Above Adventure Climbing & Bouldering Centre

by Above Adventure in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland

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To build a Climbing and Bouldering centre in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, which offers indoor rock climbing and bouldering for all ages.

by Above Adventure in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland

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Project aim

To build a State-Of-The-Art Climbing and Bouldering centre in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, which offers indoor rock climbing for all ages and abilities, including disabled and Para-climbing for the community.

You can view more about the project at our website: aboveadventure.co.uk

About the project

Over the last three years, Above Adventure has supported young people and adults to improve their physical and mental health through rock climbing so that they can improve their 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!4870e8a0a94c4ce327635c1ee0ab047354ca5751

As a charity and social enterprise, the profits from the centre will enable us to offer and invest in our communities throughout the West Coast of Scotland.

Our charity has been setup so that it is good for the communities that it's in. Above Adventure have identified the perfect building for our project, we are looking to convert a currently disused church, just off Kilmarnock, main street  into a state of the art indoor climbing centre covering the West Coast of Scotland , complete with a large bouldering room, roped climbing, a cafe, a training room and a multi pitched climbing area within the steeple. It will be the perfect place to come along and have a go at climbing if you haven't before, or to enjoyable day out or try something new.

The Climbing Centre will be home to bouldering and climbing 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. 
  • Climbing is climbing with the use of ropes and with a partner who is the belayer or climbing on your own using an auto belay.
  • 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 now an Olympic sport and it’s extremely accessible, sociable, and most importantly... it's fun!

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This climbing centre project has been under development for the last three years, and a lot of planning, fund raising and hard graft has been done in that time. The £30,000 we're asking for won't be enough to finish the project, but it will help us on the road to opening phase 1 the bouldering half of the centre in 2019 - allowing us to generate consistent revenue in order to fund the main church conversion, provide a base for outdoor sports in the area and to continue funding the good work undertaken by the charity.

“The Above Adventure Climbing project is a truly exciting and unique prospect for Ayrshire and the climbing community in the West Coast of Scotland. Having a new indoor activity for all ages and abilities open all year round would be a huge benefit to everyone. Why are we  crowd funding because we truly believe that our communities  be it local or outdoor should  have a chance to be part of the history of our project, we’ve put together some fantastic rewards too so as well as a fantastic new climbing centre in town, everyone will get something back for supporting us.”

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£500 or more

Get your business / personal advert.

Get your business / personal advert on a large climbing volume with your company logo or your name on it. Manufactured by Entre-Prise which will be then put on the climbing wall within the centre and your name on the funders board in our main reception. Including a certificate sent to your business or home.

£5 or more

Anonymous pledge.

Anonymous pledge. Pledge what you want it's up to you. Thank you in advance.

£10 or more

Sponsor a climbing hold.

Sponsor a climbing hold and get your name on the back of it. Then go and look for it on the map of the holds to see where it is.

£20 or more

Kids Above Adventure Logo T-shirt.

Kids Above Adventure Logo T-shirt.

£30 or more

Block of 5 (1hr) instructor led children sessions

Block of 5 (1hr) instructor led children's sessions. Valid once the centre has opened.

£30 or more

Above Adventure Logo water bottle.

Above Adventure Logo water bottle filled with stickers and goodies.

£30 or more

Kids Hoodie with the Above Adventure logo.

Kids Hoodie with the Above Adventure logo printed on it.

£30 or more

Drawstring bag filled with goodies.

Drawstring bag filled with goodies. Stickers, pens and other fantastic stuff.

£30 or more

Get a book of tickets for 5 climbing days.

Get a book of tickets for 5 climbing / bouldering days, to be used at your convenience once we've opened.

£30 or more

Adults Above Adventure Logo T-shirt

Adults Above Adventure Logo T-shirt

£35 or more

Get a Above Adventure logo chalk bag.

Get a Above Adventure logo chalk bag filled with chalk and a bouldering brush.

£40 or more

Discount Card

Discount Card will entitle the bearer to our concession rates for the first year of opening, or a 10% discount for concessions.

£40 or more

Get a Above Adventure logo mug with a free refill.

Get a Above Adventure logo mug with a free refill for a year.

£45 or more

Adults Above Adventure Logo Hoodie.

Adults Above Adventure Logo Hoodie.

£45 or more

Adults Above Adventure Logo Hoodie.

Adults Above Adventure Logo Hoodie.

£50 or more

Introduction to bouldering course.

2 x 2hour tailored bouldering course with one of our indoor climbing coaches. . Course to be booked once centre is opened.

£60 or more

10 Visit Pass.

10 Visit pass, use them yourself or share them with your friends and family. Use them at your convenience once we've opened.

£60 or more

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20 assorted size and colour bolt on climbing holds

Get 20 assorted size and colour bolt on climbing holds. perfect for your home wall.

£90 or more

Ultimate Beginners Course

Get a 2 week (2×2hour sessions per week) Introduction to bouldering course, Above Adventure Chalk bag, chalk and brush plus a one month climbing membership including free equipment hire.

£100 or more

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Kineboard designed by Entre-Prise

We have 1 Kineboard designed by Entre-Prise and 10 Assorted Climbing Holds.

£100 or more

Kids 9 month unlimited membership.

Kids 9 month unlimited membership ( must be accompanied by an adult) Valid once the centre has opened.

£150 or more

Business Funders Board

Get your companys name up on our funders board in our main reception for everyone to see aso get a certificate sent to your business. Once the centre opens.

£150 or more

Adults 9 months unlimited membership.

Adults 9 months unlimited membership (Anytime) Valid once the centre has opened

£170 or more

Kids 9 months unlimited membership & water bottle.

Kids 9 months unlimited membership including water bottle. Valid once the centre has opened.

£220 or more

Adults 9 month unlimited membership.

Adults 9 month unlimited membership including mug and refill. Valid once the centre has opened

£350 or more

18 month unlimited climbing membership.

18 month unlimited climbing membership with mug and free refills. Valid once the centre has opened.

£650 or more

18 month COUPLES unlimited climbing membership.

18 month COUPLES unlimited climbing membership. Valid once the centre has opened

£750 or more

18 Months Unlimited FAMILY Membership.

18 Months Unlimited Climbing Membership for a family of 4.

£800 or more

Full days climbing on our mobile climbing tower.

Full days climbing brought to you with our mobile climbing tower. All equipment and 2 instructors supplied. (Terms and conditions on request)

£5,000 or more

The Ultimate Package

Lifetime unlimited climbing membership. Above Adventure water bottle, T-shirt, hoodie, harness, climbing shoes, chalk bag and brush, mug and free refill for LIFE plus placed on our funders board in our main reception.


Let's make 'Above Adventure Climbing & Bouldering Centre' happen