If you are a new user you first need to register with University of Nottingham Sport as either a full Sport and Fitness member or as a Pay As You Go member.
Access to the wall for ‘competent’ climbers is via a two-stage registration process:
The first stage is a competency test to ensure you have sufficient experience, skills and knowledge to use the wall safely. This will be through a practical assessment and questions. If you are planning on using the roped climbing area you will need to demonstrate proficiency in putting on a harness, tying on and belaying. If you plan to boulder we will ask you some bouldering safety questions. If you plan to use the auto belay we will check your proficiency in putting on a harness and checking the auto belay is safe to use.
The competency test is available to book on the bookings area of the UoN Sport members portal. The timetable of available slots is shown once you click onto Competency Test.
The second stage is through an online Acknowledgement of Risk form. This provides further information such as Rules and Conditions of Use and a short Safety Video. The climber must confirm understanding at various stages within the form. Once both parts have been completed correctly you will be given eligibility to use appropriate parts of the wall subject to your experience, skills and knowledge. If you are unable to complete this process, you will be advised on which sessions you need to attend to gain access to the wall.
Do not complete the registration form until you have completed the competency test.
Casual climbing bookings can be made on the membership area or at any Sport reception. Please note that from time to time parts of the wall may be out of use for maintenance, route setting or external groups. This information is detailed above, via the Climbing Wall Newsletter and Climbing Wall Facebook group.
Climbing shoes must be worn for casual climbing sessions.