The YMCA Climbing Centre is a place to learn how to climb for beginners and has many exciting features that will challenge intermediates, as well as plenty of features for the seasoned climbers too.

With a new and modern feel, there is a wide range of holds and volumes, all built to the highest European standards.

The YMCA Climbing Centre features bouldering areas, 15m high main wall, an IFSC Olympic standard speed wall and Clip ‘n Climb.

Clip ‘n Climb is now officially open!

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  • 15m high main wall with 16 lines, including lead top rope and auto belays
  • IFSC Olympic standard speed wall with timer, for speed climbing and training
  • Vertical, overhang and slab climbing
  • 6m top rope area 10 routes over five lines
  • Three bouldering areas with seven coloured circuits, totalling 80+ boulder problems, catering for beginner, intermediate and advanced boulderers
  • Clip ‘n Climb area, geared towards young people, with 12 different challenges and a viewing area

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

Aged 8-18 and want to learn to climb?

Youth climbing sessions for the National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS) will be starting from Tuesday 21st February.

NICAS is an ongoing award scheme that is nationally recognised by the DofE, Scouts Association, GCSE, and more. It is designed to help young climbers progress in their climbing journey, providing them with opportunities to learn, develop and achieve their goals. We have world-class coaches and one of the newest facilities in the region, ensuring that your child receives the best guidance possible.

NICAS is a six week course and we have sessions at the following times:

  • Tuesday 4.30pm-6.30pm
  • Thursday 4pm- 6pm
  • Friday 4pm-6pm
  • Saturday 10am-12pm

Please arrive 15 minutes early in the first week to register.

Our price for the course of six two-hour sessions is £115, which includes all equipment and instructions.

If you are a Supporter Member the price is £90 and if you are a Villager Member you can access this for an amazing £50, and can use all other activities at the village for only £40 a month.

To book NICAS please call us on 01636 233 125

Clip ‘n Climb is open!

Clip ‘n Climb has 12 different exciting features ready to go.

This area is where younger climbers and beginners can start their climbing journey to practice and hone various skills, from fingertip strengthening to reach and flexibility.


  • Tuesday-Friday 4:30-5:30pm & 6-7pm
  • Saturday 10:30-11:30am, 12-1pm, 1:30-2:30pm and 3-4pm

Each session is suitable for aged 4+.

Please turn up to your chosen session 15 minutes before to ensure sign in and safety briefings can be given before the session starts. 

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