New to Climbing?

Who can climb at Newcastle Climbing Centre

Newcastle Climbing Centre welcomes everyone whether you are a novice who wants to gain experience and develop skills or a dedicated rock athlete looking to push your limits. We provide an environment that caters for all abilities and offers the best indoor climbing experience.

No climbing experience?

We offer a range of introductory courses from a one hour, “taster” session to a complete indoor climbing course where you will learn the ropes and all you need to safely make the best use of the climbing walls. All courses are with a qualified instructor and all equipment will be provided. (You may also learn to climb under the supervision of an experienced friend who is already a registered climber).

Unsupervised climbing

Registered adult climbers may climb unsupervised at the Centre. A registered member can sign in a maximum of 2 guests under their duty of care.

Members must supervise their guests at all times in the centre.

Members must not climb whist their guests are climbing on the auto belays.

How to register

All individuals wanting to become a member at NCC will have to complete the following:

  • Our registration form – signing and dating to inform staff that you understand the form and risks associated with the centre and indoor climbing.
  • A physical induction –  this must be pre-booked with reception (we currently do not accept walk ins at busy periods). There is no extra cost for the induction and please note if you are new to climbing this induction may take up to 45 minutes.

Young climbers

Children aged 5 and upwards may climb at the Centre under the supervision of a registered adult climber.
If you are aged between 5 and 14 years you may join our Kids Rock Climbing Club under the supervision of our qualified staff. (Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult).

We also offer Taster sessions for Juniors under 16 years of age. If you are between 14 and 17 years old you may climb unsupervised at the Centre with parental consent* and after passing an assessment.

*Parental consent forms can be found on our downloads page.

**Newcastle Climbing Centre reserves the right to refuse entry to any individual or groups.

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