Climbing casually at Rockstar

Casual climbing is the term we use for climbing at Rockstar without the need for an instructor. To climb casually you can either book your entry online in advance or alternatively just turn up. There are some things you need to know in order to get the most from your visit.


First visit to Rockstar Climbing

If you are coming to Rockstar to casually climb for the first time then before you can climb we must provide you with a Safety Induction and ask you to complete a Participation Agreement. Don't worry though as both these things are pretty quick and normally only takes about 15 minutes all in. 

Your Safety Induction is completed when you first arrive and you can also choose to complete your Participation Agreement here at Rockstar too, however, you may also complete your Participation Agreement online beforehand to speed things up and save time. To complete your Participation Agreement online click below..


All under 16's must be supervised by an adult

​It is our policy that all under 16's must be directly supervised by a responsible adult at all times when casually climbing at Rockstar. The maximum allowed ratio is two under 16's to a one supervising adult.


Climbing on our Bouldering Walls & High Walls

All climbers, both novice and experienced, are welcome to climb casually on our Bouldering Walls any time during our opening hours. 

To climb casually on our High Walls you must be a proficient rope climber or be supervised by a proficient rope climber. All proficient climbers wishing to climb casually on our High Walls will be asked to complete our High Wall Competency Test on their first visit to ensure our minimum proficiency standards are met. 


Please note that under 18's cannot climb or belay without direct supervision of a proficient adult rope climber unless they have been granted special permission to do so by a senior Rockstar Climbing team member.

If you are not a proficient rope climber but wish to climb on our High Walls then we recommend checking out our fantastic beginner sessions or our Adult Learn to Climb course.


Reserve your climbing entry online, or just turn up?

At this current time we are operating under limited capacity regulations due to Covid-19 guidelines set out by the Government. This means that we have a maximum capacity at both Rockstar Building 3 (Bouldering & Training) and Rockstar Building 5 (High Walls, Fun Walls & Crux Cafe).

If you are planning to come to Rockstar to climb casually at either Building 3, Building 5 or both then you can either reserve your climbing slot online in advance of your visit or you can turn up and check-in at our Reception.

In view of the current maximum capacity regulations we advise climbers to reserve their climbing slots online where possible as this will guarantee your entry for the time slot you choose. If we reach our maximum capacity during a given time slot we may ask climbers who arrive on the door to kindly wait for space to become available before being able to climb.


Phone: 01793 824 177

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Buildings 3-5. I.O Centre

Hobley Drive, Swindon

Wiltshire SN3 4NS


From 1st Aug to 1st Oct 2020

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday-Friday: 1.00pm - 10.00pm

Saturday/Sunday: 10.00am - 6.00pm


From 1st Oct 2020

Monday: 5.00pm - 10.00pm

Tuesday-Friday: 1.00pm - 10.00pm
​​Saturday/Sunday: 10.00am - 6.00pm


Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day

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