Department of Sport
   
   
  

Climbing Wall

The David Ross Sports Village includes a state-of-the-art climbing and bouldering wall.

Our climbing wall is 12m high with over 40 routes, permanent top ropes, space for lead climbing and 2 auto belays. The bouldering wall is 3.5m high with over 40 graded problems.

Climbers can climb casually or join in our popular instructor led sessions. 

There are also opportunties to book corporate team building days or birthday parties for the kids.

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Climbing Sessions at David Ross Sports Village

We offer a range of climbing sessions for all levels of climbers at David Ross Sports Village.

Our expert climbing team can run you through the basics of climbing, suggest improvements to your technique and demonstrate more advanced skills. 

New climbers are required to complete our Learn to Climb session before climbing unsupervised. If you have never climbed before there are various taster sessions available where you can just try climbing for the first time.

Select one of the opportunities below to find out more about climbing at David Ross Sports Village.

 

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Inclusive Climbing

 
 

Weekly sessions (Monday 2 July  to  31 August 2018) - Summer

Monday

No sessions

 

 

 

Tuesday

Climbing Taster

1 - 1.30pm

Auto Belay Taster 

1.30 - 2pm

Boulder Taster

2 - 2.30pm

Climbing Taster

2.30 - 3pm

Auto Belay Taster

3 - 3.30pm

Bouldering Taster

3.30 - 4pm

Learn to Climb

5 - 8pm

 

Wednesday

Learn to Climb

10am - 1pm

Improvers' Session

2 - 2.30pm

Improvers' Session

2.30 - 3pm

Improvers' Session

3 - 3.30pm

Improvers' Session

3.30 - 4pm

Improvers' Session

4 - 4.30pm

Improvers' Session

4.30 - 5pm

 

Thursday

Improvers' Session

10am - 1pm

Improvers' Session

12 - 12.30pm

Improvers' Session

1.30 - 2.30pm

Improvers' Session

2.30 - 3.30pm

Improvers' Session

1.30 - 3.30pm

Climbing Taster

2 - 2.30pm

Auto Belay Taster

2.30 - 3pm

Bouldering Taster

3 - 3.30pm

Climbing Taster

3.30 - 4pm

Auto Belay Taster

4 - 4.30pm

Bouldering Taster

4.30 - 5pm

Engage session - Staff & postgraduate only (book at any sports centre reception)

5 - 6pm

Engage session - Staff & postgraduate only (book at any sports centre reception)

6 - 7pm

 

 

Friday

Route Setting and Maintenance - check online booking for wall availability

9am - 4pm

Saturday

Childrens' Taster (last session 25 Aug)

9 - 10am

Childrens' Taster (last session 25 Aug)

10 - 11am

Childrens' Taster (last session 25 Aug)

11 - 12pm

Learn to Climb

1pm - 4pm

Sunday

No Sessions

10am - 1pm



Who can use the Climbing Wall?

Student, staff, alumni and associate UoN sports and fitness members may access the climbing wall free-of-charge as part of their membership. 

Students, staff, alumni and associates of the University of Nottingham, who do not hold a UoN sports and fitness membership may use the climbing wall at a cost of £6.50 per session.

Public Members

If you hold a current  UoN sport and fitness membership, you may access the climbing wall at a charge of £6.50 per visit.

 

Public Non-Members

If you are not a current  UoN sport and fitness membership then you can purchase a summer climbing wall public membership which will give you access to the climbing wall at David Ross Sports Village between the 22nd June – 23rd September 2018. .

Adult - £10.00 (Includes 1st climb - £6.50 per session thereafter).

Child - £5.00  (Free thereafter)

For members who are new to climbing they can complete the 3hr Learn to climb course for £13.00 

Climbing Wall Public memberships and Learn to climb sessions can be purchased online or at the David Ross Sports Village reception.

For more information please  click here.

 

Children under 16

If you are an experienced climber, who has registered to use our climbing wall, you may bring up to two children aged under 16. Each session costs £2.50 per child. 

 

When can I Climb?

Experienced and registered climbers may use the wall at any time during opening hours.

In order to guarantee space, you may wish to book online or by contacting the  David Ross Sports Village

Both the  University of Nottingham Climbing club and the  University of Nottingham Caving club hold regular sessions on the wall open to students at the University of Nottingham.

Please note, the wall will be closed on a Monday evening to casual users during club sessions  (term time only). 


Find out more about our memberships

 

Do I need to Register?

Experienced climbers:
Please arrive 10 minutes before your first climbing session to complete our registration documents. Once completed, you will be able to climb unsupervised.

Experienced climbers (aged 16 and 17 years):
Please contact our climbing team to book a supervisory climb. This will allow our team to check you are safe to climb and once completed, you will be able to climb unsupervised. 

New climbers: 
If you haven't climbed before, you will be required to attend either a Boulder, Auto Belay taster or a Learn to Climb course before using our climbing wall unsupervised. Please click here for the next available sessions.

Children under 16 years: 
Young people aged under 16 years old will need to be accompanied by a parent / guardian at all times when using the climbing wall. The parent / guardian must have registered as an experienced climber and will need to complete a supervising form for their child before each visit. 

 

 

What do I need to wear when using the climbing wall?

Wear loose comfortable clothing - skirts, dresses and tight fitting trousers are not suitable. Layers are recommended to keep warm between climbs.

Training shoes (e.g. sports trainers) are required - we do also have climbing shoes available to hire. No hard or leather-soled shoes may be worn when using the wall.

Please note: Bare feet, open toed sandles and flip flops are not allowed.

 

I've climbed before, can I class myself as an experienced climber?

An experienced climber is someone who is able to tie a figure of eight knot, use a sit harness and belay using an appropriate device. If you meet these criteria, you do not require an induction and may climb unsupervised after completing our  climbing registration or  bouldering registration form. 

 

I’m an experienced climber, can I bring novices with me to the wall?

Experienced climbers may bring a maximum of two novices with them to the climbing wall. You must sign both novices in with the David Ross Sports Village reception before climbing and ensure that you supervise them at all times when using the wall. 

 

I'm a parent/guardian, can I bring my child to a climbing session? 

Yes, if you are able to declare upon arrival that you are a experienced climber (i.e. you can put a harness on correctly, tie in, belay, and boulder safely) then you can start climbing with and supervise up to three novices or under 16s.

You will have to fill in a separate form upon arrival at the David Ross Sports Village reception. 

 

Do you host birthday parties?

Yes - We are pleased to offer climbing birthday parties for children aged 5 - 16 years old. Our expert climbing team will show your group all the basics of climbing in a fun friendly enviroment.

  • 6 people - £48.00 - 1.5 hours

  • 12 people - £96.00 - 1.5 hours

  • bookable on Saturdays between 2-3.30pm and 3.30-5pm (please enquire if you require alternative times/days)

  • all climbing equipment is included, please ensure your group are wearing trainers

  • catering options can also be added with our on-site Clubhouse Cafe 

For more information and to book, please contact our  climbing wall team

 
Do you host corporate team building events?

For corporate guests, our climbing sessions are excellent team building opportunities. Our team will show your group all the basic climbing skills along with some fun games to get your group working together. 

  • 12 people- £150 - 1.5 hours (please enquire if your group is larger)
  • all climbing equipment is included, please ensure your group are wearing trainers.
  • catering options can also be added with our on-site Clubhouse Cafe. 

For more information and to book, please contact our  climbing wall team

 

How often do you undertake routesetting?

Route setting on the main climbing wall takes place during holiday periods. Please note, whilst we set new and challenging routes parts of the wall will be out of use.

Bouldering routes are reset throughout the course of the term. During this time you will not be able to book a session online.

 

Click here to dowload the Climbing Wall Terms and Conditions

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