Schlenker Family Climbing Wall

The new technical climbing wall, constructed by Dream Climbing Walls and part funded by a generous donation from the Schlenker Family, is located in the original four-court sports hall and was designed by leading Scottish climber Scott Muir.

The University is a partner organisation of Climb Scotland who are part of Mountaineering Scotland – Scotland’s representative organisation for mountaineers, hillwalkers and climbers.

Climb Scotland help inspire young people across Scotland to get climbing, while giving parents, schools, colleges, youth organisations and climbing walls the skills and support to meet young peoples’ climbing needs.

The wall

The climbing wall comprises of multi-faceted plywood climbing surfaces with slabs, overhangs, vertical walls, columns, aretes and corners. There are 17 anchor points that offer both top roped and lead climbing options, plus 3 additional points at the end of the lead roof. The wall has something to offer all levels of climber from complete beginner to those climbing harder grades, 3+ to 7C+. We offer courses for children and adults. You can hire climbing shoes, harnesses and belay devices should you need to from our reception.

School Sessions

These sessions can be arranged with our wall officer with session times available during the day.

Public Sessions

The climbing wall is open to members and non-members during our public climbing sessions. To enable unsupervised climbing at these sessions you must already be an assessed climber with Saints Sport or on arrival participate in an assessment check with our Climbing Wall Officer. Once successful completion of this has been undertaken you are able to climb unsupervised and sign in up to two novice guests per session. Public Open Sessions are subject to change so please check opening times regularly either on our social media, here on the website or by calling reception.

PLEASE REPORT TO RECEPTION WHEN COMING IN TO CLIMB.

Opening times

From Monday 16 May – Friday 9 September

Monday
11:30am to 1:30pm / 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday
11:30am to 1:30pm / 5:00pm to 9:00pmm
Wednesday
11:30am to 1:30pm / 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday
11:30am to 1:30pm
Friday
11:30am to 1:30pm / 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Prices

Session/Equipment Member Students Staff/U18/FE Community
Open Session Free £6.00 £7.00 £8.00
Adult/Carer Belayer Free Free Free Free
Shoe Hire £3.00 £3.00 £3.00 £3.00
Harness/Belay device hire Free £3.00 £3.00 £3.00

Climbing Lessons

Our blocks of Junior Saints and adults climbing classes offer members the chance to learn to climb in a supervised environment, with sessions run by qualified instructors.