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 8 meters high with 17 auto belay lines. 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 not permitted on our climbing wall at any time.
We use professional and experienced route setters to set challenging, exciting and varied routes for beginners right through to experienced climbers. 25 of our 50 routes are changed every 3-4 months, guaranteeing 50 new routes every year!
The climbing wall is open on Tuesday 7.30pm – 10.00pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6.30pm – 10.00pm and Saturday mornings from 9am – 11am. Climbers or supervising adults must be registered on our system to attend these sessions (see below if you’re not registered). Children aged 5 – 17 MUST be accompanied and signed in by a registered adult (18 or over) when attending.
Unregistered Climbers / Supervising Adults
Unregistered climbers or supervising parents with no qualification or experience will need to attend supervised sessions (clip and climb / top rope*) until deemed competent to climb or supervise others independently – this can take up to 3 supervised visits. These sessions MUST be booked in advance. Sessions are available as follows, please contact reception for bookings 01761 252631 (option 1).
Tuesday 7.45pm – 8.45pm – clip & climb / top rope* (subject to availability)
Thursday 6.45pm – 7.45pm – clip & climb / top rope* (subject to availability)
Sunday 10.00am – 11.00am – clip & climb only (subject to availability)
*Please note that the top rope assessments are only for competent climbers. For novice climbers wanting to learn how to top rope please click here to complete a sports course enquiry form for our adult beginners course.
Registered users can sign in a maximum of two under 18 guests per visit.
Under 18 users cannot access sessions without an adult registered user. Accompanying adults only need to pay an extra fee if they intend to climb themselves.
Open / Supervised Session Charges
Inclusive Members FREE
PAYG (Non Members) £6.50
Inclusive Members(Non Members) FREE
PAYG (Non Members) £4.95
Harness £1.50 Karabina £0.75 Belay Device £0.75
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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