Calshot climbing wall

Our walls range from easy slabs for beginners to extensive overhangs for the experienced climber

  • 1200 square meters of climbing
  • 42 top rope lines with about 125 routes
  • 35 lead lines with about 100 routes
  • 10 Auto belay lines with about 30 routes
  • dedicated Bouldering and Traversing area with about 70 problems
  • new routes set every week

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Recreational Climbing and Bouldering

The wall is open daily for experienced climbers to train and climb recreationally. We run a variety of courses for beginners and experienced climbers wishing to improve. We also have an active junior club program.

Experienced climbers - Before using the roped walls will have to demonstrate via an assessment that they can:

  • put on a harness
  • tie into the rope
  • belay another climber

Experienced boulderers can register for bouldering only use of the wall.

New to climbing - You will either need to complete one of our beginners’ courses or be signed in as a guest of a full member.

Opening Hours Open Last climb
Monday 6pm to 10pm 9.45pm
Tuesday 6pm to 10pm 9.45pm
Wednesday 2pm to 10pm 9.45pm
Thursday 2pm to 10pm 9.45pm
Friday 6pm to 10pm 9.45pm
Saturday 10am to 5.30pm 5.15pm
Sunday (and Bank Holidays) 10am to 5pm 4.45pm

Times may vary over Christmas, New Year and other school holidays.

The Wall at Calshot is open all year round to Wall members and experienced visitors.

Become a climbing wall member

We have a range of entry and membership options available to climbers.

Membership features include Standard Direct debit Boulder only Visitor Guest # Junior # Youth
Initial climbing assessment yes yes no yes no no yes
Bouldering induction no no yes no no no no
Unlimited visits * no yes no no no no no
Pay per visit yes no yes yes yes yes yes
Discounted members entry yes no yes no no no no
Use of roped walls yes yes no yes yes yes yes
Use of auto belays yes yes no yes yes yes yes
Use of bouldering wall yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Can sign in 2 guests ~ yes yes no no no no no
Age 18+ yes yes yes yes yes no no
Age 16 and 17 no no no no yes no yes
Age up to 17 no no no no yes yes no

# must be supervised by adult member

* during normal opening hours

~ subject to being awarded full membership during initial assessment

Get more from your wall membership

These sessions are free to climbing wall members.

Family climbing

Discounted sessions when an adult member (full or individual) can sign in 2 under18’s. The cost includes the climbing for all the group and free kit hire for all group members. At just £22 you could save over 50% off normal entry and hire fees. Available Wednesday & Thursday entry before 5pm and all day Saturday.

Training night

Need to get stronger for climbing this session is for you. Starting with a 30 minute circuits style training session followed by a suggested training session on the wall. This evening is a great way to build up your strength and stamina. Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm.

Ladies Night

This session run by one of our female instructors normally includes a group warm up, a short coaching session and a suggested climbing plan for the evening. It is a great way to improve your climbing and meet other like-minded female climbers. Monday evenings from 6.30pm.

Join our climbing wall Facebook group to keep up to date with the latest events, activities and route setting on the wall.

Climbing courses and youth climbing clubs

With the huge range of climbing walls available at Calshot our wall is the ideal environment to learn to climb or develop your skills.

For Adults and families, children age 12+, we have a range of courses for total novices and experienced climbers wishing to develop their climbing from taster sessions to learning to lead.

We also run a series of climbing courses and clubs for young people from 4 years to 18 years old. These give an exciting, progressive and safe way for young people to develop as climbers.

For booking and further details of our climbing courses and clubs

Private Tuition

Tailor made sessions adapted for you and your needs!

Learn at your rate with an experienced instructor. These sessions are often the quickest way to learn and pick up skills. Book as an individual, small group or family!

Prices start at £52 for 45mins with additional participants charged at a 50% discount. For groups of 3 or more please contact the Centre.

Please contact the Centre for more information or if you wish to book private tuition.

Experiences and Birthday Parties

If you are new to climbing and just fancy a quick hit of fun we recommend our Take off or Laser Climb Experiences!

It is also worth exploring the range of other Action Adventure Experiences which run every weekend and during school holidays.

We offer lots of party options with or without party rooms included. Take off or laser climb parties are brilliant fun.