Scarlett climbing on the Ethos Wall


Single 90-minute session
Students: £5
Staff: £7
External members: £7

You can also bolt-on unlimited access (booking still required) with our bolt-on options

Book a climbing wall induction session

Our Climbing Wall is one of the most unique facilities at Ethos and provides the very best in indoor climbing. The 9m wall is situated at the eastern end of the Sports Hall and is split between 5 state-of-the-art Tru-Blue Auto-Belay climbing routes and a 4m bouldering wall.

The wall provides a range of climbing challenges for both the experienced climber and beginner alike. Beneath the wall there is an integrated rubber-crumb floor under the auto-belay lines and a 300mm safety crash mat underneath the bouldering wall to ensure the facility complies recommended safety regulations.

Before use

All members need to have had an induction on using the climbing wall to ensure maximum safety for everyone. The induction is free and will guide you through all of the skills, safety procedures and rules for using the wall. 

Book your climbing wall induction

You should also read and understand the Ethos Climbing Wall Conditions of Use and Rules

Participation statements

British Mountaineering Council: “The British Mountaineering Council 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.”   

Association of British Climbing Walls: “All climbing activities have a risk of serious injury. Participants must recognise that even if they follow all good practice there may still be the risk of accident and injury. It is the responsibility of the participant to adhere to the conditions of use.”  

Move Imperial: “Free solo climbing is not permitted. All auto-belay climbers must attach to the automatically belayed system. Any failure to do so will result in your membership being revoked and carries the risk of severe injury &/or death. Bouldering is hazardous. It involves climbing to height & there is no fall protection. Bouldering involves falls to ground, despite the matting a fall from height onto the mat carries risk of severe injury.”