The Climbing Academy

Indoor bouldering at the one of the largest walls in Europe.

The Climbing Academy is a world-class dedicated bouldering centre. Bouldering (low level climbing above crash mats) is to many one of the purest forms of climbing. No ropes, no equipment, just the pleasure of movement and the support of your friends, and you can make it as easy or as hard as you want. At TCA, you’ll find a huge amount of space, walls up to 4.5m, 30cm thick crash mats hundreds of climbs from the very easy to those that only hardened professional’s can climb. Once you’ve climbed all you can, you can explore our climbing shop, enjoy the best coffee in Glasgow in our café or book a treatment in the Achilles Heel Treatment room. You can even book onto one of our yoga classes.

If you’ve never climbed before, you’ll need to do an induction programme but then you can sign in friends or family to enjoy the fun with you.

What’s on offer at The Climbing Academy

  • Adult induction programmes – learn to climb safely and quickly. After our 10 minute induction vidoe you’ll be off on your own.
  • Boulder club for young people – with classes for 8 year olds and above, they can join our Boulder Club and progress through our special awards.
  • Technique and movement classes – if you can already climb, this is the perfect way to improve your technique.
  • Café – enjoy the best coffee in Glasgow and a fine range of sandwiches, cakes and snacks.
  • Independent climbing shop – with shoes from Scarpa and Boreal, clothing from Moon and Blurr, there’s plenty to browse and buy.
  • Birthday parties – for kids 8 years old and above, the perfect way to host a birthday – 1 hour climbing with an instructor then celebrate in our party room.
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Or give us a call on: 0141 429 6331

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