Disabled Climbing

Disabled Climbing

Climbing offers an exciting challenge for all.  At Nottingham Climbing Centre we strongly believe that climbing is for everyone and our instructors are experienced in coaching a wide range of climbers of varying ages and abilities. The majority of our instructors have taken part in the ‘Active kids for All Inclusive Community Training’ which aims to ‘help improve knowledge, competence and confidence in delivering sports-based activities to disabled people.

We are visited by individuals and groups varying from beginners to elite athletes and with many different abilities and disabilities; we have a large group of adults with learning difficulties from a day care centre in Nottingham who have been coming every Friday morning for the past 20 years! We have climbers who are blind and partially sighted, climbers with severe autism, cerebral palsy and spina bifida, we also have amputees who climb and many more.  What all these climbers have in common is that they all enjoy their sessions, find them personally challenging and get a lot from them.

We have areas within the climbing centre designed and built specifically with inclusion in mind.  Climbers with varying abilities are able to participate in parallel in the same areas where the angles of the wall are varied to give climbs of varying degrees of difficulty next to each other. Our instructors are all fully qualified and all enjoy bringing climbing to all and take part training to keep them up to date in all areas.