Devons Most Exciting Adventure Centre

Rock and Rapid Adventures is the biggest rock climbing centre in North Devon. Based in South Molton, our climbing wall offers everything from top rope climbing and lead climbing to bouldering and dry tooling. We are also a leading adventure centre in North Devon, providing a range of outdoor activities, including coasteering, kayaking, outdoor rock climbing, raft building and more.

We are open from 10am-10pm on weekdays, and 10am-6pm on weekends. Our centre also has a cafe, group bunkhouse accommodation for parties and school residentials, an abseiling platform and outdoor low ropes.


Learn to rock climb in Devon

At Rock and Rapid, we pride ourselves on making rock climbing accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. Our qualified climbing instructors facilitate development at all levels, whether you are a beginner wanting to learn to rock climb, or an experienced climber looking to focus on specific aspects of your technique.

We offer rock climbing taster sessions for first-time climbers, climbing courses such as our Step Up to Lead course, and kids’ climbing clubs for ages 4 and upwards. Kids can develop their confidence and skills in everything from climbing and belaying to abseiling and bouldering with our NICAS-accredited youth climbing clubs.


Parties, groups and events

As one of the top attractions in North Devon, Rock and Rapid Adventures is a popular venue for all kinds of groups, special occasions and events.

Throughout the year, we host a number of school residential trips, with groups from across the country visiting us to experience a range of fun and educational outdoor activities in the South West. We also run regular group climbing sessions for schools and local organisations, catering to all ages, demographics and additional needs.

We are also popular as a birthday party venue in North Devon. During our parties, kids can enjoy climbing, low ropes and more, plus a tasty birthday lunch. For the adults, we provide unforgettable stag weekends and hen dos, perfect for adventurous types, where you and your friends can enjoy coasteering, climbing and more, and even spend the weekend in our Alpine hut-style bunkhouse!

Rock and Rapid is also available for various local events, from launches and corporate team building events to charity fundraisers and much more.


Outdoor activities in Devon

It’s not just climbing that we offer at Rock and Rapid Adventures! We run a range of outdoor activities in Devon and the surrounding areas. Feel the adrenaline rush of scrambling across rocks and jumping into the sea on our coasteering trips, or enjoy a day of watersports, learning to kayak or canoe on a serene lake. We even offer exciting rafting expeditions and outdoor rock climbing adventures, everywhere from Valley of the Rocks to Dartmoor National Park.

Whether you’re looking for a group activity for a party or special occasion, or simply want to try out a new hobby, our adventure activities are an unforgettable way to spend the day!

Our story

Rock and Rapid Adventures was founded in 2007 by Keith Crockford. In June 2010, Rock and Rapid Adventures took over what was formerly The Mill Adventure Centre. Since then, the centre has grown to offer a wide selection of outdoor activities and climbing sessions, as well as hosting school residential trips and local events. In October 2019, we also opened our brand new bouldering cave, which is now the biggest and most exciting of its kind in North Devon!


If you want to know more about Rock and Rapid Adventures, how to find us, or what we offer, feel free to contact us today on 01769 309 003.


Meet the Team

  • Keith

    Managing Director
  • Ollie

    Operations Manager
  • Gareth

    Centre Manager
  • Simmo

  • Isaac

  • Ruby

What people say rock and rapid

"It was awesome!"

Rock and Rapid testimonial

My daughter stayed here as part of a residential trip with her school in June. She says it was awesome! The climbing wall was really cool and the zip wire was great.

Lou / School Residential

"Great centre, great staff, great atmosphere!"

Rock and Rapid testimonial

I have been climbing here on and off for almost 4 years now. I keep coming back. This is by far one of the most friendly, helpful and safe climbing centres I have ever been to. The staff are constantly on guard for any mishaps and are very approachable with any and all concerns Especially talking through hypothetical situations and scenarios. Their knowledge is current and at the highest level. Definitely a place to go, and keep going.

Ken Hard, Devon / Indoor Climbing

"Love the inclusiveness of this place"

Learn to climb in 2020

I started climbing here about a year ago and love the atmosphere and people I meet. Ladies might, on a Monday which is run by Simmo has become a weekly must. (the coffee is pretty awesome too.) Great instruction is given on technique including safety) plus games are put together to improve climbing ability. I bring my nieces here and they love it. It’s exercise without feeling like you’re i a gym. I can’t recommend it enough!

Laura S / Indoor Climbing

Our accreditations

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