There are a number of different ways you can start climbing at Sportspark.
If you are a beginner or never climbed before we run courses that teach you all you need to know. These run during school term on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and are available for both adult and juniors. We also run a family course on a Saturday.
If you have done some climbing before or want to improve your climbing then the improver course is the one for you. These are run on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday again for adults and juniors.
For a more personal approach we offer private session on a 1:1 to 1:8 basis. Full details and contact details can found on the climbing notice board by the entrance to the climbing wall.
If you a component climber (16+) you can register to climb unsupervised by completing an assessment with one of our instructors. Climbing prices are listed in our current price list under "climbing wall" and usage is charged in 90 minute blocks. Non-members pay the Pay and Play price plus a £10 cash deposit. Members pay the peak or off-peak members/concession fee (depending on the time of day that they visit).
NEW SESSIONS - On Friday 2nd August and Friday 23rd August we will be having a climbing socials running between 7pm - 9pm. An instructor will be available and harnesses are available for climbers to use. Cost is the normal entry for the wall.
Come along to our social climbing session every Thursday 20:00-22:20
The idea of social climbing night is to support new climbers who may be looking for people to climb with, people who may struggle to find regular partners or just to make some new friends and people to climb with at your local wall.
This is open to regular users all the way through to beginners. You never know, you might find a new midweek climbing partner or training buddy!
A Sportspark qualified climbing instructor will be available during the session to answer question and give advice.
Cost - Normal wall entry.
All climbers must be registered with Sportspark .
For those under 16 we run a junior climbing club on Thursday and Saturday and an academy on Tuesday and Thursday . This is great place to meet new people and continue to improve your climbing under the supervision of an climbing instructor
Climbing wall opening times
opens at 07:00 everyday
closes at 22:20 everyday
Peak: Monday – Friday 16:00-20:30
Off-Peak All other times
Sportspark operate a climbing band process for all unsupervised climbing.
Climbing Assessment Times
Tuesday 17:15 and 19:45 (from 30th October), Thursday 16:15 term time only, Saturday 13:00 and 13:30.
Climbing Taster Sessions
We run taster sessions throughout the year for both adults & juniors. Taster sessions provide 90 minutes of expert guidance in a small group. For more information on our climbing tasters and courses click here.
Looking for an unusual activity for your group, office or with friends? You can book a group (maximum number of eight) for a climbing session (120 minutes) with a qualified climbing instructor and equipment. Please note, some time restrictions apply to private bookings. Please call 01603 593 403 for more information.
Sportspark offers a range of themed party packages for children incuding gymnastics, climbing and archery. Our climbing parties offer a fun and challenging environment in which everyone can safely learn some basic climbing skills. Climbing parties are suitable for children aged 8 years+, for a maximum of 8 children. For more information visit our children's parties page.