Climbing Course

Beginner or experienced, we cater for all abilities…

Discover the thrill and excitement of Climbing and get ready to take your climbing to the next level! We have a range of climbing courses from Taster Sessions, to Improving your technique…

Adult Learn to Climb

A comprehensive start into the thrilling world of climbing.

This course runs over 3 sessions plus an assesment on the 4th week including your entry with each session lasting 1.5 hours. During this course you will learn essential skills needed to climb safely including using a harness, tying in, belaying and more, and we will also introduce you to the art of climbing movement and technique. Adults completing this course to the instructors satisfaction will then be allowed to climb unsupervised in the centre.

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who’s attended one of our Taster Sessions and is looking for the next step
  • Adults who’ve climbed a little in the past but want to get back into it
  • Boulderers who are looking to progress to roped climbing
  • Supervised climbers who wish to progress to unsupervised climbing
  • Adults who would like to belay their children on ropes at Climbing the Walls

*Please note that this course is for over 18’s only. For an equivalent juniors course please see our NICAS Level 1 courses.

These courses are available to book on the first Tuesday of every month. If you do not see any availability please call the centre on 01743 510238

Learn to Lead Climb

Discover the thrill and excitement of Lead Climbing and get ready to take your climbing to the next level!

Are you a competent top-rope climber with plenty of experience? If so then you’re ready to learn Lead Climbing. Take your climbing to the next level and let us show you the excitement of Lead Climbing, once you’ve discovered this your climbing will skyrocket and you’ll never look back.

On this 3 week course we will teach you:

  • Advanced belaying skills
  • Brand new climbing techniques
  • The art of efficient clipping
  • How to rest whilst still climbing
  • Body positioning and efficient climbing
  • How to plan and route read like a professional climber

This course comprises 3 consecutive sessions at 2 hours per session and has a maximum capacity of just 4 participants per course so please book quickly to avoid disappointment.

To book please call the centre on 01743 510 238

Improve Your Technique

To climb harder most often it’s not just a matter of becoming stronger but simply… better!

Whether you are a beginner looking for a way to improve your climbing and become the next climbing master or you have been climbing for some time now, but it seems like you have stack at a certain level and you can’t progress – our Improve Your Technique Course may be the solution you have been looking for.

Over 4 weeks (6 hours in total) we will show you how to climb more effectively and efficiently. How to avoid most common mistakes and how to turn gravity to work with you when you are climbing.

In details we are going to look at:

  • Week one – different types of holds, how to use them effectively and how their position indicates climber’s positions (straight arms, bodyweight over one foot, hips close to the wall), the centre of gravity and what it’s got to do with climbing, staying in balance (rock over)
  • Week two – footholds and footwork (foot swap, smearing, heel hooks, toe hooks)
  • Week three – climbing steeper walls (flagging, inside/outside edge)
  • Week four – consolidating and working on projects (brushing up skills and applying to chosen climbs)

This four week course starts on the first Wednesday of each month 8pm to 9.30pm and is available for just £60.

For further information, pelase email us at or call 01743 510238

NICAS for Education and Groups

A National Climbing Award Scheme for anyone aged 7 or above

If your child is looking to progress into climbing then The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme is for them.
NICAS is the only nationally recognised award scheme that introduces new climbers to climbing on indoor walls. The scheme focuses on making young climbers, getting them hooked for life, and giving them the tools to make this happen. Working through skill development, all safety aspects as well as climbing ability, the 5 awarding levels have the perfect progression for all young climbers aged 7 and above.

Our courses are run in two age brackets under each level. 7-11 year olds, & 12-17 year olds, this means your kids are grouped with children of similar age ability making the learning and development experience all the easier, and more importantly more fun!

NICAS mainly focuses on high roped climbing focusing on safety and then development into the technical climbing.

What is it?

The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) is a UK wide scheme providing a structured and motivating approach to climbing within an indoor setting. Candidates work through 5 levels and is transferable through to GCSE P.E.

How does NICAS work?

The scheme comprises of five levels aimed at complete novices to expert climbers aged 7 and above. Upon registering with us candidates will receive their very own logbook where they can log their experience and achievements. After achieving each level they are awarded with a shiny new certificate!

A brief summary of the levels are as follows-

  1. Foundation Climber
    An entry level aimed at novices that recognises their ability to climb safety under supervision.
  2. Top Rope Climber
    Aimed at promoting good practice in climbing and bouldering unsupervised on an artificial wall.
  3. Technical Climber
    A more advanced top roping and bouldering level that focuses on developing technique and movement skills.
  4. Lead Climber
    Concentrates on the skills required to both lead climb and belay a lead climber.
  5. Advanced Climber
    The top level that focuses on improving performance, a deeper understanding of climbing systems and the wider world of climbing.

For more information on the scheme please visit the official NICAS website.If you have any further questions regarding NICAS at Climbing the Walls please email Enquiries or just call on 01743 510 238 and to speak to a friendly member of the team.

Taster Session

Never been climbing before? This is the perfect way to try climbing!

Our Intro to Climbing Tasters will get you on the wall, with one of our experienced instructors looking after you. With climbs set to suit all levels of experience and ability, this is an experience suitable for all.

Intro to Climbing Tasters are perfect for adults and children alike. They are private sessions, so you will be the only people with your instructor. A mixture of adults and children are welcome, making them ideal activities whether as a family, group of friends or a one to one lesson.

Discounts available for groups of upto 4

Please Note: If there’s no availability on the date you require please call the centre on 01743 510238

Opening times

Monday 12pm – 10pm
Tuesday to Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday/Sunday 10am – 6pm


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