When & Where to find us
Full opening hours & location
Today: 07:30 - 18:00
Tomorrow: 07:30 - 18:00
At Inverness Leisure we have the largest indoor rock climbing facility in the Highlands offering routes for the absolute novice to some real challenges for the many expert climbers who visit the centre.
The fantastic thing about our wall is that it allows you to enjoy bouldering, top roping and lead climbing. And for all the expert climbers out there, they will be pleased to hear that our wall is also one of the few in the country that allow you to place your own gear.
With all our routes ranging from very easy to extremely challenging (F4 to F8A), everyone that comes along to the wall at Inverness Leisure can be sure there is a challenge for them regardless of their climbing abilities.
Our qualified wall staff are able to offer instructed climbing, personal 1-2-1 training, event/party hosting and corporate team building events to name only a few of the wall activities available. But if you have something else in mind – all you have to do is ask!
Hire of equipment
If you are new to climbing and don’t have all the necessary equipment, then don’t worry, because we hire everything you will need to get you heading up our wall.
Classes and instruction on the climbing wall take place at various times throughout the week. For further information please ask at Reception.
Please be aware that regular route setting takes place on the walls between 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, therefore certain sections of the wall with be cordoned off to allow for this.
This allows us to update / refresh and create new routes which in turn gives our customers new challenges and goals to strive towards.
Climb offers a full range of training courses including inductions, group courses, 1-2-1 & additional needs. A range of climbing equipment is available for hire including rock shoes & harnesses.
3-5 years (pre-school) 45 minute session
Take part in safe and enjoyable sessions as a first step to climbing. Over the course of the block learn how to master the skills of vertical movement through fun and exciting climbing games in a controlled and friendly environment. The course is suitable for children aged 3-5 years. Click here to view our Pre-School Activity Timetable.
Introduction To Climbing
P1 – P3 – 60 minute session
P4 – S4 – 60 minute session
Our 6 week block introduction to climbing classes provide children the opportunity to become familiar with heights whilst participating in fun and friendly bouldering games and scale the heights of our 10m high main wall. Older Age groups will also learn how to fit their own harnesses, tie knots and belay (hold the rope) for their fellow climbers. Click here to view our Junior 6 Week Sports Timetable.
Age 7 upwards – 90 minute session
The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) is a UK-wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit achievement on artificial climbing structures. The aim of the scheme is to provide a safe introduction to climbing for young people aged seven and upwards. Participants will achieve a series of certificates while progressing through the various levels of the course. The sessions run once per week during the school term time, and are available on various weekdays. Please click here to add your child to our waiting list, we will contact you to offer you the next available space. For further information on the scheme please visit www.nicas.co.uk
Adult Introduction to Climbing
Age 16 upwards – 2 ½ hour session
This one off session teaches you the basics of safety and offers you an introduction to indoor climbing. Once the course is completed, and you can demonstrate you are competent with the climbing practices you learnt on the course you can sign yourself up at reception as a registered user for the climbing wall. This would allow you admission to the wall during public sessions. The introduction to climbing course can be booked at reception and is included in the all-inclusive High Life membership.
“The BMC and MCofS recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.”