With 250 metres of climbing space you can take your fitness levels to the top. Our climbing wall has bouldering and top roping facilities that can be used when overseen by a qualified instructor, or with proof of proficiency.
Not sure where to start? Check out our courses below! We offer beginner ropes courses, children’s climbing sessions, and private bookings.
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If you already have the skills to safely use top ropes, auto-belays, and our bouldering area, then you’ll just need to pass our competency test and you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art climbing facilities.
The competency test can only be taken in person at the Sports Centre reception and must be completed with confidence to be allowed access to the climbing wall.
We reserve the right to refuse access if your experience level does not meet our expectations for safe use of the climbing facilities.
We do not currently offer equipment rentals, in order to use the climbing facility you will need to bring your own harness, belay device, climbing shoes, and rope!
Book on to one of our beginner ropes course.
If you’re new to climbing or have had an extended break, our beginner ropes courses will teach you everything you need to safely use the climbing facilities at our centre.
Our certified instructors will help you find your confidence on the wall by teaching you the basics of top roping, auto-belays, and bouldering. By the end of the course you will then be ready to climb unsupervised at the centre.
You may bring children of ages 14+ who will count towards the capacity of the session.
Anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised at ALL times when using the climbing facilities.
Utilising our brand-new climbing wall, our fun filled sessions provide the perfect springboard to get into climbing.
Children will learn the basics of climbing and bouldering. These sessions will also promote safe practice within the climbing wall and nurture your children’s interest in climbing by providing a physical and mental challenge, encouraging them to reach new heights (literally!).
If you’d like to come watch your children climb you are more than welcome to do so! Please let our instructor know at reception when they come to pickup your child.
Children must be age 8 or above, children under age 8 will not be permitted to take part.
We offer instructed private hire of the climbing wall for the following events:
If you’re interested in any of these events or something similar then please get in touch for more details regarding pricing and booking.
Please call reception on 01206 873250 or email email@example.com
The University of Essex Climbing club is a student led club for current and past students and staff at the University of Essex. These sessions are for all levels of experience and skill. Equipment and instruction is provided.
The Colchester Climbing club is a social climbing club that meets on a weekly basis, bringing together like-minded individuals with a passion for climbing and the outdoors.
Sessions are run for competent climbers who have the experience necessary to climb unsupervised, please get in touch with the Colchester Climbing Club before attending sessions.
If you are not yet able to use the climbing wall unsupervised then please consider taking one of our instructor-led courses before joining the Colchester Climbing Club.