The Climbing Wall
The wide variety of diverse angles and features cater for climbers of all abilities from the complete beginner to the experienced climber. The routes are set regularly, and range from easy to hard, to keep it new and fresh.
Each year we host the Climb Scotland Fun Competition. In addition, we work closely with the Youth Squad and support them through their training and competitions.
Please note, you must be registered as a ‘Competent Climber’ before you can climb during public sessions. Once you are signed off you can take up to two non-climbers with you.
Please visit Programme Changes for public sessions cancellations.
Our Bouldering Cave gives you a great opportunity to help teach and perfect your rock climbing techniques and skills without ropes.
The Bouldering Cave will be available as follows:
Mon – Fri 0700 – 2200
Tue 0700 -1630, 2000-2200
Sat 0900 – 2000
Sun 0900 – 1730
* The Bouldering Cave will not be available for public use during NIBAS sessions (check times above).
Please note, you must complete a Bouldering Induction before you can use this area. Inductions currently run every Tuesday from 1930 - 2000 and must be booked in advance with Customer Services. Children do not need to be inducted but can only attend the Bouldering Cave with a qualified adult.
Any climbing related questions can be directed to the Climbing team.
View the Bouldering Cave rules before using the facility.
What is NICAS & NIBAS?
NICAS and NIBAS are UK-wide schemes designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. They're a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering, from novice to experienced, starting from age 7.
We teach NICAS levels 1 to 4 and have recently become accredited to teach NIBAS (in the bouldering cave) levels 1 to 3.
Click the following link to find out more about NICAS and NIBAS.
This instructed course will run as an hour long session for parents to learn how to safely setup and belay their kids at the wall. During the block the instructor will take you through wall safety and the skills required to become a competent climber, in turn learning how to belay a child during a wall session. Once signed off as competent you will then be able to take your kids along to one of our public wall sessions, please note it might take longer than one term to be signed off as a competent climber.
These courses are suitable for 1 adult and 1 child (4 years and up).