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Adult Climbing

Whether you’re ready to climb, want to learn from scratch or develop your climbing skills through individual or group coaching, we have a wide range of activities for all adult climbing enthusiasts.

Adult Climbing Casual

Adult Climbing Coached

Casual Adult Climbing

Adult Climbing Wall

If you are an experienced climber and you can demonstrate that you know how to belay, tie in and secure a climber. Then you can climb unsupervised in our centre.

In order to climb unsupervised you will need to register  as well as complete a risk indemnity form as well as pass a Ropes competency test on arrival. (No need to prebook the competency test, it takes about 5-10min on arrival)

Any climbers who during the Ropes competency test are able to demonstrate a high level of aptitude and understanding of the various risks involved in climbing. Will be permitted to supervise up to a maximum of 2 Novice or Junior climbers.

If you have already climbed in our centre, you can book in online or via the app in advance. New climbers will need to visit and pay at reception on arrival.

Social Adult Climbing

Adult Climbing - Social Climbing

Be a social climber!

Loads of fun activities from regular weekly sessions to annual events. We’re a sociable bunch that love a mug of coffee and cake.  Subscribing to “The more the merrier” mantra we look forward to seeing you.

Adult Climbing Club Night

Join the club!

Club Night is a great opportunity to hone your skills or meet other climbers. A friendly and social session, guided by one of our experienced coaches who are there to: answer questions, help improve technique and help match you up with a climbing partner.

Club Night is open to all competent climbers that have passed our Ropes Competency test. This session is not suitable for novice climbers that do not know how to belay or tie in safety, if you would like to learn the skills to become a competent climber feel free to book onto our Beginners Climbing Course.

Competent climbers of all skill levels are welcome to join. Come along with a partner or be paired up with someone of a similar level. 18+ Only.

No need for advance booking. The session is free to all with monthly/annual memberships and only costs standard entry for casual members. On arrival simply check in at climbing reception.

Club night runs on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 19:00 – 21:00.

Women Only

Womens’ Climbing Morning

Women’s Climbing Socials run every Wednesday from 10:00 – 12:00, and 19:00 – 21:00 on Friday Evenings. This is a social instructor led session. Talk about your climbing goals, get technical advice and find climbing partners. Also free tea, coffee and biscuits!!!

No need for advance booking. The session is free to all with monthly/annual memberships and only costs standard entry for casual members. On arrival simply check in at climbing reception.

To purchase a membership or climb casually in our centre. You will need to be signed off either as a Boulderer or Competent climber. This involves taking a 5 minute competency demonstration in centre and filling a risk indemnity form. You can then join or purchase your membership or casual climb in centre.

Westway Climbing Centre has the largest coaching team in the UK and has produced some of the UK’s top climbers. Our award winning facilities and coaches offer a wide range of courses and instruction so whether you are brand new to the ropes or you would like to hone and refine your skills, our experts are here to help.

Taster Session

Got a taste for adventure?

Try your hand at top roping, bouldering and belaying at our action-packed 90 minute adult climbing Taster session!

We’ll provide the coaching and all the kit you need as you get a fun and informative introduction to climbing. You can even bring friends and family for a day out and climb together in up to groups of 6. if you are interested in bringing your children or young family members to try out climbing, please check out our family pay & play session.

Please note the sessions are open to everyone aged 18 and over.

What will I experience

At the session you’ll:

  • Have a climbing overview
  • Get a safety briefing
  • Kit up
  • Climb
  • Belay
  • Boulder (climb without ropes – don’t worry you’re in safe hands!)

Taster Session FAQs

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What should I Bring?
Shoes and harness are included. Just bring a padlock for a locker, a bottle of water and bags of energy!
Wear comfy, loose-fitting clothes you can move around in. Think gym wear.
The 90-minute session costs just £30.00
Times vary. Please click on ‘Book a session’ below for session times. You can book online, over the phone or in person. The session is open to everyone aged 18 and over.
You’ve got the option to take our Beginners Climbing Course where you’ll learn the ins and outs of top roping and become a competent climber.
If you’ve been bowled over by bouldering you can build your knowledge and skills at our Intro to Bouldering session.
Plus if you’d like some more tips on technique or advice on training, you can book a private session with a coach. You’re simply spoilt for choice!

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Book a session using our online system. If you are not a member, you can sign up for free and book using our app or online.

Beginner Adult Climbing Course

Learn the ropes – Thinking about getting into climbing or just want a refresher?

Our Beginners Climbing Course is perfect for people who’ve never climbed before or those who’ve done a bit and want to climb indoors safely and unsupervised.

What Will I Learn

  • How to tie into a rope correctly and safely
  • How to correctly fit different types of harness
  • How to belay and safely hold the fall of a climber
  • The correct use of different types of climbing equipment
  • Basic climbing technique
  • How to use a ground anchor & clove hitch
  • An introduction to bouldering
  • Basic stretches & warming up exercises for adult climbing
  • How to use an auto-belay
  • About the grading system
  • Learn the lingo! What is a crimp? Jug? Rock-over?

Beginner Climbing Course FAQs

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What Should I Bring?
Shoes and harness are included. Just bring a padlock for a locker, a bottle
Come in clothing that you’d usually wear to the gym – flexible, loose fitting clothing. You can also bring a Jumper in case you get chilly.
Once you’ve completed our Beginners Climbing Course AND passed the Climbing Competency Test, you’ll be a Registered Competent Climber and can climb at Westway unsupervised.
Join us for social events, take part in competitions and improve your technique in our other climbing courses or on instructed sessions.
The 6-hour course costs £120.00 (£95.00 concessions) and includes harness and shoe hire as well as our expert coaching advice.
You can book into the Beginners Climbing Courses over an intensive 2 day weekend or spread the course on the same weekday over 3 weeks.
As soon as you’ve picked your days, you can book online, over the phone or in person. The course is open to everyone over 18.

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DAYS TIMES LEARNING TIME
Monday-Thursday 19:30 – 21:30 3 days on same day for 3 weeks
Saturday & Sunday 13:00 – 16:00 2 afternoons intensive

Book a course using our online system. If you are not a member, you can sign up for free and book using our app or online.

Private Adult Climbing Tuition

Adult Climbing Tuition

Stuck on that hard route or want to work on your technique? Or maybe you’d like a one-on-one session to get some pointers?

Our team of highly qualified coaches, many of whom have experience coaching GB team members, are here to help. You can have an individual class or come as a group of up to four, adults and juniors welcome.

Our coaches offer:

  • Performance based training
  • Knot and belay refresher
  • Taster based sessions (up to 4 climbers)
  • NICAS catch up and assessment
  • Basic private lesson – prices below
Private Lesson Host 1 hour (private) 90 minute (private)
Master Coach £60.00 £85.00
Senior Coach £55.00 £77.00
Coach £50.00 £70.00
Instructor £45.00 £63.00
1 additional person (Maximum ratio of 1 instructor to 4 climbers) £17.00 £25.00

To book a private coaching session contact us, by email[email protected] , call 0208 969 0992 (press option two for climbing) orenquire online .

Lead Climbing

Adult Lead Climbing

Taking the lead

This course builds upon the fundamentals of top rope climbing and teaches you the skills you will need to be a safe and confident lead climber. This course is 4 hours long spread across 2 days with a coaching ratio of 1:2.

During the course you will learn about best practise and how to avoid potential pitfalls of lead climbing. We will teach you everything from efficient clipping to dynamically belaying, taking falls and arrest falls correctly.

Please be aware that this course is not suitable for novice climbers that have not climbed before. This course is geared towards climbers that already know how to belay, tie in and catch a fall on a top rope setup.

What you’ll learn:

  • Clipping
  • Arresting falls and dynamic catching
  • Lead belaying
  • Falling correctly
  • Common mistakes

To book a lead climbing course contact us, by email [email protected] ,call 0208 969 0992 (press option two for climbing) or enquire online.

Corporate Climbing Experiences

We provide fun team building and bonding experiences for corporate teams through indoor rock climbing and bouldering!

To find out more email us at [email protected] ,call 0208 969 0992 (press option two for climbing) or enquire online.