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Climbing courses at QE Leisure Centre

We offer courses for children over 8 years and adults. Suitable for all abilities, find out more about this exciting activity.

2019 Summer Outdoor Climbing Sessions Portland

  • Friday 2 August, Monday 12 August and Friday 16 August 2019
  • 12 to 17 Years
  • must have climbing experience and be a competent belayer
  • £65 per person (15% discount for QE Club Members £55.25)
  • free transport
  • departs QE 8am
  • returns to QE 4.30pm
  • must call to book and secure space

The ABC courses

Adult courses that run on Friday evenings, as an introductory course over 2 weeks. Qualified instructors will teach all of the essential skills which enable you to get the most out of the facilities and introduce you to this exhilarating activity. 

Cost: £60

Membership offer

Receive 20% off if you have a Platinum Membership, or if you are a parent of a child attending any of the clubs! 

Climbing cadets

Offers young children a chance to climb at The Edge. The club offers a proficiency scheme for those children who wish to participate.

Climbing cadets prices
Day and timeAgeCourse or pay as you goPrice (per session)
Monday 5pm-6pm 8 to 10 years Course £6
Monday 6pm-7pm 8 to 10 years Course £6
Thursday 5pm-6pm 8 to 10 years Course £6
Thursday 6pm-7pm 8 to 10 years Course £6

Karabiner Climbing Club

For the older children, with a chance to complete their bronze, silver and gold awards. During the summer take part in expeditions to outdoor climbing venues.

Karabiner Climbing Club prices
Day and timeAgeCourse or pay as you goPrice (per session)
Monday 5pm to 6pm 10 to 14 years Course £6
Monday 6pm to 7pm 10 to 14 years Course £6
Wednesday 5pm to 6pm 10 to 14 years Course £6
Wednesday 6pm to 7pm 10 to 14 years Course £6
Wednesday 7pm to 8pm 10 to 14 years Course £6
Thursday 5pm to 6pm 10 to 14 years Course £6
Thursday 6pm to 7pm 10 to 14 years Course £6

Leading edge climbing club

Your chance to develop climbing skills through progressive practices and professional tuition. Maximum 12 climbers per session.Leading edge climbing club

Leading edge climbing club prices
Day and timeAgeCourse or pay as you go (PAYG)Price (per session)
Monday 7pm to 8pm and 8pm to 9pm 14 to 17 years Pay as you go, bookable 7 days in advance £6

Touching Stone

We also run courses and trips on the real thing giving you the opportunity to take your skills out to some of the best climbing spots in the South of England. 

New! Edge T-shirts

Don't forget to buy one of our Edge Climbing T-shirts! Available to our Karabiner (red) and Cadet climbers (blue).

T-shirts are available at QE Leisure Centre and cost just £7.50 each.

Contact us 

Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre

Name: Customer Service Team
Email: Queenelizabeth@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01202 888208
Full contact details for Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre

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