Climbing Wall


Writhlington climbing wall is a Lottery funded facility. It is the only indoor climbing centre in the area serving both the local populations of Radstock and Midsomer Norton as well as Warminster, Westbury, Frome, Trowbridge, Wells and Bath.   It is an 8 meter high, 10 top rope and 7 auto belay lines equipped with quick draws for lead climbing.  There are 50 plus climbing routes ranging from Grade 4 (beginner) to 7A+ (advanced). Grading is very subjective and is therefore provided as a guide only. Grading can be different between indoor climbing centres. Lead climbing is only permitted on our climbing wall when a CWLA instructor is present. Lead climbing will not be permitted in the absence of a Writhlington qualified CWLA instructor.

Route Change

We change a minimum of 2 routes per week to ensure they stay fresh and exciting! Please speak to the supervising instructor during your visit if you have any suggestions or comments regarding new routes.

IMG_3547Open Sessions

The climbing wall is open for unsupervised climbing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6.00pm – 10.00pm, Saturday mornings from 9am – 11am and Sunday 9.00am – 11.00am.  These sessions are suitable for all abilities. Children aged 5 – 17 MUST be accompanied by an Adult (18 or over) when attending an open session.  A registration form will need to be completed for all climbers. Those intending to belay will also need to complete a short assessment on their first visit.  Assessments are provided FREE of charge but must be booked and are only available on a Wednesday 6.30 – 9.30pm, Thursdays 6.30pm – 9.00pm and Friday 6.30pm – 9.30pm evening. There is also a short assessment for first time Auto Belay users this does not need to be booked and can be completed in our Open sessions.

Registered users can sign in a maximum of 2 guests per visit. Guests must be aged 5 years or older. A separate guest form will need to be completed. Registered users who sign in under 18’s who are not their children MUST have permission from their parent and will need to complete a form stating this. Registered adult belay users who sign in 2 inexperienced guests will only be required to pay 2 entry fees and will not be charged for their own entry. This only applies to inexperienced guests where the registered user is required to remain on the ground to supervise safe belaying. The full entry charge will be applicable if one or more of the guests are experienced ADULT climbers where the registered user intends to climb themselves.

Under 18 users cannot access unsupervised sessions without an adult registered user.

Open Sessions Charges 


Platinum and Writhlington Gold Members FREE

Midsomer Norton Gold, Silver and Bronze Members £4.30

Associate Members £5.85


Platinum and Writhlington Gold Members FREE

Midsomer Norton Gold, Silver and Bronze Members £3.20

Associate Members £4.80

Equipment Hire

Harness  £1.50   Karabina £0.75  Belay Device £0.75

Private Hire

The climbing wall can be hired for exclusive use by community / charity groups as well as for special occasions including adult parties, hen or stag events. Special rates are available to community / charity groups. Please contact reception on 01761 252631 for further details or visit our contact page.

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Climbing Information Leaflet

Clip and Climb registration form

Top rope registration form

Cancellation and Refund Policy