Climbing Wall

Our wall is one of the largest in Southeast England with overhangs, traversing wall, & being over 9 metres high it can challenge all ages & abilities. There is also over 50 metres squared of bouldering walls.

What is a climbing wall?

Climbing walls are a great way to get stronger and to start climbing in a friendly environment. They are a great way to keep fit over the winter and also great for new climbers as we offer many different courses on climbing for all levels. Our wall is one of the largest in Southeast England with overhangs, traversing wall, & being over 9 metres high it can challenge all ages & abilities.

Can anyone climb?

If you are over 18 years old & have climbed before you can climb without instruction. For under 18 year olds then they must be accompanied by an adult (one adult can only be responsible for a maximum of two under 18 year olds per climb). However, any 16 & 17 year old experienced climbers can climb, but they must be assessed for their ability with one of our Instructors before they are allowed to climb here, this also has to be booked in advance.

We also cater for groups to climb. For a small charge we will provide an instructor & equipment and all you do is come and climb! Group bookings must be made in advance. We also run courses for juniors to learn to play click here for more details.

All users of the Climbing Wall must read the Code of Conduct and sign a Disclaimer before using the Wall

Do we need to book?

Yes a booking is required please contact reception or email; courses@arenasportscentre.com for more information.

Junior Courses

Juniors - We run a course for juniors (7-17 years) who have not climbed before or have had little climbing experience. It includes instruction on belaying, ropework, & equipment. We provide all the equipment. Courses run term time (course length depends on term length) and run on Saturday mornings from 8.30am-10.00am & Thursdays 5.00-6.30pm throughout the year.

Intermediate Junior climbers (K2 club) - We offer courses for juniors who have climbed before or who have completed our beginners climbing course. It includes a more detailed look at belaying, bouldering, ropework, & equipment. It includes a more detailed look at belaying, bouldering, ropework, & equipment. Courses run on Saturdays 10-11.30am throughout the year. Courses run term time (course length depends on term length).

Advanced Juniors (K2 club) - We offer courses for juniors who have climbed before or who have completed our beginners or intermediate climbing course. It includes a more detailed look at belaying, bouldering, ropework, & equipment. Courses run on Wednesdays 5.30-7.00pm, Saturdays 11-12.30pm throughout the year. Courses run term time (course length depends on term length).

 

Adult Courses

Adults - Abseiling, leading, bouldering introduction & top rope - these courses are for the experienced climbers who wish to learn more about their sport & may be to instruct others. For more information on these courses please contact Reception