Climbing Centre

The new Climbing Centre at the Academy of Sport and Wellbeing is rather special (even if we say so ourselves).

The Perth College Climbing Centre is suitable for new and experienced climbers, as well as performance climbing athletes, ensuring a sustainable progression route for all levels of ability. Climbers will be faced with a feast of unusual and striking features inspired by iconic Scottish rock climbing venues such as Carn Dearg, Mangersta, Strone Ulladale and Etive Slabs.

A visual explosion of vertical walls, slabs, overhangs, soaring curved and stepped aretes, a flared chimney, bomb bay corners and flying grooves await; all subtly and aesthetically merged to create an indoor climbers paradise.

Over 90 climbing routes including bouldering and training wall.

In addition to offering over 90 different climbing routes of varying grades, the Climbing Centre also boasts a challenging bouldering wall with over 40 set problems and training circuits. A unique feature of the bouldering wall is a massive suspended horizontal overhang which allows climbers to boulder upside down.

A dedicated training zone has campus rungs, circuits, hemispheres, beastmaker’s and other training aids to help climbers strengthen forearms, shoulders and fingers, all essential for good climbing.

The centre was formally opened in December 2016, with inaugural climbs by athletes Jamie Andrew, quadruple amputee; William Bosi, Team GB competitor and Polly Murray, adventurer.