Welcome to Rock UK Summit Centre
Summit Centre, formerly known as the Welsh International Climbing Centre, is located south of Merthyr Tydfil in the South Wales Valleys just 10 minutes from the A470 and under an hour from the centre of Cardiff. It is built on the site of the former Trelewis drift mine which closed in 1989. The Taff Bargoed Development Trust redeveloped the site and in 1997 it became an international indoor climbing centre.
The indoor climbing walls are up to 18 metres high with over 180 climbing routes in the main climbing centre plus an additional bouldering area. The centre also has a world class man-made caving system with a waterfall inside.
Rock UK has extensive expansion plans for the centre which include developing the land to accommodate exciting outdoor adventure activities (including our newest activity, the "Aerial Adventure" which opened in May 2015) and developing the already substantial residential accommodation. We aim to make the time you spend with us even more adventurous and exciting!
Take a look at the current range of activities available. We’re making good use of the extensive natural resources in and around the South Wales Valleys and the Brecon Beacons by offering activities such as off-site mountain biking, climbing and walking, plus water based activities at the Taff Bargoed Millennium Park which include open canoeing, kayaking and raft building.
Take a look at our great range of Courses available at Summit Centre.
If you’re looking for something to do during the school holidays then why not book in for some of the excting activity sessions that we'll be running at Summit Centre?
For full details of our May Half Term Activity Programme (including prices, age and height restrictions and information about how to book) follow this link.
You can also find details of our regular climbing clubs here.
2016 is the Welsh Year of Adventure and at Summit Centre we're looking forward to running some special events during the year and have launched our NEW Adventure Card for people to gain prizes as they take part in activities throughout the year.
For further information about the Wales Year of Adventure please check out our special page by clicking here.
We're holding our 5th annual Summer BBQ in aid of Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team in June. The event will be on Friday 3rd June between 6-10pm. There will be live music, competitions, delicious food climbing and lots more…
It’s FREE ENTRY so come along and enjoy the evening!
We hope to see you there!