Jon Ratcliffe, Owner & Operator

Jon has been running Indy Climbing Wall for longer than he would like to admit first as climbing wall manager before taking over as the Owner. During this time he has transformed the climbing wall from a Military facility to the friendly, caring, sharing environment it is today. As well as running the wall Jon coaches with the NWYCA, and is a local activist in most climbing disciplines.

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Dave Noden, Bouldering & Route setter

Dave has been here almost as long as Jon. What started out as a dream job with 13 hours of climbing a day was ruined by Jon turning Indy Climbing Wall into a real grown up business! But now he is old and has children it turns out that’s probably for the best. When he has the time you will find him skulking round the mountains of North Wales looking for new boulders to clean and climb. Having honed his skills in the Indy Climbing Wall he sets a bit too.

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Tim, bouldering & route setter

Tim is the new boy having only been at Indy Climbing Wall for half a decade! Starting out covering holidays he covered more and more till he morphed into a full timer. If you end up swinging round like a gibbon the chances are you’re on a Tim problem! He’s a passionate boulderer who insists on going on big trips to places like South Africa. Dave is pretty sure he does this just to annoy him.

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Anna, Bouldering & Route setter

Anna started out coming to Indy as a customer some time ago, over the years, she’s morphed from customer to friend before ending up as employee to cover Tim’s stupid extended holidays. Being bendy and strong you will be able to tell Anna’s bouldering problems as the ones which seem ridiculously under-graded until you get your position just so and then its suddenly all OK.

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climber run

Indy Climbing Wall is a climber run and customer lead modern climbing facility. We pride ourselves on our friendly relaxed atmosphere and high quality route and boulder problem setting throughout the grades.

one on one or groups

We also offer high quality indoor climbing instruction AND performance and technique coaching, all tailored to suit your needs at a time that suits you, to help you take your next step efficiently and safely.

expert route setting

Over 30 individual lead belays, most set with two routes. Over 25 individual top ropes, most set with two routes. Over 65 boulder problems. Beginners/ kids routes area including a slabs.

training tips & gear

Training area with multiple campus boards (inc blobs and foot on), multiple finger boards,bar, and various other training paraphernalia. Instructional areas for top rope, lead and set up practice, inc ground level clips and anchors.

 

we love climbing at indy too

we also go outdoors occasionally


If you have any questions about taster sessions, what our indoor routes and boulder problems are like, even what kind of tea we serve then please get in touch. Either click below or give us a call on 01248 716 058

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Frequently Asked Questions

Just bring yourselves and a can do attitude! All gear is available for hire at INDY. Of course if you have your own gear then bring it along.
Nope! We are here to teach you. Of course if you do know how to climb and you are after some advanced technique help then we will always be able to pass something new on that will help get you to the next stage in your climbing.

Booking is advised if you are trying for the first time.

Once you have booked a day on our calendar we will be back in touch with some times for you. Of course if you book over the phone we will let you know then.
We all know climbing can be a risky business. Here at INDY we minimise the risk to a very safe level. You won’t need insurance, but we will ask you to sign a form. If you are an experienced climber all we ask is that you can show us a couple of simple techniques.

It is helpful to print and fill out the forms to get things moving more quickly when you get to the wall so you can download them below!