Climb Chichester

Children's Clubs - Public Climbing - Climbing Courses - Lead Climbing

Indoor Rock Climbing

Our eight metre Rock Climbing wall at The Sports Centre Chichester College offers a wide range of different climbing routes for novice or expert climbers, with grading ranging from F3-7. Climbing walls are a great way of keeping fit and having fun at the same time.

With around 60 routes on offer, 20 ropes up and an excellent lead facility, our wall is perfect for just about anyone, regardless of their experience.

With overhangs and traversing sections, there are exciting challenges for all climbers.


Upcoming Closures

  •  Saturday 24th August 2019
  • Monday 26th August 2019
Can anyone climb?

All experienced climbers who know how to use a harness correctly, "tie-on" correctly and "belay" in a safe manner may attend any of our public sessions, after completion of a disclaimer form and a short assessment by our in-house instructor. 

Assessed climbers can then supervise up to two novice climbers.

We welcome group bookings (in advance) which can make a fun day out for clubs or groups of friends.

*Please note to climb in our public sessions, children aged 16 and 17 years need to have their disclaimer form signed by their parent or guardian to climb on their own. 

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who also must be a competent climber.

Learn to Rock Climb

If you're looking to get into climbing or don't meet the requirements to climb during our public sessions, view our Intro to Climbing Courses and Private Taster session options below. 


    Climbing Wall Opening Times
    • Mondays: 6pm to 9:30pm
    • Thursdays: 6pm to 9:30pm
    • Saturdays: 12:00pm to 5:00pm


    • Children/Students - £5.00 (£6 from 1st Sept 2019)
    • Members - £6.00
    • Non-Members - £7.50
    • Annual Membership - £15.00
    • Shoe Hire - £2.00
    • Harenss Hire - £1.00
    • Belay/ATC Hire - £1.00
    Children's Climbing Clubs

    Course Dates

    Friday 4-5.30pm Beginners age 8+

    Friday 5.30-6.45pm Intermediate  age 10+

    Saturday 9-10.30am Beginners  age 8+

    Saturday 10.30-12pm Intermediate age 10+

    Saturday 12-1.30pm Intermediate age 10+

    Saturday 2.30-3.45pm Advanced  age 12+

    Saturday 3.45-5pm Advanced  age 12+

    Climbing Squad

    The Chichester climbing squad sessions are more technique focused than the club sessions. These sessions are aimed at the ‘competition’ climber looking to improve further. This is an invite only session, members must have completed our level 3 award or NICAS level 3. Climbers will then work towards, our level 5 award.

    Monday 5-6.30pm (invite only)

    Wednesday 5-6.30pm (invite only)

    Lead Club

    Climbers that have achieved chichester college level 3 award or NICAS level 3 can take the next stage of learning how to lead climb. Participants will be taught in a controlled safe environment how to lead climb & lead belay.

    Friday 7-8.30pm

    Private Taster Sessions

    What is a Taster? Who is it suitable for?

    A Rock Climbing Taster is ideal for those wanting a quick taste of climbing or for parents that want to get shown how to “tie on and belay” whilst their child climbs.

    When can a Taster be booked?

    A taster session can be booked during any of our public sessions.

    • Mondays  6-9:30pm
    • Thursdays 6-9:30pm
    • Saturdays 12-2pm


    • £15 total for 30 mins (max of 2 climbers/belayers)
    • £30 total for 60 mins (max of 4 climbers/belayers)

    Adult Intro to Climbing Course

    What is an Intro to Climbing Course? Who is it suitable for?

    This is the ultimate start-up course for those wanting to get into climbing and total beginners. It covers all the basic skills and techniques you need to climb without instruction once completed. Our courses consist of 2 x 1.5 hour sessions with a 1:6 Ratio. 

    Course Dates


    • Monday 9th & 16th September - 7.30-9pm
    • Monday 30th Sept & 7th October - 7.30-9pm
    •  Monday 14th & 21st October - 7.30-9pm
    •  Monday 4th & 11th November - 7.30-9pm
    •  Monday 25th Nov & 2nd December - 7.30-9pm
    •  Monday 9th & 16th December - 7.30-9pm


    • Thursday 12th & 19th September - 7.30-9pm
    •  Thursday 3rd & 10th October - 7.30-9pm
    •  Thursday 17th & 24th October - 7.30-9pm
    •  Thursday 14th & 21st November - 7.30-9pm
    •  Thursday 5th & 12th December - 7.30-9pm


    £40 per person


    To book on to a course please call us on 01243 812936. If you are interested in any of the above courses but can’t make the dates then please email us at

    Lead Climbing Course

    What is a Lead Climbing Course? Who is it suitable for?

    The lead climbing courses are designed and suitable for adults who are looking to transition from top-rope climbing to lead climbing on indoor walls.
    A course consists of two separate 1.5 hour sessions and will teach you how to safely lead climb and lead belay all within a controlled and safe environment. 

    Course Dates

    • Monday 10th & 17th June 7-8.30pm


    £44 per person


    To book on to a course please call us on 01243 812936. If you are interested in any of the above courses but can’t make the dates then please email us at

    How to find us

    Climb Chichester is situated at The Sports Centre at Chichester College