Enjoy climbing with your family or friends at the South West’s largest indoor climbing wall. The Quay Climbing Centre is located in the heart of Exeter’s Quayside in the Old Electricity Building. The building formerly house the generators powering Exeter’s tram network and is now provides a majestic arena in which to climb.
The Quay is the perfect all weather destination, whether you are a committed outdoor sports enthusiast seeking shelter from inclement weather or simply seeking something different to do in the city. It is within walking distance of the city centre and quayside.
We run taster sessions for beginners and novices – they are a great way to have a go at climbing. Our instructors will guide you through the basics of climbing in our dedicated instruction zone – they will soon have you scaling your first wall. We run group sessions for larger groups as well as birthday parties - the perfect fun packed celebration.
For committed climbers we offer routes for all levels on our top roped and lead walls which range from 7 to 14 metres high. For those seeking the ultimate challenge bring your 50 metre rope – you will need it on the lead wall! If high walls are not for you, have a go at bouldering where you can climb without ropes on much lower walls. With two boulder caves, we have challenges for those who just want to give it a go and those who can’t stay away from the rock.
The Workshop Cafe overlooks the climbing arena and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view of the action. We serve a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and a daily menu of panini’s, toasties and hot dishes.
Check online for details of special events, holiday sessions and competitions that run throughout the year or for more information on courses and taster sessions.
Quay Climbing Centre: opening times and prices
Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 12.15pm to 8pm during term time; 10am to 8pm during school holidays
Taster sessions £12.50 for an hour session – open to anyone aged 7 and above
Induction courses £20 for an hour induction (including centre registration cost) – open to anyone aged 18 and above
Registered climbers can use the centre for as little as £5.80 (daytime/off peak rate) or £7.80 during the evenings and weekends.
A full price list for climbing, courses and gear hire is available on our website. Climbing rates available on our website – registered climbers can use the centre from as little as £5.80 (off peak) or £7.80 (evenings and weekends)
- In town/city centre - Exeter Quayside
Parking & Transport
- Car parking - Public car park nearby
- Event venue
- Experience level - beginner
- Experience level - intermediate
- Fitness level required - high
- Fully qualified instructors
- Non members welcome
- Open all year
Map & Directions
The centre is within easy distance of the M5 (junctions 30 or 31) and the A377.
The centre is located in the Haven Banks part of the city. Follow the A377 over the River Exe and take the 2nd exit for Alphington Street. Turn left into Haven Road. The centre is located on Haven Road, directly opposite the Piazza Terracina. Drive past the centre and take the first right where you will see the Haven Banks Public Car Park on your right, or continue another 100 metres to find the second Haven Banks car park. These are long stay car parks with space for over 300 cars. If you reach Maritime Court you have gone too far. There is additional parking at the Cathedral and Quay Car Park located on Western Way and Lower Coomber Street (post code EX1 1DD - approx a 1km walk from the centre). This is a medium stay, pay and display car park with spaces for over 400 cars. To walk to the centre, follow the signed walking route to the Quay. Once on the quayside, turn right along the river and walk over Cricklepit Bridge, turn left and walk along the river path until you reach the Piazza Terracina. Walk across the Piazza towards Haven Road. You will see the centre directly in front of you.
Public Transport Directions
The centre is close to the Matford Park and Ride. Bus Route B (Marsh Barton) stops at Alphington Road, close to the centre. A PDF bus route map is available on our website.
The nearest train station is St Thomas Station which is approximately half a mile from the centre on foot.
|Open All Year|
|Quay Climbing Centre (01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015)|