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Climbing Wall Sessions

Taster Sessions - see our Facebok events page for details on the free taster days at Hadrian

Attendees must be aged 8 years old or over to participate. Please arrive 10 minutes before your allotted time to put on your equipment) 

Coached Sessions  - Juniors

Monday 5.30pm to 7pm  (NICAS available)

Monday 7pm - 8.30pm

Thursday 6.30pm to  7.30pm and 7.30- 8.30pm

Saturday 9.30am - 11am


Coached Sessions - Adults

Monday 7pm - 8.30pm

Wednesday between 6pm to 9pm


NICAS coached certificated courses

Run Monday's and Saturday please call reception on 0191 643 2025 for availability as these run in school term time blocks.


Open Wall Sessions (must be signed off by the instructors as a competent person who can belay a climber - can supervise up to two climbers)

Adults and Juniors (8+)

Monday 7pm-8pm

Wednesday 6pm-9pm

Thursday 6pm - 8.30pm

Saturday 9.30-12.30pm


Belay Training (learn to belay a climber over 14 years of age)  £22 per session

Wednesday 6-9pm

Contact reception on 0191 643 2025 to book a space (up to 3 spaces per session) bring a person to belay.


Parties for juniors or adults

Saturday 1-2.30pm (up to 12 people) climbing wall instructors will belay the climbers, a fun session.


Contact reception on 0191 643 2025 to book




Related documents

Climbing Wall Drop in Session


Belaying a climber

You must be able to ‘belay’ a climber. If you have attended the belay training session the instructor will have completed an assessment with you and you will be able to access this session.

If you have not attended a belay training session at the centre you will need to arrange a competency assessment with us, all assessments can be pre-booked by emailing

Juniors 8 to 15 years must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over who is either a registered climber with Hadrian or has received training to 'belay' by a member of climbing wall staff. 16-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over at the point of registration and have previously visited the climbing wall.

Please see leaflet for sessions




Junior Holiday activity sessions

Climbing wall sessions run during the school holidays. The sessions are run by qualified instructors. All equipment is supplied and participants are asked to wear a top covering the elbows and trousers covering the knees. Please see the holiday activity brochure for the days and times they are available (it changes every school holiday) call reception on 0191 643 2025 for details.


Adult training courses

If you would like to register your interest for a belay training session (learn to hold the ropes of a climber on the wall) please email or call reception on (0191) 643 2025.