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  • Opening times

    The Hangar caters to early birds and night owls, and we're open seven days a week.

    Mon-Fri
    06:30-22:00
    Sat-Sun
    09:00-20:00
  • Address

    6 Marsh Green Rd N, Marsh Barton, Exeter EX2 8NY

     Grab this bus: Green

     Closest station: Exeter St Thomas – 20 min walk

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  • Classes this week

    Group classes for all abilities and ages, free with your entry fee! Learn the basics or improve your technique with our friendly, qualified coaches whilst meeting like-minded climbers.

    View the timetable

Facilities

  • Two floors of epic indoor bouldering
  • Purpose built kids climbing wall
  • Café and coffee shop serving fresh, ethical and local produce and beverages
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Free onsite parking and bike racks
  • Changing rooms, toilets and lockers (please bring your own padlock)
  • Hangar Shop stocking a variety of shoes, apparel and accessories
  • Dogs Welcome

For new climbers...

With a relaxed atmosphere and experts available to guide you, we give you a fun place to work out your body and mind.

For experienced climbers...

Regularly changed routes, a thriving community of climbers and all you can climb memberships available.

For kids & groups...

A great family activity which keeps the kids engaged. Our cafe is open serving fresh coffee and snacks all day.

Calendar

Our timetable

The timetable bellow is our standard monthly timetable currently.

  • First Time Visit

    06:30 - 21:00

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    Every new climber visiting the Climbing Hangar must attend an induction so we can welcome you to the family. 

    Click "Book Online" to see all available session times.

    £11, including your entry for the rest of your session.

    Inductions take 20-30 minutes and you can climb for the rest of the booked session once your induction is done. If you're just supervising your kids rather than climbing, you'll still need to come along so we can help you keep everyone safe on the mats.

    They take place every half an hour throughout our opening times. You must book in advance to be sure of your slot.

    The £11 price includes your climbing session afterwards - for the rest of the session. Supervising adults need only pay for your junior climbers.

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    Coaching Circuits

    18:00 - 19:00

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    Come get some beta from coaches and fellow climbers to learn how to climb all routes of the colour you’re working through.

    Free for members, prior to attending this course you will need to have attended an induction session or have previously climbed in our centre.  If you are not a member, cost of the coaching session includes climbing wall entry so that you can enjoy climbing before and after your coaching course (must have attended induction).

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    Hangar Squad

    19:00 - 21:00

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    Hangar Squad is climbing team where our brightest junior climbers hang out, hone their skills, and work towards represent The Hangar at regional and national events.

    To join the Hangar Squad you just have a passion for bouldering. If you love climbing regularly and wish to try hard and get better with help from experienced coaches, then Squad is for you!

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    There are currently no events of this type on this day..

  • First Time Visit

    06:30 - 21:00

    Show moreadd

    Every new climber visiting the Climbing Hangar must attend an induction so we can welcome you to the family. 

    Click "Book Online" to see all available session times.

    £11, including your entry for the rest of your session.

    Inductions take 20-30 minutes and you can climb for the rest of the booked session once your induction is done. If you're just supervising your kids rather than climbing, you'll still need to come along so we can help you keep everyone safe on the mats.

    They take place every half an hour throughout our opening times. You must book in advance to be sure of your slot.

    The £11 price includes your climbing session afterwards - for the rest of the session. Supervising adults need only pay for your junior climbers.

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    Beastie Boards

    18:00 - 19:00

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    Learn to use the training boards in this social coaching session with problems. Open for all abilities, experience and background. On every other week.

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    Training 101

    18:00 - 19:00

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    Adult session run every other Tuesday, aimed at improving your knowledge and ability to use training equipment more effectively, to reach your personal goals in climbing.

    Want to get stronger for climbing?

    If yes then come along for this calisthenics-based training session with exercises on the fingerboards, in the gym and on the campus rungs. Open to all skill levels & experience and led by our climbing coaches.

    Free for members, prior to attending this course you will need to have attended an induction session or have previously climbed in our centre.  If you are not a member, cost of the coaching session includes climbing wall entry so that you can enjoy climbing before and after your coaching course (must have attended induction).

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    Hangar Squad

    19:00 - 21:00

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    Hangar Squad is climbing team where our brightest junior climbers hang out, hone their skills, and work towards represent The Hangar at regional and national events.

    To join the Hangar Squad you just have a passion for bouldering. If you love climbing regularly and wish to try hard and get better with help from experienced coaches, then Squad is for you!

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    There are currently no events of this type on this day..

  • First Time Visit

    06:30 - 21:00

    Show moreadd

    Every new climber visiting the Climbing Hangar must attend an induction so we can welcome you to the family. 

    Click "Book Online" to see all available session times.

    £11, including your entry for the rest of your session.

    Inductions take 20-30 minutes and you can climb for the rest of the booked session once your induction is done. If you're just supervising your kids rather than climbing, you'll still need to come along so we can help you keep everyone safe on the mats.

    They take place every half an hour throughout our opening times. You must book in advance to be sure of your slot.

    The £11 price includes your climbing session afterwards - for the rest of the session. Supervising adults need only pay for your junior climbers.

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    Rock Club Junior

    17:00 - 18:00

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    Coach-led sessions for beginner-intermediate junior climbers aged 7-13.

    The ideal way for kids to get started on their climbing journey. We'll help them get to grips with the wall, progressing from first steps to being competent and safe when climbing unsupervised through loads of fun challenges, games and group work.

    These sessions will follow the NIBAS syllabus. You do not have to be undertaking the NIBAS course to take part in these sessions. For more information, click here.

    All our staff are DBS checked and fully first aid trained as well as holding recognised BMC coaching qualifications.

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    Hangar Women Rock

    18:30 - 20:00

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    A mixed ability group session for ladies who like to train together. Included in entry.

    This session is for all people who have lived experience of misogyny, however they identify. 

    A fun and relatively informal group session for ladies who like to train together. This is a mixed ability session so everyone is welcome! HWR Wednesday is a social session, covering content chosen by our ladies each week.

    HWR is extremely popular - advance booking highly recommended.

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    Hangar Squad

    19:00 - 21:00

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    Hangar Squad is climbing team where our brightest junior climbers hang out, hone their skills, and work towards represent The Hangar at regional and national events.

    To join the Hangar Squad you just have a passion for bouldering. If you love climbing regularly and wish to try hard and get better with help from experienced coaches, then Squad is for you!

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    There are currently no events of this type on this day..

  • First Time Visit

    06:30 - 21:00

    Show moreadd

    Every new climber visiting the Climbing Hangar must attend an induction so we can welcome you to the family. 

    Click "Book Online" to see all available session times.

    £11, including your entry for the rest of your session.

    Inductions take 20-30 minutes and you can climb for the rest of the booked session once your induction is done. If you're just supervising your kids rather than climbing, you'll still need to come along so we can help you keep everyone safe on the mats.

    They take place every half an hour throughout our opening times. You must book in advance to be sure of your slot.

    The £11 price includes your climbing session afterwards - for the rest of the session. Supervising adults need only pay for your junior climbers.

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    Rock Club Junior

    17:00 - 18:00

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    Coach-led sessions for beginner-intermediate junior climbers aged 7-13.

    The ideal way for kids to get started on their climbing journey. We'll help them get to grips with the wall, progressing from first steps to being competent and safe when climbing unsupervised through loads of fun challenges, games and group work.

    These sessions will follow the NIBAS syllabus. You do not have to be undertaking the NIBAS course to take part in these sessions. For more information, click here.

    All our staff are DBS checked and fully first aid trained as well as holding recognised BMC coaching qualifications.

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    Hangar Squad

    18:00 - 20:00

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    Hangar Squad is climbing team where our brightest junior climbers hang out, hone their skills, and work towards represent The Hangar at regional and national events.

    To join the Hangar Squad you just have a passion for bouldering. If you love climbing regularly and wish to try hard and get better with help from experienced coaches, then Squad is for you!

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    First Steps Coaching

    20:00 - 21:00

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    Learn the ropes under the guidance of a climbing coach and meet other new climbers along the way.

    Included in entry.

    Get off the ground tackling V0-V2 climbs with expert guidance from our coaching team.

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    There are currently no events of this type on this day..

  • First Time Visit

    06:30 - 21:00

    Show moreadd

    Every new climber visiting the Climbing Hangar must attend an induction so we can welcome you to the family. 

    Click "Book Online" to see all available session times.

    £11, including your entry for the rest of your session.

    Inductions take 20-30 minutes and you can climb for the rest of the booked session once your induction is done. If you're just supervising your kids rather than climbing, you'll still need to come along so we can help you keep everyone safe on the mats.

    They take place every half an hour throughout our opening times. You must book in advance to be sure of your slot.

    The £11 price includes your climbing session afterwards - for the rest of the session. Supervising adults need only pay for your junior climbers.

    Show moreadd
    Hangar Squad

    18:00 - 20:00

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    Hangar Squad is climbing team where our brightest junior climbers hang out, hone their skills, and work towards represent The Hangar at regional and national events.

    To join the Hangar Squad you just have a passion for bouldering. If you love climbing regularly and wish to try hard and get better with help from experienced coaches, then Squad is for you!

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    Next Level Coaching

    20:00 - 21:00

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    Kick it up a gear and crush those V3 and V4 climbs.

    Included in your entry.

    Next steps classes run as three sessions on rotation. Pick and choose and come as many times as you like.

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    There are currently no events of this type on this day..

  • Rock Club Mini

    09:30 - 10:30

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    A coach-led session for junior climbers aged 4-7.

    Leave your little ones in the expert hands of our coaches. These sessions involve lots of fun and games. building balance, flexibility and confidence through play.

    All our staff are DBS checked and fully first aid trained as well as holding BMC recognised coaching qualifications.

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    First Time Visit

    09:30 - 19:00

    Show moreadd

    Every new climber visiting the Climbing Hangar must attend an induction so we can welcome you to the family. 

    Click "Book Online" to see all available session times.

    £11, including your entry for the rest of your session.

    Inductions take 20-30 minutes and you can climb for the rest of the booked session once your induction is done. If you're just supervising your kids rather than climbing, you'll still need to come along so we can help you keep everyone safe on the mats.

    They take place every half an hour throughout our opening times. You must book in advance to be sure of your slot.

    The £11 price includes your climbing session afterwards - for the rest of the session. Supervising adults need only pay for your junior climbers.

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    Rock Club Junior

    11:00 - 12:00

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    Coach-led sessions for beginner-intermediate junior climbers aged 7-13.

    The ideal way for kids to get started on their climbing journey. We'll help them get to grips with the wall, progressing from first steps to being competent and safe when climbing unsupervised through loads of fun challenges, games and group work.

    These sessions will follow the NIBAS syllabus. You do not have to be undertaking the NIBAS course to take part in these sessions. For more information, click here.

    All our staff are DBS checked and fully first aid trained as well as holding recognised BMC coaching qualifications.

    Show moreadd
    Hangar Squad

    17:00 - 19:00

    Show moreadd

    Hangar Squad is climbing team where our brightest junior climbers hang out, hone their skills, and work towards represent The Hangar at regional and national events.

    To join the Hangar Squad you just have a passion for bouldering. If you love climbing regularly and wish to try hard and get better with help from experienced coaches, then Squad is for you!

    Show moreadd

    There are currently no events of this type on this day..

  • Rock Club Mini

    09:30 - 10:30

    Show moreadd

    A coach-led session for junior climbers aged 4-7.

    Leave your little ones in the expert hands of our coaches. These sessions involve lots of fun and games. building balance, flexibility and confidence through play.

    All our staff are DBS checked and fully first aid trained as well as holding BMC recognised coaching qualifications.

    Show moreadd
    First Time Visit

    09:30 - 19:00

    Show moreadd

    Every new climber visiting the Climbing Hangar must attend an induction so we can welcome you to the family. 

    Click "Book Online" to see all available session times.

    £11, including your entry for the rest of your session.

    Inductions take 20-30 minutes and you can climb for the rest of the booked session once your induction is done. If you're just supervising your kids rather than climbing, you'll still need to come along so we can help you keep everyone safe on the mats.

    They take place every half an hour throughout our opening times. You must book in advance to be sure of your slot.

    The £11 price includes your climbing session afterwards - for the rest of the session. Supervising adults need only pay for your junior climbers.

    Show moreadd
    Rock Club Junior

    11:00 - 12:00

    Show moreadd

    Coach-led sessions for beginner-intermediate junior climbers aged 7-13.

    The ideal way for kids to get started on their climbing journey. We'll help them get to grips with the wall, progressing from first steps to being competent and safe when climbing unsupervised through loads of fun challenges, games and group work.

    These sessions will follow the NIBAS syllabus. You do not have to be undertaking the NIBAS course to take part in these sessions. For more information, click here.

    All our staff are DBS checked and fully first aid trained as well as holding recognised BMC coaching qualifications.

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    Rock Club Advanced

    12:30 - 13:30

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    Climbing classes for kids aged 14-17

    Climbing classes for kids ages 13-17.

    Come and join our climbing group of 13-17 year olds for a fun, social session designed to help developing skills and confidence on the wall

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    Pride Night

    17:00 - 18:30

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    A mixed ability session aimed at supporting and uplifting members of the LGBTQ+ community through a social climbing session.

    Supported throughout by two of our qualified coaches, these sessions are aimed at those who identify as part of the the LGBTQ+ community & their friends, as well as allies of the community. This is a coach-led session, covering content chosen by the group each week, with a strong social element and plenty of team projecting. Join the gang every other Sunday at 16.00 for a free hot drink prior to climbing.

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Pay as you go

Is this your first time climbing at the Hangar? No problem, you will get a free 15-minute induction with our expert who will show you how to use the wall, give you some climbing pointers and pick out some great climbs for you.

  • Adults £14

  • Concessions £12

    NHS, emergency services, armed forces, parental leave, registered unemployed, over 60s, disabled and carers - check our T&Cs to see what proof of ID we need to see.

    Student concessions are available all day on Wednesdays with a valid NUS or college/university ID card.

  • Junior climbers (U14) £12

    We operate a strict 2:1 kids to adult climbing ratio for children 7+ and a 1:1 supervision ratio for children 4-6 inclusive. Please check our supervision guidelines before coming down. Children aged 6 and under will also be climbing in a separate, dedicated children's wall.

    14-17 year olds can climb unsupervised but must be accompanied and signed off by a parent on their first visit.

Book your climb

Membership

£29.99 per month

£24.99 per month /Youth

£14.99 per month /Youth with Adult Membership

£45 per month /Youth rock club Membership

One flat rate subscription gets you:

  • Unlimited climbing at any time
  • Access to Hangar Plymouth at no extra cost
  • Free climbing classes
  • Discounted kids classes, yoga and fitness sessions

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  • What to expect

    Do I need an induction?

    If you've never climbed at The Hangar before you'll need to come to come to an induction session (even if you're in the company of experts). Booking in advance is essential. Simply visit our booking page and select "First Time".

    If you're bringing the kids but don't intend to climb yourself, you'll still need to come to an induction to ensure you understand the dangers in the wall and how to keep your little ones safe. Again, booking in advance is best.

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    Do I need to book in advance

    We ask that anyone who hasn't climbed at TCH Exeter please book an induction. In addition, we recommend booking in for our classes as they fill up quickly!

    How fit and strong do I need to be?

    You don’t need to be fit or super strong to start climbing. You’ll find climbs (we call them problems) you can do on your first visit, and the more you practice the stronger you’ll become! Just make sure you warm up before you start to minimise the risk of injury, and you can get cracking right away (our staff can help if you need guidance – just ask).

    What equipment do I need?

    You don’t need to bring anything with you except your enthusiasm and some comfortable clothes.

    Please arrive in the clothes you plan to climb in, if possible.

    Shoe hire is included in entry and chalk’s just £1.50.

    What should I wear?

    General sports gear is fine. The important thing is to be comfortable, and wear something that allows for a lot of movement.

    Where possible, please arrive in the clothes you aim to climb in.

    I don't like heights - how high is the wall?

    Bouldering isn’t about climbing high. The wall is only 4.2m at its highest point. And remember, while your hands might be at the top, your feet are unlikely to ever be more than 3m off the ground. The Climbing Hangar has crash mats throughout and we can teach you to land safely to minimise the risk of injury. As you gain in confidence you will stop noticing the heights.

    Can I come in just for the cafe?

    Yes! You're more than welcome to join us just to enjoy our cafe menu; whether that be to take away or eat on-site. You'll need to check in when arriving on-site for safety purposes, but that's it.

  • In the wall

    What do the colours mean?

    Each problem is set in one colour and each colour represents a particular difficulty level or grade. There is a board next to reception which explains which colours relate to which grade so you can easily identify problems for your skill level.

    How dangerous is bouldering?

    Bouldering is a risky sport. But as long as you are aware of the particular type of risks associated with bouldering and how to avoid unnecessary dangers, it’s actually no more dangerous than normal kids’ play activities or adult sports.

    We’ll give you all the information you need to stay safe, and our crew is fully qualified in coaching (and first aid!).

    What kinds of people go bouldering?

    All sorts of people and all ages go bouldering. There’s really no particular ‘type’ although in general boulderers are a friendly and helpful bunch who like nothing more than to see people overcoming their fears and succeeding on the wall. Whether you’re just starting out or climbing in the top grades, everyone has a move that scares them or a challenge that they can’t quite master, and everyone is cheering each other on. We love to meet new people and introduce them to this fantastic sport. You will be warmly welcomed at The Climbing Hangar.

  • Kids

    We want to bring a group of kids down – what do we need to know?

    • For every two children you bring, you need one adult supervising. This includes kids who aren’t climbing.
    • Supervision means you need to be within eyesight of your kids at all times. And for little ones under four, you must be within arm’s reach
    • If you’re bringing kids for the first time you’ll need to come to a supervision induction. It’s worth booking online – just choose your induction slot and book for the number of children you’d like to bring – this will cover their entry (supervisors come for free).
    • Different Hangars have slightly different facilities for kids – in general we’re happy for junior climbers to come in from the age of four, but in London we can’t have little ones younger than seven on the mats. If in doubt contact your local Hangar for more information.

    Can kids under 18 climb unsupervised?

    Yes. 14-17 year olds are welcome to climb at the Hangar without an adult but you do need to bring a parent of guardian with you on your first visit so we can get the waiver signed off in centre (even if you complete the waiver form at home). Once that’s done you’re free to come and go as you please.

    I want to bring a group of kids down; what arrangements do I need to make?

    If you’re a teacher or youth group leader, you’ll need to attend one of our Train the Trainer sessions. These are free sessions that ensure you’re safe on the mats, understand the basics of climbing and have some fun activities to do with the kids.

    We’ll also need a copy of your public liability insurance and any first aid qualifications.

    Once that’s done you’re free to bring down a group of up to 10 kids (per trainer) whenever you want, although we ask that you always give us a call in advance as it can get quite busy.

    If you’re a parent and you’d like to come with your kids and their friends, you will need to attend an induction if you’ve never climbed before.

    You’re welcome to bring as many little ones as you wish, but please note that you must have one inducted adult for every two kids who come along in order to be covered by our insurance.

  • Memberships

    How do I cancel my membership?

    You can cancel at any time with no charges. You'll keep your membership privileges until the end of the billing cycle (we don't pay pro rata refunds).

    To cancel you need to complete our cancellation form.

    Submit your cancellation request before midday on the last day of the month to ensure you won't be charged.

    Exeter Cancellation Form

    How do I sign up for membership?

    Just speak to one of the crew next time you're in the centre and they'll get you all set.

    Membership costs just £29.99 per month. Your first payment will be a pro-rata amount (min. of £11) to take you to the end of the current month and then we'll set you up with a recurring card payment. Payment is taken on the first of each month.

How to find us

Please be aware that parking onsite is very limited. We encourage people to visit us using public transport or bike. We are roughly a 20-minute walk (or 6 min cycle) from Exeter St Thomas train station and close to multiple bus routes. We also have secure bike storage on-site.

Our address is:

6 Marsh Green Rd N, Marsh Barton, Exeter EX2 8NY

Our telephone number is:

01392 301830

Get in touch

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