• All climbers must book in advance via the online booking portal or the Brookes Sport App.  Each session is limited to 50 climbers an sessions run for 2hrs20 minutes.


    Please leave promptly at the end of your session to make way for the next cohort. 


    Due to limited numbers in the climbing wall, ALL climbers regardless of age will need to be registered and accounted for; this includes children who have not been required to register in the past.  Please click here to register and do not forget to click on the link to complete the climbing participation form at the end of the registration process.


    Please note that due to the reduction in weekday opening hours, we have extended our off peak membership to include weekend climbing. This will be reviewed further should our operating hours change.


    If you are either


    • An existing adult climbing member and unable to book onto a session, your climbing participation may have expired during the lockdown period. To renew this, please click here and please allow 24 hours for this to be processed by our admin team.
    • An existing child member (has booked into NICAS/Rock Stars/Junior open sessions) you are now required to complete the climbing participation form too. Please click here to do so.


    Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your pre-booked session.

    Upon entry. all visitors must use the hand sanitiser located at the entrance to the building. Once inside, please observe the social distancing guidance as per the notices displayed at the centre.

    Liquid Chalk and Chalk Balls Only

    To reduce the dust content in the facility, loose powdered chalk is not permitted at present.  Chalk balls are permitted when stored in a chalk bag but please limit use to keep dust to a minimum.  Liquid chalk alcohol content could also help to improve hygiene in between hand washes.

    Liquid chalk is available via reception: 250ml - £7.00

    Chalk Balls are available via reception: £3.00 

    To further improve the air quality in the main bouldering room, we have two HEPA 14 MaxVac air scrubbers and a MaxVac extractor fan.



    To book open sessions and classes, all climbers (including children) must be a registered member of Brookes Sport. To register, click here, and can be booked via the Brookes Sport app or our website. (Courses can only be booked via the website.)


    Private lessons, youth groups, school groups, and birthday parties can be booked by emailing climb@brookes.ac.uk

    All bookings are required to be made in advance using either our online booking system or via the Brookes Sport App (for Apple, for Android).

    This will require your password & email address registered to your Brookes Sport account.

    If you do not know your password please click here to reset it (you will need your member ID to complete this process):

    Note: Please use letters and numbers only for the new password, no punctuation or special characters.

    Existing adult climbing members who are unable to book onto a session may be requireded to resubmit their Climbing Participation Agreement. 
    Existing child members (who have previously booked onto NICAS/Rock Stars/ or Junior open sessions) are now required to complete the Climbing Participation Agreement form too. 
    To renew, please click here and allow 24 hours for this to be processed by our admin team.
  • Climbing

    Brookes Climb, based at Brookes Sport Headington, is Oxfordshire's premier climbing wall.

    As well as being available to all Brookes students and staff, it is also open to the public, and is home to a strong local community of climbers.

    We offer a range of training course, coaching and qualifications or you can simply casual climb on our three bouldering sections including our top out boulder (150+ blocs Vb-V8+), leading and top roped area (34 lines F4-7c+).   

    We also offer group sessions ideal for schools, youth groups, team building and parties for both children and adults.