Depot Climbing

Big Depot closing for full rebuild – 31st May 2022

May 20, 2022 3:04 pm

Depot Climbing

We are pleased to announce that Big Depot will be getting a full and extensive rebuild this summer.

We will be completely reimagining this building and starting from an empty shell. 

So in Winter 2022 we will be bringing you a brand new climbing wall as well as all the other facilities in the centre. 

What to expect

  • 100 lines of climbing
  • 200sqm of mezzanine bouldering
  • 12 auto belay lines
  • Group abseil platform
  • Brand new café
  • Brand new shop
  • New ground floor reception


The centre will close in its current form for the last time on Tuesday 31st May. 


This historic centre has been the heart of the Leeds climbing scene since the 90s and has helped many people get into climbing and hone their skills through the years.

We hope to be able to continue this by giving Leeds the best roped climbing centre in the UK if not beyond.

This tied in (pun intended) to the brand new Depot centre opening in Armley in June 2022 will firmly cement Leeds on the map as one of the best climbers cities in the UK.

With the exciting announcement of the refurbishment of Big Depot you may have some questions. We have pre-empted these below, if we have not answered your question below please get in touch by emailing [email protected]


Can I keep my membership running and use the other Depot sites?

Yes, all our pay monthly memberships can be used at any of our sites. This includes; Big Depot Leeds, Pudsey Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham

Will I be able to use my membership at your new site in Armley when it opens?

Of course, we are hoping for a near seamless transition between Armley opening and Big Depot closing. You do not need to do anything to use your membership in Armley. It is also just a 5 minute drive from Big Depot and has ample parking

I only climb at Big Depot and don’t boulder. Can I freeze my membership?

Yes, you can freeze your membership. This is done by our membership change form on the website available here. Change Request form. You need to submit your freeze request 7 days before the end of the month to avoid being charged on the 1st of the following month. When we reopen Big Depot you will also need to unfreeze in person or using the same link. Please note that if you freeze you will not be able to use your membership at any other Depot site

How do I freeze my membership?

This is done by our membership change form on the website available here. Change Request form.

What will happen to my remaining punch card entries?

These can be used at any Depot site or will still be valid when we reopen 

I have a booking coming up, will this go ahead?

Our team will be in touch with all bookings that will require rebooking. If you are unsure please contact the centre directly I have a gift voucher/card that expires whilst you are closed.

What will happen to it?

These can be used at any Depot site 


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