Craggy Island Climbing

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • School age
  • Adults






Continuously refined over a decade and benefiting from a substantial recent expansion and rebuild, the Craggy Island Climbing centre in Guildford is a comprehensive facility with plenty to entertain and challenge climbers at all levels.

For session times and booking - visit the website

Opening Times:

  • Weekdays – 10:00-22:00
  • Term-Time Saturdays – 9:00-19:30
  • Term-Time Sundays – 10:00-18:30
  • School Holiday Weekends – 10:00-18:30


  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • 100 rope lines
  • 50/50 split; top rope & lead climbing
  • Over 300 frequently set routes
  • Huge variety; overhangs, slabs, arches
  • All new huge bouldering wall
  • Beginner spaces
  • Auto belays for solo climbing
  • On-site specialist shop
  • Large café with free WiFi

Indoor climbing opens up a world of fun and achievement for children of all ages by combining the development of physical, social and emotional skills.

Power to the young people

Youth climbing programmes at Craggy island help children develop coordination, strength, balance, patience and confidence, encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle in an accessible and inclusive way. Thousands of young people enjoy climbing up and down the country, and Craggy proudly offer our own tailored programmes; all delivered with professionalism, enthusiasm and care.

They have around 400 young people enrolled in weekly climbing clubs, from aged 5 through to teenage years. All classes and courses are tailored for age group and ability level, and each climber follows a structured programme of achievement. Many young climbers have achieved recognition and results in national competitions.

Craggy Members can climb at both Guildford and Sutton centres. Find out about Memberships here.

Bart’s Café

Built right next to the climbing area at Craggy Guildford and offering a great range of homemade cakes, freshly baked pastries (weekends only) and a range of lunch options suitable for both adults and children. Bart’s also offers a full menu of coffees and teas from local suppliers as well as soft drinks and snacks.

Open hours

Monday10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday10:00 - 22:00
Thursday10:00 - 22:00
Friday10:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 19:30
Sunday10:00 - 18:30