Climbing Wall

University of Derby Climbing wall offers 164sqm of top rope and lead climbing, abseiling and bouldering.

Roped climbing walls are up to 13m long with over 20 individual route options for people of all ages and abilities. The abseil balcony is 10m high with easy access for all. The 4m high bouldering walls provide challenging climbing at a lower level with a crash matt underneath in place of the rope system.

The climbing wall is open to groups of all ages and abilities from schools to university students and birthday parties to corporate team building.

Competent climbers or those just wishing to boulder can register as a climbing wall user and climb anytime it’s open. Learn more about unsupervised climbing.

For organised sessions, please see the list below:

If you are an external instructor who would like to make use of the climbing facilities, please click the link below:


Travel Information

By Car

Sat Nav: DE22 1GB

Parking: Parking on site at the university is strictly permits only until 5pm weekdays. From 5pm weekdays and at weekends parking is available on site and is pay and display.

By Bus

The Unibus

The Unibus a great service for everyone that links all the University of Derby sites, the main halls of residence, Derby city centre, Markeaton Park Park and Ride, Derby train station and a major supermarket.

The Unibus is subsidised by the money generated from car parking charges.

Those living in University Halls of residence receive a free pass on the Unibus

For others...

Ticket prices
1 trip - £1.70
10 trips - £10.00 (Discount to staff and students from car park subsidy.

More Information & Timetables:

Contact Information

01332 591790

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