YMCA Climbing Centre

Our Climbing Centre in Newark is an impressive, purpose-built facility with a huge amount of exciting features and programmes on offer for all ages (for children and adults) and abilities.

With a new and modern feel, there is a wide range of holds and volumes, all built to the highest European standards. With bouldering areas, a 15m high main wall, an IFSC Olympic standard speed wall and Clip ‘n Climb

Please note we do sometimes hold events which can mean interruptions to our standard service.
Please view our online booking system for the live timetable.

IDEAL FOR:
BoulderingClip ‘n ClimbSpeed ClimbingTeam building eventChildren’s parties

What’s on for Climbers

What’s On for Climbers

 

For everyone aged 4+

Clip ‘n Climb is a fun and thrilling climbing experience loved by millions, and now with a home at YMCA Village.

 

With 15 exciting climbing challenges Clip ‘n Climb is for everyone, regardless of climbing ability!

 

How to book
For regular 75 minute sessions of up to 14 people, simply click on the button below to book online, or give Reception a call.

Available:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 
4:30 – 5:45pm
5:45 to 7pm

Saturday
10:30- 11.45am
11:45-1pm
1.30-2:45pm
2.45-4pm
4:30-5:45pm

Sunday
1:30-2:45pm
2:45-4:00pm

Group Sessions & Party Packages

Whatever the occasion, if you’re looking for a fun an active way to get together- both Clip ‘n Climb and our climbing wall provide an exciting and memorable way to celebrate any occasion, from birthday parties to schools and business team building days.

Experience the different activities a climbing wall has to offer with our 90-minute coach guided climbing session for those aged 6+

  • Prices start at £99 for every 8 climbers

Take on our fun climbing challenges that our clip n climb has to offer with exclusive use of the space in a 75-minute, coach supported session for up to 14 climbers aged 4+

  • Prices start from £120 for off peak

Additionally, there is the opportunity to include food packages and refreshments from our café to make your time with us even more memorable.

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Mobile Climbing Wall

Our climbing wall, complete with certified staff, offers safe, thrilling adventures for ages 6+ to adults.  Perfect for birthdays, team building, your own event, youth group gatherings, earning climbing badges and fostering teamwork.  

The mobile wall can be transported to your premises, making it convenient for your very own climbing experience. 

Book today and bring the excitement of climbing to your doorstep! 

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National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) Level 1-5

The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) is nationally recognised aimed at climbers aged 8-18.  YMCA world-class coaches lead structured two-hour sessions up to Level 5 to help young climbers progress in their climbing journey.

All equipment and instructions are provided.

Sessions are available to book in blocks aligned with the school term with taster sessions available to book during school holidays.

Discounted rates are available to Villager Members and Supporter Members.

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Climbing Safety

Acknowledgement of risk forms
FAQs
  • What is the YMCA Climbing Centre in Newark?

    The YMCA Climbing Centre in Newark is a purpose-built facility with a wide range of features and programmes for all ages and abilities. It has a modern feel with a wide range of holds and volumes, built to the highest European standards. The centre includes bouldering areas, a 15m high main wall, an IFSC Olympic standard speed wall, and Clip ‘n Climb.

  • What activities are ideal for the YMCA Climbing Centre?

    The YMCA Climbing Centre is ideal for bouldering, Clip ‘n Climb, speed climbing, taster sessions, team building events, and children’s parties.

    The YMCA Climbing Centre is ideal for bouldering, Clip ‘n Climb, speed climbing, taster sessions, team building events, and children’s parties.

    Clip ‘n Climb is a fun and thrilling climbing experience suitable for everyone from 4 years upward, regardless of climbing ability. It offers 15 exciting climbing challenges. Regular 75-minute sessions for up to 14 people can be booked online or by calling the reception.

  • What are the group sessions and party packages available at the YMCA Climbing Centre?

    The YMCA Climbing Centre offers group sessions and party packages for any occasion, from birthday parties to schools and business team building days. Prices start at £99 for every 8 climbers for a 90-minute coach guided climbing session, and from £120 for off-peak exclusive use of the Clip ‘n Climb space in a 75-minute session for up to 14 climbers aged 4+. Food packages and refreshments from the café can be included.

     

  • What is the National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS)?

    The National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS) is an award scheme designed to help young climbers aged 8-18 progress in their climbing journey. The six-week course includes six two-hour sessions with world-class coaches, and all equipment and instructions are provided. The price for the course is £115, with discounted rates available for Supporter and Villager Members.

  • What are the safety measures at the YMCA Climbing Centre?

    The YMCA Climbing Centre requires climbers to complete acknowledgement of risk forms. Parental consent is required for Clip ‘n Climb and NICAS or any other session. Competent adult climbers who know how to belay and are booking an open climbing session, or who know how to boulder and/or use the auto belay, must also complete the relevant forms.