We are open Tue-Sun See our timetable for details
We are open Tue-Sun See our timetable for details

Climbing / Bouldering

Our bouldering room is now open!

Grades VB (easy) to V4+ (hard).

The bouldering room may be open outside published hours - please call us to before your visit to check.

Adults and 16-17 year olds

Entry:  £5 non members, £4 members.
On your first visit you will need to read our rules and conditions of use and complete a registration form. Climbers aged 16-17 years will also need an adult to sign a parental consent form. Climbing shoes and chalk bags are available to hire.

Introduction to Bouldering 16+
Ideal if you are new to the sport and want to give it a try. Sessions cover safety and some technical skills to get you started. Sessions last for 30 minutes with a qualified instructor and costs £10 with a membership card included in the price. Ask at reception or contact us to book your place.

Family Induction sessions
These 45 minute sessions cost £20 for one adult and one child. At the end of the session you will need to answer a few questions to assess your competency. When successful, you will be qualified to bring a maximum of two children to any of our family sessions. Please contact us for next available induction sessions.
The cost also includes a 12 month membership card and a voucher for one free climb for one adult and one child in the month following your induction.

Family Climbing Drop in Sessions (1 Adult + 1 or 2 children)

For family climbers who have already taken our induction sessions, you are able to use the bouldering room during any of our open climbing sessions. Cost is £7 for 1 adult & 1 child or £10 for 1 adult and 2 children. Please note there are no instructors during open sessions so adults are responsible for their own children.

Junior Climbing Drop in Sessions (age 7+)

Thursdays and Fridays 4.30pm-5.15pm, 5.30pm-6.15pm.
Junior climbing for £5 per person. A 45 minute drop in session full of fun and games. Maximum of 8 climbers per session. We recommend reserving your child's place in advance by contacting reception to ensure availability.

Junior Climbing Progressive Sessions (age 7+)

Thursdays and Fridays 4.30pm-5.15pm, 5.30pm-6.15pm.
Climbing lessons, a progressive 6 week course working through the grades to become a great climber. The cost is £30 for all 6 sessions, please contact us to find out when the next block is starting and reserve your childs place.

Toddlers interested in climbing?

Wednesday 10:00-12:00
Bring them along to Toddlers Wheels (Wednesday session only) and they'll have the opportunity to have fun in the bouldering room with our toddler climbing instructor!

Membership Card

This costs £5 for 12 months membership and entitles you to discounted entry for climbing.

Pre-paid Bouldering Loyalty Card

This costs £35 and entitles you to 10 free climbing sessions. Note that these loyalty cards are only available to members (see membership card above) who have completed our induction training.
Loyalty card holders are still entitled to one free entry after 10 climbs so cost is equivalent to just £3.18 for 11 climbs!

Shoe Hire


Chalk Ball Hire



            MAC Rules to Make Bouldering Safer

  • Jumping and falling off the bouldering wall, whether controlled or not may result in a serious injury. You are strongly advised to climb down and step off the wall.
  • Before starting a climb, ensure that you plan where you will be able to perform a controlled descent. If you feel a controlled descent is not possible, do not attempt the climb.
  • Never walk or climb underneath anyone who is bouldering.
  • Never tamper with or move any of the holds. Be aware that holds may spin. You must report any loose holds to a member of staff immediately.
  • Please ensure you are wearing suitable footwear such as climbing shoes or trainers. Stiffened walking/climbing boots that cover the ankle are not considered suitable as they can cause injury to yourself or others.
  • Suitable clothing must be worn. Hoodies and clothing with toggles may not be worn. Long hair should be tied back and any loose items and jewellery removed.
  • Do not climb on top of the traversing wall or hold onto the top of the wall.
  • Do not climb or use the suspended ceiling for leverage.
  • Use of upper body equipment is restricted to those who are able to reach the lowest holds without assistance.  Use of the walls for leverage is prohibited.
  • When choosing a route to climb, always give way to those already on a climb.
  • Keep the matting clear at all times. Objects left lying around can cause or exacerbate incidents.
  • No running or jumping whilst within the centre.
  • No food or drinks to be taken onto the climbing mats.
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Goodall Street
Macclesfield, SK11 7BD
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