London Climbing Centre

PrestonWall – Newly extended indoor climbing in centre of the Lancashire

Preston’s revamped climbing centre, offering roped climbing, auto-belays, bouldering, and some great classes for adults and kids.

Based in West View Leisure Centre, PrestonWall is located just a few minutes drive from the M6, M55 and A59.

Hit the buttons below to find out more about climbing for first timers, families with kids, or regulars.

First time climbing at PrestonWall?

New to us, but not to climbing? Here’s how to get started…

Experienced climbers over the age of 18 are free to climb independently from their first visit to PrestonWall.

Just fill out a pre-registration form for either Bouldering or full roped climbing, which you can do either online or in-person.

Then all you need to do is turn up, check in at reception, pass a quick competency check, and climb!

Don’t forget! Opt-in to our newsletter during registration to be in with a chance of winning a month’s free climbing!

First time climbing?

We offer a variety of instructed sessions to get you started:

Bouldering Basics

The perfect intro to bouldering!

  • Everything you need to know to safely enjoy the sport and supervise others. Includes warm up and movement basics to help you get the most out of your new found sport!
  • One-hour instructed session includes warm up and briefing.
  • Suitable for those aged 14+
  • No experience necessary
  • £22 per climber, including equipment hire


Try roped climbing!

  • Climbing fun for you, your friends or family or just a great way to have a party!
  • One hour instructed session with a qualified instructor for up to 6 people. Includes warm up and briefing.
  • Suitable for aged 5+. No experience necessary.
  • Add extra 30 mins Why not make the most of your session by adding extra time for a flat £25. NB For bookings of more than 6 – select extra 30 mins to ensure enough climbing time for all
  • From £19.33 per climber depending on group size

Auto-Belay Basics

Perfect for boulderers keen to climb the longer routes on auto-belays

  • One-hour instructed session, includes warm up and briefing.
  • Suitable for 18+
  • Must already have bouldering status
  • £22 per climber including equipment hire

Skills Session

Bespoke skills session- select from

  • Family Bouldering Induction– perfect way to safely supervise your kids bouldering. 5+ years (min ratio 1 adult to 2 kids)
  • Belay Skills (Top Rope) – perfect as a refresher or to learn new skills. 8+ years
  • Belay Skills (Lead) – move into lead climbing or refresh skills. 12+ years (must already be able to top rope belay)
  • Movement Improvers – Learn new skills to move you up the grades. 8+years
  • Auto-Belay Basics – perfect for boulderers wishing to experience the bigger walls. 18+ years
  • Other (email us to discuss options before booking)
  • Add 30 mins Up the amount of time for a flat fee of £25

Learn to Climb – Top Rope

Everything you need to use the roped walls, bouldering & auto-belays

  • Three, two-hour long sessions over three weeks with a qualified instructor
  • Perfect for parents who want to supervise their kids
  • Suitable for those aged 14+
  • A great way to meet new climbing buddies
  • No experience necessary
  • £105 for course, per climber including equipment hire

Learn to Climb – Lead Climbing

Take your climbing to the next level and learn to lead climb and belay on the big walls

  • Two, Two-hour long instructed sessions over two weeks
  • The natural progression from the Learn to Climb course
  • Suitable for those aged 14+
  • You must already be able to belay, tie in and tope-rope climb for this course.
  • £90 per climber (£70 if you’ve completed Learn to Climb – Top Rope in the last 12 months)

Opening times

How to find us


West View Leisure Centre
Ribbleton Lane

Phone: 01772 846845

[email protected]

Tour of the Centre

There is so much to Prestonwall that you’ll just have to come and explore…but in the meantime you can get an idea of the vastness of the centre with our Virtual Tour below.

Explore the centre and see the amount of space on offer to any keen climber!