Schools and Clubs

Schools and Climbing the Walls…

Climbing the Walls offers a third generation climbing centre with fully qualified and experienced staff delivering memorable experiences alongside high quality nationally recognised climbing courses.

Designed to introduce the next generation of young people to the sport, Climbing the Walls aims to provide high impact thrilling sessions through the use of our Action Walls, Bouldering and 12.6m Top Rope Walls drawing young people in through FUN, CHALLENGE and ACHIEVEMENT.

Benefits of climbing:

  • Develops Muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and flexibility
  • Gives and sense of achievement, developing self-esteem and confidence
  • Develops confidence and trust in other people
  • Enhances concentration and focus
  • Develops team work and communication skills

Qualifications we offer

NICAS

National indoor Climbing Awards Schemes UK wide, schemes designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial structures

It can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering, the schemes are open to all candidates from 7 upwards

NICAS ranges from levels 1 to 5. Starting from the complete beginner to fully competent climber ready for competitions. The course will motivate young people to participate in physical activity and will increase climbing and movement ability. The use of log books will help measure the development of the candidates.

GCSE PE

We also work with several schools as climbing is one of the sports listed in GCSE PE specification under Identifying and Solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature. Your students can climb within the curriculum with physical education programmes of study, key stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. Climbing is one of the sports listed in the GCSE PE specification and is based around the NICAS qualification covering all aspects of the spectrum being followed.

We offer Action Walls sessions, One off climbing Sessions, NICAS climbing sessions and one off bouldering sessions.

To find out more about how Climbing the Walls can assist your students as part of their PE curriculum, please contact our centre and ask for the Schools and groups Manager on 01743 510238, you can also download our prospectus for schools.

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Schools

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Guides & Scouts

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FAQ’s

We advise you wear something that allows for a lot of movement and you feel comfortable, general sports gear is great. Climbing shoes are VITAL. If you do not have climbing shoes they are available for hire.

Minimum participation age for climbing is 5 (school year 1).

We are happy to work with you to tailor-make sessions according to your needs.

Groups can be booked by phone or directly at Climbing The Walls. 50% of the group price will be taken at time of booking with the remaining 50% paid on the day.

Costs can vary depending on activity type and membership level.

Opening times

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

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Price list…
offering discounts for groups and clubs

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360 Reviews#4 of 62 things to do in Shrewsbury
  •   Had a great party for 7th birthday, with the action walls and the party room afterwards. Highly recommended. Climbing leaders were excellent and all had a fab time.

    172emmao
    12/19/2019

      Went for a Sunday afternoon climbing session with my lad. We tried wolf mountain in wolves first but they didn’t have enough staff. No such trouble at Shrewsbury, not with... read more

    craigf858
    12/22/2019

      Had a fantastic time.
    10 five-year-olds all enjoyed a great climbing session.
    Lovely clean party room. Food and squash was just enough. Friendly and helpful staff.
    Thank you.

    James H
    10/06/2019
  •   Brought both my daughters and a friend. Ages 16,12 & 12, they had a great time, better than expected and good value. Would def recommend and will be revisiting soon.

    Toni W
    8/29/2019

      Please sort the cafe out. Went on 22nd September. Had to wait 40 mins for an Americano!!! He lad behind the counter didn't have a clue. He kept also running... read more

    Millie_Boon
    9/23/2019

      With one hour and 15 challenges with varying degrees of difficulty, this is a fun thing to do for experienced and novice climbers. Both my daughter and I are experienced... read more

    DanMackjernan
    12/31/2019
  •   I've just had the first week of a learn to climb course. I was very well looked after, the teaching was great and the climbing centre seems a very welcoming... read more

    Tony S
    11/13/2019

      Have been here loads of times. Staff friendly, helpful and informative. Went with my 13 year old son and had a great night and only cost£10 each on a special... read more

    BORIS202020
    12/21/2019

      My boys love Climbing the walls and we love the fact that it gets them doing things which are good for them. The raised coffee shop allows parents to watch... read more

    495timv
    2/18/2020
  •   Booked our 6 year old daughter in for the first time. She loved it she was awesome at climbing and this was aided by the friendly and helpful instructors. We... read more

    tkud
    9/01/2019

      We took our guides aged 10-14 years to climb on the action walls. As always the booking process and check in was smooth. The guides loved the varying challenge of... read more

    G7190NQamandam
    1/29/2020

      Excellent staff and excellent facilities. The group sizes are perfect with enough to do continuously. Great to get all the family exercising.

    Ben R
    8/26/2019
Climbing The Walls Ltd: Directors Statement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken the decision to close Climbing The Walls until Easter 2021.

The closure will take effect from 10pm on Thursday 15th October 2020.

As you can imagine, this is not a decision we have taken lightly but as a financially secure local company who physically interacts with the local community, we feel this decision is the perfect balance between being financially responsible for the future of the business and also the best ethical solution we could make given recent infection growth and the approaching Winter Wave!

Our sincerest and heartfelt thanks to our loyal staff and customers during these testing times.

We will be refunding all current bookings and pausing or refunding all membership dues. We thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and support during this time and we will use our best endeavours to refund all booking revenues by the end of the month.

This inbox will continue to be monitored on an intermittent basis.

This strategic decision will create time for some new world thinking in regard to the management/ownership/operation of the Climbing Centre and for us to consider and explore in detail, a wide variety of operating and tenancy options moving forward post pandemic to ensure the success of the centre when it re-opens.

If any individual, organisation or climbing community groups are interested in taking this vibrant, successful Climbing Centre forward post-pandemic please contact our Director Kevin Murphy via email:  enquiries@climbingthewalls.club FAO Kevin Murphy

Many Thanks

The Board of Directors of Climbing The Walls Limited