Due to current restrictions we are not running any of these activities at the moment. We will be phasing in activities as government guidance allows. Please look out for more information coming soon or contact us on 01877 333000 / reception@mclarenleisure.co.uk if you have any questions.

Ben Nevis, K2 – even Everest, who needs them when you can experience the thrills and excitement of the outdoors on our indoor climbing wall! Our newly refurbished climbing wall, Uamh Bheag, is great for beginner and intermediate climbers with routes ranging in difficulty from 4B to 7A*. Our 2 new auto belays offer even more climbing opportunities.  Our climbing wall is eight meters (two storeys) high and has eleven walls, each with multiple routes.

*Learn more about climbing wall grading



I already climb somewhere else, how can I climb at McLaren Leisure?

To register you as a climber, we need to check you are safe to operate unsupervised. For roped climbing this will involve a quick question paper on arrival and completion of some forms. Failure of question paper a practical assessment will be required and will include: making sure you can put on a harness correctly, tie in appropriately, and belay another climber safely, including holding them when they fall. To book a time with a member of our climbing team please contact reception@mclarenleisure.co.uk or 01877 330 000


McLaren Leisure Climbing Wall – Conditions of use & Rules. (click here)

I would like to learn to climb safely.

Introduction to climbing

 Suitable for anyone aged 16 and up. Our introduction to climbing is run over two 90min sessions at a ratio of 1:1. This enables our attentive instructors you give you skills for life, teaching you the basics of both climbing and bouldering and enabling you to climb indoors independently of instructors. On our Introduction to Climbing course you will learn about the equipment used in indoor climbing, how to belay, tie the basic knots, basic rope technique and of course how to climb, with plenty of climbing time to practice everything. All equipment hire is included.





My children would love to learn climbing


Taster Sessions & Parties

Book a taster session for your family or group. These sessions are ideal for children, adults,  families and youth groups. You will be fully supervised by our instructor for the hour session while participating in climbing, these sessions emphasise fun on the wall rather than the technical side of climbing. With prices starting from as little as £16.00 for the hour! (price based on 1 junior climber) Ask at reception for more details. These sessions are suitable for anyone who can fit into the harness, we have full body harnesses available for smaller climbers. Don’t miss out on the fun, book your climbing session now on 01877 330 000


Climbing Club

We currently run two climbing club sessions on a Monday term time. Our beginners session at 4pm offers a great introduction to climbing covering the basics of climbing and learning skills for life. We actively encourage children to have fun whilst learning about the basics of climbing in a safe and secure environment. These sessions are for children ages 5+ and focus around movement and fun on the wall and not so much about getting to the top, although that’s fun too!

Our improvers class, Monday 5pm offers all the fun of our beginners class with more technique thrown in for an added bonus. This class is prefect for those who have had regular climbing sessions and are confident on the wall.