Depot Climbing Centre

Depot Climbing Centre opinie, Manchester

Depot Climbing Centre
4.5
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
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Tori
Bollington, UK42 contributions
My favourite bouldering centre
wrz 2019 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
I’ve been bouldering for about a year and a half and I’ve tried a couple of places near Manchester (Awesome Walls Stockport and Rockover) but The Depot is definitely my favourite.

The staff are super friendly and the route setting is always good. They’ve recently started re-setting the easier grades more often and I know a lot of people who are really happy about this as it gives them more variety in their climbs. The summer and winter bouldering leagues are great and always provide a new bit of challenge with a fun competitive edge.

The food is great too so if you’re feeling peckish after your climb they have some great pizzas, loaded fries and panninis. I end up grabbing a slice of pizza and a coffee most weeks.

On Thursday nights they run a ‘ladies night’ where women can meet up and climb together; this is a great session with some wonderful regulars and the staff members who coach it are awesome! Lots of experience in the group and lots of encouragement!

The shop also has a good range of clothes and equipment and staff are all climbers who can offer advice on purchases.

There are also a few of auto belays (10 I think, though possibly more) each with a few different routes of increasing difficulty for those wanting to go a bit higher.

It can get a bit crowded sometimes (especially just after resets as everyone’s there to give the new set a go) but it’s a pretty big place and you can usually find something unoccupied.

There are also yoga classes on offer that can be purchased in a ‘climbing and yoga’ deal that works out at only £2 extra for the yoga! Lara’s classes on Thursdays are an awesome way to finish a session.

Basically depot Manchester is a good all rounder centre of a good size with a friendly atmosphere. Suitable for beginners and the experienced alike.
Written 30 września 2019
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Chris Stevenson
Stoke-on-Trent, UK79 contributions
Excellent day out
mar 2019 • Dla rodziny
Great for beginners, children, adults and the experienced climbers. Not too expensive considering you can stay as long as you want and the atmosphere is welcoming and safe. You can hire clibming shoes and all the gear you need is available to purchase. Cafe does hot drinks and snacks and the staff are friendly. Perfect for a rainy day.
Written 19 marca 2019
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alic1988
Manchester, UK118 contributions
Too busy
mar 2019
Went to depot climbing but it was so so busy with loads of children running around.The staff were quite rude and very patronising, they ignored us when we were stood there waiting at the tills and spoke to other people behind us who hadn’t been waiting as long.
The choice of walls and the routes are good but it was let down by how busy it was and the attitudes of the staff. Don’t think we will be going here again.
Written 2 marca 2019
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Ben L
Manchester, UK10 contributions
Quality bouldering centre
paź 2018 • Znajomi
Probably the best place to go bouldering in Manchester. They have an incredible range of routes for people of any skill level. Plus a few walls to top rope, a mini gym and a nice mix of campus walls. Pricing is a tad on the expensive side but you pay for the quality. A lack of lunch/week day offers is the only thing stopping this being my go to centre every time. It also gets seriously busy some evenings and weekends, even at the size it is. The staff are always friendly and if you want a bite to eat after your session then you're covered there too.
Written 25 października 2018
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Max_Coolio
Bury, UK45 contributions
Battling bouldering beginners
sty 2018 • Znajomi
So I fancy the change from the gym which as we all know can be a little dull. I showed up as a beginner and left having had a great experience.

As a beginner I really enjoyed the first two coloured routes but found the third was a little beyond me for now but having signed up as a member for as little as a fiver I will be back to beat that wall!
Written 26 stycznia 2018
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Max N
Grenoble, Francja20 contributions
excellent gym
sty 2018 • Znajomi
the route setting is excellent here, and even though the lot and adjacent street was pretty full of cars, the place is so big that I never really felt like it was crowded inside. My only criticism is that on the easier stuff the holds had a ton of chalk caked on them. A victem of their success I suppose!
Written 16 stycznia 2018
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P M
46 contributions
Victim of its own success
lis 2017 • Znajomi
As a regular in the Manchester climbing scene, Depot came as a great time to open up the indoor bouldering options when Rockover had decided to position itself towards the kids parties market and became intolerable for a year or so - it is now not as bad, by the way.

Depot is now absolutely stacked out during the week evening slots but I really suggest they start looking at limiting capacity. It is fantastic that more and more people are coming to climbing as a great fitness option, however as Depot becomes more crowded it becomes risky with people inexperienced to the sport wandering around without the awareness to maintain the requisite distance from climbers on the wall and above them.

I was compelled to write a poor review as, having tolerated the busyness for a while, I was asked to move twice during my recent visit. Choosing not to compete with the bouldering walls I went to warm up and start my evening climbing on the autobelays. Whilst there a staff-led class of children turned up and I was asked to move to the other side. I did so, but then a second instructor asked me about 15 mins later to move again. Having paid the same amount as any other customer I was extremely pissed off. Moving into the busy bouldering sections, I then found that the competition
wall was off for resetting, PLUS a section of the main room.

It is all well and good attracting new customers and it really is fantastic to see the success that Depot Manchester has been but please respect do not forget the established customer base - as more experienced climbers we will likely be the ones buying things in the shop, adding to the coffers for you in that way.
Written 5 listopada 2017
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Elizabeth Iris Photography
Matlock, UK216 contributions
Best Bouldering Wall
wrz 2017 • Znajomi
This is by far the best wall i've been to. There are loads of problems, different variety of holds, and setting. Lots for beginners, they clearly appreciate their bread and butter customers, unlike a lot of other walls who cater for the elite, even thought they don't pay for entry. The wall is huge and has loads of space so it never feels crowded. The Depot definitely need to open a wall in Sheffield, surely there is a market for it. The other bouldering walls get too busy these days.
Written 8 października 2017
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Anthonie E
Stockport, UK6 contributions
Great place
paź 2017 • Znajomi
This place has a really good vib people are friendly and there is always someone who is willing to help if you are struggling.
Written 3 października 2017
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James B
Halton, UK15 contributions
Great for bouldering
lip 2017 • Dla rodziny
Took my son here, we are both beginners and had a great time. Large range of graded routes plus 12 auto belay routes.
Written 27 lipca 2017
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