Our most popular climbing course and an excellent way to learn the basics of this exciting sport.  Our experienced instructors will give you instruction on general climbing safety, belaying your climbing partner, knots, rope work and safe use of climbing equipment, together with lots of practical climbing enabling you to become a competent top rope climber.  Having completed this course, most participants aged 16 plus should be able to pass the assessment required to use the wall during the recreational sessions. Under 16’s will be able to climb with their parents on the family climbing sessions and/or join the level 2 NICAS course in our Limpets climbing club.

Age – For adults and those 12 years and over 
(12–15 years old must be accompanied by a participating adult on the course).

All specialist equipment provided.


One year membership of the wall is included for adult participants (normal entry fees apply). 


Alternatively you could learn to climb outdoors on our Touching Stone course