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: Throughout September 2023, there may be reduced availability for some climbing sessions. See our online booking system to see a live timetable.

BoulderingClip ‘n ClimbSpeed ClimbingTaster SessionsTeam building eventChildren’s parties

What’s on for Climbers

What’s On for Climbers


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


With a 15 exciting climbing challenges, Clip ‘n Climb is for everyone from 4 years upward, 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.


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

10:30- 11.45am

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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National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS) Level 1-4

The National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS) is an award scheme designed to help young climbers progress in their climbing journey. It is nationally recognised and is aimed at climbers aged 8-18. The six-week course includes six two-hour sessions with world-class coaches, and all equipment and instructions are provided.

Sessions are available on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The price for the course is £115, which includes all equipment and instructions. Discounted rates are available for Supporter and Villager Members.

To book NICAS please call us on 01636 233 125

Climbing Safety

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