Essex Sport

Climbing wall

Climbing Wall

Reach new fitness heights

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. 

And if you're looking for that extra special birthday experience, we offer climbing wall parties for children aged eight and upwards. Get involved.

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Climbing Clubs


You can get involved in climbing through the University of Essex Climbing Club, who hold beginner and intermediate sessions and can provide equipment and instruction. We also run a range of fun junior climbing programmes for children.


Instructors need to have the following current qualifications and a ratio of one instructor to eight climbers must be adhered to:


  • Mountain Instructor
  • Single Pitch Award
  • Climbing Wall Award
  • Climbing Wall Supervisors Award – specific to this wall


Climbing wall parties

Speak to our team if you'd like to host a climbing wall party with us.

If you’re looking for something special for your child’s birthday party, let us create a unique and memorable experience that they’ll remember for years to come. Parties last for 90 minutes and are available for groups of up to 15 people, aged eight and upwards. They feature a variety of fun climbing based activities, under the expert supervision of our qualified instructors.

The cost depends on group size, whether you need instructors and/or exclusive access. For all bookings, please contact the Sports Centre on 01206 873250 or email

Get in touch
Climbing wall parties
Telephone: 01206 873250
Make a booking

You can book online for a variety of fitness classes here at Essex Sport, from freestyle fitness yoga to cycle classes. Plus you can book one of our badminton, squash or tennis courts. And don't forget you can also hire our fantastic new arena space.

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