Climbing at Wirksworth - the FACE

The Face is well renowned across the region for being an excellent facility and for having some of the most experienced climbing instructors around. Climbing is not only a great skill to have but also a fantastic way to keep fit and develop strength and muscle tone.

the wall

The Face climbing centre was constructed by leading UK climbing manufacturers, Entre-Prises, D. R. Climbing Walls and King Kong climbing walls. The face consists of a fully featured bouldering wall with up to sixty set boulder problems at any one time, seventeen lead and top rope walls containing up to 85 routes and a 10m abseil platform, ideal for training.

The walls consist of a variety of angles, features include slabs, overhangs, corners plus a fully featured leading wall containing full height crack climbing route.  Our routes are set by our in-house CWMA accredited route setting team. With routes and boulder problems being changed on a weekly basis there is always sure to be a new challenge every time you visit!

The Climbing Walls Specifications:

  • 10m lead wall
  • 180m² of lead / top roping wall
  • 100m² of featured bouldering wall
  • routes suitable for beginners to experts
  • belay abseil / rigging / abseil training platform

bouldering wall

Our extensive bouldering wall is designed with you in mind. Fully featured, it is designed to have a "real crag feel'' and aims to bring the outdoors, indoors. Ideal for training and suitable for all. 

basic tuition

This course equips you with the skills necessary to become a member of 'The Face' climbing wall. The course will cover safe use of equipment, belaying techniques, knot tying, movement coaching and climbing etiquette. You will be under the care and guidance of one of our experienced and qualified and team.

the course is for those aged 14+


Adult: £48.00

Child: £32.40

Please note the above prices includes two sessions of two hours duration and upon completion, your membership to the wall.

1-2-1 sessions

Whether you have never climbed before or you are a climber that wants to develop further then why don't you try our 1-2-1 sessions with one of our instructors. We offer 1 or 2 hour sessions tailored to you.




junior climbing club

'Face' junior climbing club, our ever popular classes led by instructors with years of experience are designed with progression in mind. 

Our syllabus has been created specifically to ensure your child has a structured and thorough approach to their coaching over four incremental stages.

Level 1- Basic skills- Belaying safely, knot tying and FUNdementals of movement.

Level 2- Intermediate skills- Route reading, grading systems and specifics of movement.

Level 3- Advanced skills- Lead climbing, consolidation of movement. Bouldering. 

Junior Face- Ongoing bespoke coaching which is tailored individually to your child’s progression and development.

As well as all these skills climbing is an ideal way for your child to make new friends, improve their self-confidence, foster an attitude of achievement and ultimately, have fun!  

Each child that takes part in Junior Climbing Club must have a course enrolment form completed before taking part in the activity.

Due to high demand for the junior climb courses please contact reception for current availability to avoid disappointment.


Junior climb club suitable for ages 8-16 years old.