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Climbing Wall Timetable
The climbing timetable includes a range of sessions for both adults and juniors.
Day: Tuesday | Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm | Suitable for: Beginner Climbers 18+ | Course Start Date: 16 January
Day: Tuesday | Time: 8;00pm - 9.30pm | Suitable for: Intermediate Climbers 18+ | Course Start Date: 16 January
Day: Wednesday | Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm | Suitable for: Advanced Climbers 18+ | Course Start Date: 17 January
Day: Wednesday | Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm | Suitable for: Beginner Climbers 18+ | Course Start Date: 17 January
Day: Tuesday | Time: 5.30 - 6.30pm | Suitable for: All adults
Day: Wednesday | Time: 5 - 6pm | Suitable for: All adults
Day: Tuesdays | Time: 5.30 - 8pm
Day: Wednesdays | Time: 6 - 8.30pm
Level 1: Beginners
Day: Saturdays | Time: 10 - 11.15am | Suitable for: Juniors 7 - 17
Level 2: Intermediate
Day: Saturdays | Time: 11.15 - 12.30pm | Suitable for: Juniors 7 - 17
Taster Session (adults 18+)
£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.
5 week climbing courses
£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.
Intermediate: 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.
Advanced: This five-week course follows on from the intermediate course, completing the indoor climbing skill set. Those who haven’t attended the intermediate course but are already competent – such as indoor top rope climbers – are welcome to attend. We concentrate on learning how to lead climb (climbing a route without a rope above you, taking your own rope, and clipping it into the safety bolts as you go). Best practice is taught and consistent throughout.
Pay & Go Climb
£5 for members
£6 for non-members
£4 for students
Available to competent climbers over the age of 18.
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.
Junior Climbing Club
Junior Climbing Level 1 (for new junior climbers) – Saturday, 10am – 11.15am
Junior Climbing Level 2 (for juniors who have completed level 1) – Saturday, 11.15am – 12.30pm
Suitable for all children aged 7+.
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.
For juniors aged 8 and below, parents need to stay at the Climbing wall and watch the session
- Ages 9-13 – in the building and easily contactable for emergencies
- Ages 14+ – can attend without parental supervision
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.