Welcome to the Quay Climbing Centre – the South West’s largest indoor climbing wall. We are passionate about climbing and outdoor adventure and want to share our passions with you! Our aim is simple: to run a welcoming, safe and vibrant wall for climbers of all ages, abilities and experiences. We want all our climbers to enjoy climbing at the centre, develop new skills and master existing ones – most importantly we hope you have fun!
The centre makes use of the huge atrium space built into one of Exeter’s largest and iconic industrial buildings – formerly the city’s electricity works. The climbing arena is full of space and light. Within the arena we have 85 hangers each with up to 3 lines of climbing making for well over 200 routes to try at any time. There’s a 14.5 metre lead wall, top roped walls from 7 to 11 metres, 7 auto belays for solo climbers and a dedicated novice zone as well as two boulder caves and training room. The Workshop Café offers a daily menu of home cooked food prepared on site by Chef Paul, including his famous pizzas, as well as cakes, coffees and Panini’s for you to enjoy after your climb.
If you’ve never climbed before and want to have a go, our friendly instructors will show you the ropes and have you scaling the wall in no time. Check out our beginner’s page for more information. Our courses page lists all our courses for novices right up to experienced climbers. For those that want to head outdoors once the days get longer, we run a range of outdoor courses and sessions. Check out our outdoor page for more information. For younger rock monkeys we run taster sessions, birthday parties and climbing clubs in term time and holidays. You’ll find more information on our young climbers page.
We also use our large space to house other activities that are related to or of benefit to climbing! Clip ‘n Climb Exeter, an exciting themed climbing adventure for everyone aged 4+ is based in the centre, we also have a space used by freelance osteopaths and sports massage therapists, including the team at Quay Kinetics Physio, and we are the HQ for Exeter Riverside’s weekly parkrun. For more information on all the other groups and activities based at the centre please check out our other activities page.