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Climbing at QE Leisure Centre

The Edge climbing arena is Dorset's premier climbing facility.

We have over 300 square metres of climbing area with 25 numbered panels and 70 graded routes with climbing to suit all abilities.

Enter our rock climbing competition!

Come along on Saturday 28th October for a day of climbing challenges. There will be a closed competition in the morning for club pupils only, and an open competition in the afternoon!

The competition will have 3 elements: A timed climb, a technical climb (judged by our staff) and a bouldering climb.

£5 per event or £12.50 to enter all 3. There will be a winner of each element, and an overall winner.

Competitions have an upper age limit of 17.

Please note!

Please note that applications for this event are still being taken for the last few spaces, please get your applications in as soon as possible to save your spaces! 




The Edge climbing arena

Read more about The Edge climbing arena
Full details on our climbing facilities, which include a climbing wall and bouldering

Climbing courses

Read more about Climbing courses
We offer courses for children over 8 years and adults. Suitable for all abilities, find out more about this exciting activity.

Climbing memberships

Read more about Climbing memberships
See our climbing and bouldering memberships at QE Leisure Centre.

Self-Belaying is not allowed at The Edge with any device.

Opening times

The climbing wall and bouldering cave are open all year round for registered climbers/boulders. Novice climbers can also join in as a guest of a registered climber or complete the Adult Beginners Course to become a fully-fledged climber in their own right. Hours will vary on bank holidays, please check with the centre closer to the time. Children's clubs are run on Mondays (5pm-9pm), Wednesdays (5pm-8pm) and Thursdays (5pm-7pm).

Monday to Friday5.30pm to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday8am to 6.30pm


RegistrationPeakOff Peak
Annual Adult 18+£5£5
Adult member per session£7£5.25
Adult non-member per session£8.40£6.65
Under 18 per session£5.25£5.25
Student 18+£6£5.25

*Off peak hours Friday from 5.30pm until closing time on Sunday, and school holidays. 

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