Please be advised that Southampton Climbing is due for closure soon as we have now opened Boulder Shack, our major new climbing and bouldering facility just around the corner. 

All enquiries for SCW should now be sent through Boulder Shack where we will be happy to help.

A statement from Tim Miller, owner of SCW and founder of Boulder Shack,

Over the past 8 years, we at Southampton Climbing Wall (SCW) have welcomed and supported a growing number of new and experienced climbers to our community. This great little wall is due to close soon as it is no longer able to meet local demand. Earlier this year, the owners of Southampton Climbing Wall, based in St Marys Leisure Centre opened Boulder Shack Climbing Gym, a much larger climbing centre just a few minutes away on Empress Road and this is now providing an exciting new chapter for the Southampton climbing community. With over 12,000ft² of climbing, Boulder Shack is able to provide for all the past users of SCW plus many more GCSE school groups, an over 50’s morning, increased junior performance teams, general fitness classes and instructed sessions for all ages and abilities – all within the comfort of a spacious centre with an in-house café. So although we’ll all be sad to see the end of an era at SCW, the next phase at Boulder Shack is already proving to be an exciting step forward.