climbing wall

In recent years rock climbing has gone from strength to strength, what used to be known as an 'EXTREME SPORT' is now 'MAINSTREAM'. Here at the university sports centre we are encouraging everyone to get involved in this fantastic sport.

The 50ft climbing wall at the university sports centre is perfect for all levels of climbers from beginner to elite. It boasts many different routes, including vertical faces, slabs, overhangs, laybacks, cracks, pockets and ledges. The wall route gradings vary from 4a to 7a+, lead climbing is permitted but you must provide your own equipment and rope for this. The wall can be used for individual climbing sessions or pre booked for supervised group sessions, you can also hire equipment from the sports centre reception.

Please note that at present all instructed sessions are for over 18's only. 


climbing wall

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
9.00am - 10.00pm
10.00am - 5.00pm
10.00am - 8.00pm
climbing wall

General Climbing Prices

Instructed Sessions
(Inc. Equipment)
Casual Climbing
(Per Session)
UoB Students/UTC
External Students*

Equipment Hire

Equipment hire is £1.00 per person (Free to Students/Staff/UTC)
* Belay Plate
* Karabiner
* Harness

*External Students includes Bolton 6th Form and Bolton College only. 

Casual Climbers

Casual Climbers must show competence to climb unsupervised by completing registration paperwork and entry checks. Customers are advised to call before attending due to group bookings and maintenance.

Please contact reception for specific information on instructed climbing sessions.