Following my recent discovery of a new hobby (bouldering) I have been looking for places in or near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. It seems we are central to a few places, and handily a few are close to my commute to/from London. For a total beginner, shoe hire was essential, so I have included these prices where possible:

Bourne End Junior Sports Centre – Climbing Wall

The most local to High Wycombe and unfortunately it isn’t very well detailed on their website, but they are responsive by email/phone- I have not visited yet but hope to do so in the coming weeks. 🙂

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 18.30 to 21.00

Call Pete on 01628 528110 or email

£5 entry


Mon-fri:10:00 – 23:00 peak: 16:00 – 20:00 Off peak: 10:00-16:00, 20:00-23:00

Weekend: 09:00-12:00 Peak: 11:00-18:00 Off Peak: 09:00-11:00, 18:00-21:00

A decent sized venue, which is growing in popularity and has only been open ~1 year. Plenty of sections, very big, routes change regularly.

Peak: £13.00

Off Peak: £9.00

Shoe hire: £3.50

Swiss Cottage Climbing Centre

£11.25 non-member day rate

Shoe hire?

Thank you for your email – we have only very limited bouldering space, and we don’t hire shoes either. If you are looking for a place to top rope , we can offer 18 ropes with lots of routes of different grades.

Opening times are:

Mon 11:00-21:15 

Tue – Friday 11:0-21:00

Sat – Sun 09:00-18:00


Climbing Team

Swiss Cottage Climbing Centre

020 7974 1351

XC – Hemel

9am* – 10pm Sunday – Friday
9am* – 7pm Saturdays
Bank Holiday’s 9am* – 6pm

West 1 Baker Street / Marylebone

Location: Very close to Marylebone Station / Baker Street Underground Station

Pretty small venue, but plenty to keep occupied for a little while

Shoe hire: £3

Entry: £8.30 Peak Mon-Thurs

£6.70 Off Peak Friday or before 14:30 Mon-Thurs

Opening hours:

Monday 14:00-22:00
Tuesday 12:00-22:00
Wednesday 14:00-22:00
Thursday 12:00-22:00
Friday 14:00-21:00
Weekends 09:30-18:00

Westway Climbing

Peak £11, Offpeak £8.50

List of BMC (British Mountaineering Council) Climbing Walls

This is a list published by the BMC:

Shoe Sizing Guides

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