Pay and Climb

Whether you’re a climbing novice or an experienced climber, we offer ‘pay and climb’ sessions, for both adults and children to book.

Pay and Climb sessions are £12.50 per 2 hour block and can only be booked after all participants have completed an induction session (see details below).

Registration & Induction

All public users of the climbing and bouldering wall need to complete a registration form and in-person induction at a fixed cost of £15. Induction takes 1 hour and is a pre-requisite for booking pay-and-climb sessions. Pay-and-climb sessions are offered in 1 hour blocks. The wall has a capacity of 24 climbers per two-hour block.

Opening times

Public Access

The climbing and bouldering wall is open to the public at the following times from October 2024. These times are subject to change.

Saturday12.30pm-2.30pm / 2.30pm-4.30pm

Climbing and Bouldering facilities

What to wear/bring

We recommend you wear comfortable light breathable/flexible fabrics, so that you’re able to move freely when on the wall. For example, shorts or leggings, loose fit T-shirt (sports bras are recommended for girls where age appropriate). Climbing shoes will be provided.

Changing facilities

Please arrive at the sports centre ready for your climbing or bouldering lesson. There are appropriate areas within the centre where you can change your shoes. We also have lockers available if required. Please speak to our reception about purchasing a reusable lock.

Club access

Our climbing academy facilities are available to hire by climbing clubs. If you’re interested in finding out more please email


If you are a qualified coach and wish to conduct your own training sessions using the climbing or bouldering walls you must first register and pay the annual coach fee.

Coaches are then able to block book their clients on public climbing times for a discounted rate. All coaches must hold relevant NGB qualifications, public liability insurance and up-to-date first aid training.

NICAS qualification coaching by 3rd-parties is not permissible at the Climbing and Bouldering wall.

The annual coach fee is £250 (20% entrance fee reduction offered to coach and clients).

Exclusive hire

The facility is available to hire at £150 per hour. Please email for availability.

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