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Address: | Summit Centre, The Old Drift Mine, Trelewis CF46 6RD, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1443 710090
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12:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 14:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Formerly the Welsh International Climbing Centre, it is built on the site...

Formerly the Welsh International Climbing Centre, it is built on the site of the former Trelewis drift mine which closed in 1989. The climbing walls are up to 18 metres high with over 180 climbing routes in the main climbing centre plus an additional bouldering area. Summit Centre has many activities including Archery, Aerial Adventure, Water sports, Caving and Climbing. If you not a climber, no worries, we offer climbing taster sessions, climbing courses, NICAS courses. If you have children we run activities during the half terms, these activities start from as little as £10.

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Fantastic Indoor climbing just outside Cardiff

I love this place. Started climbing here ten years ago and after many years took my teenage daughter and my friend here to climb. Very high top and lead walls, chimney and outdoor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
Sandra V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Started climbing here ten years ago and after many years took my teenage daughter and my friend here to climb. Very high top and lead walls, chimney and outdoor aerial experience. Kayaking etc. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Apparently it is having new youth hostel makeover in September so great place for groups to stay over.

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SummitCentre, Guest Relations Manager at Rock UK Summit Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are pretty excited about our makeover. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I took my younger brother indoor rock climbing, both of us had little experience. The staff member who took us for the hour was great to talk to and made us both feel at ease. My brother loved the experience and the staff member gave him the confidence to go higher and to the top of some of the climbing... More 

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SummitCentre, Guest Relations Manager at Rock UK Summit Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Nicolle. We are very glad you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Did the climbing taster session and the Aerial Adventure high ropes. Kids (aged 7, 8 and 10) said it was their best day of the summer holidays and one spent 10 weeks' pocket money on a t-shirt and hoodie to remind him of his time there. Staff were so friendly, reassuring, helpful and professional. Can't wait to go back. Want... More 

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SummitCentre, Guest Relations Manager at Rock UK Summit Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and we hope to see you again on some of the other activities More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Had a brilliant day here on the 12th Aug. My 10 year old did the high ropes, archery and climbing and just think it's been one of the best day of the holidays. A great team who know what they're doing, are enthusiastic and "get's it" when dealing with kids. And from a mum's perspective superb value - there was... More 

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SummitCentre, customer service rep at Rock UK Summit Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for great review. Were are very glad you had such a good day. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Parking outside is no trouble in ample parking spaces, staff are friendly. There's a basic snack shop. The facilities around the climbing wall are being developed. The climbing wall is a good space, with a pretty decent bouldering area. There's one route with auto belay, a good mix of novice routes and some pretty fine lead routes for the experienced... More 

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SummitCentre, Guest Relations Manager at Rock UK Summit Centre, responded to this review

Thank you For your good review. We hope you continue to enjoy the climbing at our wall. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Recommend 50-60 group of families who are looking for adventure park, swimming , good location to stay. Centre have hall for 50-60 people, we have used this place for entertainment session and meeting...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

My daughter and her friend started attending the Summit Centre in Treharris back in January. They started their NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) level 1. The instructors are so patient with them both and challenge them but in an environment of constant praise and encouragement. The instructors are also Autism aware and very friendly. I cannot recommend this place... More 

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SummitCentre, Guest Relations Manager at Rock UK Summit Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we do try our best to cater to everyone's needs and we are glad you feel we have hit the mark. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Bought a group on deal for my 2 daughters to do the high ropes course for £9.90. The instructor was helpful and they loved it! It is usually about £8 which is still excellent value. They also do lots of outdoor activities and will return!!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Staff very helpful and professional Was able to view my family take part-even though I couldn't. Good day out. Cafe available with snacks etc and seating area. They also have an indoor climbing centre and outdoor activities during school holidays.

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We are glad you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you again More 

Coleford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The Summit Centre is a fantastic venue for groups and individuals. Reasonably priced and not to hard to find. The climbing wall has a great mix of routes a small bouldering area with various overhangs and vertical sections. The high ropes course is great fun for everyone, really easy to use and very professional. Staff are friendly and the plans... More 

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