Climbing Taster Sessions

Never tried climbing before but want to give it a go?   

These dedicated taster sessions are just what you need.  Lead by qualified instructors, our taster sessions last 1 hour and will give you the opportunity to 'come and try' the activity, before signing up to a full adult beginners induction course, or children's climbing block of lessons.  

Children's Climbing Lessons

Our climbing lessons teach children & teens the fundamental requirements of belaying, climbing technique and general safety, through practical sessions and engaging, fun games.  Participants will work towards the
National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS)
Levels 1 & 2.

Beginners 8-11 years:  Discover climbing with this class for complete beginners.  Learn how to climb safely at an indoor wall.

Intermediate 8–11 years:  once you have completed at least one term of beginners this class may be for you.  Improve your climbing techniques.

Advanced 8-11 years:  once you have completed two years of
intermediate climbing classes you are ready for this class.  You will have reached NICAS level 3 standard.

Adult Climbing Courses

Adult Beginner Inductions ( aged 14+):  Never climbed before but have an adventurous spirit?  The beginner induction course, consisting of 2 x 90min sessions, will teach you the fundamentals of belaying, climbing technique and general safety to have you climbing the walls in no time!

Experienced Climber Inductions (aged 14+): To ensure the safety of all climbers our instructors will assess your knowledge and experience of climbing techniques and safety procedures so you can become a registered climbing wall user.

For all enquiries relating to the Climbing Wall please contact the Loch Centre on 01875 824140.

Open Climbing Sessions: 

Ready, Set, Climb!  

Now that you've completed your climbing induction and have become a registered user of the Climbing Wall you can come and climb whenever you want.

Our Open Climbing Sessions last 1.5 hours and are a great opportunity to hone your skills and get hooked on climbing.   


To book, contact the Loch Centre on 01875 824140.

NB: Children aged 5-13 years can only use the Climbing Wall under the supervisory care of a registered adult climber over 18 years.