Department of Sport

Intermediate to Advanced Climbing


Climbing is a fantastic physical and mental challenge. We provide a variety of lead climbing sessions and intermediate coaching lessons which are designed to help push climbers to new heights.

Led by our highly qualified coaches our intermediate through to advanced coaching sessions are designed to push you to be your best.

To book your sessions please contact David Ross Sports Village on 0115 74 87000 or book online following the link below.

Intermediate to Advanced Climbing

  • A variety of tasters and coaching sessions designed to cater for all abilities
  • Instructor led coaching which identifies area of development aimed at progressing your climbing potential
  • Introductions to Lead Climbing and developing lead climbing skills.
  • Great opportuntity to challenge yourself on the wall
  • Take your climbing expertise to the next level

Intermediate Coaching

This drop in session is for registered climbers wishing to improve their climbing skills and technique. It’s ideal for all standards of climbers and our expert instructors will be able to assist with the areas you want to improve. There is a maximum of four climbers in each group. 

Duration: 90 mins

Learn to Move 1, 2 & 3

This series of sessions is for beginner climbers looking to improve climbing technique. Attendees must be registered climbers (Boulder & Auto - Belay)  You will  need climbing shoes - these can be hired at reception if required. There is a maximum of four climbers in each group. 

Duration:  90 mins


Lead Climbing Taster

A short introduction to lead climbing, this session will introduce you to the basics of lead climbing. This is for intermediate climbers who are able to top rope climb grade F5 without rests or assistance from rope. Please bring your own harness. Please note, climbers will need to complete our Learn to lead climb course to lead climb unsupervised. 

Duration: 30 mins

Learn to Lead Climbing Session

This is for experienced climbers who are able to top rope climb grade F5 without rests or assistance from the rope. Please bring your own harness which must be approved for lead climbing. The training is conducted over three x two hour sessions (based on a group of four). This session will allow you to lead climb unsupervised. 

Duration: 4/6 hours


Improvers & IntermediatesPublic MembersPay as you goStudent /Staff /Alumi/Associate Members
Intermediate Coaching £20 £15  £5
Learn to Move Session £15



 Duration 1 hr

Lead ClimbingPublic MembersPay as you goStudent /Staff /Alumi/Associate Members
Lead Climbing Taster £10 £5  Free
Learn to Lead Climb  - Per Session £20.00



Advanced Coaching 

This is for experienced intermediate climbers who have reached a plateau and are looking to improve their overall climbing ability. Book a session with one of our experienced coaches who will assess your current performance and design a training plan to help you reach your true potential. Contact the Climbing wall team for more information or to book your first session (subject to availability of instructor and space). Max of two climbers per session.

Duration: 2 hours 

AdvancedPublic MembersPay as you goStudent /Staff /Alumi/Associate Members
Advanced Coaching Session £45.00 £30.00  £25.00


 How to book

  • All climbing sessions must be booked in advance

  • All sessions are available to book online (excluding Learn to lead climb and Advanced Coaching) or by calling 0115 74 87000

  • Please contact our climbing team if you require additional information

Please note, these sessions are only available to members of the public who hold a current UoN sport and fitness membership.

University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000