Alter Rock Indoor Rock Climbing Gym Derby


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Alter Rock Indoor Climbing Gym and Activity Centre offers activities to suit all ages and abilities from roped rock climbing, bouldering, the Air Walk aerial assault course and our newest challenge the Labyrinth Cave. Whether you want a sociable way to keep fit, seek to improve your climbing ability or are looking to have a children’s party with a difference, we are here to help.

Perhaps you have tried clip and climb and want to have a go at something more challenging? At Alter Rock we instruct climbing skills that mean you can climb with a buddy on walls around the world and outdoors too.

Xmas Closures…

  • Sunday 24th  Xmas Eve
  • Monday 25th Xmas Day
  • Tuesday 26th Boxing Day
  • Sunday 31st New Years Eve
  • Monday 1st January 2018

Holiday Havoc Sessions – will run from Wednesday 20th December to 2nd Jan on week days excluding the dates above when we are closed. More details on the Holiday activities page.

Back in stock!

Be smart and buy a Mammut Smart belay. Super easy to use, we think it’s a great bit of kit. Buy now for just £23 each. This video shows how it works.

Monday 4.15-7.15pm – Singles welcome!

If you pop down on a Monday evening on your own, we will have a member of staff on hand to be your Belay Buddy. You need to be able to belay as we will pair you up if another single comes along. So, even if you haven’t got a climbing buddy, you can still come on Mondays and try our ever-changing long and short rope routes.

Adult Climbing Club

Thursday Evenings Adults Only Climbing Club

Want to know more about rock climbing and how to get up those routes and problems?

Thursday evening 7 – 9pm adult climbing sessions with an instructor who will guide you up the routes demonstrating and telling you the easiest way possible. The session is an extra £6.

Why not use your voucher entry and get in for £4 and then go and climb with the instructor.

Its not just about big muscles and forcing your way up, its about flow and delicate movement.

Monday and Wednesday Climb for just £4!

Come along on a Monday or Wednesday and you can climb for just £4 – for as long as you like. (Excl kit hire.)

AND – we’ll give you a voucher to climb again in the same week for £4. Double bonus!

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Parent and Child climbing – Every week end!

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We’re running our popular Parent and Child sessions  every week end now, not just during the school holidays. Parents can come and help their child climb for just £10. No charge for the parents unless they want to rock climb as well. Any age children welcome, we have some small harnesses, and have had three year olds on the ropes. Sessions will run on Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 4pm. More info on our Holiday activity page.

Christmas is coming

Stuck for a present for the climber in your life or want to give a teenager something different? Buy a gift vouchers online here.



Why not have a party at Alter Rock? Great fun activity parties start from £10 per child.


Climb Every Day?Unlimited climbing for members

Don’t forget our unlimited entry membership deals. You can climb every day we are open from just 78p per day. More on our prices page.


View our cinema ad for a taste of what you can do at Alter Rock

Indoor Climbing – More Than a Total Body Workout

Appropriate for almost all ages, adding indoor rock climbing to your regular keep fit workout routine yields an array of benefits for adults and kids alike, no matter what fitness level or prior experience you may bring to the sport. Benefits from using our indoor  rock climbing centre include increased physical fitness, improved problem-solving skills, building trust and teamwork, and an expanded social network. Using an indoor rock climbing wall is a healthy activity everyone from families, school groups and business associates can enjoy together. Come along and find fun ways to stay healthy.

At Alter Rock we have over 600sqm of climbing walls, comprising roped climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities. The routes are regularly reset by some of the top climbers in the UK so you are bound to find a challenge for your skill level.

Who Can Rock Climb?

A person does not need superhuman strength or massive arms to start climbing. In fact, it’s common to witness a young person out-climbing a burly man. What you need to begin indoor climbing is to sign up for a Learn to Climb Course at Alter Rock, Derby’s indoor climbing centre. The course will teach the necessary safety skills for indoor rock climbing.

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Find out who has set the routes and problems this week.


Other Activities

It’s not just rock climbing and bouldering at Alter Rock, we can offer two more exclusive activities for groups and parties at the Centre.

Air Walk logo white outlineAIR WALK – The Air Walk is an aerial assault course where you swing through the rafters of the church negotiating tyres, logs and swings. It’s harder than it looks!

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LABYRINTH CAVE – Our indoor cave system tests your ability to squeeze through tunnels and find your way with a head torch or in the dark. Try it if you dare!


School Holidays

During the school holidays, you can drop your child off with us for the afternoon or climb with them – see details on our School Holiday activity page.

Please Get In Touch.

For more information please email or phone 01332 367200, or pop in and visit the climbing gym for yourself during our opening times.