Climbing Timetable

The climbing timetable includes a range of sessions for both adults and juniors.

Day: Tuesday | Time: 6.30 - 8pm | Suitable for: Beginners | Course Start Date: Courses resuming in August


Day: Wednesday | Time: 7 - 8.30pm | Suitable for: Intermediate| Course Start Date: Courses resuming in August

Day: Tuesday | Time: 5.30 - 6.30pm | Suitable for: All adults 

Day: Wednesday | Time: 7 - 8pm | Suitable for: All adults 

Day: Tuesdays | Time: 5.30 - 8pm 

Day: Wednesdays | Time: 5.30 - 8pm

Level 1: Beginners

Day: Saturdays | Time: 10 - 11.15am | Suitable for: Juniors 8 - 17


Level 2: Intermediate 

Day: Saturdays | Time: 11.15 - 12.30pm | Suitable for: Juniors 8 - 17


As we prepare to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games Hockey and Squash events, our final climbing sessions will take place on Saturday 16 July. Sessions will resume after the Commonwealth Games in late August, with an exact date confirmed soon.

Climbing Sessions

Taster Session (adults)

£8 for members

£9 for non-members

£6 for students 

These one-hour sessions are aimed at those who have never climbed before, giving you the opportunity to get kitted up and start climbing under the supervision of a qualified instructor.


Please arrive wearing flat-soled shoes and clothes that are easy to move in. Long leggings or trousers that cover your legs as much as possible will ensure you’re comfortable whilst climbing and wearing a harness. 

woman climbing with a harness whilst smiling towards the camera


£57 for members and UoB staff

£64 for non-members

£52 for students 

Each session is 90-minutes and all equipment is included. New participants can only join the course in week 1 or 2, after this the course will be closed to new participants.


Beginner: This five-week course is for those with no prior experience of climbing indoors. You will learn the basics of safe climbing on indoor walls, including the correct fitting of a harness, how to tie into the rope, how to use a belay device, and will learn and practice the basics of climbing movement. By the end of this course, you will be competent in the use of safety equipment for indoor climbing.


Advanced: This five-week course is for competent climbers or those who have completed a previous beginner-level course. You will learn efficient climbing movement techniques, gain an understanding of the different hold types and their use, and how to `read` a route, as well as build confidence and stamina.

Pay & Go Climb

£5 for members

£6 for non-members

£4 for students 

Available to competent climbers over the age of 14.


Just turn up and climb during the session times. All climbing equipment is provided with the exception of shoes.


If you are new to Sport & Fitness, please create an account before you book Pay & Go climbing.

Climbing wall

Junior Climbing Club

Suitable for all children aged 8+.


All climbing equipment is provided however, please ensure juniors wear close-fitting footwear such as trainers.


If your junior is new to Sport & Fitness, please create an account for them before you book onto Junior Climbing Club.

Junior climbing taster session



£6 for junior members of Sport & Fitness

£9 for non-members

Suitable for ages 7 – 16.


Climbing taster sessions are designed to give juniors their first experience of indoor climbing. Juniors will grow their confidence and most importantly, have fun!


If you don’t have a membership or haven’t booked anything with us before, please create an account before booking your session.

Two juniors tying a harness rope for the climbing wall