Rock Climbing

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Get strong, have fun!

Climbing is often thought of as an ‘extreme’ sport, where the goal is thrill and adrenaline. But in reality, climbing produces some of the strongest, fittest athlete’s in the world today — just ask anyone…
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Climbing is growing, and so is the Junction!

This summer it will have been three years since we opened our climbing gym, the Junction Climbing Centre. Back then, we converted 7,000 square feet of a former steel shop into stunning climbing terrain with…
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Rewards of rock climbing plentiful

Anyone who has watched American Ninja Warrior has seen how fit and strong rock climbers can be. Their lean, efficient, and precise physiques are a powerful asset, as a single misstep or missed grip means…
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Q&A with Ryan White

Q&A with Ryan White, Head Coach and Program Manager at the Junction Climbing Centre: Q: How did you discover rock climbing? A: I was about 18 years old and a close friend took an outdoor…
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Getting started with gear

The stereotype of a rock climber is someone laden down with coils of rope, pickaxe and a helmet, with carabiners, clips, and other shapes of metal hanging everywhere. Fortunately, the reality is much lighter –…
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Climbing past life’s obstacles

At the Junction, we have a climbing team made up of kids from across the city. It’s a special group, training and climbing together as one, regardless of age, ability, or gender. Over the two…
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Belayers in action at the Junction's recent Climb for Cancer event. Thousands have learned this simple, essential, climbing skill

Thousands are belaying! Why not you?

While bouldering and autobelays have made climbing something that you can drop in to do on your own, climbing has traditionally been a sport done with a partner. One person climbs while the other operates…
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More than 1,000 Londoners have already taken the belay course at the Junction Climbing Centre

It’s time to climb!

So you’ve decided to try climbing! An image is in your mind of standing above the ground, gracefully clinging to a soaring wall. There’s a rope, of course … wait, who’s holding the rope? In…
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Junction London hosting ladies night

While the stereotype of rock climbers is that of macho thrill seekers, the reality is far different. Climbers come in all shapes, sizes and ages. One common quality amongst all climbers, though, is that they…
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