Paying above the living wage
  • Committing to environmental responsibility
  • Delivering therapeutic climbing programmes in the community
  • Supporting local events and community organisation
  • Sponsorships for promising young climbers limited by economic status
  • Invest in the growth of grassroots paraclimbing

However, none of this is possible if we can't raise the last bit of money. We've raised over 60% of our funds and now... we need your help.

By helping us raise £75,000, you'll be bringing this amazing climbing centre to life. If we don't get fully funded, we can't build. It's as simple as that.

Give as little or as much as you can, there are fantastic rewards on offer on the right hand side column. Take your pick and get pledging.

Thank you!


Get yourself some amazing rewards when you pledge to support our project. We have a huge range of options for you to choose from. If you can't see anything you want, get in touch we'll see what we can get together for you!

"Wow, this is going to be epic!" - Supporter

"Compared to the gym it's less intimidating - this is a social and laid-back sport," - Rupa Chawda

"So excited for this to be opening, just the thing I was looking for!" - Supporter

"It's a combination of brainwork and a physical workout. It's also really open and lovely. People will come up to you and say: 'I like how you were doing that, but you just need to twist your foot round like this to get all the way up there"- Katy Briers

"My son is going to love this" - Supporter

"Indoor climbing is the safest way to do what people perceive to be an extreme sport, in a relatively benign environment. It's a bit like watching Formula One on the TV. It has also definitely replaced gym use - it's a social experience, rather than just being stuck on a treadmill." - Rob Adie, British Mountaineering Council

"Can't wait for this" - Supporter

"We've had a great success with the students already and it's helping us diversify our reach - a different catchment of kids come to climb... It involves a lot of self-reliance. Students with less confidence in team sports can achieve at their own level. They can pick it up and enjoy it very quickly." - Gordon Grier, P.E. Teacher

"A climbing centre... in Corby. YES PLEASE" - Supporter


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thank you! We are very grateful you are helping us to make this a reality. We will give you a massive shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

INTRODUCTION TO BOULDERING Never been bouldering before? Let one of our instructors talk you through safety, movement, and skills you need to master the walls. 30 minute session

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A special thanks for supporting us. Your name will be added to our special supporters page on the website and our supporters board in the centre to leave a permanent reminder of your involvement with the project.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Supporters' Bundle. Get yourself a Corby Climbing Centre branded water bottle filled with goodies from iDID Adventure and an exclusive Corby Climbing Centre keyring.

£30 or more

18 of 50 claimed

£30 Reward

A ticket to our launch party! Come and be part of the special moment we complete our build and celebrate launching to the public. This pledge also includes your name on our dedicated supporters webpage. ONLY 50 AVAILABLE

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Limited Edition T-shirt! Get your hands on this limited edition t-shirt with our logo on. These will not be available for sale after the campaign so you really are grabbing a piece of history! Available with either Blue or Orange text.

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Limited Edition Beta Monkeys t-shirt! The fantastic Beta Monkeys have jumped on board to support the project with this Vitruvian Man/Woman combo. These won't be available ever again... grab one while you can!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Your name on our supporters' board and launch party ticket! This is chance to leave a permanent reminder of your support and awesomeness with your name printed on our board, hanging proudly at reception. Celebrate the success of the project with us at our launch party, you can even have a climb too!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

10 visit passes! Get a book of passes to climb 10 times. You can use them all for yourself or you can share them with your friends!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Ultimate Supporters' Bundle! Get your hands on this limited edition t-shirt with our logo on. These will not be available for sale after the campaign so you really are grabbing a piece of history! Plus receive a Corby Climbing Centre branded water bottle filled with goodies from iDID Adventure and an exclusive Corby Climbing Centre keyring.

£60 or more

£60 Reward

3 Month Membership. This exclusive deal gets you climbing any time you like, over 3 consecutive months, for half the standard price! *Usual price £120

£80 or more

3 of 10 claimed

£80 Reward

Children's Birthday Party Get yourself a discounted birthday party for 10 children. With a qualified instructor, they'll have hours of fun and will leave exhausted! Follow your party with some food and a cake in a reserved area our cafe! *Must be over 8 years of age.

£150 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£150 Reward

Annual child membership (Under 18's). Grab yourself a bargain with this annual membership for your son or daughter for just £150. *Under 18's must be supervised by an adult. This reward does not include access to instructor led sessions.

£150 or more

1 of 4 claimed

£150 Reward

1 Day Trad Coaching with Mark McGowan. Current GB coach, Mark McGowan will take your Trad grade into the extremes for the day at Burbage North. From the man who pushed from 6a to 8a in 180 days on his return to climbing, you'll be guaranteed to challenge your abilities. Each day on a 1:2 ratio to focus coaching to your needs. Check out his video on BMC TV:

£300 or more

£300 Reward

Annual Membership + Your name on our supporters' board. Your annual membership will allow you to climb at the centre, any time, for how ever long, and as many times in the day as you like! Join us for our launch party and have your name added to our supporters' board in reception too!

£300 or more

2 of 8 claimed

£300 Reward

Name a wall and let climbers bask in your glory! *FOR INDIVIDUALS & BUSINESSES* This unique reward allows you to name one of our walls with your own quirky creation and have your name/company name added as recognition. Both wall name and pledger name will be printed on a plaque at the bottom of the wall. *no potty mouths

£2,000 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£2,000 Reward

Become a member of the family! ONLY 5 ON OFFER With this lifetime membership, you can climb with us, anytime, for the rest of your life. This offer is exclusive to 5 people and will not be available after the centre opens. You'll also have your name engraved into our exclusive supporters' board, receive 2 tickets to our launch party, and have VIP access to any events, or competitions we host.

£10,000 or more

2 of 4 claimed

£10,000 Reward

Ultimate Corporate package! Your large company logo printed prominently on one of our climbing walls. Exclusive use of the centre for you and your staff for a whole day before we open to the public and ongoing discounts for staff in your organisation. Please contact us to discuss.

£40 or more

30 of 30 claimed

£40 Reward

A block of 10 Instructor led children's sessions. Choose from multiple session slots for your child (6-14yrs) to learn and build their skills in bouldering. Could your child be the next British Champion...

£120 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£120 Reward

4 Week Climbing Masterclass with Reach Climbing Coach. Current GB coach, Mark McGowan has a number of amazing climbing achievements under his belt. He'll be running a climbing masterclass course designed to increase your climbing standard.

£500 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

Your Company Logo on our Corporate Sponsor Wall. Your logo will be placed on our brick feature wall situated in the cafe area benefiting from full exposure to customers. Your logo will also feature on our website.

£1,000 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£1,000 Reward

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP FOR YOUR CHILD - Limited to 5 pledgers! Any time, for however long, for the rest of their life. This will NEVER be available again... ever. Time to pledge quick. *Must be under 14

£5,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£5,000 Reward

Make your family, our family! With this lifetime membership for 2 adults and 2 children, you can climb with us, anytime, for the rest of your life. This offer is exclusive to 1 lucky family and will not be available after the centre opens. You'll also have your name engraved into our exclusive supporters' board at reception, receive 4 tickets to our launch party, and have VIP access to any events, or competitions we host. *Not available for businesses. Please look at our corporate packages

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