toggle menu

Non-instructed Climber Information

Before You Visit, Here's Everything You Need To Know!


What Non-instructed climbing can you do in Ice Factor?

We offer:

  • Ice Climbing – The ice climbing wall consists of routes ranging from Grade 3 – grade 5.
    Inside the ice climbing wall there are routes from simple easy angled snow slopes through to challenging, thin ice/rock mixed climbing.Experienced winter climbers have the opportunity of pushing their grade, developing advanced techniques, or simply testing shiny new gear!Feel like you need some extra coaching or pointers then try one of our instructed sessions.
  • Rock Climbing – Our training bay consists of routes ranging from 3- 6C. Our freeform walls allow a real rock experience and our main climbing bay consists of routes from 4 – 7b on slabs, vertical walls and overhangs. Our main articulated wall can be lowered up to 6m to make routes even more challenging!
  • Bouldering – Our bouldering walls offer a huge variety of problems from v0 to v10
  • External Instructors- The Ice Factor makes an excellent rainy day option. With the largest selection of Belay ledges and anchors in the country it is ideal for teaching rope work, building belays, multipitch climbing and abseiling
  • PLEASE NOTE: Under 18’s must be accompanied by a competent adult at all times.

Where can you chill out after climbing?

How Much Does it Cost?

 Adult  Adult Member  Jnr  Jnr Member
All day rock (non-instructed) £9.50 £7.00 £5.75 £4.75
All day bouldering (non-instructed) £5.50 £3.50 £3.25 £2.25
2 hours ice climbing (non-instructed) £27.50 £27.50 £22.50  £22.50
2 hours ice with all day rock (non-instructed) £30.00 £30.00  £25.00  £25.00
Equipment hire (full kit) £6.00 £4.00 n/a n/a
Equipment hire (per item) £2.50 £1.50 n/a n/a

* Prices are per person.  All instructed prices include technical equipment hire.  Ice Factor does not provide any clothing.

PLEASE NOTE: Under 18’s must be accompanied by a competent adult at all times.


Opening Hours

The Ice Factor is open 7 days a week, 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day).

For Climbers, the centre is open 7 days till 6pm, with late night climber evenings on Tue / Thur when the centre is open till 10pm

Activity Centre

Monday: 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 22:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 22:00
Friday – Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00


Monday – Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00

(snacks meals and drinks available in the bar restaurant upstairs)


Monday – Thursday: 16:00 – 00.30
Friday: 16:00 – 01:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 01:00
Sunday: 12.30 – 01:00

(bar meals served from 18:00 – 21:00)