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.


We run auto belay inductions on request at The Prop Store. Please enquire with staff at the reception desk or by phone 0141 429 6331. Learn important rules for using the auto belay systems safely and gain experience in the company of a skilled instructor.

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.