Summit Centre

Climbing clubs and courses

Our new and improved climbing courses offer a structured pathway, from 4 year olds through to experienced climbers. Whatever your ability, we have something for you. See below for the different clubs and courses available at our climbing centre:

The climbing wall is now open and we are excited to be able to run our Youth Climbing Pathway course again. 

How to book?

Call us to book your space on 01443 710090.

Online Health Form

All courses and clubs require a health form to be filled out. The online form above will speed up your check in process on arrival at the centre.

Climbing Tots

Climbing Tots is perfect for little climbers to challenge themselves on our climbing walls. Full of games, adventure and lots of fun. Sugar free squash is available as part of the session. Equipment is provided. For age 4 – 6 yrs £7 per person Saturdays 10 am—11 am Sundays 10 am -11 am Climbing Tots birthday parties are also available! Contact:

 A boy on the Learn to Climb course at Summit Centre

Kids’ Club

Kids’ Club is a fun filled climbing club for ages 7-10 run by our enthusiastic and qualified climbing instructors. Full of climbing games, challenges and basic climbing safety. The perfect way to burn off steam after a long school day/week. Equipment is provided. Block booking required. Ages 7 – 10 yrs £8 per person Monday 4:30-5:30 Thursday 4:30-5:30 Sunday 10:00-11:00 A responsible adult must remain onsite. Kids birthday parties are also available! Contact:


The National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS) is a national award that teaches young climbers to safely and competently climb indoors. A responsible adult must remain onsite during the session. Equipment is provided.

NICAS Level 1 (Foundation Climber)+ Level 2 (Top Rope Climber)

Level 1 and 2 sessions teach safety and technique in the climbing wall under the supervision of our qualified instructors. For age 10 – 18 yrs. Block booking required. £8 per person Tuesday and Wednesday 4:30-6:00 Saturday 10:00-11:30 Sunday 11:00-12:30

NICAS Level 3 (Technical Climber)

Developing skills and technique learnt from level 1 and 2. For age 10 – 18 yrs. Block booking required. £8 per person Tuesday and Wednesday 6:00-7:30 Friday 5:00pm -7:30pm Saturday 11:30-1:00

NICAS Level 4 (Lead Climber)

Level 4 sessions introduces lead climbing and provides the skills needed to climb safely on their own. For age 10 – 18 yrs. Block booking required. £8 per person Monday, Thursday and Friday 5:30-7:00

Key stage 2 and 3 children climbing on a school trip

Youth Coaching

This is not currently running. The Youth Coaching Club ensures young climbers always have the opportunity to be coached and develop their skills. The themed sessions are perfect for young climbers who have completed NICAS Level 4. For age 10 – 18 yrs. Block Booking required. £15 per person Wednesday 6:00-8:00

Performance Team

This is not currently running. The Performance Team is for young climbers who want to climb competitively. Our climbing coaches will refine technique, fitness, balance and skills. Potential members are invited to selection evenings held throughout the year. Please speak to an instructor for more details.

An adult bouldering at Summit Centre

Private Taster Sessions

This is a great course for those new to climbing. A 60 minute taster session will introduce you to the wall and the basics of climbing. No experience or equipment necessary. Private taster sessions are available for ages 7 and above. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult to sign the participation health forms. Accompanying adults do not have to take part. £35 – 2 people £45 – 3 people £55 – 4 people £10 per person thereafter (Max 8 people per session) Taster sessions for other activities are available upon request.

Summit Centre Women's Climbing

Refresher Courses

Refresher courses are for those who have climbed in the past and feel they would benefit from a short refresher under the guidance of a fully qualified instructor. Sessions last for 1 hour. Refresher courses are open to age 16 and above. £35 – 2 people £45 – 3 people £55 – 4 People £10 per person thereafter (Max 6 people) Equipment is provided.

Learn 2 Climb

This course is for those who have caught the climbing bug and want to learn to climb independently.  You will receive a total of 4 hours instruction, split over two sessions and a 1 hour workshop as well! We will teach you the skills necessary to climb confidently on indoor walls. Participants must attend both a Learn 2 Climb A and a Learn 2 Climb B session in that order to complete the course £65 per person (minimum 2 people, maximum 6 people). Equipment is provided.

Learn 2 Lead

A 3 part training course to teach participants how to lead climb safely. Sessions are run by our instructing team and work through lead climbing, lead belaying and are progressive in their approach. By the end of the 3 sessions participants should be able to lead climb safely without instruction. Participants must attend all 3 sessions, A,B +C in that order to complete the course. £75 – Per Person (3 people minimum, maximum 4). Equipment is provided.

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Coaching and Workshops

Our workshops focus on core climbing concepts to help develop your skills. Only £5pp for a 1 hour session plus cost of wall entry.

Or try our 1:1 coaching sessions offering personalised support and guidance. £60pp for a 1.5 hr session.

Please get in touch to find out more!

Climbing Courses at Summit Centre