New member offer – first month just £25

Want to get into climbing? We have made it easy for you to try out TCA with our introductory offer.

Sign up to be a TCA member at any of our centres and you’ll receive one month of free and unlimited entry to all of our centres for just £25 (that includes your £10 joining fee).

We have 2 centres in Bristol and 2 in Glasgow. In each city we offer bouldering, roped climbing and gym facilities.* Usual peak entry costs £10-12 per person, while a standard adult month pass is £49. This offer is only available to new adult (18+) members of The Climbing Academy.


Start climbing the easy way

Starting bouldering couldn’t be easier! Simply watch our safety induction video and go climbing. There’s no need to complete a course. After you join – if you want more guidance – we offer courses, coaching and climbing clubs to help you progress and meet people.

Your new month’s pass will give you a brilliant excuse to launch your climbing journey with a flying start.


How to claim the offer

To claim, drop into your nearest centre (see locations) and talk to one of our members of staff at reception. They will talk you through the relevant forms and safety information.


Save time before you visit

If you want, to speed up your visit it is now possible to complete some of our membership forms online before you arrive. This is not essential, feel free to simply pop along. Click on your nearest centre to complete the relevant forms:

The Mothership – Bouldering and gym in Barton Hill
The Church – Roped climbing and bouldering in St Werburghs

The Newsroom – Bouldering (inc. kids climbing area) in Kinning Park
The Prop Store – Bouldering, roped climbing, auto belay and gym in Maryhill


*ROPED CLIMBERS – Please note that if you want to use this offer for roped climbing, you must show that you can climb and belay confidently if you have climbed in the past. If you’re completely new to climbing, you can be signed off to rope climb independently after you’ve completed a Beginners’ Course.  The Church and The Prop Store both offer beginner courses.

NOTE – You can cancel your membership at any point.