Climbing Wall

The Cambridge Climbing Centre is a state-of-the-art climbing wall boasting a 200m² climbing surface area and featuring a huge variety of angles and shapes, including a 40 degree overhanging barrel, arch and multi-faceted features. Our wall is predominately a bouldering wall, which does not require a safety harness or rope.

The Centre is also equipped with full training facilities including a campus board, pull up bar and finger boards. The existing sprayed concrete climbing wall has now been replaced by an Entre-Prises texture coated, multi-faceted, wood panelled ‘Mozaik’ climbing system that offers considerably much better route setting opportunities than before. This new section of wall has been equipped with 4 new top-rope anchors. The wall now has 1600 bolt-on holds and regular route-setting take place every 6 weeks, this will be headed up by some of the country’s top route-setters. The Cambridge Climbing Centre provides climbers in the East of England with a modern, first rate facility in which to climb, train and have fun!

Climbing Wall Prices & Memberships

Daily Rates

  • Kelsey Kerridge Adult Member £3.60 off peak. £4.50 peak.
  • Adult Non-Member £5.70 off peak. £6.50 peak.
  • Kelsey Kerridge Student/Junior Member £3.60 off peak. £4.50 peak.
  • Student/Junior Non-Member £5.40 off peak. £6.20 peak.

Climbing Wall Session Card also available – 10 sessions for the price of 9 – SAVE 10%

Monthly Direct Debit

  • Adult – £29.60 per month
  • Student – £24.70 per month
  • Concession* – £16.80 per month

A one-off joining fee of £26.50 (£10.90 for concession), is payable at the time of joining
for all direct debit customers. Direct Debit customers agree to enrol for a minimum of 12 months

3 Month Membership

  • Adult – £102.40
  • Student – £85.70
  • Concession* – £58.70

Direct Debit and 3 Month Membership entitles you to unlimited use of the climbing wall 9am to 11pm 7 days a week, together with membership of the Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre thereby enjoying member’s rates for all other facilities.

NEW Gold Membership

Our Gold Membership entitles you to unlimited Climbing, unlimited use of Outlooks Gym, Free Weights Gym & all Fitness Classes. Plus there’s no joining fee.

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The Cambridge Climbing Centre is open 9am to 11pm 7 days a week.

Off peak hours = Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and all day Saturday
Peak hours = Monday to Friday 5pm to 11pm and all day Sunday

*Concession rate applicable to Senior Citizens age 65+ and those in receipt of Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment (documentation to be shown to Reception)

View the current Route Set Guide

Date of next route set is 18th – 20th November ’19

Please note the climbing wall will be closed as follows:-

  • Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th November, 9am-11pm and Wednesday 20th November 9am-5pm for route setting
  • Tuesday 3rd December, 9am – 4pm for routine maintenance

Individuals must be registered to use the Climbing Wall unsupervised and undergo an induction on their first visit. Registered climbers may supervise a maximum of two children under 16/novice climbers as long as they are prepared to take full responsibility for their safety.

Download Bouldering Only Registration Form
(for 18 year olds and over)

Download U18 Bouldering Only Registration Form
(for 16 and 17 year olds, a parent must be present on the first visit to go through the induction and give their signed consent to authorise their child to climb unsupervised for future visits.

Download Roped and Bouldering Registration Form
(for climbers who are experienced in roped climbing)

View Conditions of Use

The correct Registration Form needs to be completed at Reception after undergoing the induction. Registration Forms are also available from Reception.

PLEASE NOTE; No booking is required for the induction, staff are available at all times, just turn up and report to Reception. There is no cost to register.

Please note we do not hire out rock climbing equipment e.g. shoes or harnesses. Our Climbing Wall is mainly a bouldering wall. Bouldering is a style of rock climbing undertaken without a rope and normally limits you to short climbs over a bouldering mat/soft flooring on a wall no higher than 4.5 metres.

Children’s Climbing Parties/Group Bookings

Climbing parties/group bookings are a popular choice for children’s parties, youth groups or adults who wish to try something a bit different. We offer group climbing sessions with a qualified instructor for up to 9 people for £85.25 (for 1 hour). Participants learn the safety aspects of climbing, bouldering, belaying, abseiling and knot tying. We also offer one-to-one/smaller group bookings –  for further information and availability please contact Reception on 01223 462226. Group sessions must be booked and paid for in advance. Please note the minimum age for climbing instruction is 8 years.

Please note; Our climbing wall is predominately a bouldering wall, which does not require a safety harness or rope. Bouldering is a style of rock climbing undertaken without a rope and normally limited to short climbs over safety matting on a wall no higher than 4-5 metres.

Click Here to read press article, including some handy fitness tips for climbers.

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