Book Clip 'N Climb

Indoor climbing lessons at Summit Up to suit all abilities. Choose from the options below.

The Experience

Our range of instructed sessions caters for everyone!  From first-timers to competent climbers who are looking to improve. Our experienced, friendly instructors are there every step of the way.


NICAS is the National Indoor Climbing Awards Scheme offered at Summit Up. Available for anyone age 7 years and above. Its the perfect starting point for any young person wishing to take up climbing.

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Our taster sessions are a great way to experience the thrill of climbing with one of our friendly and experienced instructors taking care of everything. Suitable for anyone age 5 and above.

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Bouldering induction

Looking to get into the exciting sport of bouldering? Then this is the session for you. We will give you all the information needed to use the bouldering area safely on this and future visits.

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Climbing Induction

Wanting to learn the ropes to be able to climb unsupervised at Summit Up? Then look no further. On this session our experienced instructors will aim to give you all the skills needed to start your very own climbing journey.

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Learn the Basics (Group Sessions)

Take your first step towards rock climbing by joining our group climbing lessons. Our program is designed to introduce you to top rope climbing and bouldering so that you are capable of climbing at Summit Up without supervision.

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These sessions are for climbers and boulderers who are keen to improve their climbing. Each session is themed to a different learning technique.

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Advanced Skills (Private session)

Looking to improve your climbing grade? Perhaps you are keen to get in to lead climbing? However you would like to progress, this session is for you.

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Learn to Lead

This course is dedicated to lead climbing and is aimed at those climbers who have been top rope climbing for approx 6 months or more.

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Instructor Training

In association with Ian Fenton we run a number of Mountain Trainings instructor courses throughout the year. These include Climbing Wall Instructor, Climbing Wall Development Instructor and Rock climbing Instructor courses.

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A regular climbing group meeting every Tuesday night. An instructor will pair you up with other climbers and be on hand to offer advice.

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Women's only group, meeting weekly to develop climbing skills and make new climbing friends.

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Climbing Lessons FAQ

Who are instructed sessions suitable for?

Our climbing lessons are typically suitable for anyone age 5 and above, although details about specific limitations are covered on the page relating to the session.

Our instructors are very experienced at helping less confident people so if that's you don't worry, you'll never be made to do anything you don't feel comfortable with. By the end of the session you'll likely have surprised yourself!

Should you have any additional needs don't hesitate to give us a call. We'll always do our best to accommodate.

How do I find availability and book a session?

The easiest way to check availability and book is by giving us a call on 0161 820 8750

During busy periods such as weekends and school holidays we would recommend booking further ahead.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing and trainers.

Open toed shoes, flip flops, boots, crocs or heels are not permitted in the climbing arena.

Long hair must be tied back and all loose jewellery, hats or hooded tops must be removed prior to climbing for safety reasons.

Do I need to bring any equipment with me?

No, equipment is provided by us on all sessions and there are no additional hire fees for this.

Do you have lockers?

Yes, we have small lockers available by our reception, big enough for valuables, that are free to use for those on an instructed session.

As loose jewellery can't be worn whilst climbing we would recommend leaving it at home.

Are spectators permitted on the sessions?

We have ample seating where spectators can watch the action and have a brew.

However please be aware that for safety reasons spectators may not be able to follow participants into the climbing areas.

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