About us

At Forest Climbing Ltd we are based at the heart of the Forest of Dean in Cinderford, we believe that climbing is not just an activity, but a shared experience and a chance to meet new people and make new friends.


Bouldering is not just about reaching new heights or achieving and setting personal goals but reaching out to and welcoming people of all ages and abilities in our bouldering facility.

Bouldering is a peeled back low-level version of climbing, taking everyone back to basics with no ropes and no harnesses; just you, your shoes, chalk bag and crashmats. This makes it a great starting point to get into the sport with no expensive equipment needed. 

For beginners, we offer easy to moderate routes in a friendly and controlled environment; we also do climbing shoe hire. For the most experienced climbers, they will find routes to challenge themselves mentally and physically.


We also offer training facilities for experienced climbers to help improve their techniques and abilities. Additionally, we have a range of climbs set specifically for juniors and a small, dedicated children’s wall.

On site we also have a shop stocking all your climbing essentials from bouldering, sport to trad. With brands such as Black Diamond, Boreal and DMM as well as our own merchandise.

We change our routes regularly to make sure everyone of all abilities has a fresh new project to complete or work on. 

Our staff are friendly and approachable and are there on hand to help you if you need it, with advice and guidance. We have refreshments available on site from bean to cup coffees, soft drinks, and chocolate bars to keep you going.

Our mission is to bring you the best indoor bouldering climbing experience in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley not only with regular new routes, equipment, and other amenities but also a sense of community. 

All new people to the gym must first have an induction and sign up to use our facilities. During our open sessions children under 11 must be supervised on a 1 to 1 ratio, with 11-17years ratio of 1 to 2 - this is for their safety and others within the gym.


At Forest Climbing we pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and welcoming staff. We have routes to suit anyone from beginners, intermediate, Juniors and of course our crimp kings and queens.

No need to book for open session just turn up, we look forward to seeing you.

Prices start from £6.00 per child and £7.50 per adult*. (initial one off sign up fee of £5per adult £1 per child)


*An adult can supervise two children aged 11 to 17 years old or one child aged 0 to 11 years. Children who are not closely supervised can present a great danger to themselves and other users in a climbing centre. 

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