New Climbers

White Angles

If you’re an experienced and competent climber, just turn up to The Prop Store, complete our membership form and competency test – and you’ll become a full member of The Climbing Academy.  Pre-paid membership (rather than pay as you climb) allows access to all TCA centres (see locations).

If you want to join as a bouldering-only member, we’ll just ask you to watch a safety video that lasts 8 mins, complete a form and then you’ll be climbing – no introduction course is required – ask at the front desk if you would prefer to book instruction. Roped climbers will need to complete separate forms and pass a competency test at reception.

You can complete forms online BEFORE you visit the centre to save time.


You can book auto belay inductions on Tue/Wed/Thu each week (post 5pm). These are bookable in person or by phoning 0141 429 6331.

We run beginners courses for adults who wish to learn how to top-rope. This includes knots, tying-in, belaying safely and descending in control. BOOK NOW 

Climbing is great exercise; it’s sociable, creative and uses your entire body. Give it a go, you’ll probably get hooked.