New to climbing? Get started here!
Looking for a new and exciting experience that you can try on your own, with your friends or as a family? Then you have to try this!
Beacon is the largest indoor climbing centre in North Wales, and one of the best centres in the UK. Inside, you’ll find hundreds of different color-coded climbs, from easy challenges for anyone new to climbing, to mega hard climbs designed to test the best climbers around! Our climbing is designed to be fun for everyone and it doesn’t matter what your ability is since the satisfaction from reaching the top is the same whatever your level.
It’s social, dynamic, engaging and fun, and regular practice will improve your body dynamics, suppleness, power and strength. You can practise at your own pace and all our climbing is difficulty graded and colour-coded, making it really easy to select challenges that are appropriate to your ability.
Figuring out the correct sequence of movement and reaching the top provides a really fun workout and an unbeatable feeling of achievement. The climbs are even changed regularly throughout the year too, so there are always new challenges waiting for your next visit.
We know that starting out with something new can be daunting at first but we’re here to help you out. We have various different options for getting started with climbing and if you’re unsure about which is the best for you, just get in touch.
Option 1. Book a Climbing Experience (min. age 5). If you want to find out what climbing is all about, these sessions will allow you to experience the awesome indoor climbing on offer at Beacon! The fully instructed sessions are suitable for anyone new to climbing and those who have done some before too and are operated at a level appropriate to individual age and ability.
Option 2. Book a Bouldering Induction (min. age 16). During this 1 hour induction, we’ll get you started with the fundamentals of bouldering (low-level climbing above foam matting) and you’ll then be able to use Beacon on your own, including during the rest of the day immediately after your induction.
Option 3. Book onto a Learn to Climb Course (min. age 18). This course includes 8 hours of instruction and will allow you to use the roped climbing walls and the bouldering areas at Beacon on your own. It covers the rope management skills that you’ll need to learn to keep safe on our high roped walls.
No. Unlike regular gyms, Beacon is operated on a pay as you go basis. You don’t need to sign up to any contracts to use the centre, and once you have completed a Bouldering Intro or Intro Course, you can use Beacon at any time upon payment of our standard day pass fee – see our current rates HERE.
The indoor climbing at Beacon has been designed for both adults and children. Our Climbing Experience sessions are perfect for children and families who want to experience indoor climbing together.
Yes. Book onto a Climbing Experience, Bouldering Induction or Learn to Climb Course and we’ll get you started. Climbing at Beacon is very sociable and a great way to meet new people. Scroll down this page and you’ll be able to view all our starter options and book online.
Advance booking is required for all our starter sessions and courses, and can be done using our simple to use website booking system. Our booking system operates in real time so that you can select your preferred starter option, check current availability and select an available date and time slot. Scroll down this page and you’ll be able to view all our starter options.
Fear of heights is very natural and it is what makes climbing so safe. Climbing is all about controlling this fear and your instructors will be sensitive to this. With the help of your instructor, take things step by step and you will be surprised at what you can achieve.
No. Spectators can watch for free but must not enter the designated climbing areas. The climbing centre features numerous viewing balconies so that you can easily watch friends and family climb.
A picture speaks a thousand words.
Looks awesome doesn’t it? We could leave it there, but we do have more to tell you. We’re not just about climbing. We’re about people too. Our users make us what we are and by choosing to climb at Beacon, you are creating an opportunity to meet some of the best people around.
If you want to find out what climbing is all about, these sessions will allow you to experience the awesome indoor climbing on offer at Beacon! The fully instructed sessions are suitable for anyone new to climbing and those who have done some before too and are operated at a level appropriate to individual age and ability.
- From 1 hour
- Minimum age 5
- ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED
Bored with the gym? Try this instead! During this 1 hour induction, we’ll get you started with the fundamentals of bouldering (low-level climbing above foam matting) and you’ll then be able to use the bouldering areas at Beacon on your own, including during the rest of the day immediately after your induction.
- 1 hour induction
- Minimum age 18
- ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED
This course includes 8 hours of instruction and will allow you to use the roped walls and the bouldering areas on your own. It covers the rope management skills that you’ll need to learn to keep safe on our high roped walls. The price also includes 1 month of free unlimited climbing when you finish the course.
LEARN TO CLIMB COURSE
- Roped climbing & bouldering instruction
- Minimum age 18
- ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED
What’s stopping you?
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to climb at Beacon regardless of age or ability. Our users are aged 5-80+ and our climbing is designed to cater for all levels, from first experience to elite performance. It’s not up to us to tell you how great Beacon is. We’ll leave that to our customers.
Read what our customers are writing about us!
My wife and I booked the 1 hour Climbing Experience. I had climbed a little before (25yrs ago!) but my wife was a complete novice. But by the end she was flying up the walls! We both thoroughly enjoyed our session, so now we’re going to go back and book the Learn to Climb Course! A must for all to try.
We had a fantastic time at Beacon Climbing Centre. My 2 daughters aged 12 and 10 had an hour Climbing Experience and they thoroughly enjoyed it. They have never done anything like this before and were taken through everything step by step. Their instructor was absolutely brilliant, explained everything to them and answered all the questions that they had. He made us all feel very welcome. I was able to watch from the spectator’s balcony and had a fantastic view and I was able to take some great picture of my girls climbing. Would highly recommend this activity for all ages.
Really simple to book and pay online. 1 adult aged 36 and 1 child aged 5. We arrived to a friendly welcome, were kitted out safely and headed to the walls. We did a Climbing Experience session and this was great as I climbed the same walls as my girl. The instructor was fab, very friendly and recognised each person’s ability. We both loved our hour and would definitely recommend it – young and old!
I’m petrified of heights but I thought a Climbing Experience would be a nice present for my boyfriend and some friends and family to do for his birthday… then somehow I ended up being very much involved. I was really apprehensive but the instructor took such good care of us all regardless of competence or confidence. He was relaxed and just gave us the assistance needed to do as much as we could. The whole group had an amazing time and although I only got a little way up I’m looking forward to going back to try and conquer my fear! I can’t recommend it enough!