Outdoor Climbing with Parthian blog

Outdoor Climbing with Parthian At Parthian we firmly believe that there is an ‘Outdoor’ climber somewhere in every indoor ‘gym climber’ and we have outdoor climbing days suited for all ability levels and experience. Our Qualified outdoor instructors have gone through a rigorous process to deliver these Outdoor Climbing… Read More

Boulder Wall Rebuild & Updated Facilities

We have some very exciting news! We would like to take this opportunity to update you of our plans for the Parthian Climbing Reading redevelopment over the coming months. With our new reception and shop now up and running, and our café well on its way to moving downstairs, the next… Read More

Facing Fears

My mental health has fluctuated dramatically since I was at school, sometimes to such an extent that I’ve had to take long periods off work. Anxiety and fear always held a strong place in my life and ruled much of my behaviour. It wasn’t until I rediscovered my love for… Read More

For the Love of Climbing

I’ve been climbing for almost 7 years and have enjoyed every single moment. Despite many phases of frustration within the sport, climbing has allowed me to be passionate and learn to deal with my weaknesses and turn them into strengths.  I used to get… Read More

Climbing out of Anxiety

I have dealt with anxiety for as long as I can think. When I first started climbing, I would always have to wait outside the climbing centre until my friends arrived because I was too scared to go in by myself. But over the years climbing has taught me… Read More


At Parthian Climbing, our aim is to make each and every one of our visitors feel like part of our community – part of our family. That’s why we’ve tried to provide everything you could possibly need to enjoy your climbing and crush your projects, right where you climb. Our… Read More

Reading Climbing Festival: WBL Final blog

Saturday 12th March saw the culmination of our winter boulder league with a grand finale at Parthian Reading. The finals day comprised of a spilt between the fifth round of WBL and the grand final held on Reading’s boulder competition wall. The setting team of Luke, Mikey, Tom and… Read More

BMC Youth Climbing Series Grand Final

The weekend of the 27th/28th November marked the Grand Final of YCS 2021, hosted by none other than our very own Parthian Climbing Southampton. It was an amazing turn out, young climbers from all over the UK brought their absolute A game to compete across the two days. It… Read More

Tenaya Oasi LV Review

‘A new version of the Oasi specifically adapted to the anatomy of the female foot. When we started out on ‘project OASI’ we wanted to create a curved climbing shoes that works as well on friction slabs and vertical walls as it does on overhanging routes and boulder problems, and… Read More

Wild Climbers – get ready to play!

Ask any of our instructors who have taken one of our regular Climbing Introductions for 4-8-year-olds and they will tell you that these sessions usually are about so much more than just the climbing. They are full of stories, fun and adventure. We hear about spiderman and climb like… Read More