Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, for your first visit a staff member will take you through a short safety induction (included in your entry price).
You don’t need experience or lots of expensive kit to have a go, making it really easy to get into if you’ve never climbed before. We have a variety of different graded climbing routes that you can try out – they’re all colour-coded to make it easy to follow.
If you would like to learn how to boulder, one of our helpful staff can show you the basics – from fitting the right size shoe (these can be hired), to teaching you some climbing techniques and getting you started on easy routes.
Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that doesn’t involve ropes. The walls aren’t as high, so you can safely land on cushioned mats instead of being attached to ropes.
Because you don’t need to learn how to use ropes or harnesses, it’s a great way to try climbing for the first time. Your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering “problems” (a route, or sequence of moves) using balance, technique, strength, and your brain.
The climbs are high enough to be exciting, but not so high that they’re hugely intimidating. Using safety mats means that the risk of falling off can be easily managed, and leaving the ropes behind means that you are free to concentrate on the climbing, not the equipment. It’s just you, the wall, and your friends on the ground cheering you on.
Nothing. People who are familiar with climbing will normally bring their shoes, chalk and a chalk bag. If you don’t have any of these you can rent or buy them at reception. Because you are protected by our cushioned safety mats, you don’t need to worry about ropes or harnesses.
Comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement is recommended. Long hair should also be tied back. For your safety, rings and loose jewellery need to be removed before you climb. We have a cubbyhole area for storing bags, shoes and other personal items.
Closed-toe footwear is essential and we have climbing shoes available for hire (see our membership & pricing page for equipment hire information).
We cater for all abilities, from people who have never tried climbing before, right through to experienced climbers.
Kids tend to be natural climbers!
To help keep them safe, we only allow children over 5 years-old to climb and anyone under 13 years needs to climb under the direct supervision of an adult.
We’re located on Moray Place and there are 60-minute and 4-hour parks nearby.
Wilson Parking Building on Moray Place is across the road and it’s open 24 hours.