‘Summit Up’ officially opened its doors on 30th September following a successful 2-week launch period where they welcomed over 2000 visitors. Oldham’s first community-focused climbing centre has attracted climbers of all abilities with its wide variety of Olympic standard climbing walls, 100 climbing routes, 2 official speed walls and a dedicated two-tier bouldering area including a floating boulder.
A major driving force behind the centre’s success is the inclusion of leading fun-climbing franchise, Clip ‘n Climb, which since opening has welcomed 1675 individual climbers and over 90 children’s party bookings. The centre has also recorded 228 soft play bookings, proving the centre to be a hit with families of all ages.
“An absolutely fantastic place for kids and adults too! Our kids said it was the most fun they’d had at any play place they’d ever been to, and they can’t wait to come back. The building has great facilities and is beautiful and clean.” – Ashley Irving
“The staff were fantastic and really motivated us to try different walls and reach new heights! Would definitely recommend and I will be returning.” – Jaclyn Roe Salt
To mark the official opening of Summit Up, Sir Norman Stoller CBE KStJ DL, Chairman and Founder of the Stoller Charitable Trust, hosted an event for local dignitaries and community members in celebration of the new climbing centre.
‘I am confident that Summit Up, as a trading subsidiary company of the Stoller Charitable Trust, will not only be successful in its own right, but, because the distributable profits are to go to charity, my Trust can continue to provide a helping hand to those in need. I can’t think of a more desirable outcome for the hard work and endless hours of planning, design and construction that has been required to make this possible, and I will always be grateful to those involved for it.’ – Sir Norman Stoller CBE KStJ DL.
Summit Up is funded by The Stoller Charitable Trust, a charity that provides a helping hand where needed. The purpose-built climbing centre aims to provide a fun and safe space for the community to experience something new and push their limits. All profits generated by Summit Up will go directly back into the Charity.
With a bright future in sight, the centre has plenty more to offer in the coming months including a monthly membership scheme for climbers and boulderers, ClimbFit fitness classes and National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes (NICAS®) available to anyone over the age of 7.