Summit Centre

Climbing Wall

Our climbing centre has some of the highest indoor walls in South Wales, impressive overhanging walls and roof climbing mixed with technical slab and textured walls. There are over 120 routes that are reset regularly to keep you on your toes and auto belay is also available.  You can also challenge yourself and improve your technique in our bouldering area which is suitable for all abilities. Toilets, showers, lockers and changing facilities are available and you can always enjoy a pre-climb coffee in our café open to climbers all year.

New for 2021 is our Rainbow Room kids climbing area suitable for those little climbers needing to burn off some energy.

If you are an experienced climber we have plenty on offer to help you stay strong, fit and motivated and if you are new to climbing we have a fantastic climbing pathway to get you started in one of the most exciting sports. We also run weekly climbing classes for ages 7 – 18.

First time climbing? Visit our weekend and holiday activities page to get booked onto a taster session and discover the world of climbing.

Got a group, party or event planned? Visit our groups and parties page to get climbing together.

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Climbing and Bouldering Entry

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Concession Climbing


Concession Bouldering

U 6s

Belaying Only – FREE*

Rainbow Room

External instructed groups**

Punch Card (10 entries)


Children 7-17 years ***

Students (NUS)

Seniors 65 years +

* Free belaying only is subject to change as per capacity restrictions in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

** Must be supervised by a qualified and insured Instructor (please check with reception)

*** Under 18s must always be supervised by a registered adult competent climber (Max: 1 adult to 2 under 18s)

Summit Centre Climbing Wall

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Looking for an ideal gift? You can now buy a gift card for weekend & holiday activities, the climbing wall and the café.

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Rainbow Room

Our fantastic new purpose built kids climbing area is the perfect place for those little climbers to burn off steam. Small hand friendly climbing holds bright colours, low level climbing and crash mats make it the perfect place for little climbers to develop. Recommended for ages 2 – 6 yrs.

Adults may supervise up to 2 under children at a time in the rainbow room no experience is required but an induction will take place on your first visit.

Please make sure the supervising adult completes a Rainbow Room Registration Form.


This project was made possible by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Summit Centres Rainbow Room for children

Climbing Classes

Youth Climbing Classes

All of our weekly climbing classes are available to book half termly. Available evenings and weekends at various times if you are not sure which class to book please speak to us. All equipment is provided other than climbing shoes which can be rented at a discount if required. We encourage participants at NICAS L3 and above to begin using their own equipment.

Kids Club – Weekly kids club climbing classes suitable for ages 7 -10. Get into climbing with these fun interactive and friendly classes building the basics of climbing movement using game and activities on and off the climbing walls.

NICAS – Weekly sessions suitable for ages 10 – 18

Summit Centre is privileged to run the National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes. A national scheme available across the country developing the next generation of climbers with a solid foundation of the Fundamentals while teaching safety. Find out more about NICAS.

Run by our Mountain Training qualified instructors who hold the BMC FUNdamentals of climbing 1+2.

Level 1-2 – 1 hr sessions building the basics in safety and technique.

Level 3 – 1.5 hr sessions. Developing the foundations of climbing and the beginnings of becoming independent

Level 4 – 1.5 hr sessions. Development of technique and the introduction of lead climbing

Please take the time to understand young people and climbing with information available from the British Mountaineering Council

A woman bouldering at Summit Centre, South Wales

Adult Climbing Classes

Learn to Climb – Want to become a climber, have fun and stay healthy? Learn to climb on one of our purpose built climbing courses. Develop an understanding of the equipment, technique safety under the watchful guidance of out qualified instructors. Once you have completed your course our instructors will give you feedback and if needed, the next steps to becoming an independent competent climber. All equipment is provided.

Learn to Lead – Unlock more from climbing. Learn to lead climb indoors with us here at Summit centre. A progressive 3 part course to build confidence, safety and technique to unlock new routes and opportunities within your climbing journey. Scared of lead falling? Join us for the learn to lead course and understand the basics and risks to help build confidence.

Climbing Refresher – Been a while? Get in touch for a refresher course. Our instructors will help iron out those bad habit, rebuild the basics and help develop you on your climbing journey. (min 2 people per session get in touch to arrange a refresher session)

Coaching – struggling with a project? Need a boost to reach your climbing goals? Let us help you reach new heights and unlock your potential. One-to-one or group coaching session are available from our qualified instructors and experienced coaches.

Self-instructed Groups

If you are an organisation or qualified climbing instructor and would like to bring your clients to use the Summit Centre facilities including the Climbing Wall, Abseil platform and the Onsite Caving system please get in touch.

Please complete an Adult Competent Climber Registration Form. See forms below.

We also require copies of the following before you can use the facilities:

  • Copies of relevant qualifications (MLT, JSAT)
  • Insurance
  • Up to date First Aid Certificate

Please get in touch to discuss the terms and conditions of facility use.

Equipment Rental

If you need to borrow equipment we have a selection of equipment available for hire on a first come first serve basis.

Harness – £3.00

Belay device and Carabiner – £1.00

Chalk Bag – £1.00

Climbing Shoes – £3.00

Youth Classes Climbing Shoes – £2.00

Full Package – £5.00

Instructed Activities:

For all instructed activities including learn to climb courses, coaching and youth climbing classes, please complete the Health Form.

Adult Competent Climber:

Able to correctly fit a climbing harness, tie in and safely belay. Can sign in up to 2 novice climbers (adult or under 18) Bottom rope and/or lead climbing competency checks will take place on your first visit.

Adult Novice Climber:

An adult competent climber must accompany and sign the novice climber registration form.

Adult Bouldering Only:

Use of the bouldering areas only. A bouldering induction will take place on your first visit.

A girl on the 18m climbing wall at Summit Centre, South Wales

Under 18 Novice Climber:

An adult competent climber must accompany and sign the novice climber registration form.

If you are an U18 competent climber and wish to use the climbing wall without an adult competent climber, please contact us in advance of your visit. We restrict access to competent under 18 climbers based on their experience and maturity and you may be refused entry.

Regular Climbers:

Punch Cards – Take advantage of our discounted entry price with punch cards

Memberships – Check out our membership options designed to help you get the most out of Summit Centre.

“The BMC recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.”