Climbing Wall and Bouldering Cave

Climbing is a fantastic sport for all ages and abilities!

Climbing and Bouldering is included with an ActiveLife membership which allows you unlimited access to the Climbing Wall and Bouldering Cave within public sessions. You will be required to carry out Climbing Wall and Bouldering Cave inductions, but after this is completed and you are registered as a ‘Competent Climber’ you can climb during public sessions, and take up to two non-climbers with you.


Climbing Wall  
Adult £8.00
Junior (4-13 years) £4.00
1-2-1 Adult Session £35.65
Bouldering Cave  
Adult £4.00
Junior (4-13 years) £2.00
Induction £5.15
Equipment Hire  
Adult £4.20
Junior (4-13 years) £2.10
Budget Member 50p

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.

We offer a range of activities including:

  • Public Sessions (see timetable below)
  • NICAS (Mon - Tue 1600-1700, Thur - Sat 1600-1730)
  • NIBAS Level 1 (Mon 1900-2000, Tue 1830-1930, Thur 1900-2000 & 2015-2115)
  • 50+ Climbing course (Wed 1400-1500)
  • Family Climbing (Wed 1600-1700 & Thur 1745-1845)
  • School holiday fun climb sessions

New Course: Family Climbing

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) and will run for an 8 week block from week commencing 25 October. The cost is £10 per family (1 adult, 1 child) per session. You can choose from a Wednesday 1600-1700 or a Thursday 1745-1845.


Public Sessions (until Sunday 24 October):

Wednesday 1900-2130
Thursday 1900-2130
Saturday 1100-1300
Sunday 1530-1730


Public Sessions (from Monday 25 October):

Tuesday 2015-2200
Wednesday 1900-2200
Friday 2015-2200
Saturday 0900-1200


* Competent Climber sign-offs take place on Saturday mornings from 0900 - 1000.

Please visit Programme Changes for public sessions cancellations.

Bouldering Cave

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 – 2130
Sat 0900 – 1500
Sun 0900 – 1730

* The Bouldering Cave will not be available for public use during NIBAS sessions (check times above).

Bouldering inductions currently run every Monday from 1815 - 1845. These must be booked in advance with Customer Services and cost £5.15 per adult. 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.

We will be running level 1 courses suitable for 7 years and up, adults are also welcome to join. The block will run for eight weeks from Monday 25 October at a cost of £52 (there will be an additional cost of £7.50 to purchase a log book required to take part in these sessions).

Click the following link to find out more about NICAS and NIBAS.


Climbing Wall

Bouldering Cave