1st July 2023 sees an incredible new multi-functional and active destination space open its doors in London: Parthian Climbing Wandsworth.  Offering a world-class, state-of-the-art indoor climbing facility with community and inclusivity at its very core, the 25,000 square foot of space will cleverly combine climbing with lifestyle elements of café, bar, gym, retail and co-working space. What’s more, it is the first indoor climbing facility in the UK to feature an exact replica of the Olympic bouldering wall, “The Titan”, which will be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. 

Perfect for friends, families, those adventuring solo, and big groups gathering for some active time together, Parthian Climbing Wandsworth is sure to be a capital hotspot this summer and beyond.  

The brainchild of John Dunne, an internationally renowned climber who has established many world-class routes over the last 25 years, Parthian Climbing’s brand mission is to offer, and make accessible, climbing for everyone; building a community that inspires and grows the next generation of climbers.

The new Wandsworth space is the company’s fifth centre and is situated within Southside Shopping Centre. Bouldering, auto-belays and roped climbing intertwine to create an invigorating choice of opportunities, where seasoned climbers and novices alike can develop their passion for climbing within a supportive and inclusive environment.

Setting Parthian Climbing Wandsworth apart from its counterparts is the “The Titan”, the first exact replica of the Olympic bouldering wall in the UK. Meticulously crafted by Olympic climbing wall supplier, EP Climbing, this extraordinary feature is an imposing addition to the centre. As the first indoor climbing facility in the UK to host this replica, Parthian Climbing Wandsworth anticipates professional athletes visiting from around the globe to utilise the Olympic wall for intensive training ahead of the eagerly awaited Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Beyond the realm of exceptional climbing experiences, Parthian Climbing Wandsworth goes above and beyond to enhance visitors’ overall enjoyment. Within its walls, a generous café, bar and co-working space provides a haven to unwind, socialize and replenish. Before, after, or in between their climb, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the venue which provide an immersive and inspiring atmosphere.

Moreover, the facility houses a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning gym, ensuring access to unparalleled training equipment, as well as a specialist climbing retail area, allowing enthusiasts to acquire high-quality climbing gear and equipment, facilitating their pursuit of climbing excellence.

Promising to be exciting, inspiring, challenging, and accessible for all, Parthian Climbing Wandsworth is destined to enrich London’s active lifestyle scene, and hopes to build a connection with, and sense of place for, its vibrant, surrounding community.

John Dunne, founder and CEO of Parthian Climbing Ltd says: “We are really excited to be opening our fifth climbing centre, in Southside, Wandsworth. It’s been fantastic to collaborate with Landsec and Southside to realise our vision and provide a stunning climbing experience in a unique space, fronting Garratt Lane. We will offer Climbing for Everyone, catering for a wide mix of the local community, and bringing climbing to the next generation.”

In addition, Pieter Strömbeck, Centre Director at Southside Shopping Centre, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Parthian Climbing to Southside and unveil another stand out experience for our guests. The new climbing complex provides a unique experience for all levels of climbing abilities and adds to our must-visit leisure offering here at the centre. We’re in no doubt that Parthian Climbing will be a massive draw for both thrill seekers living locally, as well as those further afield too.”

Prices as follows:

Day Pass: Adult £15 / Concession £12

10x Day Passes: Adult £135 / Concession £108

Monthly Membership: Adult £75 / Concession £60 / Junior Add On £25*

*Junior Add-On is only available for immediate family members when purchasing a standard adult membership



Note to Editors:

Parthian Climbing
 The brainchild of John Dunne, an internationally renowned climber who has established many world-class new routes over the last 25 years, the brand takes its name from one of his famous climbs, Parthian Shot, which set a new world standard back in 1989 and is still notorious today. 

Parthian Climbing’s brand mission is to offer, and make accessible, climbing for everyone, building a community that inspires and grows the next generation of climbers.

Parthian Climbing has a proven track record of being one of the highest-quality providers of climbing instruction and coaching in the UK at their existing sites in Manchester, Reading, Harrogate and Southampton, and all Parthian Climbing centres offer sessions for young climbers on the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS), group events for clubs such as Scouts and Brownies, and school sessions developed around the GCSE PE curriculum.

Landsec Group PLC
At Landsec, we strive to connect communities, realise potential and deliver sustainable places.
As one of the largest real estate companies in Europe, our portfolio of well-connected retail, leisure, workspace and residential hubs. From the iconic Piccadilly Lights in the West End and the regeneration of London’s Victoria, to the creation of retail destinations at Westgate Oxford and Trinity Leeds, we own and manage some of the most successful and memorable real estate in the UK.
We aim to lead our industry in critical long-term issues – from diversity and community employment, to carbon reduction and climate resilience. We deliver value for our shareholders, great experiences for our customers and positive change for our communities.
Find out more at landsec.com

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