Department of Sport

Learn to Climb

 Learntoclimb

Climbing is a fantastic physical and mental challenge. We provide a variety of climbing sessions and tasters which are designed to help beginners get competent and confident on the wall as quickly as possible.

No prior experience is necessary and the sessions will help members develop their climbing skills and knowledge of climbing.

Led by our highly qualified coaches our learn to climb sessions will take you through the basic steps.

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

Note: These sessions are not suitable for children under 16 yrs old.

Learn to Climb sessions

  • Pick up the basic skills of climbing if you have never climbed before

  • Instructor led sessions

  • No previous experience or equipment is required

  • Great opportunity to build your confidence on the wall

  • Progress at your own pace with taster’s sessions which are free for student’s, staff, alumni and associate members.

Learn to Move sessions

These are follow on sessions for new climbers, see details below.

 
 

 Learn to Climb

No experience required.

This three hour climbing session will take you through all the basic skills for using the climbing wall safely. This includes bouldering using our auto belay and using the top ropes. This is for new climbers - no previous experience or equipment is required. Once completed, this session will have given you the knowledge and practical experience to use the climbing wall safely. For full unsupervised access to will still be required to complete registration process. 

Duration: 3 hours

BeginnersPublic MembersNon-MembersStudent /Staff /Alumi/Associate
Learn to Climb sessions

£33.00

£27.00

 £16.50

 

 

Rock Up!

Have you just completed Learn to Climb? Still feel like you need some more practice? Need someone to climb with? Then this is the session for you. You need to complete a registration form before you can book onto this session.

Sessions take place every Wednesday from 7.30pm. Free for members, £6.50 for PAYG. Harnesses & Belay devices provided.

Duration: 90 minutes

Bouldering Induction

A short introduction to bouldering, our instructors will take you through the basic skills needed to use our bouldering wall safely. This is for new boulderers - no previous experience or equipment is required. Once completed, this session will allow you to use the bouldering wall unsupervised. Please note, new climbers will still need to complete our Learn to climb session to be able to use the roped section of the climbing wall unsupervised. 

Duration: 30 minutes

 

 

 

Climbing Taster

A short introduction to climbing. This is for new climbers - no previous experience or equipment is required. It is not to teach you too much about the technical side of climbing, but rather to guide you through the basics and give you an insight into the challenges ahead. Please note, new climbers will still need to complete our Learn to Climb session to be able to use the climbing wall unsupervised. 

Duration: 60 minutes

Auto Belay Induction

Our equipment allows you to clip and climb without a partner. This short induction shows you how to use the auto belay system safely and effectively. Once completed, this session will allow you to use the auto belay unsupervised. Please note, new climbers will still need to complete our Learn to climb session in order to use the roped section of the climbing wall and bouldering wall unsupervised. 

Duration: 30 minutes

 

 

Learn To Move

In July we will be starting a brand new series of sessions aimed at new and intermediate climbers.

These sessions will be perfect for anyone who has just started climbing and wants to develop their climbing skills. The session will focus on the fundamentals of movement and technique over a series of sessions each of 90 minutes duration. Due to the small group size the coach will be on hand to give plenty of 1:1 advice during the session.

Learn to Move 1 - This will introduce the concepts of centre of gravity, weight transfer and footwork. 

Learn to Move 2 - This session will progress with further skills such as rock overs and foot swaps.

Learn to Move 3 - More advanced skills of flagging, heel hooks and using different hand holds.

 

 

SessionPublic Pay as you goPay as you goStudent /Staff /Alumi/Associate
Bouldering Induction

£10

£6

£5

Climbing Taster

£10

£6

Free

Auto Belay Induction

£10

£6

£5
Learn to Move 1, 2 & 3

£7.50

£7.50

Free

 

 How to book

  • All climbing sessions must be booked in advance
  • All sessions are available to book online (excluding Learn to lead climb and Engage) or by calling 0115 74 87000
  • Please contact our climbing team if you require additional information

Please note, these sessions are also available to members of the public who have a Pay As You Go access. 

  

University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000
email: sport@nottingham.ac.uk