Opening Hours are 9am-7pm – 7 days, with late night opening till 10pm on Tue/Thur. There is a great club atmosphere during the late nights, and it is often possible to partner up on the night.
Entry price is £6.50 for members, £9 for day tickets.
2 hour ice session & all day rock is £27.50
Gear hire is available £2.50 per item
The Ice Factor is located in Kinlochleven (it’s the biggest building in the middle of the village), 6 miles from Glencoe Junction.
Routes from simple juggy problems to serious overhangs and technical problems. Throughout the winter, we set dry tooling problems in the bouldering room and on the outdoor rock climbing tower.
This features our 15m high overhanging feature wall. The wall is on hydraulics and can be moved out to 6m overhanging.
Grades are 4+ to 7b, with a variety of top rope and lead lines. Please note our autobelays have been removed owing to a manufacturer recall. There are 2 multi-pitch routes and a number of bolts low down for practicing belay configuration.
Features large freeform area with grades 3+ - 6a+. The area features 3 multi-pitch training points, with two full length ‘trad protection’ cracks.
Features 25 lines of varying grades from III-VII/7 (there is no lead climbing in the ice wall so the grades are an approximate of the technical difficulty/steepness). We require all climbers to wear a helmet in the Indoor Ice Arena. Axes must be sharp and fit for purpose with leashes attached.
The centre has security lockers, changing area and showers.
Instruction, Coaching and Development at Ice Factor are provided by Anderson Mountain Training Centre Ltd The Anderson Mountain Training Centre was established to honour the memory of Andrew (Andy) Anderson, former Director of Glenmore Lodge the National Outdoor Centre, mentor, friend and instrumental in establishing the National Ice Climbing Centre. Our objectives include;
The café is open year round from 9am-6pm, offering gourmet coffees, Range of Home Baking, Home Made Soups and Light Snacks. Please note, because the café is operated year round we do not allow packed lunches to be eaten in the centre.
Upstairs (above the shop) there is a cosy climbers’ bar - The Bothan, with a range of fester couches, wood burning stove, Climbing Posters/Artifacts. The bar offers a full menu, freshly cooked by our resident chef. A range of real ales, malt whisky and warm regular live music.
Sauna & Steam Room available on request
Please see the relevant section on our website. We allow camper vans to free park overnight in the centre car park. There is a climbers’ bunkhouse 50m behind Ice Factor - Blackwater, with camping on site.
Centre staff are all active climbers and instructors, please pop into reception for a chat about recent conditions/weather and route activity in the area.