Climber on a bouldering wall

Climbing at Ravelin Sports Centre

We have brand new lead climbing and bouldering walls for all levels of ability

Ravelin Sports Centre will open soon.

Ravelin Sports Centre will open soon. Facilities and activities on this page will be available when the building has fully opened. Visit our Memberships pages for pricing information.
Whether you are an experienced climber, or completely new to the sport, our climbing wall at Ravelin Sports Centre has everything a climber could need. As well as being open to University of Portsmouth students and staff, we are also open to the local community. Our qualified climbing instructors will induct you and get you on the wall in no time.
  • 10 metre wide auto-belay wall up to 10.85 metres high, with an overhang up to 2.9m
  • Approximately 120 square metres of bouldering up to a height of 4 metres
  • 8 auto-belays with two routes each
  • Difficulties ranging from F5a - F7a on the Lead Wall
  • Difficulties ranging from VB (Beginner) - V7 in the bouldering tunnel
Our impressive climbing wall goes from the basement to the roof of the building and offers a total of 242 square metres of high quality climbing. The wall has been carefully designed to include a range of angles and features including slab, vertical and overhanging climbing. Challenge yourself at all levels.

How to access our climbing wall

The Climb option is included in our Ultimate membership and is also an option within our Super membership.

With Climb as part of Super or Ultimate, simply book into sessions on the app. You can also pay as you go outside of memberships.

Prices are displayed below. Please note that everyone who uses the climbing wall must be inducted before their first session. Climbing inductions are included for members.

  • Harness and helmet hire is included for any climbing session.
  • Climbing shoes are available to hire for £2 per session (£3 for non-members), or you can bring your own climbing shoes.

Chalk bags (£8) and chalk (£3) are available for purchase from reception.

Looking to climb as much as possible? You may be interested in joining the University of Portsmouth Climbing Club, who are regular users of the Ravelin Sports Centre walls.

Climbing   Full member*  Member  PAYG fee
Adult climbing induction - 30 minutes Free £5.00


Junior climbing induction - 30 minutes N/A N/A £4.00
Adult climbing session - 45 minutes Free  £6.00 £9.00
Junior climbing session - 45 minutes N/A N/A £5.00
Equipment hire - per item N/A  £2.00  £3.00 

*Any member that has selected climbing as an activity within their membership package.

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