Evolv Phantom Review When it comes to climbing, the right shoes can make all the difference. Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for that competitive edge or a newbie taking your first steps onto the wall, finding the ideal climbing shoes can elevate your performance and comfort. From snug, aggressive… Read More

Parthian x BeaverFit collaboration

Back in October 2022, when we first stepped foot on site in the empty units, we made a promise to ourselves to not only strive to create one of Londons best climbing walls, but also one of London’s best training facilities. In early discussions, BeaverFit came up as the… Read More

Scarpa Instinct VS Review

SCARPA INSTINCT VS REVIEW This week, as part of our monthly shoe review, we have Parthian Wandsworth Duty Manager @carmenclimbingjourney reviewing the Scarpa Instinct VS, part of the infamous Instinct family! Let’s see what Carmen has to say… ‘When I had to retire my old shoes, Scarpa Veloce, I… Read More

Impact Setting Parthian Training Day

Setters Assemble! What an opportunity was had at Parthian Reading on the 26th May, the whole team of route setters descended upon Parthian Reading to take part in an Impact route setting course. The art of putting climbing holds onto a blank wall might seem like… Read More

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