Climbing Wall and Abseil Tower
Looming above the Whitwell Leisure Park is our 8m high climbing wall and abseil tower. The experienced, novices and 'social' climbers will all find challenges on colour-graded routes for everyone. Our expert and knowledgeable instructors will supervise at all times and will be on hand to answer any questions. Come down the cool way, abseiling off James Bond style!
Younger climbers can climb at the RockBlok too - our traverse wall is perfect for building confidence without getting too high.
High Ropes Course
You Tarzan, or you Jane? Prove it on our tree-top high ropes course, the ultimate adrenaline experience! Balance on wires, leap between platforms and revel in the sense of satisfaction that comes from completing the course. Only the Ospreys get a view of Rutland Water this good!
High Ropes course available for ages 8 and above.
Fancy climbing a long way without getting too high off the ground? Our traverse wall is perfect if you want to enjoy exciting scrambling without worry of losing your nerve. It complements our loftier challenges perfectly, and makes outdoor adventure accessible for all.
Traverse walls available for ages 5 and above.
We have trampolining available every day on our 14ft trampoline: perfect for 6 year olds and up!
Join the Junior Climbing Club
Our weekend climbing club introduces kids from age 8 to the foundations of climbing and beyond in a safe, friendly and fun environment. Participants follow the excellent NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme), with guidance and encouragement from our expert instructors. Each child has their own log book to record and track progress, and there are plenty of mini challenges and competitions to get involved in!
Climb on real rock
We run regular climbing outings to the Peak District and Charnwood Forest - just give us a call to find out more and join in!
Our sister company, Rutland Outdoor, is newly refurbished for 2012, with a dedicated Jack Wolfskin shop-in-shop.
Located next door to the RockBlok, our outdoor equipment store has built an enviable reputation as a top supplier of premium outdoor products for the walking, trekking, travel and climbing enthusiast. Rutland Outdoor offers expert advice, spacious changing rooms and unbeatable deals on top quality brands such as Arcteryx, MSR, Paramo, Meindl, LifeSystems, Ice Breaker and Petzl, plus our Jack Wolfskin shop-in-shop.
Cycle hire and more!
At Rutland Water there is a wealth of activities for those looking for healthy outdoor fun. We are part of the Rutland Cycling family and since 1981 have been introducing families to the joys of traffic-free pedalling and now boast Europe's premier bike hire fleet. Come to the RockBlok and you could hire a bike, picnic on lakeside lawns, take a pleasure boat on the lake and enjoy a wide variety of nearby cafÃ©s, restaurants and pubs - all from our 'base camp'!
What if we want something more?
At the RockBlok we are ready to arrange additional activities to suit you and your group. These include:
- Bridge building
- Raft building/kayaking
- Nature Quest
- Problem solving
- Water Sports
- Fly Fishing
We'd be delighted to speak to you about arranging any of these activities, or designing longer or shorter visits.