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The Climbing Wall

Our wall is one of the largest in south-east England. It has overhangs, a traversing wall and is over 9 metres high, making it a challenge for all ages and abilities. There is also over 50 square metres of bouldering walls.

The Arena Climbing Wall
The Arena Climbing Wall
The Arena Climbing Wall
The Arena Climbing Wall

What is a climbing wall?

Climbing walls are a great way to get stronger and to start climbing in a friendly environment. They are a great way to keep fit over the winter. Our wall is one of the largest in Southeast England with overhangs, traversing wall, & being over 9 metres high it can challenge all ages & abilities.

Can anyone climb?

If you are over 18 years old & have a sufficient climbers qualification (proof will be needed), you can climb without instruction.

We also cater for groups to climb. Group bookings must be made in advance.

All users of the Climbing Wall must read the Code of Conduct and sign a Disclaimer before using the Wall.

Do we need to book?

Outside of drop in sessions, booking is required. Please contact reception or email Lucy at or

Drop in sessions for competent climbers

If you are a confident climber and fancy coming to our wall for an evening climb, pop along to our drop in session on a Wednesday night!

Wednesdays: 18:00 - 21:30 (£8 per session)
Members or Non-Members welcome

Beginners simply book in advance and we can ensure (in most cases) you become competent by the end of the session. At no extra charge you can gain support from an instructor, allowing you to then turn up to our drop in sessions as a competent climber.


For more information or if you're interested in a climbing party please contact Lucy at

Booking Policy

The Arena Sports Centre Booking Policy applies to this facility. Cancellations to your booking can be made free of charge until 24 hours (8 days for block bookings) before the booking is set to take place, after this an arrears equal to the full price of the booking will be given, further bookings cannot be made until this payment is made.

If you wish to cancel your booking, please send this in writing over email to

Please include:

  • Your name and/or membership number
  • Date and time of booking 
  • The facilities or class you have booked

Swimming pool closed

We are sorry for any inconvenience, the swimming pool is closed due to issues with the boiler.

Posted on
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Summer camp

There will be a summer camp week commencing 1st August Monday-Thursday.

Posted on
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
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