Climbing Wall

Our 8.5m Climbing Wall was designed with contribution from renowned mountaineer and previous University Chancellor Sir Christian Bonington, and features 17 belay lines, Bouldering Cave and teaching wall.

The 17 belay lines have colour coded routes and it is possible to complete several different routes from just the one belay line.

The Bouldering Cave is a good place for the next generation to start or for more experienced climbers to come and hone their skills on the overhang section. 

Whether you are a complete beginner or a regular craghopper, our instructors will be happy to help you improve, demonstrate kit and move you on to the next challenge.

Using the Climbing Wall

To register you need to complete a registration form to say that you are taking responsibility for your safety and behaviour. In order to fill this form in correctly climbers must be competent in the use of the roped area of the climbing wall. If this is not the case then you could complete a series of our beginner's classes before registering.

Registered climbers may supervise up to 2 unregistered climbers (over the age of 6) but they must sign a supervision form each time.

Experienced climbers between the age of 14 and 17 may register but need their parent or guardian to fill in and sign the registration form and witness a competency test (available by appointment).

Registered climbers under the age of 18 may not supervise unregistered climbers.

In situ ropes are for top roping only, not leading. When leading on your own ropes please pull down in situ ropes and replace them after your climb. If you do not know how to climb using ropes we recommend that you attend our beginner's classes.