Ascend climbing gym 

Help us bring climbing to east Lindsey community

About us

We are Ascend climbing gym, a start-up business that intends to open bouldering facility on north Holme road, Louth. We seek to encourage participation, inspire passion and discover potential. “climb higher, get fitter, have fun”  

We will be the only rock-climbing facility within a 20 mile radius of Louth, and the only venue with dedicated bouldering facilities within a 40 mile radius. We believe that the people of our community deserve access to one of the fastest growing sports, and with climbing seeing its Olympic debut in the Tokyo 2020, there is no better time to make this a reality.

 After a year of planning, designing, research and training staff we are mere weeks away from beginning construction with a target of opening late august.


About bouldering

Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to its raw essentials. Leaving behind ropes and harnesses and just using climbing shoes and a bag of chalk over safety mats, your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering "problems" (a route, or sequence of moves) using balance, technique, strength, and your brain.

You don't need experience or lots of expensive kit to have a go - making it really easy to get into if you've never tried it before.

The climbs are high enough to be exciting, but not so high that they're hugely intimidating. Using safety mats means that the risks of falling off can be managed, and leaving the ropes behind means that you are free to concentrate on the climbing, not the equipment. It's just you, the wall, and your friends on the ground egging you on.

Bouldering gives a full body workout and keeps the mind sharp as you learn to read the holds and solves problematic routes. It offers an exciting alternative to the routine of other fitness regimes through ever changing routes to solve and overcome, and while bouldering has an accessible entry level it also has an expansive difficulty curve for those wishing to train to an elite level.

Why we need your help

Due to our level of funds are only option was to find a facility to rent and convert into our bouldering gym, after months of searching we came across the perfect building on north Holme road. It had the size, the height, and a suitable structure for installing a wall. And what really set it apart from other buildings we had seen was the location with safe suitable access for our customer and enough parking. Unfortunately, due to a very unexpected series of events the lease agreement for this building has fallen through and we have been left with the only option of acquiring a mortgage and purchasing the building. While the monthly repayments on a mortgage would be lower than the previously agreed rent, we are not in a position to fund the mortgage deposit and are left with a very short amount of time to rectify this situation and safeguard the future of the climbing gym.


How you can help

We are determined and driven to successfully bring this asset to our community and are exploring every avenue to raise the funds needed including, sporting grants, crowd funding, and fundraising events. We are currently mid-application for a community asset fund, and we will be launching our just giving, kickstarter, and go fund me pages shortly. One of the most valuable things we can ask is for everyone that has an interest in climbing coming to our community shows their support in the form of a short testimonial and be spreading the word. All we need is a short paragraph to say who you are, your experience or interest in climbing, and how our climbing gym could benefit you, your friends and family, or the east Lindsey community.


What we can give back

Apart from bringing an exciting new sport to the community, we have several options for donators to be reimbursed. For those looking to use the facility when it opens you can reclaim the value of your donations in 2 for 1 vouchers. For anyway who doesn’t think they will use the facility or are out of the area, you can choose one of the charities we are planning to support (currently planned to be “Climbers against cancer”, “NSPCC” and “ECHO”) and we will add your donations to our contributions over the next 5 years. Or finally you could choose for the value of your donations to go towards the continued maintenance of the facility.


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Donations (0)

  • Rachel Mager 
    • £30 
    • 1 mo
  • Alfred Manning 
    • £50 
    • 1 mo
  • John Hards 
    • £100 
    • 1 mo
  • Caroline Isherwood 
    • £50 
    • 1 mo
  • Andrew Thompson 
    • £30 
    • 1 mo


Darren Thompson 
Louth, East Midlands, United Kingdom
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