Outdoor Bouldering

Weekend Crag Sesh

  • 3 Hours of Bouldering
  • Explore Local Crags
  • Learn from Qualified Coaches
  • Explore, Climb, Relax
  • Reconnect with the Outdoors
  • Meet New Climbing Friends

Weekend Climb: 3 Hour Crag Sessions

Step outside and enjoy our weekend 3-hour bouldering sessions at cracking outdoor spots. Perfect for those wanting to unwind and have a bit of adventure on their days off. Each session takes you to different crags, making every climb a new experience. Whether you’re new to climbing or a seasoned pro, these sessions are spot on for building your skills, pushing yourself, and enjoying some good company.

Weekend Climb Session

Join our weekend bouldering sessions for a proper adventure with a qualified coach to guide you. It’s not just about climbing; it’s about getting outside, enjoying nature, and having a laugh with fellow climbers. Fancy a climb this weekend? Check our sessions below and find the perfect spot for you. Inject some outdoor challenge, social time, and fun into your weekend!

New Scenery

Every session’s at a different spot, keeping things fresh and exciting. It’s a cracking way to explore new crags and enjoy the great outdoors.

Skill Building 

Perfect for all levels, these sessions help you sharpen your climbing techniques and tackle new problems, with tips from experienced climbers.

Social and Laid Back

Meet fellow climbers in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s a great way to connect with others who share your passion for climbing and the outdoors.

Escape to the Crag

Ditch the chores and get some fresh air. Let these weekend sessions help you shake off the stress of the week, get outside, and disconnect from the city.

See What’s Coming Up

Check out what’s on below and keep checking back – we’re always adding new sessions. We use TicketPass, an ethical platform that ensures fair prices and supports community initiatives.

The other stuff you need to know

Session Bits ‘n’ Bobs

Everything else you need to know

  • Arrival at the Car Park: Meet at Dan’s distinctive purple van, which will be our main gathering point and easily recognisable in the parking area. Here, you’ll receive a warm welcome and a brief overview of the day’s climbing activities.
  • Gear Distribution and Transport: After our initial meet-up, we will check you have the necessary climbing gear and bouldering pads. Together, we will carry our equipment from the van to the first climbing location.
  • Safety First: We will have comprehensive safety briefing to learn about the essential protocols and correct use of climbing equipment, ensuring everyone’s safety throughout the session.
  • Climbing Activities Begin:
  • Warm-Up Climbs: Start with less challenging climbs to get accustomed to the outdoor environment and warm up your muscles.
  • Technique Training: Participate in a guided session to learn and practice basic and intermediate climbing techniques.
  • Progressive Challenges: As the session progresses, tackle more challenging climbs to test and improve your skills.
  • Conclusion and Reflection: Share experiences and reflect on the skills learned, celebrating the day’s achievements, take selfies, and give yourself a pat on the back.
  • Qualified Bouldering Instructor and Support Guide
    – Dan & Craig
  • Bouldering pads

What’s NOT included

  • Food
  • Travel
  • Personal expenses
  • Climbing shoes

  • Appropriate Clothing: Wear clothes suitable for the weather and the outdoor environment. This includes items like hats, gloves, sun cream, and layers like jackets or windbreakers, depending on the temperature. Opt for durable, flexible clothing that you don’t mind getting a bit roughed up from the rocks.
  • Footwear: Goes without saying but you will need your climbing shoe, these are an essential. Additionally, bring comfortable walking shoes for any treks to and from the climbing areas.
  • Personal Care Items: Sun cream and a small towel or a bandana can be handy for wiping sweat.
  • Hydration and Snacks: Bring plenty of water and some high-energy snacks like nuts, fruit, or granola bars to keep your energy up throughout the session.
  • Climbing Gear: If you have personal climbing gear such as a bouldering pad, launch pad, chalk bag, boulder brushes and finger tape, bring them along. Otherwise, we will have gear you can use.
  • Backpack: A small backpack is useful for carrying your personal items and any climbing gear as you move between climbs.
  • Change of Clothes: A full spare change of clothes can come in handy in case you get too sweaty or if the weather changes unexpectedly.

By Car:

Almscliffe Crag is approximately a 30-minute drive from Leeds City Centre. There is a small parking area near the crag that is free of charge, but space can be limited on busy days. Make sure to arrive early to secure a spot. From Leeds, take the A660 out of the city towards Otley, then switch to the A658 heading north until you reach the junction with the B6161. Follow the B6161 towards North Rigton, and you’ll find Almscliffe Crag on your right after passing the village. Using a car is the easiest and quickest way to reach Almscliffe Crag for a day of climbing. Carpooling is advisable to reduce the environmental impact and ensure parking availability for everyone.

By Public Transport:

From Leeds city centre, take a train from Leeds Station to Weeton Station. The train journey typically takes about 15 minutes. From Weeton Station, Almscliffe Crag is approximately a 1.5-mile walk from here, make sure you plan your route.

By Car:

  • Brimham Rocks carpark is a 39 minute drive from Leeds City Centre. The carpark can cost up to £10 for the day. Make sure you bring a payment method for the machine. Using a car is the most straightforward way to reach Brimham Rocks from Leeds, offering a direct and less time-consuming journey compared to public transport options. We recommend you car pool to save fuel and parking costs.

By Public Transport:

  • From Leeds city centre, take a train from Leeds Station to Harrogate Station.
  • From Harrogate, you can take a taxi or a local bus (such as the 24 bus route) that gets you closer to Brimham Rocks, though note that buses may not drop you directly at the site, and some walking may be required.

By Car:

When visiting Caley Crags, you have a couple of options for parking:

  • Leeds Road: You can find limited roadside parking along Leeds Road. This option is convenient if you are looking to quickly access the crags. However, space can be quite limited, especially on weekends or during good weather when climbing is popular.
  • Caley Crags Car Park: There is a dedicated car park for Caley Crags located off East Chevin Road, which is slightly further from the main road. This car park offers more spaces than roadside parking and is very close to the crag, making it a preferred option for climbers and hikers.
  • Both options are free, but the dedicated car park on East Chevin Road is generally more reliable for finding a spot, especially during peak times.
  • Carpooling is advisable to reduce the environmental impact and ensure parking availability for everyone.

By Public Transport:

  • From Leeds city centre you can take the X84 bus towards Ilkley Bus Station.
  • The bus ride typically takes about 30-40 minutes.
  • Exit at Caley Crags Stop
  • Walk to the meeting point

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By Car:

  • Route: Starting from Leeds city centre and head towards the A657.
  • Driving Directions: Take the A657 through Calverley and Greengates, continuing to Shipley.
  • Arrival: As you reach Shipley, follow signs to Shipley Glen. The journey typically takes about 30 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • Parking: There is free parking right next to the crag.
  • Carpooling is advisable to reduce the environmental impact and ensure parking availability for everyone.

By Train:

  • Departure: Take a train from Leeds Station to Shipley Station. Trains run frequently, and the journey usually takes around 20 minutes.
  • From Shipley Station: Once you arrive at Shipley Station, you can either take a taxi to Shipley Glen or enjoy a scenic walk if the weather is pleasant. The walk is about 1.5 miles and takes approximately 30 minutes.

By Bus:

  • Bus Options: Take a bus from Leeds city centre towards Shipley. Buses like the 760 from Leeds City Bus Station will drop you near Shipley, where you can either walk or catch a local taxi.

By Car:

  • Carpooling is advisable to reduce the environmental impact and ensure parking availability for everyone.

By Train:

By Bus:

Booking and Payment:

  • Bookings must be secured through an online form or email request to [email protected], with a 50% non-refundable deposit.
  • The full payment is due 2 weeks prior to the event. For bookings made within four weeks of the event, the full payment is required at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellations must be communicated in writing to [email protected] and acknowledged by City Bloc.
  • Deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations made before the 4-week deadline may receive a refund, minus the deposit. Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the start date or after will not be refunded.

Cancellation by the Company:

  • Weather-Related: Adverse weather conditions may lead to cancellation or postponement, with as much notice provided as possible.
  • Other Reasons: Cancellations for other unforeseen reasons, such as insufficient bookings or venue issues, will be communicated at least five days prior to the event. Options for participants include a full refund or rebooking for another date, subject to availability.


  • Fees do not include insurance for accidents, personal injury, or loss of belongings. Participants are strongly advised to secure their own insurance. Neither Bloc Wellbeing nor City Bloc will be liable for personal injuries or loss/damage to personal property not caused directly by their staff or volunteers.