Welcome to Highball Climbing Centre!

We are Norfolk’s largest indoor climbing facility and proud to be part of an independent Norwich. We opened in 2012 and since then we have given thousands of Adults and Young People their first indoor climbing experience, many of whom have gone on to become regular customers, friends, and part of our thriving climbing scene.

Getting Started
The navigation below will help signpost you to the right place, whether you're a complete beginner, seasoned dirtbag, or looking to book your child on our coaching programs. If you have any questions, please give us a call or send an email.

First Visit

If you're new to climbing or new to Highball, we have the key info you need to know here.

 

Adult Beginners

If you have little or no climbing experience, you'll need to book a Taster Session, Induction or Course. View adult courses here.
 

U18's

Under 18’s need to be supervised when climbing.

Check out our progressive coaching program for juniors and teens here.

Experienced Climbers

If you're an experienced climber or seasoned pro, you'll likely want to know more about how to register and book your climb.

TESTIMONIALS

Always a great atmosphere at Highball. I've been bouldering here quite a few times with my partner and various friends and it doesn't seem to matter what skill level you are, everyone is friendly, helpful and courteous. Also leave your snacks at home - the cakes, brownies, cookies and vegan burritos they sell are all exactly what you'll want when you're finished!

Emily TripAdvisor

"From the first time I stepped foot in highball, I was hooked. I've been going here 4-8 times a month for just over 2 years (excluding covid lockdowns, obviously). I love it! Great people, excellent climbs and superb food. It's everything I want from a climbing centre and more! I can't wait to come back when restrictions are lifted."

Thomas H Google

"I haven't climbed for at least 5 years so was somewhat apprehensive as to how a noob such as myself would be received. I have to say, what an experience. Everyone was so supportive and helpful, I managed to progress quite a bit in my short stay, thanks to how helpful everyone was!"

Ryan M Google

"Great space, regularly updated climbs and a wide range of difficulty. Good for beginners and experienced climbers, and relaxed atmosphere and a great cafe (seriously, try the cake) . Strong COVID measures so I feel very safe whilst climbing."

Rebekah Google

"The staff are so good with children- they really make the session fun and are kind gentle people. The recruitment is excellent because the feeling is the same no matter who or how you are dealing with the crew (phone or in person). The cafe is great and the clientele are charming and cut from the same cloth as the crew. Like attracts like in this case and it all inspires me to have a go too. Quality- I highly recommend it. My 7 year old daughter hates loud music and she loves the relaxed atmosphere here. Well done Highball."

Pippa M Facebook

"What a fantastic place! Extensive climbing walls and bouldering. These folk are all experienced climbers and this a good place for the complete beginner or anyone looking for a friendly climbing gym. Safety first - they keep you very safe and go at the right pace. An added bonus; it has a great little cafe with home-baked goods and excellent coffee."

Nick B TripAdvisor

"I've been coming here since 2014, on and off. Literally! A great place to be. Positive vibe, great for physical and more importantly mental well being. Great food and coffee. Great people, climbers and staff."

Karl J TripAdvisor

"Took my 7 and 9 year old for their first 'proper' climbing experience and they loved this place. A professional outfit and very safe environment."

Richard W Google

"Many people have commented on how brilliant the instructors are with children but they are equally as helpful and knowledgeable with adults alike. Amazing place to develop climbing skills whatever level or age you are."

Jill S Facebook

"Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We both thoroughly enjoyed it! Great place with a great atmosphere! Nice community calmed me right down and I can't believe they got me bouldering confidently so quickly! Would definitely love to go back!"

Caitlin Q Google Review

"First time here tonight and absolutely loved it. Nice and easy setup and even on a busy night there was loads of room to climb. Even had a break with a drink and cake and it was lush! Very reasonable price and would highly recommend. Especially if you're a novice with no strength like me, a great place to learn at your own pace."

Harry B Google Review

"Great bouldering venue with some top-roping and auto-belay routes too. Routes changed regularly. Great little cafe and pizza on Thursday nights. Also a gym and yoga classes available."

Simon F Google Review

"Fantastic climbing center, especially for bouldering. Best for bouldering by far! Staff were great too and nice and chilled out. Would love to come back."

Jamie B Google Review

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