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Reaching new heights

The University’s Centre for Sport and Exercise has officially opened its new climbing wall and bouldering facility, part of an ongoing programme of developments.

The climbing wall, The Tower, stands at 8 metres high and has 25 individual route corridors. It features a very effective and realistic climbing experience.

The bouldering facility, the Rock, incorporates an expansive 135 square metres of bouldering surface.

Based at the Pleasance Sports Centre, the Tower and the Rock offer a challenge to both novice and experienced climbers.

CSE Climbing wall

Commitment to sport and fitness

The Tower and the Rock are the latest in a series of ongoing developments for the Centre for Sport and Exercise.

Recent improvements include a new £1.4M state-of-the-art CV (cardiovascular) fitness gym and a new astroturf pitch at Peffermill playing fields.

Plans are also in place for a £5.5M extension at the Pleasance Sport Centre, creating an additional 2000 sqm of sport and exercise space over three levels.

Centre for Sport and Exercise video

See what else is on offer in this video of the centre’s facilities.

Centre for Sport and Exercise video

Get climbing

The Tower and The Rock are open from Monday to Friday 11.15am to 9.30pm, and 11.15am to 5.30pm at the weekend.

Registration is available to Centre for Sport and Exercise members only, for a fee of £3.50 per visit.

Membership is available to staff, students and the public. Full details of registration, induction courses and equipment hire are available from the Centre for Sport and Exercise.

A winning university

Our sports facilities and programmes are among the finest in the UK. We were rated 4 out of 140 institutions for Sport in the Independent’s Complete University Guide 2008-09.