Visit Penistone - the natural centre o the East Peak
Various types of accommodation in the Penistone, Barnsley and East Peak areas


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Please contact the venue itself or see their website for directions.

Distances mentioned here are from Penistone town centre.


Pensitone is ideally placed as a base for climbing - the nearby landscape suitable for those who aren't troubled by vertigo.

However, if you're a climbing enthusiast then it's likely that you already know of the best climbs in the area - if you're looking for reference then links specialst sites are provided to a few below. This site can't possibly hope to add anything that these sites haven't already covered.

Listed here, then, are indoor facilities which would appeal to the more casual climber, the curious or people just looking for "something different" to do...

(Photos above borrowed from the Climbing Works website)

The Climbing Works, Sheffield - 16.4 miles

Features the world's biggest indoor bouldering wall.

The Climbing Works runs a wide variety of instructed sessions depending on age and ability; minimum age 7.

The Edge Climbing Centre, Sheffield - 14.8 miles

Facilities are continuously developing and feature a 13m articulated wall that can rotate to minus 45°. The bouldering area was completely rebuilt in 1998 and is now double its original size.

The Edge is also a founder member of the Association of British Climbing Walls and supports the work of the British Mountaineering Council.

With over 150 marked routes The Edge, offers a unique indoor climbing experience. We offer many different types of course, so if you're a novice, want to book a birthday party or are a college or school we can get you going. It's all set in a friendly environment and there is something for everyone.

Also provides Trasition Courses for those wanting to extend their skills outdoors.

The Foundry Climbing Centre, Sheffield - 13.2 miles

  • The Foundry Climbing Centre, Unit 2, 45 Mowbray Street, Sheffield, S3 8EN
  • Tel: 0114 279 6331
  • Email - please use form on ther website
  • Website:
  • See location on Google Maps

The Foundry Climbing Centre opened in 1991 as the UK's first dedicated indoor climbing wall. The Foundry has been at the heart of the Sheffield and UK climbing scenes ever since.

It continues to provide a world class training facility for climbers, whether you're new to the sport or more experienced.

See the website for more information, videos etc

High Sports, Rotherham - 16.4 miles

  • Rotherham Leisure Complex, Effingham Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 1BL
  • Tel: 0845 363 1177
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • See location on Google Maps

High Sports at Rotherham offers its guests:

  • Top rope and lead climbing (13m high roped wall, 60+ routes from 4+ to 7c)
  • Full junior programme available
  • Instructed group sessions
  • Adult, family and junior tasters
  • Birthday parties
  • Full range of courses and workshops
  • Gear shop
  • Equipment rental
  • Café on-site

Outdoor climbing - useful links


All the information on these pages is obtained from directories or, in some cases the attractions themselves or their websites. All effirt is made to ensure the accuracy of entries but you should always check with the venues themselves before visiting. Any queries should be addressed to the owners of the business, not Visit Penistone.